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Fabrication and development of hollow fibre membranes for advanced gas separation applications


Project Description

This project will focus on polymer science, rheology, material/fibre science, gas separation, gas transmission modelling and spectroscopy for the manufacture of advanced performance gas separation hollow fibre membranes.

Fabrication – structure – property relationships will be addressed in order to optimise membrane performance with respect to a number of key applications.

In addition to undertaking cutting edge research, students are also registered for the Postgraduate Certificate in Researcher Development (PGCert), which is a supplementary qualification that develops a student’s skills, networks and career prospects.

Information about the host department can be found by visiting:

http://www.strath.ac.uk/engineering/chemicalprocessengineering

http://www.strath.ac.uk/courses/research/chemicalprocessengineering/

Funding Notes

This PhD project is initially offered on a self-funding basis. It is open to applicants with their own funding, or those applying to funding sources. However, excellent candidates may be considered for a University scholarship. Tuition fees for 2018 for postgraduate research students at the University of Strathclyde are £4,330 for Home/EU students and £18,750 for international students, not including bench fees.

Students applying should have (or expect to achieve) a minimum 2.1 undergraduate degree in a relevant engineering/science discipline, and be highly motivated to undertake multidisciplinary research.

References

Magueijo, V., Anderson, L., Fletcher, A. and Shilton, S. J., Polysulfone mixed matrix gas separation hollow fibre membranes filled with polymer and carbon xerogels, Chemical Engineering Science 92 (2013) 13-20.

Shilton, S. J., Forced convection spinning of hollow fibre membranes for gas separation: modelling of mass transfer in the dry gap, and prediction of active layer thickness and depth of orientation, Separation and Purification Technology 118 (2013) 620-626

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