The PhD project ‘Quantifying and abating greenhouse gas emissions from large wastewater treatment plants’ is an industrial-academic collaboration between Newcastle University and Northumbrian Water Limited. The project contributes to the ‘Race to Net Carbon Zero’ commitment by many private and public organizations. The work will characterize the emissions of greenhouse gases by Waste Water Treatment Plants (WWTPs) using a combination of direct measurements and bioreactor-scale laboratory measurements. The student will be trained how to conduct the gas analyses according to Best Practice guidelines to facilitate comparison with independent measurements and place the measurements within the broader context of greenhouse gas budgets. Overall, the project is an excellent opportunity to develop analytical skills for application in the industrial workplace and contribute to an improvement in waste water treatment processes by achieving carbon neutrality.
Number Of Awards
Northumbrian Water Limited and EPSRC
Profs Tom Curtis and Sam Wilson (Newcastle University) and Andrew Moore (Northumbrian Water Limited).
First or upper second class UG degree (2:1) and preferably a First MEng/MSc in a relevant subject.
As this project is open to UK home students and Irish Nationals only, please find out more here to ensure you are eligible before applying.
Previous applicants need not apply.
How To Apply
You must apply through the University’s online postgraduate application system.
All relevant fields should be completed, but fields marked with a red asterisk must to be completed. The following information will help us to process your application. You will need to:
- Insert the programme code 8209F in the programme of study section
- Select ‘PhD Water Infrastructure & Resilience (WIRe)' as the programme of study
- Insert the studentship code WIRE215 in the studentship/partnership reference field
- Attach a covering letter and CV. The covering letter must state the title of the studentship, quote reference code WIRE215 and state how your interests and experience relate to the project
- Attach degree transcripts and certificates and, if English is not your first language, a copy of your English language qualifications.
You should also send your covering letter and CV to [Email Address Removed]
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