Welsh Water is proud to provide essential public services in the management of the water cycle to over three million people across most of Wales and some adjacent parts of England. 40% of Welsh Water’s mains (11,000km of the 27,500km) are cast iron. Over time these cast iron mains corrode causing discolouration to our customers. Corrosion rates are dependent on the chemistry of the water passing through these mains. By understanding how water chemistry effects corrosion rates and the stabilisation of mains that already are corroded, Welsh Water will be able to reduce customer complaints about discoloured water.
The overall project aim is to understand how water chemistry can be adjusted to reduce corrosion rates and stabilise the corrosion already apparent in our mains. To achieve this, the following objectives are set:
This project would be suitable for someone with a degree in chemistry, physics, or materials engineering.
Prof G WilliamsSponsoring Company Welsh Water
Candidates should hold an Engineering or Physical Sciences degree with a minimum classification level of 2:1 or equivalent relevant experience.
Our funders require applicants to also meet the following eligibility criteria:
Further information regarding eligibility criteria can be found at: http://www.materials-academy.co.uk/eligibility
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The studentship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a tax free stipend of £20,000 p.a.Closing Date 3 June 2018