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Non-thermal plasma technology for environmental protection

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About This PhD Project

Project Description

Reference Number: SciEng-RE-2018-1

Project Summary:
This project aims to advance air pollution reduction technology by developing Non-thermal plasma reactor design.

Specific Requirements of the Project


Applicants should hold or expect to hold a 2.1 Hons (or equivalent) undergraduate degree or masters in a relevant discipline such as Engineering or Physics. The candidate should have an enthusiastic attitude towards multidisciplinary research in fields encompassing mechanical engineering, mathematics and microbiology. Applicants should also have good analytical, experimental, project management and communication skills. Previous experience or knowledge of plasma reactor physics and chemistry (manufacturing of devices and/or practical application) is desirable but not essential.

Project Aims and Objectives


By increasing the human activity in the world, much contaminant is exhausting into our atmosphere, globally. Compared with gasoline engines, diesel engines have lower operating cost, higher thermal efficiency, and lower hydrocarbon (HC) and carbon monoxide (CO) emissions. However, they produce higher amount of NOx and particulate matters (PM) production that affect human health and environment. Non-thermal plasma (ionised air) has been introduced over the past years as a promising method for NOx treatment. It transfers electrical energy to the surrounding air and produces desired ions in the exhaust gasses. As this method is relatively new in this field, there is a need for more studies to be performed. This project aims to advances this technology and validate its application as an air-pollution control.

This project will be collaborated with University of Salford and University College London.

The offer is open to: Home/ EU Students /International Students

Project queries contact:
Dr R Erfani
0161 247 6219

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