The sensitivity of some types of fertilizers to environmental conditions such as temperature and humidity are causing problems during manufacturing, storing, transportation and application.
The aim of this project is to increase the stability of the fertilizers granules to make it more resistible to different relative humidity values and temperature and hence improving the performance and allow more control during the application. This will be done by restructuring and designing the surface of the fertilizer during the manufacturing process.
During the course of the project, the student will be trained on different production and analysing techniques that used in powder technology.
The student will be encouraged to attend different conferences of powder technology both inside and outside UK.
Please see this link for information on how to apply: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/cbe/postgraduate/phd/how-apply. Please include the name of your proposed supervisor and the title of the PhD project within your application.
Candidates should have a first class or upper second class degree in chemical engineering, control engineering, mathematics, material science, chemistry, or a related discipline. If English is not your first language then you must have an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) average of 6.5 or above with at least 6.0 in each component, or equivalent. Please see this link for further information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/phd/apply/english-language.