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Research interests

Building drainage; Water conservation; Solar power generation; Energy recovery; Ecological impact of built environment activity; Holder of 6 patents through the university.


BA Biochemistry, Open University, 1989. PhD Mathematical Modelling, Heriot Watt University, 1992. Originally a Design Engineer in the defence industry developing chemical treatment and simulation packages for Royal Navy propulsion plant, and joining Heriot Watt University in 1989 as a Research Associate. Continuous research activity in the field of water supply and drainage in the built environment led to a PhD in 1992 and a series of EPSRC funded research grants in the field at national level and publication of national-international level research. Total funding as P.I. or Co.I.: £1.9M. Author of the Recommendations for Secretary of State’s Test Specifications for sanitation Acceptance Tests in 1999. Since 2000, work has also resulted in 6 patents for the university - 4 jointly with other research group members and 2 as sole inventor. Other patents under development. Current research interests include water supply and treatment quality and other environmental consequencies of climate change and adaptation. Currently funded research through EPSRC/UKWIR CASE studentships on consequencies and mitigation of water conservation measures. Current duties include research, postgraduate programme director for Architectural Engineering, Admission Tutor for the postgraduate Building Services Engineering discipline, lecturing. Also active with the Open University as an Associate Lecturer since 1994, teaching all disciplines of 1st year science on S102, S103 and S104.

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Research Output 1992 2018

Benchmarking Water Use In The Uk Food And Drink Sector: Case Study Of Three Water-Intensive Dairy Products

Ajiero, I. R. & Campbell, D., 12 Mar 2018, In : Water Conservation Science and Engineering. 3, 1, p. 1-17 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Water use
37 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Water conservation

Flow modelling of urban water distribution systems using water conservation fittings

Muhsin, S. & Campbell, D. (ed.), 10 Feb 2018, UKWIR. 52 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

flow modeling
solid waste
17 Downloads (Pure)

The Development of a Simulated Sediment Dosing Apparatus for Deposition Research in Wastewater Collection Systems

Campbell, D., Saunders, C. & Muhsin, S., 17 May 2018, In : Journal of Water Resource and Protection. 10, 5, p. 493-506 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
low flow
water flow

Air Pressure Attenuation Device (LEPTA)

Gormley, M. & Campbell, D., 4 Jan 2017, Patent No. 17000011.1 - 1614, Priority date 27 Feb 2017

Research output: Patent



Performance Related Bonus

David Campbell (Recipient), 16 Feb 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2013 2013

  • 1 Invited talk

Feasibility Study for the development of a Water and Wastewater Innovation ‘Park’

David Campbell (Speaker)
4 Mar 2013

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk