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  Prof PC Eames, Dr X Chen  No more applications being accepted  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

The decarbonisation of heating and cooling is a major challenge that must be addressed to achieve the target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. A range of options are currently under consideration including the development of approaches to deliver Net Zero District Heating systems.

This project will:

  1. Determine/develop ways to cost effectively harness low carbon heat from a range of sources characterised by source temperature, source magnitude and permanence.
  2. Investigate, design and characterise thermal energy storage systems to provide short, medium and long duration storage to enable heat demands to be met from zero carbon energy sources.
  3. Undertake annual simulations of different net zero district heat network designs for a typical urban area to identify most cost effective approaches that enable instantaneous heat demands to be met.

This PhD studentship is linked to the EPSRC funded Low Temperature Heat Recovery and Distribution Network technologies (LoT-NET) project.


Funding Notes

Please note that studentships will be awarded on a competitive basis to applicants who have applied to this project and other advertised projects starting with advert reference ‘SAM22'
If awarded, the studentship is for 3 years and provides a tax-free stipend of £15,609 per annum for the duration of the studentship plus tuition fees at the UK rate. While we welcome applications from international students, please be advised that it will only be possible to fund the tuition fees at the international rate and no stipend will be available. Successful candidates will be notified end of March 2022.
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