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3 Year Industry-led funded PhD: Optimising the performance of particulate adsorbents for electrochemical water treatment (189)

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Centre for Global Eco-Innovation
26 July 2012
North West England > Lancashire
Course fee
Postgraduate tuition fees paid for by partner business (worth £12,000) and receive £16,000 per year!

Further information

The company's patented, multi-award winning, sustainable technology uses a process of adsorption and electrochemical regeneration to destroy aqueous, organic contaminants. Currently delivering a solution to untreatable radioactive organics in the nuclear industry, the next target market is water purification. The aims of the project are to understand the material properties of the unique adsorbent, the adsorbent behaviour and to optimise it for water treatment; improving the general efficiency of the process and opening the door to the highly valuable water purification market. A graduate holding a good honours degree in Materials Science/Science/Engineering or a related subject will be sought.

Project supervision

  • Arvia Technology Ltd
  • Lancaster University

Centre for Global Eco-Innovation
This PhD is one of 50 industry-led funded PhD projects from the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation. The centre brings together the expertise, resources and global contacts of Lancaster University and the University of Liverpool, together with international commercialisation consultancy Inventya Ltd. The aim of the centre is to form collaborative R&D partnerships to enable and drive innovation in businesses, supporting the development of new products, processes and services for the global marketplace that have positive environmental benefits.
By joining the centre you will receive £16,000 per year as a centre graduate, have your postgraduate tuition fees paid for by your partner business (worth £12,000) and finish in a strong position to enter a competitive job market in the UK and overseas. The Centre for Global Eco-innovation is the only centre of its kind in Europe and is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund.

This research project has funding attached. Applications for this project are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full department and project details for further information.

Application details

To apply for this opportunity please email with:

  • A completed Application Criteria document (.doc file)
  • 2 page CV
  • 2 page expression of interest
  • Reference number: 189

Application deadline

  • 09th July 2012

Centre for Global Eco-Innovation

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