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Research interests

Professor Paul Bardos' professional interests include: contaminated land and waste management, brownfield sites, renewables and sustainability, environmental information dissemination and management, stakeholder engagement, and supporting small users and householders in environmental decision making.

Recent projects have focused on themes including: sustainable remediation and regeneration; the use of nanotechnologies in remediation; the use of biological processes and other ‘gentle’ techniques in remediation and waste management; regeneration of brownfields for bioenergy and green infrastructure.

Scholarly biography

Paul Bardos is adjunct Professor at the University of Brighton, and a member of the Applied Geosciences research group. He is also managing director of r3 Environmental Technology Ltd and holds visiting professorships at the University of Nottingham and the University of Reading. He has over 30 years' research experience, and more than 300 publications. 

Professor Bardos initiated research on UK contaminated land in the 1980s for the Department of Environment, and has been a major influence ever since. He has worked on biowaste re-use since the mid-1980s, and has been instrumental in the development of cross-over concepts such as renewables production on brownfields incorporating the use of biowaste recyclates. He is a leading international authority on contaminated land remediation technologies, and has shaped sustainable remediation ideas since the late 1990s.

Professor Bardos is one of the innovators behind UK (and international) concepts of sustainable remediation. He is co-chair of the Sustainable Remediation Forum in the UK, and international expert on green and sustainable remediation for the Foreign Economic Cooperation Office (FECO) of the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) in China, and an advisor on sustainability assessent for the re-use of soils in the Fukushima region. He is a co-founder of the major stakeholder network NICOLE. He runs the EUGRIS portal on soil and groundwater management which has over 20,000 visits per week. He currently works with a range of clients, including government agencies, major companies, local authorities, SMEs and investment companies, with projects all over the world.

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Research Output

  • 22 Article
  • 2 Commissioned report
  • 2 Other contribution
  • 1 Chapter

The sustainability of nanoremediation two initial case studies from Europe

Bardos, P., Kvapil, P., Edgar, S. & Bone, B., 27 Nov 2019, Sustainable Remediation of Contaminated Soil and Groundwater, Materials, Processes, and Assessment . Hou, D. (ed.). 1 ed. Elsevier, p. 367-404

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapter

  • Using a Conceptual Site Model for Assessing the Sustainability of Brownfield Regeneration for a Soft Reuse: A Case Study of Port Sunlight River Park (U.K.)

    Li, X., Bardos, R., Cundy, A., Harder, M. K., Doick, K., Norrman, J., Williams, S. & Chen, W., 20 Feb 2019, In : Science of the Total Environment. 652, p. 810-821 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Global trends: climate change and resilience within contaminated lands rehabilitation

    Wick, W. D., Maco, B., Bardos, R., Hansen, L., Mielbrecht, E. & Yasutaka, T., 15 Nov 2018, In : Natural Resources & Environment. 33, 2, p. 16 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Practice Makes Perfect: Definition of Waste: Development Industry Code of Practice

    Bardos, R. & Willenbrock, N., 15 May 2018, 3 p. CIWM - Chartered Institute of Waste Management.

    Research output: Other contribution

    Resilient remediation: Addressing extreme weather and climate change, creating community value

    Maco, B., Bardos, R., Coulon, F., Erickso-Mulanax, E., Hansen, L., Harclerode, M., Hou, D., Mielbrecht, E., Wainwright, H., Yasutaka, T. & Wick, W., 4 Dec 2018, In : Remediation Journal. 29, 1, p. 7-18

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access