The steel industry is a heavy user of water with specific consumption in the range 3 to 60 m3/tonne steel produced. At Tata Steel Port Talbot, there are a range of challenges linked to water quality and usage requiring urgent attention. One of these challenges is the condensate water which gets heavily loaded with organic and inorganic substances causing bacterial growth and upsets in the system. Other challenges include optimisation of flocculent dosage, water demineralisation, metal removal form water and water re-use opportunities. Need has hence arisen for in-depth understanding of the water quality problems at Tata and evaluation of efficient and reliable technologies to address them.
The overall aim of the project is to develop an in-depth understanding of the water quality issues at Tata and evaluate new treatment technologies to address them. To achieve this, the following objectives are set.
Background in Chemical Engineering
Dr C TizaouiSponsoring Company Tata Steel
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
The Athena SWAN Charter recognises work undertaken by institutions to advance gender equality. The College of Engineering is an Athena SWAN bronze award holder and is committed to addressing unequal gender representation.Funding
The studentship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a tax free stipend of £20,000 p.a.Closing Date 28 February 2018