Project DetailsThe global production of solid waste has increased over recent years. It has been recognised that the development of alternative, cleaner sources of fuel and chemicals from solid waste can contribute to secure energy sources and address environmental concerns. The technology to convert solid waste into valuable hydrocarbon fuel becomes promising, and this relies on unique advancements in solid fuel process engineering and waste industry design.
This project will undertake studies on the process and technology required to convert solid waste into a range of hydrocarbons via pyrolysis. This research project requires intensive process modelling with experimental tests to analyse the flexibility of the waste to energy process and the fuel properties of the hydrocarbons produced.
This project under the supervision of Dr Jun Li. Dr Li has worked over several years on biomass energy utilization, and his research is supported by both modelling and experimental investigations. This innovative project is ideally suited to students with the creativity and drive to pursue doctoral studies at a technologically leading university, providing the students to gain expertise in process modelling and experimental investigations in Dr Li’s Lab.
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 DetailsThis 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.
Primary supervisor - Dr Jun Li
Secondary supervisor - Dr Leo Lue
Ms Jacqueline Brown
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