Thursday, 25 February 2010


After an interview yesterday, I now have a formal contract for lecturing, at Nottingham Trent University. I am continuing with my less formal arrangements at Loughborough and Nottingham Universities...

Monday, 22 February 2010


All of a sudden things are getting busy. I've got an interview on Wednesday to teach more formally at a third University, and I have a number of enquiries for troubleshooting jobs.

Off to see that misbehaving package plant tomorrow, with a possibility of a side visit to upgrade that pharma effluent plant to remove titanium on the way.

Teaching at Notts Uni again on Thursday, I even had an Envirowise enquiry when I came back to my desk.

It's dragging me away from the educational research I was reading for the next MA session, but that's a price I'll just have to pay. LOL!

Monday, 15 February 2010

Package Treatment Plant Problems etc.

We got an enquiry today to help with a misbehaving Package Sewage Treatment Plant. I used to get at least one of these a month back before the recession hit. I always relish the challenge. As usual the client is on the brink of prosecution by the EA. No pressure then!

I've got a few books coming for reviews in the Chemical Engineer Magazine, and I'm finalising the material on solid waste treatment I'm due to deliver at Nottingham University on Wednesday.

I'm also negotiating with two separate clients for delivery of a distance learning course in hydraulic design.

Quite busy by recent standards...