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Valorisation of solid waste for sustainable production of fuel and chemicals

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Friday, May 31, 2019
  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

Global solid waste production has significantly increased over the years. It is recognised that the development of alternative, cleaner sources of fuels and chemicals from solid waste can secure energy sources and address environmental concerns. The technology to convert solid waste into valuable hydrocarbon fuels and chemicals becomes promising, and relies on unique advancements in solid fuel process engineering and waste industry design. This project will undertake studies on the processes and technology required to convert solid waste into a range of hydrocarbons. This research project requires both modelling and experimental studies to analyse the waste to energy process and the fuel properties of hydrocarbons and chemicals produced.

In addition to undertaking cutting edge research, students are also registered for the Postgraduate Certificate in Researcher Development (PGCert), which is a supplementary qualification that develops a student’s skills, networks and career prospects.

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Funding Notes

The studentship available is for UK and EU students and provides fees and stipend. The student start date is July 2019.

Students applying should have (or expect to achieve) a minimum 2.1 undergraduate degree in a relevant engineering discipline, and be highly motivated to undertake multidisciplinary research. Knowledge and research experiences in the following areas are preferred: Energy Engineering, Thermal Engineering, and Chemical Engineering. Experiences in biomass energy and process simulations are desirable.

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