Department of Mechanical Engineering
 

Contact details

Room: 4E 3.14

Tel: +44 (0) 1225 383877

Email: m.mcmanus@bath.ac.uk

 
 
 

Dr. Marcelle McManus

BSc MSc LLM PhD

Profile

Marcelle is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. She has a particular interest in sustainability and life cycle impacts. Her research enables her to work with engineers to determine the environmental impact of different systems, with particular regard to renewable energy production.

Research

Marcelle's current research interests include investigating the life cycle environmental impact of various products and systems, primarily related to renewable energy and products. Detailed assessment of the environmental impact of these systems is required in order to ensure we are making the best, most effective use of the resources we have.

Specifically, she is interested in the use of Life Cycle Assessment to determine the impact of various micro energy generating systems, the production and use of bioenergy, carbon capture and the production of renewable materials.

Marcelle is involved with a number of research consortia, which effectively enable her to pursue her research interests.

Marcelle's other research interests include process and product improvement through the use of LCA within industry. She aims to use her research collaborations to further her LCA and sustainable energy research, and to enable her to identify the least environmentally damaging mechanisms to replace our current reliance on fossil fuels.

Teaching units

  • ME40055: Energy & the environment (Unit Co-ordinator)
  • ME40329: Materials for energy and transport
  • AR40425: Materials engineering and construction
  • Third year group business & design project
  • Final year engineering project.

Publications

Book Sections

Whittaker, C., Adams, P. W. R. and McManus, M. C., 2012. Securing a bioenergy supply:UK and US. In: Perspectives on Biofuels.Vol. 1116. American Chemical Society, pp. 171-187. (Perspectives on Biofuels: Potential Benefits and Possible Pitfalls)

Dixon, A. and McManus, M. C., 2005. An Introduction to life cycle and rebound effects relating to our water system. In: Memmon, F. A. and Butler, D., eds. Water Demand Management. London: IWA Publishing.

Articles

Trotter, P. A., Maconachie, R. and McManus, M. C., 2017. The impact of political objectives on optimal electricity generation and transmission in the Southern African Power Pool. Journal of Energy in Southern Africa, 28 (3), pp. 27-42.

Trotter, P. A., McManus, M. C. and Maconachie, R., 2017. Electricity planning and implementation in sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 74, pp. 1189-1209.

Papacharalampou, C., McManus, M. and Newnes, L., 2017. Catchment Metabolism: Integrating Natural Capital in the Asset Management portfolio of the Water Sector. Journal of Cleaner Production, 142 (Part 4), pp. 1994-2005.

McNamee, P., Adams, P. W. R., McManus, M. C., Dooley, B., Darvell, L. I., Williams, A. and Jones, J. M., 2016. An assessment of the torrefaction of North American pine and life cycle greenhouse gas emissions. Energy Conversion and Management, 113, pp. 177-188.

Cooper, S. J. G., Hammond, G. P., McManus, M. C. and Pudjianto, D., 2016. Detailed simulation of electrical demands due to nationwide adoption of heat pumps, taking account of renewable generation and mitigation. IET Renewable Power Generation, 10 (3), pp. 380-387.

Mattia, D., Jones, M., O'Byrne, J., Griffiths, O., Owen, R., Sackville, E., McManus, M. and Plucinski, P., 2015. Towards Carbon Neutral CO2 Conversion to Hydrocarbons. ChemSusChem, 8 (23), pp. 4064-4072.

Adams, P. W. R., Mezzullo, W. G. and McManus, M. C., 2015. Biomass sustainability criteria:greenhouse gas accounting issues for biogas and biomethane facilities. Energy Policy, 87, pp. 95-109.

McManus, M. C. and Taylor, C. M., 2015. The changing nature of life cycle assessment. Biomass and Bioenergy, 82, pp. 13-26.

McManus, M. C., Taylor, C. M., Mohr, A., Whittaker, C., Scown, C. D., Borrion, A. L., Glithero, N. J. and Yin, Y., 2015. Challenge clusters facing LCA in environmental decision-making—what we can learn from biofuels. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 20 (10), pp. 1399-1414.

Kabakian, V., McManus, M. C. and Harajli, H., 2015. Attributional life cycle assessment of mounted 1.8 kWp monocrystalline photovoltaic system with batteries and comparison with fossil energy production system. Applied Energy, 154, pp. 428-437.

Adams, P. W. R., Shirley, J. E. J. and McManus, M. C., 2015. Comparative cradle-to-gate life cycle assessment of wood pellet production with torrefaction. Applied Energy, 138, pp. 367-380.

Rogers, J. G., Cooper, S. J. G., O'Grady, A., McManus, M. C., Howard, H. R. and Hammond, G. P., 2015. The 20% house – An integrated assessment of options for reducing net carbon emissions from existing UK houses. Applied Energy, 138, pp. 108-120.

Kelly, K. A., McManus, M. C. and Hammond, G. P., 2014. An energy and carbon life cycle assessment of industrial CHP (combined heat and power) in the context of a low carbon UK. Energy, 77, pp. 812-821.

Cooper, S. J. G., Hammond, G. P., McManus, M. C. and Rogers, J. G., 2014. Impact on energy requirements and emissions of heat pumps and micro-cogenerators participating in demand side management. Applied Thermal Engineering, 71 (2), pp. 872-881.

Heath, A., Paine, K. and McManus, M., 2014. Minimising the global warming potential of clay based geopolymers. Journal of Cleaner Production, 78, pp. 75-83.

Matthews, J., Parr, C., Araoye, O. and McManus, M., 2014. Environmental auditing of a packaging system for redesign: A case study exploration. Journal of Clean Energy Technology, 2 (3), pp. 267-273.

Adams, P. W. R. and McManus, M. C., 2014. Small-scale biomass gasification CHP utilisation in industry:energy and environmental evaluation. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, 6, pp. 129-140.

Whittaker, C., Borrion, A., Newnes, L. and McManus, M., 2014. The renewable energy directive and cereal residues. Applied Energy, 122, pp. 207-215.

Cooper, S. J. G., Hammond, G. P., McManus, M. C., Ramallo Gonzalez, A. and Rogers, J. G., 2014. Effect of operating conditions on performance of domestic heating systems with heat pumps and fuel cell micro-cogeneration. Energy and Buildings, 70, pp. 52-60.

Hetherington, A. C., Borrion, A. L., Griffiths, O. G. and McManus, M. C., 2014. Use of LCA as a development tool within early research:Challenges and issues across different sectors. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 19 (1), pp. 130-143.

Rogers, J. G., Mcmanus, M. C. and Cooper, S. J. G., 2013. Potential for reliance on solar water heating throughout the summer in northern cloudy climates. Energy and Buildings, 66, pp. 128-135.

Griffiths, O. G., Owen, R. E., O'Byrne, J. P., Mattia, D., Jones, M. D. and McManus, M. C., 2013. Using life cycle assessment to measure the environmental performance of catalysts and directing research in the conversion of CO2 into commodity chemicals:A look at the potential for fuels from 'thin-air'. RSC Advances, 3 (30), pp. 12244-12254.

Whittaker, C., McManus, M. C. and Smith, P., 2013. A comparison of carbon accounting tools for arable crops in the United Kingdom. Environmental Modelling and Software, 46, pp. 228-239.

McKenna, E., McManus, M., Cooper, S. and Thomson, M., 2013. Economic and environmental impact of lead-acid batteries in grid-connected domestic PV systems. Applied Energy, 104, pp. 239-249.

Griffiths, O.G., O'Byrne, J.P., Torrente-Murciano, L., Jones, M.D., Mattia, D. and McManus, M.C., 2013. Identifying the largest environmental life cycle impacts during carbon nanotube synthesis via chemical vapour deposition. Journal of Cleaner Production, 42, pp. 180-189.

Cooper, S. J. G., Hammond, G. P. and Mcmanus, M. C., 2013. Thermodynamic efficiency of low-carbon domestic heating systems:Heat pumps and micro-cogeneration. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy, 227 (1), pp. 18-29.

Mezzullo, W. G., Mcmanus, M. C. and Hammond, G. P., 2013. Life cycle assessment of a small-scale anaerobic digestion plant from cattle waste. Applied Energy, 102, pp. 657-664.

Cooper, S. J. G., Dowsett, J., Hammond, G. P., McManus, M. C. and Rogers, J. G., 2013. Potential of demand side management to reduce carbon dioxide emissions associated with the operation of heat pumps. Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environmental Systems, 1 (1), pp. 94-108.

Borrion, A.L., McManus, M.C. and Hammond, G.P., 2012. Environmental life cycle assessment of bioethanol production from wheat straw. Biomass and Bioenergy, 47, pp. 9-19.

Borrion, A. L., Mcmanus, M. C. and Hammond, G. P., 2012. Environmental life cycle assessment of lignocellulosic conversion to ethanol:A review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 16 (7), pp. 4638-4650.

Kelly, K. A., McManus, M. C. and Hammond, G. P., 2012. An energy and carbon life cycle assessment of tidal power case study:the proposed Cardiff–Weston Severn barrage scheme. Energy, 44 (1), pp. 692-701.

McManus, M. C., 2012. Environmental consequences of the use of batteries in low carbon systems:the impact of battery production. Applied Energy, 93, pp. 228-295.

Whittaker, C., McManus, M. C. and Hammond, G. P., 2011. Greenhouse gas reporting for biofuels: A comparison between the RED, RTFO and PAS2050 methodologies. Energy Policy, 39 (10), pp. 5950-5960.

Adams, P. W., Hammond, G. P., McManus, M. C. and Mezzullo, W. G., 2011. Barriers to and drivers for UK bioenergy development. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 15 (2), pp. 1217-1227.

Murphy, R., Woods, J., Black, M. and McManus, M., 2011. Global developments in the competition for land from biofuels. Food Policy, 36 (Suppl 1), S52-S61.

McManus, M. C., 2010. Life cycle impacts of waste wood biomass heating systems: a case study of three UK based systems. Energy, 35 (10), pp. 4064-4070.

Jones, C. I. and McManus, M. C., 2010. Life-cycle assessment of 11 kV electrical overhead lines and underground cables. Journal of Cleaner Production, 18 (14), pp. 1464-1477.

Allen, S. R., Hammond, G. P., Harajli, H. A., McManus, M. C. and Winnett, A. B., 2010. Integrated appraisal of a solar hot water system. Energy, 35 (3), pp. 1351-1362.

Allen, S. R., Hammond, G. P. and McManus, M. C., 2008. Energy analysis and environmental life cycle assessment of a micro-wind turbine. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy, 222 (7), pp. 669-684.

Hammond, G., McManus, M. and Mezzullo, W., 2008. A bioenergy resource assessment for the south west of England. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Energy, 161 (4), pp. 159-173.

Allen, S. R., Hammond, G. P. and McManus, M. C., 2008. Prospects for and barriers to domestic micro-generation:a United Kingdom perspective. Applied Energy, 85 (6), pp. 528-544.

Allen, S. R., Hammond, G. P., Harajli, H. A., Jones, C. I., McManus, M. C. and Winnett, A. B., 2008. Integrated appraisal of micro-generators:methods and applications. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Energy, 161 (2), pp. 73-86.

Hammond, G. P., Kallu, S. and McManus, M. C., 2008. Development of biofuels for the UK automotive market. Applied Energy, 85 (6), pp. 506-515.

McManus, M. C., Hammond, G. P. and Burrows, C. R., 2003. Life-cycle assessment of mineral and rapeseed oil in mobile hydraulic systems. The Journal of Industrial Ecology, 7 (3-4), pp. 163-177.

Reports/Papers

Burrows, C. R., Hammond, G. P. and McManus, M. C., 1999. Non-Food Crops; Call for Evidence; Submission to the Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee. Unkown Publisher.

Conference or Workshop Items

Lattanzio, S., Newnes, L., McManus, M. and Dunkley, D., 2016. Combating Decision Support Tool Performance Decay. In: The Institute of Asset Management Conference, 2016-06-20 - 2016-06-22, Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

Lattanzio, S., Newnes, L., McManus, M. and Dunkley, D., 2016. Forthcoming. Life Cycle Decision Support Tools: The Use Of Quality Management Techniques In Combating Decision Tool ‘Performance Decay’. In: ASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conference & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, 2016-08-21 - 2016-08-24.

Raikova, S., Chuck, C., McManus, M., Allen, M., Yallop, M. and Baena, S., 2016. Exploring a range of UK seaweed species for the production of fuels and fertiliser.

Papacharalampou, C., McManus, M. and Newnes, L., 2016. Structuring Integrated Asset Management in the Water Sector. In: 17th IWA UK Young Water Professionals conference, 2016-03-30 - 2016-04-01, University of East Anglia.

Papacharalampou, C., McManus, M. and Newnes, L., 2015. Thinking Catchments: a holistic approach to asset management in the water sector. In: IWA Cities of the Future Conference, 2015-04-28 - 2015-04-30.

Cooper, S., Hammond, G., McManus, M. and Pudjianto, D., 2014. Impact of widespread adoption of heat pumps on peak demand for electricity, net of wind generation. In: Energy Systems Conference, 2014-06-24 - 2014-06-25, QEII Conference Centre.

Cooper, S. J. G., Hammond, G. and McManus, M., 2013. Performance implications of heat pumps and micro-cogenerators participating in demand side management. In: 3rd International Conference in Microgeneration and Related Technologies in Buildings: Microgen 3, 2013-04-15 - 2013-04-17.

Rogers, J., Cooper, S., Hammond, G. and McManus, M., 2013. Use of micro CHP plants to support the local operation of electric heat pumps. In: 3rd International Conference in Microgeneration and Related Technologies in Buildings: Microgen 3, 2013-04-15 - 2013-04-17.

Hetherington, A. C., McManus, M. C. and Gray, D. A., 2012. Carbon Foot-print Analysis and Life Cycle Assessment of Mayonnaise production. A comparison of their results and messages. In: SETAC, 2012-11-26 - 2012-11-28.

McManus, M., 2011. An environmental assessment of the production of biodiesel from waste oil : two case studies. In: World Renewable Energy Congress 2011, 2011-05-08 - 2011-05-13.

McManus, M., 2011. Environmental consequences of the use of batteries in sustainable systems: battery production. In: 2nd International Conference on Microgeneration and Related Technologies, 2011-04-04 - 2011-04-06.

Cooper, S., Hammond, G. and McManus, M., 2011. Thermodynamic analysis of efficient domestic heating systems. In: 2nd International Conference on Microgeneration and Related Technologies, 2011-04-04 - 2011-04-06.

Adams, P. W., Hammond, G., McManus, M. and Mezzullo, W., 2008. Barriers to UK bioenergy development: experiences from the South West of England. In: Biomass and Energy Crops III (Association of Applied Biologists), 2008-12-10 - 2008-12-12.

McManus, M. and Lewis, D., 2008. A life-cycle assessment of small to medium sized heat producing bioenergy systems. In: American Centre for Life Cycle Assessment. LCA VIII, 2008-09-30 - 2008-10-02.

Allen, S., Hammond, G., Harajli, H., Jones, C., McManus, M. and Winnett, A., 2008. Integrated appraisal of micro-generators: methods and applications. In: First International Conference and Workshop on Micro-Cogeneration Technologies and Applications, 2008-04-29 - 2008-05-01.

Allen, S. R., Hammond, G. P. and McManus, M. C., 2007. Prospects and barriers to micro-generation: a United Kingdom perspective. In: 3rd International Green Energy Conference' (IGEC-III), 2007-06-18 - 2007-06-20.

Hammond, G. P., Kallu, S. and McManus, M. C., 2007. The Development of Biofuels for the UK Automotive Market. In: Proc. '3rd International Green Energy Conference' (IGEC-III), 2007-06-18 - 2007-06-20.

McManus, M. C., Hammond, G. P. and Burrows, C. R., 2000. Life Cycle Assessment of Alternative Hydraulic Fluids for Municipal Cleaning Equipment. In: Proceedings of the National Fluid Power Association International Exposition for Power Transmission, 2000-01-01.

McManus, M. C., Hammond, G. P. and Burrows, C. R., 2000. Life Cycle Assessment, Data Quality and Sensitivity Analysis: The case of Mobile Fluid Power Systems. In: International Conference of Life Cycle Assessment, 2000-01-01.

Burrows, C. R., Hammond, G. P. and McManus, M. C., 1999. Life Cycle Assessment of Mobile Hydraulic Systems. In: IMechE Seminar, 1999-11-04.

Burrows, C. R., Hammond, G. P. and McManus, M. C., 1999. Life Cycle Assessment of Some Mobile Hydraulic Systems. In: The Sixth Scandinavian International Conference on Fluid Power, SICFP '99, 1999-05-26 - 1999-05-28.

Burrows, C. R., Hammond, G. P. and McManus, M. C., 1998. Life-Cycle Assessment of Oil Hydraulic Systems for Environmentally Sensitive Applications. In: ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, 1998-11-15 - 1998-11-20.

Non-academic press

McManus, M. and Cooper, S., 2015. Climate targets are letting ‘outsourced emissions’ slip through the cracks. The Conversation

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