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Patrick J Purcell

Associate Professor

School Of Civil Engineering
Richview Newstead
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7163216
Email: pj.purcell@ucd.ie

Biography

I have undertaken consulting work for Engineering consultants, contractors and local authorities. These activities are related to my academic and professional interests and are thus useful for maintaining contact with industry and maintaining my knowledge and skills in engineering current.


I have made oral presentations at an Bord Pleanala hearings as an expert witness and I have also appeared in the law courts as an expert witness.


I am also an assessor of the academic standing of individuals, applying for membership of I.E.I., whose third-level college is not an accredited institution.


I have been a member of professional accreditation panel for the B.E. degree to NUIG in February 2005 and chaired the accreditation panel to UCC Civil Engineering in May 2005.


I was a member of the E.U COST 628 committee on the theme of the optimal management of wastewater treatment plants.

I have served as a member on the Local Government Appointments Commission panel interviewing applicants for appointment to the engineering section of the Office of Public Works.


Professional

 

Associations

Association: Member of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland, Function/Role: *
Association: Former chairman of the Water and Environmental Engineering section of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland, Function/Role: *
     

Conference Contributions

Purcell, P.P.; Cognitive developments in the teaching of Environmental Engineering Hydraulics,. [N/A], 1st European Seminar on Environmental Engineering Education, Zurich, August 1999, Zurich .
Purcell, P.P., Davitt, M.,; Virtual instrumentation in water resources engineering. [N/A], Proceedings of the 3rd AECEF International Symposium Civil Engineering Learning Technology, Sep. 1999, Cardiff .
Purcell P; Check-valve slam in pump-rising main systems case studies and control strategies. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Water Software Systems, De Montfort University, July 2001, Leceister .
Purcell, P.; IAHR-IWA Conference on Pumps, Electromechanical Devices and Systems Applied to Urban Water Management, University of Valencia, Spain, March 2003. [N/A], Case stdies on the control of check-valve salm in pump-rising main systems, University of Valencia, Spain .
P.J. Purell; Effect of lecture attendance on performance of civil engineering students. [Oral Presentation], International conference on Engineering Education, Sept 2007, Coimbra, Portugal .
P. Purcell, J. O'Sullivan, M. Bruen, L. Cocchiglia, M. Kelly-Quinn; (2010) Annual National Hydrology Conference organised by Office of Public Works. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], National Hydrology Conference, Athlone, Athlone, Ireland , 16-NOV-10 - 16-NOV-10.

Committees

Committee : Member of Quality Assurance committee
Committee : Member of First Year committee
Committee : Director of First Year Engineering 1995 - 1999

Employment

Employer: University College Dublin
Position: Lecturer
Employer: Balfour Beatty Construction
Position: Site Engineer
Employer: P.H. McCarthy and Partners
Position: Resident Engineer
Employer: Dublin Corporation
Position: Assistant Engineer

Education

Year 1981 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: BEng Subject: --none--
Year 1983 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: MEngSc Subject:
Year 1993 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year 1981 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: BE Subject:
         

Publications

Books

P.Purcell; (2003) Design of Water Resource Systems. London: Thomas Telford, London. [Details]

Book Chapters

Purcell, P.P.; (2000) 'Response of duckbill elastomer check valves under transient flow conditions' In: * (eds). Professional Engineering Publications Limited London on behalf of British Hydraulic Research Group. , pp.161-169 [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

J.J. O¿SULLIVAN, G. LUPAKISYO MWALWIBA, P.J. PURCELL,J.N. TURNER AND F. MTALO (2015) 'Assessing sediment and water quality issues in expanding African wetlands: the case of the Mara River, Tanzania'. International Journal of Environmental Studies, . [Details]
Kelly-Quinn, M., Blacklocke, S, Bruen, M., Earle, R, O'Neill, E., O'Sullivan, J., Purcell, P., (2014) 'Dublin Ireland: a city addressing a challenging water supply, management & governance issues, Journal of Ecology and Society'. Ecology and Society, 19 (4):10. [Details]
Purcell, P., Cocchiglia, L. and Kelly-Quinn, M. (2014) 'Construction impacts of road-crossing structures on watercourses in special areas of conservation in Ireland'. International Journal of Environmental Studies, 71 (3):315-330. [Details]
Purcell, P. Cocchiglia, L. Kelly-Quinn, M. (2014) 'Construction impacts of road-crossing structures on watercourses in special areas of conservation in Ireland, International Journal of Environmental Studies,71:3, 315-330, 2014'. International Journal of Environmental Studies, . [Details]
Purcell, P., Tony, M, Zhao, Y. (2013) 'Kinetic Modeling of diesel oil wastewater degradation using photo-Fenton process'. Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, . [Details]
Purcell, P., Bruen, M., O'Sullivan, J., Cocchiglia, L. and Kelly-Quinn, M. (2012) 'Water quality monitoring during the construction of the M3 motorway in Ireland'. Water and Environment Journal, 26 (2):175-183. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Tony, M., Purcell, P., Zhao, Y.; (2012) 'Oil-refinery wastewater treatment using physico-chemical, Fenton and photo-Fenton oxidaion processes'. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND HEALTH PART A-TOXIC/HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, 47 (3):435-440. [Details]
Cocchiglia, L., Curran, S., Hannigan, E., Purcell, P. and Kelly-Quinn, M. (2012) 'Evaluation of the effects of fine sediment inputs from stream culverts on brown trout egg survival through field and laboratory assessments'. Inland Waters, 2 (1):47-58. Available Online [Details]
Cocchiglia, L., Purcell, P. and Kelly-Quinn, M. (2012) 'A critical review of the effects of motorway river crossing construction on the aquatic environment'. Freshwater Reviews, 5 (2):141-168. [Details]
Cocchiglia, L., Curran, S. Hannigan, E, Purcell, P., Kelly-Quinn, M. (2012) 'Evaluation of the effects of fine sediment inputs from stream culverts on brown trout egg survival through field and laboratory assessments'. Inland Waters, 2 (1):47-58. [Details]
O'Sullivan J.J., Bruen M., Purcell P.J., Gebre, F. (2012) 'Urban Drainage in Ireland - Embracing Sustainable Systems'. Water and Environment Journal, 26 (2):241-251. [DOI] [Details]
O'Sullivan J.J, Bruen M., Purcell P.J., Gebre, F.; (2012) 'Urban Drainage in Ireland - Embracing Sustainable Systems'. Water and Environment Journal, 26 (2):241-251. [DOI] [Details]
Purcell P., Bruen, M., O'Sullivan, J., Cocchiglia L., Kelly-Quinn M. (2012) 'Water quality monitoring during the construction of the M3 motorway in Ireland'. Water and Environment Journal, 26 (2):175-183. [DOI] [Details]
Purcell, P.J., Bruen, M., O'Sullivan, J., Cocchligia, L., Kelly-Quinn, M. (2011) 'Water quality monitoring during the construction of the M3 motorway in Ireland'. Water and Environment Journal, 26 (2):175-183. [Details]
O'Sullivan, J.J., Bruen, M., Purcell, P.J. and Gebre, F. (2010) 'An evaluation of urban flood estimation methodolgies in Ireland '. Water and Environment Journal, 24 (1):49-57. [DOI] [Details]
Tony, Maha A; Purcell, PJ; Zhao, YQ; Tayeb, AM; El-Sherbiny, MF;; (2009) 'Photo-catalytic degradation of an oil-water emulsion usingthe photo-fenton treatment process: Effects and statistical optimization'. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A: Toxic/Hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering, 44 (2):179-187. [Details]
Tony, M. Zhao, Y. Purcell, P., El-Sherbiny, M.F.; (2009) 'Evaluating the photo-catalytic application of Fenton's reagent augmented with TiO2 and ZnO for the mineralization of an oil-water emulsion'. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A: Toxic/Hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering, 44 (2):488-493. [Details]
Tony, M., Purcell, P., Zhao, Y., Tayeb, A., El-Sherbiny, F.; (2009) 'Photo-catalytic degradation of an oil-water emulsion using the photo-Fenton treatment process: effects and statistical optimisation'. Journal of Environmental Science and Health Part a-Toxic/Hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering, 44 (2):179-187. [Details]
Bruen, M., O'Sullivan, J.J., Gebre, F., and Purcell, P.J.; (2008) 'Designing for surface water runoff control: end-user requirements in Ireland'. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 8 :635-640. Available Online [Details]
Ryan, R,Purcell, P; (2008) 'A mathematical model of the sealing of earth-banked tanks for animal slurry'. Biosystems Engineering, 99 :267-272. [DOI] [Details]
O'Sullivan, J., Bruen,M.and Purcell, P.; (2008) 'An evaluationof urban flood estimation methodologiesin Ireland'. Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (Ciwem), . [Details]
Bruen, M., O'Sullivan, J.J., Gebre, F.A., Purcell, P.J. (2008) 'Designing for surface water runoff control: end-user requirements in Ireland'. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 8 (4):635-640. Available Online [Details]
Purcell, PJ; (2006) 'Physical analog of the linear reservoir'. Hydrologic Engineering, 11 :184-187. [DOI] [Details]
Purcell, P..J; (2006) 'Milestones in the development of municipal water treatment science and technology in the 19th and early 20th centuries: part II'. JOURNAL OF THE CHARTERED INSTITUTION OF WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, 19 (4):404-409. [Details]
P.J. Purcell; (2006) 'Milestones in the development of municipal water treatment science and technology in the 19th and early 20th centuries: part I'. JOURNAL OF THE CHARTERED INSTITUTION OF WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, 19 (3):230-237. [Details]
Purcell, P.; (2006) 'Physical analog of the linear reservoir'. JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGIC ENGINEERING, 11 (2):184-187. [Details]
Purcell, PJ; (2005) 'Milestones in the development of municipal water treatment science and technology in the 19th and early 20th centuries: Part II'. Environment, 19 :404-409. [Details]
Purcell, PJ; (2005) 'Milestones in the development of municipal water treatment science and technology in the 19th and early 20th centuries: Part 1'. Environment, 19 :230-237. [Details]
Alha, K; Holliger, C; Larsen, BS; Purcell, P; Rauch, W; ; (2000) 'Environmental engineering education - summary report of the 1st European Seminar'. Water Science Technology, 41 (2):1-7. [Details]
Purcell, P.P.; (1997) 'Case study of check valve slam in rising main protected by air vessel'. JOURNAL OF HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING, 123 (12). [Details]

Other Journals

E. Ashour, M. Tony, P. Purcell (2014) 'Use of agriculture-based waste for basic dye sorption from aqueous solution: Kinetics and isotherm studies' American Journal of Chemical Engineering 2 (6) :92-98. [Details]
H.A. Scully, P.J. Purcell, T.N. Gleeson; (2004) 'Earth-bank tanks for winter storage of animal slurry' JOURNAL OF THE CHARTERED INSTITUTION OF WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT . [Details]
Purcell, P.; (2000) 'Discussion of paper by A. Anwar 'Factor G for pipelines with equally spaced multiple outlets and outflow' Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, ASCE 126 (2) . [Details]
Purcell, P.; (1998) 'Developments in pump and valve technology in the water industry' Construction . [Details]
Casey T.J., O'Donnell K.C., Purcell, P.J; (1984) 'Uprating of sludge blanket clarifiers using inclined plates' Aqua, International Water Supply Association . [Details]

Conference Publications

Purcell, P. (2016) Experience of initiatives to attract high-calibre second level students into Engineering programmes at UCD International Symposium for Engineering Education, Sheffield, U.K [Details]
Purcell, P. (2016) A changing Civil Engineering curriculum at UCD Civil Engineering Research in Ireland (CERI) [Details]
Purcell, P. (2016) Comparative study of numerical models of a multi-stage constructed wetland Wetlands Conference, National University of Ireland, Galway [Details]
P. Purcell (2015) Modelling a transient event at an hydroelectric scheme British Hydraulic Research (BHR) International Conference on Pressure surges, Dublin [Details]
P. Purcell (2015) Innovation in Engineering Education at UCD, Ireland WEEF 2015 Engineering Education for a resilient society, Florence, Italy [Details]
Bedri, Z, Mockler, E., Bruen, M., Zhao, Y., Purcell, P.J., Al Saji, M., Corkery, A., Doherty, L., Dzakpasu, M., Martins, J.M., Quinn, A., Packham, I., Rymszewicz, A. & Willuwet, L. (2014) Water at the centre of environmental issues - Research at the UCD Dooge Centre for Water Resources Research . In: O'Sullivan J.J. & Bruen, M eds. International Dooge-Nash Symposium Dublin, , 24-APR-14 - 26-APR-14 , pp.19-34 [Details]
Bedri, Z., Mockler, E., Bruen, M., O'Sullivan, J.J., Zhao, Y., Purcell, P.J., Al Saji, M., Corkery, A., Doherty, L., Dzakpasu, M., Martins, J.M., Packham, I., Quinn, A., Rymszewicz, A. & Willuweit, L. (2014) Water at the centre of environmental issues - research at the UCD Dooge Centre for Water Resources Research . In: O'Sullivan J.J. & Bruen, M eds. Dooge Nash International Symposium Dublin, Ireland, , 24-APR-14 - 26-APR-14 , pp.19-33 [Details]
Purcell, P. (2014) Innovations in the Civil Engineering Degree Programmes at University College Dublin, Ireland International Symposium on Engineering Education, University of Manchester [Details]
Purcell,. P. (2014) Environmental monitoring and hydrological challenges Dooge Nash Interational hydrology symposium [Details]
Patrick Purcell (2013) Experience of Elective Provision at UCD International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy Institute of Technology Sligo, [Details]
Patrick Purcell, Letizia Cocchiglia, Mary Kelly-Quinn (2013) Construction impacts of road crossing structures on watercourses in SACs in Ireland International Symposium on Water Resources and Pollution Control in Arid/Semi-arid Regions 2013 [Details]
Purcell, P. Cocchiglia, L., Kelly-Quinn, M. (2012) Post construction monitoring of culvert crossings of watercourses in SACs Irish National Hydrology Conference [Details]
Purcell, P. (2012) Innovations in the Civil Engineering curriculum at University College Dublin International Conference on Engineering Education, Turku, Finland [Details]
Purcell, P., Cocchiglia, L., Kelly-Quinn, M. (2012) Post-construction monitoring of the culverts along the M3 and M7 motorways in Ireland International Water Association World Congress on Water, Climate and Energy, Dublin, Ireland [Details]
Dunnion, J., Loughran, H., Purcell, P.; (2011) General Electives in Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Social Sciences International Conference on Engineering Education 2011 Queens University Belfast, [Details]
Dunnion, J., Loughran, H., Purcell, P; (2011) Patterns of elective choice in the University College Dublin undergraduate curriculum 3rd International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy 2010 (ICEP 2010) NUI,Maynooth, Ireland, [Details]
Dunnion, J, Loughran, H., Purcell, P. ; (2011) Some examples of innovative practices at UCD for engaging large classes 5TH National Academy for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning Annual Conference (NAIRTL 2011) National University of Ireland Galway, [Details]
Dunnion, J., Loughran, H., Purcell, P.; (2011) University College Dublin takes a lead inmodularisation reform and curriculum design Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 2011 University of Saskathewan, Saskatoon, Canada, [Details]
Cocchiglia, L. Kelly-Quinn, M., Purcell, P.; (2011) Real-time data aquisition for the monitoring of river water quality during motorway construction in Ireland 2011 International Conference on Ecology and Transportation, Seattle [Details]
Lupakisyo G., O'Sullivan J.J., Purcell, P.J., Mtalo F.; (2011) Catchment management in the Mara river wetlands Lake and catchment research symposium Nairobi, Kenya, [Details]
Purcell, P., Dunnion, J. Loughran, H. ; (2010) Patterns of elective choice in the UCD undergraduate curriculum 3RD International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy 2010, National University of Ireland Maynooth [Details]
Purcell, P., Loughran, H., Dunnion, J. ; (2010) Patterns of elective choice in the UCD undergraduate curriculum Society for Higher Education Annual Resreach Conference , Celtic Manor, Wales [Details]
Cocchiglia, L., Kelly-Quinn, M. and Purcell, P. ; (2010) Construction impacts of road crossings on watercourses in SACs National Hydrology Conference, Athlone [Details]
Lupakisyo, G., O'Sullivan, J.J., Purcell, P.J.; (2010) Sedimentation in Mara River Wetlands, Mara River Basin, Tanzania The 5th Annual Meeting of the European Chapter of the Society of Wetland Scientists [Details]
John Dunnion, Hilda Loughran, Patrick Purcell; (2010) General Electives in Civil Engineering and Computer Science 3rd International Symposium for Engineering Education 2010, University College Cork [Details]
Cocchiglia, L, Kelly-Quinn, M, Purcell, P.; (2009) Construction and Operational Impacts at River Crossings on National Roads Schemes Environ 2009, Environmental Association of Ireland, Waterford I.T [Details]
Purcell, P. ; (2008) The 5-year engineering masters degree - issues from an Irish perspective ICEE 2008, Bundpest, Hungary [Details]
Tony, M. Zhao, Y. Purcell, P.; (2008) Application of advanced oxidation processes for the treatment of oil contaminated wastewater effluent Environ 2008, Environmental Association of Ireland, Dundalk I.T [Details]
O' Sullivan, J.J., Bruen, M. Purcell, P.J. and Gebre, F. (2008) ; (2008) An evaluation of stormwater management issues in Ireland - The Practitioner's perspective 11th International Conference on Urban Drainage, Edinburgh, Scotland [Details]
O'Sullivan, J.J., Bruen, M., Purcell, P.J. & Gebre, F.; (2008) An Evaluation of Stormwater Management Issues in Ireland - The Practitioner's Perspective 11th International Conference on Urban Drainage Edinburgh, Scotland, , 31-AUG-08 - 05-SEP-08 [Details]
Tony, Maha A; Tayeb, Aghareed M; Purcell, PJ; Zhao, YQ;; (2008) Application of advanced oxidation processes for the treatment of wastewater effluent Abstract book of 18th Irish Environmental Researchers´Colloquium Dundalk, Ireland, , 01-FEB-08 - 03-FEB-08 , pp.63-64 [Details]
Bruen, M., O'Sullivan, J.J., Purcell, P.J. and Gebre, F.; (2007) Design floods for urban areas in Ireland - end user requirements Geophysical Research Abstracts [Details]
P.J. Purcell; (2007) Effect of lecture attendance on the examination performance of Civil Engineering students International conference on Engineering Education, Coimbra, Portugal [Details]
P.J. Purcell; (2007) Modelling of the flow of suspensions through semi-permeable liners Environ [Details]
Purcell, P.J.; (2005) The Water Supply Chain for the Pharmaceutical Industry Institution of Chemical Engineers Conference, Cork Cork, Ireland, , 10-OCT-05 - 12-OCT-05 [Details]
P.J. Purcell,; (2003) Case studies on the control of check-valve slam in pump-rising main systems IAHR-IWA conference at University of Valencia on Pumps, Electromechanical Devices and Systems Applied to Urban Water Management Spain, [Details]
Purcell, P; (2001) Check valve slam in pump-rising main systems: case studies and control strategies International conference on computing and control for the water industry De Montfort University, UK, [Details]
Purcell, P., Long, M., Scully, H.; (2001) Seepage from landfill sites and animal waste storage tanks 3rd British Geotechnical Association International Geoenvironmental Engineering Conference Edinburgh, Scotland, [Details]
Purcell, P.P.,; (2000) Eutrophication of Lough Leane 2nd Inter-Celtic Colloquium, University of Wales, p July 2000 University of Wales, , pp.287-294 [Details]
Purcell, P.J.; (2000) Transient pressure measurements of duckbill shaped elastomer check valves International conference on pressure transients, British Hydraulic Research Association the Hague, Netherlands, [Details]
Purcell, P. and Davitt M.; (1999) Virtual instrumentation in water-resources engineering Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium Civil Engineering Learning Technology in Cardiff University of Cardiff, [Details]
   

Editorial

Purcell, PJ; (2000) Factor G for pipelines with equally spaced multiple outlets and outflow. Editorial [Details]
Purcell, PJ; (1999) Case study of check-valve slam in rising main protected by air vessel - Closure. Editorial [Details]
       

Reports

Purcell, P., Cocchiglia, L., Kelly-Quinn, M. (2012) Construction and operational impacts at river crossings on National Road Schemes. Reports [Details]
 

Invited Seminars

Purcell, P.; (1999) Cognitive developments in the teaching of environmental hydraulics. Invited Seminars [Details]
 

Presented Papers

Purcell, P. Scully, H., Gleeson, T.; (2002) Flow characteriestics of natural soil liners for the containment of landfill leachate and agricultural slurries, Galway. Presented Papers [Details]
Purcell P.; (2001) An experimental and computational study of the linear theory of the rainfall-runoff process. Presented Papers [Details]
Purcell, P; (2000) Wastewater characterisation. Presented Papers [Details]
Purcell, P.,; (1999) A review of chemistry in water treatment. Presented Papers [Details]
Casey, T.J., Davitt, M., Purcell, P.J.; (1997) Pilot plant study of enhanced biological removal of nitrogen and phosphorus from wastewaters. Presented Papers [Details]
Purcell, P.J.; (1995) Detection of leaks in pipelines using pressure transients. Presented Papers [Details]
Purcell P.; (1992) The problem of check valve slam in pump-rising main systems. Presented Papers [Details]

Abstract

Bruen, M., O'Sullivan, J.J., Purcell, P.J. and Gebre, F.A. ; (2007) Design Floods for Urban Areas in Ireland - End-user requirements. Abstract [Details]
                                                                                       

Research

Research Interests

Environmental hydraulics, Water and wastewater treatment processes, Fluid mechanics.

Research Projects

Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Applications of high-frequency real-time wireless sensing for environmental monitoring
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-12 / 31-OCT-13
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : Dooge Nash International Symposium 2014
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-14 / 30-SEP-14
Sponsor : National Roads Authority (NRA)
Title : Construction and operational impacts at river crossings on National Road Schemes
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-08 / 30-SEP-11
Sponsor : Teagasc
Title : Low Cost Animal Accommodation and Slurry Storage
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-04 / 30-SEP-05
Sponsor : Teagasc
Title : Evaluation of earth-bank tanks for slurry storage
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-99 / 30-SEP-02

Recent Postgraduates

Current Postgraduate Students

Aila Harrington Carty, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor