Prof. Russell Thomas

WSP

Russell is a Technical Director within WSP Bristol office. A biotechnologist by training, after finishing a PhD on nuclear waste treatment, Russell worked within the industrial research sector of the UK gas industry, before transferring to the consultancy sector 16 years ago.
Although Russell has worked across a wide range of areas, he is best known for his knowledge of the manufactured gas industry and a range of successful innovation projects he has managed.
Russell was recently appointed to a Professorship at the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Strathclyde, in addition to his lectureship at the University of Manchester. Russell manages a variety of innovations projects in collaboration with these universities, which stretch from environmental applications of nanotechnology to research into environmental forensics.
Invited to become a member of the Institute of Gas Engineers and Managers history Panel, Russell has an in depth knowledge of the history, processes and past activities of the gas industry. He has written numerous papers and been an invited speaker at conferences globally on this subject.

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Ultra-resolution analysis of coal tars – Implications for risk assessment and source apportionment

Tars is a common contaminant found at former coking works, gasworks, brickworks and chemical works. Our research has shown that tars can have significantly different chemical compositions, reflected through the PAH content to some extent but much more through the composition of those other groups of compounds we don’t typically analyse, such as alkyl PAH and heterocycles This presentation will describe the depth of our work its application to forensic source apportionment and how this information can be used to aid both the understanding of risks from coal tar and aid its remediation.

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