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Salem Irhema S. Irhema


PhD. Student




+44(0) 01248 383649


G8, Thoday Building School of Environment,
Natural Resources and Geography, Deiniol Road, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2UW, UK

PhD Title

Soil remediation


Dr. Paula Roberts and Dr. Graham Bird.

Academic Qualifications

B. Sc. in Chemistry (1997), Faculty of Science, University of Al-Fatah, Libya.
M. Environmental Science, (2006), High Post-Graduate Academy, Tripoli, Libya.

Experience (Biography): Teacher at Alassaba Secondary Schools, Libya, from1999 to 2004.

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Environmental Science, Faculty of Science (El-Zentan)
University of Al-Jabal Al-Gharby, Libya, from 2007 to 2008; 2011 to 2013.
Supervisor for several graduate projects in the Department of Environmental Science.

Contributed to upgrading and development of the undergraduate teaching curriculum in the Department of Environmental Science Faculty of Science (Zentan).

Head of Environmental Science Department, Faculty of Science (Zentan), University of Al-Jabal Al-Gharby from 2008 to 2011.

Research Description

I currently work as a research PhD student at the Natural Environment Department of SENRGy. The initial focus of my research is about heavy metals pollution. I aim to study several sites in Wales where there is significant contamination of soils by heavy metals as a result of long term mining activities. My focus is evaluating the ability of the number of natural and engineered amendments to reduce the availability of copper, lead, zinc and cadmium in two selected locations in Wales.     

Previous research 

Irhema, S.I.S., 2006. Evaluation of lead quantities in ceramics utensils manufactured in Gharian (Libya). M. Sc. Theses, Tripoli, Libya: High Post-Graduate Academy.

Irhema, S. I.S. and Mohabass, M. T., 2009. Determination of the Amount of Dissolved Lead from Glazed Ceramic Wares to the Acidic Affected Food that is stored in these Wares, The 3rd Basic Science Conf. In: 27/ 4 /2009, Al-Jabal Al-Gharby University, Libya.