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Ultra-low Water Usage Sanitation Systems in Developing Countries: Modelling and Optimisation of Simplified Sewerage Systems

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Sunday, February 02, 2020
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

The proposed PhD project directly addresses Goal 6 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): ensure adequate water and sanitation for all, and specifically focusses on ultra-low water usage sanitation provision at scale. The extent of the challenge is immense and the proposed research will concentrate on one element of ongoing research to adapt a building drainage modelling approach to simplified sewerage design in developing countries. The approach incorporates design, optimization and assessment of risk of failure of low cost small bore simplified sewerage systems using multiple methodologies to provide a design specific to a village level installation.
The PhD study will focus on modelling ultra-low water usage sanitation systems. The work will focus on a combination of 1-D finite difference fluid flow modelling and 3-D Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Solid Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) to optimise design methodologies.

To make an application please visit the website.

Funding Notes

The scholarship will cover tuition fees and provide an annual stipend of approximately £15,009 for the 36 month duration of the project and is available to applicants from the UK, EU and overseas.

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