A project to focus on the development of new, environmentally acceptable water treatment additives to replace existing inhibitors used to control corrosion in closed systems. The impact on energy usage, and hence the environment, of poorly protected and consequently inefficient systems in both the domestic and industrial arena, is well documented. The current market leading additives rely very heavily on 'inorganic' molecules and as such are coming under greater scrutiny with respect to toxicity, discharge and disposal and it is therefore essential to identify green alternatives. Applicants should have a 1st class or 2i degree in Chemistry or a related discipline.
- Sentinel Performance Solutions Ltd
- University of Liverpool
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 email@example.com with:
- A completed Application Criteria document (.doc file)
- 2 page CV
- 2 page expression of interest
- Reference number: 236
- 6th August 2012
- Expected to be held by 20th August