Global solid waste production has seen a dramatic increase over recent years. It is recognised that the development of alternative, cleaner sources of fuels and chemicals from wet biomass waste can secure energy sources and address environmental concerns. The technology to convert wet waste into valuable hydrocarbon fuels and chemicals becomes promising, and this relies on unique advancements in fuel process engineering and waste industry design.
This project will undertake studies on the process and technology to convert biomass waste to a range of hydrocarbons to optimise the process. The research project requires both modelling and experimental studies to analyse the flexibility of the waste-to-energy process and the fuel properties of hydrocarbons as well as chemicals.
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.
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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