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  Engineering Doctorate (EngD): Hydrogen combustion in large scale decarbonised heat and power plants

   EPSRC CDT in Resilient Decarbonised Fuel Energy Systems

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  Prof Richard Marsh, Dr Daniel Pugh  No more applications being accepted  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

Hydrogen is an important energy vector for future industry and a significant amount of research is underway to decarbonise heavy industry by using hydrogen as a fuel for heat and power. Processes which traditionally rely on natural gas must quickly adapt to using hydrogen as a fuel and this has resulted in a need for new, flexible burner technologies capable of working with hydrogen along with a variety of other gas fuels.

Hydrogen is a challenging fuel due to its inherent properties, such as flame speed, heat release rate, density and optical properties. This research project will involve closely working with an industrial burner engineering company to study the underpinning science of fuel-flexible hydrogen burners at large scales. It is expected that this project will involve analytical, design and investigative work, including practical measurement of combustion phenomena.

Ideally, this studentship would suit somebody with a strong background in science / engineering, including skills in experimentation / computer aided design and simulation.

Please apply through the Cardiff application portal: Applying for postgraduate study - Study - Cardiff University

The project will be part of the EPSRC-supported Centre for Doctoral Training in Resilient Decarbonised Fuel Energy Systems. 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.

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