Dina T Hammody

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PhD student in Chemical and Biological Engineering

Email: dthammody1@sheffield.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)114 22 28267

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
The University of Sheffield
Sir Robert Hadfield Building
Portobello Street
Sheffield, S1 3JD,
United Kingdom

Research

Biography

The PhD I am currently undertaking involves elements from both my BSc and MSc, where I look at the application of microorganisms, with focus on microalgae, to treat effluent streams.

Algae are best suited for this task due to their sorption properties which are exhibited by both living and dead biomass.

The work I am undertaking takes advantage of this, as each biomass status displays its own features to overcome high concentration of heavy metal ions present within solutions. Sequence bio-remediation by living and dead algae biomass is expected to show satisfying results in terms of bio-sorption of metal ions.

My aim is to find out how to optimize this process. In addition, I will attempt to look at the most efficient way of metal recovery from dead and living biomass. Hopefully, by the end of my project I will be able to maximize metal leaching from microalgae biomass, in the field of aqueous solutions treatment and metal ions recovery by sequence application

In 2003, I graduated from Alanbar University, in Iraq, with a BSc in Soil and Water Resources, ranking amongst the first quartile amongst my colleagues.
Subsequently, in 2009, I was awarded an MSc from the same University. As part of my Masters’ I undertook studies in adapting bacteria to be tolerant to surrounding environmental conditions.

Supervisors

Dr Jagroop Pandhal

Prof Catherine Biggs