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Towards More Understanding of Aggregation and Scaling of Calcium Carbonate in the Petroleum Production Facility


   Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering

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  Prof Agba Salman  Applications accepted all year round  Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Project

The scale deposition and aggregation of calcium carbonate in the production facility is challenging problem in the petroleum industry. For this reason, preventing scale formation is critical for oil and gas industry. 

Different techniques have been used to reduce the formation of the scale where the measurements are carried out offline. This project aims to use a new inline measurement based on focused reflectance beam measurement (FBRM). This technique will be used to study the effect of ultrasound on the precipitation, aggregation and deposition of the calcium carbonate. 

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.

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