Energy 2050 is one of the UK’s largest energy research institutes. Based at the University of Sheffield, it has over 120 academics and more than 250 PhD students undertaking energy research and innovation.
We are seeking a motivated PhD candidate to work alongside our team of experts on the construction of predictive models for correlation between fuel chemical compositions and a number of properties, with a focus on blend optimisation.
In this project a rotating packed bed absorber will be modelled in Ansys FLUENT, with validation of the model’s outputs through use of the 1 tonnes of CO2 per day (TPD) pilot-scale rotating packed bed absorber at the University of Sheffield.
The project will be part of the EPSRC-supported Centre for Doctoral Training in Resilient Decarbonised Fuel Energy Systems. The student who undertakes it will be 1 of a cohort of over 50 students in a broad range of disciplines across multiple Unis.
This project will study the effect of solvent degradation, arising from different process conditions and types of flue gas impurities, on the thermal reclaiming of monoethanolamine (MEA) and other solvents.
The project will be built on existing research, which has previously been carried out for many years by the Sheffield team, with the measurement data from the national PACT facilities and in collaboration with Electric Power Research Institute in the
Applications are invited for a competitive fully-funded PhD Studentship starting in 2018. The studentship will support a highly motivated researcher to undertake cutting-edge research on power generation in rural communities.