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Designing novel systems for clean, sustainable heat production from biomass

This project aims to develop a novel heat production system which negates the need for expensive cleaning or upgrading of syngas prior to combustion thereby creating a technically-feasible and cost-effective option for the use of syngas in small-medium scale operations.

Number of places

1

Opens

19 July 2017

Deadline

28 February 2018

Duration

3 years

Eligibility

Students applying should have (or expect to achieve) a minimum 2.1 undergraduate degree in a relevant engineering/science discipline, and be highly motivated to undertake multidisciplinary research.

Project Details

Long-term decarbonisation and energy efficiency roadmap development is important for many industrial sectors. A short-term solution is to displace fossil fuels through switching fossil fuels to low carbon sources of energy. Syngas production by gasification of lignocellulosic biomass is a significant biofuel method for the generation of heat and power.

This project aims to develop a novel heat production system which negates the need for expensive cleaning or upgrading of syngas prior to its combustion thereby creating a technically-feasible and cost-effective option for the use of syngas in small-medium scale operations. This research project requires both process modelling and experimental approaches to develop and characterize the performance of the biomass-based heat production system to energy process.

In addition to undertaking cutting edge research, students are also registered for the Postgraduate Certificate in Researcher Development (PGCert), which is a supplementary qualification that develops a student’s skills, networks and career prospects.

Funding Details

This PhD project is initially offered on a self-funding basis. It is open to applicants with their own funding, or those applying to funding sources. However, excellent candidates will be eligible to be considered for a University scholarship.

Contact us

Ms Jacqueline Brown

+44(0) 141 574 5319

chemeng-pg-admissions@strath.ac.uk

James Weir Building, 75 Montrose Street, Glasgow, G1 1XJ

How to apply

Apply for this PhD project here.

Please quote the project title in your application.