PhD Opportunity: Developing solar sludge drying beds

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PhD Opportunity: Developing solar sludge drying beds

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the University of Bath (UK) Centre for Doctoral Training in Decarbonisation of the Built Environment, to undertake a three-year doctoral programme in low-carbon technologies, starting in October 2015.

This project will use laboratory testing of faecal sludge to improve our understanding of its mechanical properties and drying behaviour. A drying model will be developed to compare with field measurements and to assess the performance of the solar drying beds. Results from this project will enable engineers to optimise the design and management of waste treatment facilities.

Applicants will have knowledge and practical experience in environmental science, engineering in developing countries and/or civil engineering. You should be numerate and have a 1st class or upper 2nd class honours first degree in Engineering or the Physical Sciences. You must be able to work independently, build new links with external organisations and work well with others.

While the deadline is in August the applications will close as soon as they find the right person.

Dr Celia Way
Sustainability and Physics

Buro Happold Ltd
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