Environmental Engineering (PhD Studentship)

Degree: PhD
University: The University of Edinburgh , Faculty: College of Science & Engineering
City: Edinburgh , Country: United Kingdom
Discipline: Engeneering & Technology
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  • Start Date of Studies
  • Admission deadline Open until filled
  • Programme Alternatives full-time
  • Language English
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  • Programme Description

    Programme Description

    The overall project aims to develop locally sustainable technology that can remove natural as well as anthropogenic metals (F, NO3, U, As) occurring in groundand surface waters in rural Ghana simultaneously with microbiological contaminants.

    Specifically this will be achieved by 5 Milestones:
    MS1: Critical evaluation of the water situation in rural Ghana
    MS2: Evaluation of metal removal using ultrafiltration-nanofiltration (UF-NF) in Ghana water matrices
    MS3: Potential of metals removal using local sorbents and UF
    MS4: Determine opportunities to power such decentralised treatment systems with renewable energy
    MS5: Assess technology robustness, energy consumption, maintenance requirements, life cycle costs and
    commercialisation potential in Ghana through local enterprise facilitation.

    Ideally there will be two major outcomes: i) a research unit in Ghana with the know how to develop such processes, and ii) an enterprise network that installs systems, trains local operators and maintains such technologies. Depending on candidate interests and abilities there is room to accommodate and focus on specific interests within the project scope. The candidate will be spending a significant amount of time in Ghana during this PhD with the collaborating institution KNUST as well as in rural areas.


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