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Kadiri Adebowale Abioye
This project involves identification, testing, and providing proof of concept of a non-fossil coal that can be used to power trains used in the heritage rail sector. This project also tends to investigate the use of an alternative fuel made from non-fossil coal that could be beneficial for other heavy duty sector such as the steel industry. This project will maintain the long-standing legacy of the UK Heritage rail sector thus boosting the tourism industry. Also. this project aligns with decarbonizing initiatives for all sectors of the economy meeting the net zero target by 2050 nationally and globally.
The British railway network has over 20,000 miles of track, the vast majority of which uses ballast. Once ballast becomes saturated with contaminants such as diesel, it can no longer adequately drain, and would require maintenance and replacement. Track ballast can have a large carbon footprint through quarrying and transport, and presents human risk through operative exposure to railway. This poster presents a novel approach to lengthening the life of track ballast, and lowering contamination levels, through the prescribed addition of bioremediation agents and biosurfactants in ballast preparations prior to installation on track.
Digital twins provide significant value for maintenance, retrofitting, enhancing operational safety and prevents failures with significant environmental impacts. However, digital twin creation is currently a labour and time-intensive process involving manual annotation of laser scans, incurring high costs. Such costs negate the perceived value of the digital twin. Thus, the need arises for a comprehensive methodology to facilitate the automated creation of comprehensive BIM models from scans, and to fuse other forms of data into these models to create geometric digital twins, with minimal manual intervention. This poster focuses on a methodology of automating the industrial facility digital twinning process.
Ahmed Faraidoon Sidiq
Due to massive emission of greenhouse gases (GHG) from different sources, issues like climate change and global worming received considerable amount of attention in last few decades. Carbon dioxide removal (CDR) technologies is one of the techniques that used to reduce the amount of GHG in atmosphere. In this study, enhanced weathering has been used as CDR technology to sequestrate carbon dioxide. Life cycle assessment used to determine the environmental impact of implementing Scott Bros company’s product which is fine waste clay (filter cake). filter cake assumed to be spread in Northeast England agricultural lands and by 2050, it estimated to sequestrate 1,629,846.83 tones of net CO2.
With increased focus on sustainability and more methods being developed to achieve it, how do we find the best solutions for our designs? There are many factors to consider when designing for sustainability and new solutions being developed all the time. This tool aims to guide designers through the process of picking solutions while giving them information on a wide range of sustainable design practices. Looking at the life cycle, business case and end-of-life, this tool aims to increase the sustainability of designs while cutting down on research time.