Extraction and Detection of Asbestos fibres in soil

 

Theme: Measurement techniques  

Start date: Cohort 1: 2019

Supervisors: Dr Chris Stopford (Hertfordshire) and Prof Daniel McCluskey (Hertfordshire)

Asbestos fibres are released from soil during construction & remediation works.  The aim of this project is to develop a technique for automatic extraction fibres into an aerosol, then apply a range of real-time optical measurement techniques to positively identify the presence of asbestos.