PhD Studentship - Bio-bitumen

Updated: about 10 hours ago
Location: Nottingham, SCOTLAND
Deadline: 09 Jun 2017

Reference
ENG1079
Closing Date
Friday, 9th June 2017
Department
Energy & Sustainability

Engineering Doctorate postgraduate position in the Energy and Sustainability Division, Faculty of Engineering

Project sponsored by Tarmac

Suitable for students with a Chemical Engineering or Chemistry backgrounds

Bio-bitumen

There is a drive to seek alternative to petroleum-based feedstocks across the chemical industry and this includes bitumen used a binder in aggregates.  The project will involve investigating algal matter by thermal processing to generate high boiling material in high yield (bio-bitumen) that has similar properties to existing bitumen.  The results from the research will be used to design a pilot-plant to that bio-bitumen in sufficient quantities for testing under real life conditions and to provide design information for a full-scale plant.  The research is most suited for a chemist or chemical engineer with interests in complex organic matter, thermal conversion and analytical techniques.                                                   

Academic supervisors: Dr Paul Langston, Prof Colin Snape, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham.

The Engineering Doctorate (EngD) is of four years duration, starting October 2017 and carries an enhanced annual stipend of £18,796, to eligible UKcandidates.

For more information on the Centre and its research visit www.ccscfe-cdt.ac.uk

To apply send your CV and covering letter to the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Carbon Capture and Storage and Cleaner Fossil Energy: ccscfe@nottingham.ac.uk


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