Knowledge institute


Talib Mahdi
Cardiff School of Engineering, The Parade,
Cardiff CF24 3AA

T: +44 292 087 08 43



Cardiff University was founded in 1883 and established as one of Britain’s leading universities. Their research has global impact and is led by world-class staff who share their knowledge through teaching. Cardiff is a Member of UK Russell Group of 24 research-intensive universities in UK and 12th largest.

Cardiff University is a leading player in UK and the world in environmental, sustainability and renewable energy research evident by many sizable research councils and European sponsored projects including the Low Carbon Research Institute (£50M), SEREN (£10M), Geoenvironmental Research Park (£6M), and the In situ resource recovery from waste repositories (£1.3M)

Cardiff waste and resource utilization research portfolio is wide-ranging and in many instances world-recognized. Our research lines include:

• Development of computational, numerical and laboratory models of soil and hydrodynamic systems;
• Waste disposal including nuclear waste;
• In situe resource recovery from landfills;
• Landfill gas migration;
• Low carbon technologies and carbon capture and sequestration;
• Environmental impact of renewable energy including marine renewable;
• Environmental impact of mining and mine water treatment;
• Solid and liquid waste management and treatment including resource recovery;
• Interactions between traditional geotechnical engineering and living organisms (‘biogeotechnics’);
• Decision support systems and software development for geoenvironmental and geotechnical engineering;
• Influence of environmental conditions on the performance of underground distribution systems;
• Contaminated land regeneration; remediation and its regulations and relevant cleanup technologies.

Welcome to EURELCO

EURELCO is an open, quadruple helix network that supports the required technological, legal, social, economic, environmental and organisational innovation with respect to the development and implementation of a Dynamic Landfill Management (DLM) framework. The DLM framework includes resource recovery-driven Enhanced Landfill Mining (ELFM) as one of its most advanced components, thereby supporting the transition to a resource efficient, circular, low-carbon economy. Are you a relevant actor working on DLM or ELFM?


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Department of Materials Engineering
Kasteelpark Arenberg 44
3001 Leuven, Belgium