David Davenport Hughes

Research Technician

Bangor University


I am a chartered analytical chemist and have recently completed studying the effects of chlorination on dissolved organic carbon molecules during water treatment processes for my PhD. Previously I was employed by the Eastman Chemical Company as a senior analytical development chemist, specialising in the validation and development of GC and HPLC methods for products and processes.  During my period as laboratory manager for London Scandinavian Metals I carried out a research project into the formation and breaching of oxide layers on fine aluminium particulates.
I have experience of using AA, ICP, ELSD, SEC, SEM and particle sizing techniques and I have published a number of methods in the United States Pharmacopeia.


Hughes, D.D., Holliman, P.J., Jones, T., (2013) Temporal variation in dissolved organic carbon concentrations in upland and lowland lakes in north Wales. Water and Environmental Journal,  Vol 27. Issue 2.
Delpha, I., Jones, T., Monteith, D.T., Hughes, David.D., Baures, Estelle., Freeman, C., Olivier, T. (2013)  The impact of heavy rainfall events on the formation of Disinfection by Products in contrasting potable waters. Science of the Total Environment.
Tang, R., Clark, J.M., Bond, T., Graham, N., Hughes, D., Freeman, C. (2013) assessment of potential climate change impact on peatland dissolved organic carbon release and drinking water treatment from laboratory experiments. Environmental Pollution. Vol 173.
M. Peacock., A.Burdenb., M. Cooper., C. Dunn., C. D. Evans., N. Fenner .,C.Freeman., R. Gough., D. Hughes., S. Hughes., T. Jones., I. Lebron., M. West.,P Zielin´ ski. (2013) Quantifying dissolved organic carbon cocentrations in upland catchments using phenolic proxy measurements. Journal of Hydrology. Vol 477.
Holliman, P.J., Hughes, D.D.  (1999) Studies of post- production ageing effect in atomised aluminium powder. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. Vol 1, issue 17.