Measurement of the Adhesive Strength of the Catalyst Support

   Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering

   Applications accepted all year round  Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Project

To increase the contact area of the chemical reactions, catalytically active materials are dispersed on the catalyst support. The catalyst is mostly in the form of a coated layer on a substrate. For this reason, the life of catalyst is strongly depending on the strength of the coated layer. Despite of the importance of the strength of this layer, there is still a need for a reliable technique to improve the strength of the coated layer.  

This project aims to find a way to increase the strength of the coated layers within the catalyst. One of the suggested approaches is restructuring of the surface of different layers of the catalyst.

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: 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:

Engineering (12) Materials Science (24) Mathematics (25)

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