Hydrogen has the potential of emerging as the leading energy carrier for the next generation of zero-carbon combustion for energy systems. You will work to understand how it can best be applied in real-world systems such as industrial and commercial boilers and heating systems.
Currently there is a growing demand to reduce carbon emissions from the power and propulsion systems. Also, there is growing concern on the impact of fossil fuel emissions on public health of urban populations. However, the utilisation of hydrogen for combustion is hindered by considerable challenges, such as flame instability and flashback.
Greens Combustion are a combustion engineering company based in Poole in Dorset, producing burners for fired heaters, reformers, crackers, incinerators and boilers. The aim of this project is to look at the development of a hydrogen burner for industrial applications. This research will involve the study of the fundamentals of hydrogen combustion, heat release and stability, culminating in a series of design guidance to deploy hydrogen burners across heavy industries.
The selected candidate will be embedded in the Cardiff University and closely work with the Green Combustion
The PhD project is of four years duration, starting October 2022, within the EPSRC Centre for Doctor Training (CDT) “Resilient decarbonised Fuel Energy Systems”. The studentship which will cover full university fees and a tax-free, enhanced annual stipend. The student who undertakes it will be one of a cohort of over 50 students in a broad range of disciplines across the Universities of Sheffield, Nottingham and Cardiff.
We would like you to start in October 2022. Applications are welcome from graduates with a relevant STEM or engineering background. Please apply to the University of Cardiff. Please quote the reference (REF) when making an application
Informal enquiries may be sent to Prof Richard Marsh (email@example.com). Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.