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Dr Thomas Thompson, a Research Fellow at Queen's University Belfast is renowned for his research in applying cold atmospheric pressure plasma for water sanitation. His work, particularly in using this technology to combat microbial threats including COVID-19 surrogates, is significant for enhancing water purification and addressing sanitation challenges. This upcoming live demonstration will showcase the practical applications of cold plasma in water treatment, emphasising its effectiveness and broader strategies for managing water contamination.

Join this live webinar where we will get hands on with the latest research in the use of cold plasma for water purification. This event has a broad relevance for those interested in water treatment, clean water, and finding alternatives to antimicrobials. You can also see the exciting effect of cold plasma on biofilm formation in key human pathogens. We will welcome and encourage questions from you, our live audience, to ensure this is an interactive and beneficial webinar for all. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn and collaborate.  

As the recipient of the 2023 Jon Snow Prize, Dr Thompson's research is acknowledged for its significant impact in aligning with crucial UN SDGs promoting clean water, ensuring public health, and fostering sustainable urban communities. His work, focused on the vital aspects of water quality and sanitation, plays an instrumental role in advancing sustainable urban development initiatives.

SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

  • Target 6.3 - Improve Water Quality, Wastewater Treatment, and Safe Reuse: Dr Thompson's research on cold atmospheric pressure plasma in water sanitation contributes to improving water quality by effectively combating microbial threats, ensuring safer water for consumption and use.
  • Target 6.A - Expand Water and Sanitation Management: His innovative approach to water and sanitation management through cold plasma technology can enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of water treatment processes.

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being

  • Target 3.3 - End Water-Borne Diseases: The application of cold plasma in water sanitation has the potential to significantly reduce water-borne diseases by eliminating harmful microbes, including COVID-19 surrogates, from water sources.

SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

  • Target 11.6 - Reduce Environmental Impact of Cities: Integrating cold plasma technology in urban water treatment facilities can reduce the environmental impact of cities, particularly in managing and treating water more sustainably.
Dr Thomas Thompson

Dr Thomas Thompson

Queen's University Belfast, UK

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