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Effective wastewater treatment is a critical process for all societies and the aeration of wastewater is the dominant treatment process in developed countries and is energy intensive, accounting for 60% of energy used for wastewater treatment, with current technologies being in use for over 40 years. The aim of this project is to research, design and develop a technology that will be more efficient and robust than current technologies. Successful implementation of the technology will reduce the UK CO2 emissions by 800,000tCO2. It will help position the UK as a leader in wastewater treatment technologies in a £3billion global market
- Newton Industrial Group 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.
To apply for this opportunity please email firstname.lastname@example.org with:
- A completed Application Criteria document (.doc file)
- 2 page CV
- 2 page expression of interest
- Reference number: 115
- 6th August 2012
- Expected to be held by 20th August