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  • Bioethanol in Nigeria: comparative analysis of sugarcane and sweet sorghum as feedstock sources 

    Nasidi, Muhammad; Akunna, Joseph C.; Deeni, Yusuf Y.; Blackwood, David J.; Walker, Graeme M. (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2010)
    This review discusses the relative merits of sweet sorghum and sugarcane crops for the expanding bioethanol sector in Nigeria. We have compared, from a number of perspectives, sugarcane molasses and sweet sorghum stalk ...
  • Comparison of advanced and standard real-time 3D rendering methods for interactive landscapes (Short paper version) 

    Stojanovic, V.; Blackwood, David J.; Gilmour, Daniel J.; Isaacs, John P.; Falconer, Ruth E. (IEEE, 2013)
    The use of games-based visualisation technology allows for the development of sophisticated interactive 3D decision support tools. Components of these tools are the various real-time rendering methods that are implemented ...
  • A cost comparison of traditional drainage and SUDS in Scotland 

    Duffy, A.; Jefferies, Christopher; Blackwood, David J.; Waddell, G.; Shanks, G.; Watkins, A. (IWA Publishing, 2008)
    The Dunfermline Eastern Expansion (DEX) is a 350 ha mixed development which commenced in 1996. Downstream water quality and flooding issues necessitated a holistic approach to drainage planning and the site has become a ...
  • Decision mapping : understanding decision making processes 

    Francois, J-C. Bouchart A.; Blackwood, David J.; Jowitt, Paul W. (Taylor & Francis, 2002)
    The task of arriving at an engineering decision typically involves extensive and complex analyses, the evaluation of alternatives, and the resolution of conflicts between stakeholders. Research into institutional frameworks, ...
  • Domestic source of phosphorus to sewage treatment works 

    Comber, Sean; Gardner, Michael; Georges, Karyn; Blackwood, David J.; Gilmour, Daniel J. (Taylor & Francis, 2013)
    Phosphorus is an element essential for life. Concerns regarding long-term security of supply and issues related to eutrophication of surface waters once released into the aquatic environment have led governments to consider ...
  • Dynamic visualisation and modelling to support sustainable phosphate management 

    Isaacs, John P.; Falconer, Ruth E.; Gilmour, Daniel J.; Blackwood, David J. (British Hydrological Society, 2012-09-14)
    Under the WFD the UK water companies are responsible for providing effective treatment methods which will reduce the level of phosphate, a key nutrient in river eutrophication, in their respective waterways. The selection ...
  • Enhancement of water treatment sustainability through dynamic visualisation & modelling 

    Isaacs, John P.; Falconer, Ruth E.; Gilmour, Daniel J.; Blackwood, David J.; Comber, Sean; Whitehead, Paul (Acqua Consultoria, 2011-09)
    The Water Framework Directive (WFD) proscribes specific levels of contaminates present in rivers and lakes in the UK, these contaminants come from a wide range of sources such as food additives present in faeces, agricultural ...
  • Enhancing urban sustainability through novel visualisation 

    Gilmour, Daniel J.; Falconer, Ruth E.; Blackwood, David J.; Isaacs, John P. (Loughborough University, 2009)
    Sustainable decision making in Urban Design is a complex process that requires the interaction of a wide variety of stakeholders. The engagement of a range of stakeholders throughout the decision making process presents ...
  • Enhancing urban sustainability using 3D visualisation 

    Isaacs, John P.; Falconer, Ruth E.; Gilmour, Daniel J.; Blackwood, David J. (Thomas Telford, 2011-06)
    This paper presents the results of an initial application of a prototype simulation and visualisation tool (S-City VT) thatwas developed to enable all stakeholders, regardless of background or experience, to understand, ...
  • Factors influencing exfiltration processes in sewers 

    Blackwood, David J.; Ellis, J. B.; Revitt, D. M.; Gilmour, Daniel J. (IWA Publishing, 2005)
    Exfiltration from sewers is widespread and emerging legislation may require water service providers to identify, and rectify, its sources in sewerage systems. This paper describes exfiltration test apparatus and a series ...
  • GIS-based location suitability of decentralized, medium scale bioenergy developments to estimate transport CO2 emissions and costs 

    Kurka, Thomas; Jefferies, Christopher; Blackwood, David J. (Elsevier, 2012-11)
    This paper presents a transferable and adaptable GIS-based approach to identify suitable locations of medium scale CHP bioenergy plants. Location suitability of bioenergy plants is of particular importance in planning ...
  • Immersive and non immersive 3D virtual city: decision support tool for urban sustainability 

    Isaacs, John P.; Gilmour, Daniel J.; Blackwood, David J.; Falconer, Ruth E. (International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction, 2011-01)
    Sustainable urban planning decisions must not only consider the physical structure of the urban development but the economic, social and environmental factors. Due to the prolonged times scales of major urban development ...
  • Increasing discrimination in multi-criteria analysis 

    Barannik, Valeriy; Blackwood, David J.; Falconer, Ruth E. (Glasgow Caledonian University, 2007-08)
    Multi criteria methods for supporting decision-making procedures are widely used in sustainability assessment. One of the most important steps in decision-making procedures is the evaluation of policy options or alternatives ...
  • Leaky sewers: assessing the hydrology and impact of exfiltration in urban sewers 

    Ellis, J. B.; Revitt, D. M.; Blackwood, David J.; Gilmour, Daniel J. (British Hydrology Society, 2004-07)
  • Making asset investment decisions for wastewater systems that include sustainability 

    Ashley, Richard; Blackwood, David J.; Butler, David; Jowitt, Paul; Davies, John; Smith, Heidi; Gilmour, Daniel J.; Oltean-Dumbrava, Crina (American Society of Civil Engineers, 2008-03)
    Effective integrated water management is a key component of the World Water Vision and the way in which aspirations for water equity may be realized. Part of the vision includes the promotion of sustainability of water ...
  • Modelling and visualizing sustainability assessment in urban environments 

    Isaacs, John P.; Falconer, Ruth E.; Gilmour, Daniel J.; Blackwood, David J. (Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 2010-09-06)
    Major urban development projects extend over prolonged timescales (up to 25 years in the case of major regeneration projects), involve a large number of stakeholders, and necessitate complex decision making. Comprehensive ...
  • Participatory selection of sustainability criteria and indicators for bioenergy developments 

    Kurka, Thomas; Blackwood, David J. (Elsevier, 2013-08)
    This paper presents a generic approach for selecting sustainability criteria and indicators (C&I) by using a participatory methodology. Selecting appropriate C&I to assess the sustainability of projects or developments is ...
  • Real-time visual simulation of urban sustainability 

    Isaacs, John P.; Blackwood, David J.; Gilmour, Daniel J.; Falconer, Ruth E. (IGI Global, 2013)
    Sustainable decision making for strategic planning is a challenging process: requiring an understanding of the complex interactions among environmental, economic and social factors. Commonly, such decisions are dominated ...
  • The role of visualisation in effective sustainability assessment 

    Isaacs, John P.; Blackwood, David J.; Falconer, Ruth E.; Gilmour, Daniel J. (SUE-MoT, 2007-06-27)
    Sustainable decision making in urban design is a complex and non-linear process that requires the interaction of a wide variety of stakeholders. A number of sustainable decision support tools have previously been developed ...
  • Selection of MCA methods to support decision making for renewable energy developments 

    Kurka, Thomas; Blackwood, David J. (Elsevier, 2013-11)
    This paper presents a transferable and adaptable approach for selecting a suitable Multi-Criteria Analysis (MCA) method covering the stages of the ‘MCA cycle’ for decision making in the renewable energy sector. Selecting ...