My research project
Chemical and Physical Characterisation of Tyre Wear Particles associated with Road Traffic Activities in the Environment
Vehicles are known to emit exhaust particles as part of the combustion of fuel which has been extensively studied. However, the frictional interaction between the tyre with the road surface also results in the release of tyre particles on a micron scale, which get deposited on the side of the road and get transported during storm event.
Thus the project aims to develop an analytical method to detect, characterise and quantify tyre wear particles in road dust, sediments and water. I am also interested in their morphology, size and interaction with elements in pseudo and real environmental compartments at different water treatment facilities.