Dr Paul Sallis
Senior Lecturer in Environmental Engineering
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- Address: Civil Engineering
School of Engineering
Newcastle upon Tyne
Joined Civil Engineering within the School of Engineering in 1997 as a Lecturer in Environmental Engineering specialising in biological treatment processes in wastewater treatment, focusing on the degradation of recalcitrant contaminants in industrial wastewaters by aerobic and anaerobic treatment systems. Recent focus has been on the conversion of biological waste to renewable energy by anaerobic systems.
Currently a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Engineering.
Roles & Responsibility
DPD for MSc in Environmental Engineering
Member Civil Engineering Programme Management Group
Member School Safety Committee
Member School Staff Student Committee
Member of the Faculty Ethics Commitee
BSc Biochemistry (Bristol)
PhD Environmental Microbiology (Kent)
Worked for 4 years as Project Development Manager, IBS Viridian Ltd, Whitstable, Kent.
Effluent Treatment - Process design for liquid effluent treatment systems; preparing proposals and tender documents; management of laboratory and technical treatability programmes; responsible for pilot plant demonstration trials.
New Business Development - evaluation of business and product development opportunities; Patent application and registration; resource and project management from initial concept designs through to finished product; coordination of manufacture, fabrication, installation, commissioning, and system performance. Specifying service and maintenance protocols for new equipment.
Scientific R&D Programmes - Management of collaborative industrial research and development ventures with academic partners to exploit and commercialise leading-edge technologies for soil bioremediation and liquid effluent treatment. Securing IPR protection.
Worked for 3 years as Project Team Leader, International Institute of Biotechnology, Kent.
Headed a team of five multi-disciplinary scientists and engineers working on a three year programme for Hercules Chemical Corporation developing a novel bioprocessing technology to remove organohalogen pollutants from wet-strength resins used in commercial paper manufacture. Managed all stages of process development from initial identification, selection and evaluation of potential bacterial biocatalysts, to the design and implementation of a patented industrial bioprocess now used in the production of modern environmentally improved wet-strength resins.
Theme - Anaerobic Digestion and Sustainable Energy
- Anaerobic digestion of industrial wastewaters (pharmaceutical) with Eli Lilley
- Anaerobic digestion of municipal solid waste organic residues (North Tyneside Council)
- Use of macroalgae (seaweed) as large-scale biomass feedstocks in sustainable biogas production (ITI Energy)
- Biogas generation from microalgae – effect of AD reactor design and operation on Biogas yield (EPSRC).
- Biogas generation from microalgal feedstocks in membrane anaerobic bioreactors.
Theme - Water treatment in developing countries
1. Development of sustainable production methods for simple ceramic water filters
2. Development of hand-pumped membrane water filters (with The Safe Water Trust).
3. Development of simple solar stills for fluoride and arsenic removal.
4. Development of solar tracked Fresnel lens for thermal disinfection of raw water
Has mentored over 10 successful doctoral theses and has supervised over 50 M.Sc. Dissertations. Currently supervises three PhD students, two being overseas students, and one Postdoctoral Associate through funding from the Jordanian, Malaysian and Kuwait Governments and the UK EPSRC.
Invited Speaker, British Council Short Course, Management of Liquid and Solid Hazardous Waste, Newcastle, 2000
Invited Speaker - IWA Members Meeting, Newcastle, Jan 2003
Invited presentation - World Bank, Development Marketplace, Washington DC, May 2006.
Invited speaker - CIWM Open Meeting, Newcastle March 2007
Featured Contributor - ITV Current Affairs programme "Around the Home", March 2007.
Acted asTrustee for Team Kenya Charity. teamkenya.org.uk/
Mission - to empower communities in Western Kenya to overcome poverty, injustice and inequality, by encouraging sustainable development, the use of appropriate technologies, and the provision of training and advice.
Reviewer, Journal, Water Research
Reviewer, Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE
Reviewer, Journal, Environmental Science & Technology
Reviewer, Journal, Bioresource Technology
Reviewer, Journal, Enzyme and Microbial Technology
Reviewer, Journal, Chemosphere
Reviewer, Journal of Biotechnology
Reviewer, Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology
Reviewer, Journal of Environmental Management
Reviewer, Journal of Air, Water and Soil Pollution
External Course Assessor, MSc, University of Sunderland
External Examiner, PhD, Imperial College, London
External Examiner, PhD, Abertay University , Dundee
External Examiner, PhD, University of South Wales, Glamorgan
External Examiner, MRes, University of Central Lancashire
External Examiner, PhD, University of Kent
External Examiner, PhD, University of Oxford
Anaerobic digestion of seaweed (CI with Caldwell, € 138 k); Anaerobic Digestion of Cellmatt Material (CI
with Gray, € 242 k); Treatment Options for Municipal Solid Waste Disposal (PI for North Tyneside
Council, € 140 k); General and unifying concepts in wastewater treatment design (CI with Curtis and
Sloan, € 822 k).
Degree Programme Director
MSc in Environmental Engineering
I teach undergraduate modules:
CEG8099 Investigative research project
CEG3001 Design of sustainable engineering systems 3
CEG3099 Individual Project
I teach postgraduate modules, some as Module Leader (ML):
CIV8099 Project and Dissertation (Individual M Projects)
CEG8101 Core concepts in Environmental Engineering
CEG8103 Water supply and treatment (ML)
CEG8105 Solid Waste Management
CEG8107 Environmental engineering for developing countries
CEG8110 Project skills and professional development
CEG8198 Project and dissertation in environmental engineering
CEG8503 Hydrosystems Processes & Management
SPG8008 Renewable Energy: Biomass and Waste Technology
- Tabraiz S, Haydar S, Sallis P, Nasreen S, Mahmood Q, Awais M, Acharya K. Effect of cycle run time of backwash and relaxation on membrane fouling removal in submerged membrane bioreactor treating sewage at higher flux. Water Science & Technology 2017, 76(4), 963-975.
- Blake LI, Halim FA, Gray C, Mair R, Manning DA, Sallis P, Hutchinson H, Gray ND. Evaluating an anaerobic digestion (AD) feedstock derived from a novel non-source segregated municipal solid waste (MSW) product. Waste Management 2017, 59, 149-159.
- Abdullah N, Fulazzaky MA, Yong EL, Yuzir A, Sallis P. Assessing the treatment of acetaminophen-contaminated brewery wastewater by an anaerobic packed-bed reactor. Journal of Environmental Management 2016, 168, 273-279.
- Chelliapan S, Sallis PJ. Anaerobic treatment of high sulphate containing pharmaceutical wastewater. Journal of Scientific & Industrial Research 2015, 74(9), 526-530.
- Membere E, Edwards S, Egwu U, Sallis P. Bio-methane potential test (BMP) using inert gas sampling bags with macroalgae feedstock. Biomass and Bioenergy 2015, 83, 516-524.
- Mohammed K, Ahammad SZ, Sallis PJ, Mota CR. Energy-efficient stirred-tank photobioreactors for simultaneous carbon capture and municipal wastewater treatment. Water Science and Technology 2014, 69(10), 2106-2112.
- Chelliapan S, Yuzir A, Din MFM, Anuar AN, Ponraj M, Sallis PJ. Impact of hydraulic retention time on the performance and archaea populations of an anaerobic reactor treating synthetic Tylosin wastewater. Desalination and Water Treatment 2014, 52(19-21), 3647-3653.
- Chelliapan S, Sallis PJ. Anaerobic biotechnology for pharmaceutical wastewater treatment. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences 2013, 4(4), 1255-1261.
- Yuzir A, Abdullah N, Chelliapan S, Sallis P. Effect of Mecoprop (RS)-MCPP on the biological treatment of synthetic wastewater in an anaerobic membrane bioreactor. Bioresource Technology 2013, 133, 158-165.
- Campbell B, Sallis P. Low-carbon yak cheese: transition to biogas in a Himalayan socio-technical niche. Interface Focus 2013, 3(1), 20120052.
- Chelliapan S, Sallis P. Removal of organic compound from pharmaceutical wastewater using advanced oxidation processes. Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research 2013, 72(4), 248-254.
- Chelliapan S, Sallis PJ. Removal of organic compound from pharmaceutical wastewater using advanced oxidation processes. Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research 2013, 72(4), 248-254.
- Hinks J, Edwards S, Sallis PJ, Caldwell GS. The steady state anaerobic digestion of Laminaria hyperborea – Effect of hydraulic residence on biogas production and bacterial community composition. Bioresource Technology 2013, 143, 221-230.
- Furlong C, Sallis PJ, Wilby T. Thermophilic Aerobic Treatment of Mycelia Sludge and Antibiotic Wastewater. Journal of Environmental Engineering 2013, 139(2), 289-294.
- Yuzir A, Chelliapan S, Sallis PJ. Impact of the herbicide (RS)-MCPP on an anaerobic membrane bioreactor performance under different COD/nitrate ratios. Bioresource Technology 2012, 109, 31-37.
- Chelliapan S, Wilby T, Sallis PJ. Effect of hydraulic retention of time on up-flow anaerobic stage reactor performance at constant loading in the presence of antibiotic tylosin. Brazilian Journal of Chemical Engineering 2011, 28(1), 51-61.
- Chelliapan S, Wilby T, Yuzir A, Sallis PJ. Influence of organic loading on the performance and microbial community structure of an anaerobic stage reactor treating pharmaceutical wastewater. Desalination 2011, 271(1-3), 257-264.
- Yuzir A, Chelliapan S, Sallis PJ. Influence of step increases in hydraulic retention time on (RS)-MCPP degradation using an anaerobic membrane bioreactor. Bioresource Technology 2011, 102(20), 9456-9461.
- Chelliapan S, Wilby T, Sallis PJ, Yuzir A. Tolerance of the antibiotic Tylosin on treatment performance of an Up-flow Anaerobic Stage Reactor (UASR). Water Science and Technology 2011, 63(8), 1599-1606.
- Chelliapan S, Wilby T, Sallis PJ. Treatment of Pharmaceutical Wastewater Containing Tylosin in an Anaerobic - Aerobic Reactor System. Water Practice and Technology 2011, 5(1), 1-16.
- Williams TGJL, Heidrich O, Sallis PJ. A case study of the open-loop recycling of mixed plastic waste for use in a sports-field drainage system. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 2010, 55(2), 118-128.
- Oktem YA, Ince O, Sallis PJ, Donnelly T, Ince BK. Anaerobic treatment of a chemical synthesis-based pharmaceutical wastewater in a hybrid upflow anaerobic sludge blanket reactor. Bioresource Technology 2008, 99(5), 1089-1096.
- Pholchan P, Jones M, Donnelly T, Sallis PJ. Fate of Estrogens during the Biological Treatment of Synthetic Wastewater in a Nitrite-Accumulating Sequencing Batch Reactor. Environmental Science and Technology 2008, 42(16), 6141-6147.
- Oktem YA, Ince O, Donnelly T, Sallis PJ, Ince BK. Determination of optimum operating conditions of an acidification reactor treating a chemical synthesis-based pharmaceutical wastewater. Process Biochemistry 2006, 41(11), 2258-2263.
- Chelliapan S, Wilby T, Sallis PJ. Performance of an up-flow anaerobic stage reactor (UASR) in the treatment of pharmaceutical wastewater containing macrolide antibiotics. Water Research 2006, 40(3), 507-516.
- Rafida AI, Sallis PJ. Removal of heavy metals from rainwater in vertical flow biofilters conditioned with sulphate reducing bacteria (SRB). In: XII International Rainwater Catchment Systems Conference. 2005, New Dehli, India: Water, Supply Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), Geneva & Akash Ganga Trust, Chennai.
- Sallis PJ, Uyanik S. Granule development in a split-feed anaerobic baffled reactor. Bioresource Technology 2003, 89(3), 255-265.
- Uyanik S, Sallis PJ, Anderson GK. The effect of polymer addition on granulation in an anaerobic baffled reactor (ABR). Part I: Process performance. Water Research 2002, 36(4), 933-943.
- Uyanik S, Sallis PJ, Anderson GK. The effect of polymer addition on granulation in an anaerobic baffled reactor (ABR). Part II: Compartmentalization of bacterial populations. Water Research 2002, 36(4), 944-955.
- Uyanik S, Sallis PJ, Anderson GK. Improved split feed anaerobic baffled reactor (SFABR) for shorter start-up period and higher process performance. In: 2nd World Water Congress of the International Water Association: Waste Treatment and Sludge Management. 2001, Berlin, Germany: Water Science and Technology: IWA Publishing.
- Ince BK, Ince O, Sallis PJ, Anderson GK. Inert COD production in a membrane anaerobic reactor treating brewery wastewater. Water Research 2000, 34(16), 3943-3948.
- Sallis PJ, Bull A, Hardman DJ, Stubbs BM. Dehalogenation of organohalogen-containing compounds. United States: Hercules Incorporated, 5871616, 16-02-1999.
- Sallis PJ, Assis HMS, Bull AT, Hardman DJ. Biochemical characterization of a haloalcohol dehalogenase from Arthrobacter erithii H10A. Enzyme and Microbial Technology 1998, 22(7), 568-574.