PhD Student in Flow Technology for Exhaust Cleaning Royal Institute of Technology, School of Engineering

PhD student in flow technology for exhaust cleaning

 

Royal Institute of Technology, School of Engineering

 

KTH is one of Europe's leading technical universities and an important arena for knowledge development. As Sweden's largest university of technical research and education, we gather students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers both natural sciences and all branches of technology as well as architecture, industrial economics, social planning, technical history and philosophy.

 

duties

 

The PhD student project is a collaboration between Mechanical and Chemical Engineering Departments at KTH. The doctoral student will be at the Department of Mechanics and have supervisors at both institutions.

 

The project aims, through research, to develop new knowledge and understanding of measures against air pollution in food industry facilities, waste facilities and ships. We will remove hazardous contaminants through conversion to carbon dioxide and ammonium salts using cold plasma. The chemical processes include oxidation with ozone, formation of acids by reaction with steam and nitrate formation by reaction with ammonia. The scientific challenge is associated with turbulent mixing of reactants, which simultaneously undergo 20-30 competing chemical reactions. The PhD student will develop new knowledge about modeling and how to control the different oxidation reactions, as well as modeling the formation of ammonium salts. In particular, the project will study a new reaction / mixing concept with maximum performance for the removal of pollutants through better process control. The scientific outcome of the project answers the following questions, (i) what are the main steps in the oxidation of ozone pollution, (ii) how is the turbulent mixing and reactions checked to ensure oxidation of pollutants ?, and (iii) how is it ensured a total conversion of the pollutants into ammonium salt? Together, the answers lead to increased detailed knowledge about the new process. The social benefits are communicated and demonstrated by demonstrating the innovative concept of pollution contamination. (i) what are the main steps in the oxidation of ozone pollution, (ii) how is the turbulent mixing and reactions checked to ensure oxidation of pollutants ?, and (iii) how is a total conversion of the pollutants to ammonium salt secured? Together, the answers lead to increased detailed knowledge about the new process. The social benefits are communicated and demonstrated by demonstrating the innovative concept of pollution contamination. (i) what are the main steps in the oxidation of ozone pollution, (ii) how is the turbulent mixing and reactions checked to ensure oxidation of pollutants ?, and (iii) how is a total conversion of the pollutants to ammonium salt secured? Together, the answers lead to increased detailed knowledge about the new process. The social benefits are communicated and demonstrated by demonstrating the innovative concept of pollution contamination.

 

qualifications

 

Applicants are expected to hold or have a Master's or Master's degree in any of the following (or similar subjects): Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Technical Physics, Energy Engineering or Environmental Engineering. The chosen candidate should have taken courses at Master's level on Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), turbulence, chemical kinetics, and / or particle and aerosol. Previous experience of working with CFD codes (OpenFOAM, Fluent, ...), python programming, particle simulation or aerosol formation, exhaust gas purification or particle combustion are meritorious.

 

The candidate should have an excellent academic qualification, well-developed analytical skills, as well as skills in problem solving. We are looking for a highly motivated candidate who can work independently. Good knowledge of English in spelling and writing is necessary to publish and present research results in international conferences and journals. The evaluation will be based on how well the candidates qualify for the above qualifications.

 

Union representatives

You will find contact information for union representatives on the KTH website . 

 

Application

You apply through KTH's recruitment system. You as the applicant have the primary responsibility for your application being complete when it is submitted.

 

The application must be KTH at the latest midnight CET / CEST (Central European Time / Central European Summer Time) deadline. 

 

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Type of employment

Fixed-term employment longer than 6 months

Extent of employment

Full-time

Access

By agreement, preferably as soon as possible

Salary

Monthly salary according to KTH's agreement for doctoral salaries

Number of vacancies

1

employment rate

100%

place

Stockholm

County

Stockholm County

Country

Sweden

References

S 2017-2138

Contact

  • Christophe Duwig, Assoc. Professor, +46 73 765 22 62, duwig@kth.se

Published

2017-12-07

Application deadline

2018-01-21

 


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