Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal papers:

W. Finnegan, J. Goggins, A. Chyzheuskaya, X. Zhan, 2017. Global warming potential associated with Irish milk powder production. Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering 11(3):12.  DOI: 10.1007/s11783-017-0949-z

W. Finnegan, J. Goggins, E. Clifford, X. Zhan, 2017. Environmental impacts of milk powder and butter manufactured in the Republic of Ireland. Science of the Total Environment. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.10.237 (ScienceDirect)

W. Finnegan, J. Goggins, E. Clifford, X. Zhan, 2015. Global warming potential associated with dairy products in the Republic of Ireland. Journal of Cleaner Production. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.08.025 (ScienceDirect)

International Conferences:

W. Finnegan, X. Zhan, 2017. DairyWater: Sustainability and resource efficiency for the Irish dairy processing industry. 17th International Recycling of Agricultural, Municipal and Industrial Residues in Agriculture Network (RAMIRAN) conference, Wexford, Ireland. 4-6 September.

W. Finnegan, J. Goggins, X. Zhan, 2017. Lifecycle assessment of fluid milk production in the Republic of Ireland. 17th International Recycling of Agricultural, Municipal and Industrial Residues in Agriculture Network (RAMIRAN) conference, Wexford, Ireland. 4-6 September.

W. Finnegan, J. Goggins, E. Clifford, X. Zhan, 2016. DairyWater: Environmental impact associated with the manufacture of dairy products in Ireland. SUSMILK Conference: Solutions for sustainable milk processing, Santiago de Compostela, Spain. 22-23 September. (Poster Presentation)

W. Finnegan, J. Goggins, E. Clifford, X. Zhan, 2016. Global warming potential associated with Irish milk powder production. International Conference on Pollution Control and Resource Recovery for the Livestock Sector (Livestock2016), Galway, Ireland. 10-12 August.

E. Tarpey, W. Finnegan, K. Fitzhenry, X. Zhan, 2016. Use of IASBR to treat dairy processing wastewater: A laboratory-scale study. International Conference on Pollution Control and Resource Recovery for the Livestock Sector (Livestock2016), Galway, Ireland. 10-12 August.

W. Finnegan, J. Goggins, E. Clifford, K. Fitzhenry, X. Zhan, 2015. Water consumption and direct energy use in the Irish dairy processing industry. XVth International Water Resources Association (IWRA) World Water Congress, Edinburgh, Scotland. 25-29 May. (IWRA)

W. Finnegan, E. Clifford, A. Dobson, K. Fitzhenry, J. Goggins, S. Miao, N. Rowan, E. Tarpey, L. Xiao, H. Zhang, X. Zhan, 2015. DairyWater: Sustainability and resource efficiency for the Irish dairy processing industry. XVth International Water Resources Association (IWRA) World Water Congress, Edinburgh, Scotland. 25-29 May. (IWRA)

National Conferences/Seminars:

P. Leonard, W. Finnegan, X. Zhan, 2017. Investigation into intermittently aerated sequencing batch reactor system efficiency for the treatment of Irish dairy processing wastewater. 6th Annual Ireland Chinese Association of Environment, Resources & Energy (ICAERE) Conference, Galway, Ireland. 8 May.

W. Finnegan, J. Goggins, X. Zhan, 2017. Lifecycle assessment of fluid milk production in the Republic of Ireland. 6th Annual Ireland Chinese Association of Environment, Resources & Energy (ICAERE) Conference, Galway, Ireland. 8 May.

F. Gao, D. Li, L. Xiao, H. Zhang, 2017. Potential of using synthesized Nano-zeolite for nitrogen and phosphorus removal. 6th Annual Ireland Chinese Association of Environment, Resources & Energy (ICAERE) Conference, Galway, Ireland. 8 May.

B. Gil-Pulido, N. O´Leary, A. Dobson, 2017. Microbial ecology of a bioreactor approach to treat dairy wastewater. EU Aquaponics Hub COST Action meeting: Modelling nutrients, energy and growth in aquaponic systems, Cork, Ireland. 24-27 April.

P. Leonard, W. Finnegan, X. Zhan, 2017. Investigation into IASBR system efficiency for the treatment of Irish dairy processing wastewater. 7th NUI Galway – University of Limerick Alliance Postgraduate Research Day, Galway, Ireland. 19 April.

W. Finnegan, J. Goggins, E. Clifford, X. Zhan, 2016. Environmental impact associated with the manufacture of Irish dairy products. Ryan Institute Research & Open Day 2015, Galway, Ireland. 9 December.

K. Fitzhenry, N. Rowan, W. Finnegan, J. Goggins, X. Zhan, E.Clifford, 2016. UV disinfection technologies for water reuse and rainwater harvesting in the Irish dairy industry. Ryan Institute Research & Open Day 2015, Galway, Ireland. 9 December.

B. Gil-Pulido, E. Tarpey, X. Zhan, N. O´Leary, A. Dobson, 2016. Microbial ecology of Intermittently Aerated Sequencing Batch Reactors (IASBRs) treating dairy wastewater. UCC School of Microbiology Postgraduate Research Day, Cork, Ireland. November.

K. Fitzhenry, N. Rowan, W. Finnegan, E. Tarpey, J. Goggins, X. Zhan, E. Clifford, 2016. Evaluation of UV disinfection technologies for water reuse and rainwater harvesting in the Irish dairy industry. Civil Engineering Research in Ireland (CERI) 2016, Galway, Ireland. 29-30 August.

E. Tarpey, W. Finnegan, K. Fitzhenry, X. Zhan, 2016. Effect of aeration rate on laboratory-scale IASBRs treating synthetic dairy processing wastewater. Civil Engineering Research in Ireland (CERI) 2016, Galway, Ireland. 29-30 August.

W. Finnegan, J. Goggins, E. Clifford, X. Zhan, 2016. The impact of the Irish dairy processing industry on climate change. Civil Engineering Research in Ireland (CERI) 2016, Galway, Ireland. 29-30 August.

E. Tarpey, W. Finnegan, K. Fitzhenry, E. Clifford, X. Zhan, 2016. Use of IASBR to treat dairy processing wastewater: A laboratory scale study. 26th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium (Environ 2016), University of Limerick, Ireland. 22-24 March.

K. Fitzhenry, N. Rowan, W. Finnegan, E. Tarpey, J. Goggins, X. Zhan, E. Clifford, 2016. Tertiary treatment technologies for water reuse and rainwater harvesting in the Irish dairy industry. 26th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium (Environ 2016), University of Limerick, Ireland. 22-24 March.

W. Finnegan, J. Goggins, E. Clifford, X. Zhan, 2016. The impact of the Irish dairy processing industry on climate change. 26th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium (Environ 2016), University of Limerick, Ireland. 22-24 March.

K. Fitzhenry, N. Rowan, A. Stocca, W. Finnegan, E. Tarpey, J. Goggins, X. Zhan, E. Clifford, 2015. Tertiary treatment technologies for water reuse and rainwater harvesting in the Irish dairy industry. Ryan Institute Research & Open Day 2015, Galway, Ireland. 25 September. (Best Poster Award)

E. Tarpey, W. Finnegan, X. Zhan, 2015. Treatment of dairy processing effluent using IASBR Technology. Ryan Institute Research & Open Day 2015, Galway, Ireland. 25 September.

W. Finnegan, J. Goggins, E. Clifford, X. Zhan, 2015. Environmental lifecycle assessment of dairy products manufactured in the Republic of Ireland. Ryan Institute Research & Open Day 2015, Galway, Ireland. 25 September.

W. Finnegan, J. Goggins, E. Clifford, X. Zhan, 2015. Global warming potential associated with the Irish dairy processing industry using LCA. 5th Annual  Ireland Chinese Association of Environment, Resources & Energy (ICAERE) Conference, Galway, Ireland. 13 May.

F. Gao, H. Zhang, ZZ. Asam, L. Xiao, 2015. Potential of using nano-materials to removal of heavy metals from oil industry wastewater. 5th Annual  Ireland Chinese Association of Environment, Resources & Energy (ICAERE) Conference, Galway, Ireland. 13 May.

W. Finnegan, E. Clifford, A. Dobson, J. Goggins, S. Miao, N. Rowan, L. Xiao, H. Zhang, X. Zhan, 2015. DairyWater: Sustainability and resource efficiency for the Irish dairy processing industry. 5th NUI Galway – University of Limerick Alliance Postgraduate Research Day, Galway, Ireland. 21 April.

K. Fitzhenry, N. Rowan, A. Stocca, W. Finnegan, E. Tarpey, J. Goggins, X. Zhan, E. Clifford, 2015. Tertiary treatment technologies for water reuse and rainwater harvesting in the Irish dairy industry5th NUI Galway – University of Limerick Alliance Postgraduate Research Day, Galway, Ireland. 21 April.

E. Tarpey, W. Finnegan, K. Fitzhenry, E. Clifford, X. Zhan, 2015. Treatment of dairy processing effluent using IASBR Technology5th NUI Galway – University of Limerick Alliance Postgraduate Research Day, Galway, Ireland. 21 April.

X. Zhan, E. Clifford, A. Dobson, W. Finnegan, J. Goggins, S. Miao, N. Rowan, L. Xiao, H. Zhang, 2015. DairyWater: Sustainability and resource efficiency for the Irish dairy processing industry. 25th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium (Environ 2015), Sligo, Ireland. 8-10 April.

W. Finnegan, J. Goggins, E. Clifford, X. Zhan, 2015. Environmental lifecycle assessment of dairy products manufactured in the Republic of Ireland25th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium (Environ 2015), Sligo, Ireland. 8-10 April.

K. Fitzhenry, N. Rowan, A. Stocca, W. Finnegan, E. Tarpey, J. Goggins, X. Zhan, E. Clifford, 2015. Tertiary treatment technologies for water reuse and rainwater harvesting in the Irish dairy industry. 25th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium (Environ 2015), Sligo, Ireland. 8-10 April.

E. Tarpey, W. Finnegan, K. Fitzhenry, E. Clifford, X. Zhan, 2015. Treatment of dairy processing effluent using IASBR Technology. 25th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium (Environ 2015), Sligo, Ireland. 8-10 April.

X. Zhan, E. Clifford, A. Dobson, W. Finnegan, J. Goggins, S. Miao, N. Rowan, L. Xiao, H. Zhang, 2014. DairyWater: Sustainability and resource efficiency for the Irish dairy processing industry. 4th University of Limerick – NUI Galway Alliance Postgraduate Research Day, Limerick, Ireland. 20 May.

Non Peer-reviewed Journal papers:

N. Rowan, W. Finnegan, 2016. AIT team in major €1 million project to improve Irish dairy processing efficiency. Westmeath Topic (18 Feb 2016).

W. Finnegan, 2015. Major €1 million study aimed at increasing resource efficiency in the Irish dairy processing sector. IWRA Update: Newsletter of the International Water Resources Association, 28 (2) p3.

W. Finnegan, 2014. €1m study will increase resource efficiency in Irish dairy processing. Engineers Journal.

DairyWater Newsletters:

DairyWater Newsletter Issue 1

DairyWater Newsletter Issue 2

DairyWater Newsletter Issue 3