This PhD position offers an exciting opportunity to do pioneering research on the recovery of nutrients and metals from water treatment sludge in close collaboration with industry. The Water Industry is rapidly embracing the circular economy, actively trying to transform materials typically considered waste into resources. This project will develop a biological reactor for the extraction of iron and phosphorus from water waste for in-house reuse. The work combines microbiology, chemical engineering, and wastewater treatment principles to develop a proof of concept reactor. Working in collaboration with Scottish Water, Severn Trent, United Utilities and Thames Water, the student will benefit from a stimulating research environment with key input from the end user. Read more Read less
At a glance
- Application deadline31 Aug 2019
- Award type(s)PhD
- Duration of award3 years
- EligibilityUK, EU
- Reference numberSWEE0074
Applicants should have a first or second class UK honours degree or equivalent in a related discipline. This project would suit microbiologists, engineers from chemical, environmental or ecologial backgrounds, and environmental scientists.
Sponsored by EPSRC, Cranfield University, Severn Trent Water, Thames Water, United Utilities and Scottish Water, this studentship will provide a bursary of up to £18,500 (tax free) plus fees* for three years .
*To be eligible for this funding, applicants must be a UK national. We require that applicants are under no restrictions regarding how long they can stay in the UK i.e. have no visa restrictions or applicant has “settled status” and has been “ordinarily resident” in the UK for 3 years prior to start of studies and has not been residing in the UK wholly or mainly for the purpose of full-time education. (This does not apply to UK or EU nationals). Due to funding restrictions all EU nationals are eligible to receive a fees-only award if they do not have “settled status” in the UK.
Cranfield Doctoral Network
Research students at Cranfield benefit from being part of a dynamic, focused and professional study environment and all become valued members of the Cranfield Doctoral Network. This network brings together both research students and staff, providing a platform for our researchers to share ideas and collaborate in a multi-disciplinary environment. It aims to encourage an effective and vibrant research culture, founded upon the diversity of activities and knowledge. A tailored programme of seminars and events, alongside our Doctoral Researchers Core Development programme (transferable skills training), provide those studying a research degree with a wealth of social and networking opportunities.
How to apply
For further information please contact: Dr Gabriela Dotro E: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are eligible to apply for this research studentship, please complete the online application form stating the reference number SWEE0074.
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