PhD Scholarship in The Capabilities and Limitations of The Classical Primitive Electrolyte Equation of State Approach

Technical University of Denmark, Denmark has an opening PhD position in fluid mechanics. Potential candidates should apply before September 01, 2019.

The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Center for Energy Resources Engineering (CERE), invites applicants for a PhD position on the capabilities and limitations of the classical primitive electrolyte equation of state approach.

This PhD project is part of the ERC Advanced Grant "New Paradigm in Electrolyte Thermodynamics" (ElectroThermo) and in particular of the work package (WP2) which is about exploring the limits of the primitive electrolyte equation of state (e-EoS) approach using both in-house e-EoS and those developed by external colleagues. There is an established collaboration with IFP Energies Nouvelles, France and NCSR Demokritos, Greece with whom a "protocol" database for testing the e-EoS should be developed. Two postdocs in the WP2 investigating the external models will work mostly at IFP Energies Nouvelles and NCSR Demokritos.

The overall target of this PhD project is the further development and validation of the electrolyte Cubic Plus Association (e-CPA) EoS, which is based on the primitive approach, previously developed at CERE, DTU Chemical Engineering in the PhD theses of Dr. Bjrn Maribo-Mogensen and Dr. Anders Schlaikjer and published in a series of articles. First of all, in collaboration with the external partners, a "protocol database" (for development but especially for validation) should be developed. The database should include a wide range of properties (phase behavior, densities, thermal, hydration energies), systems and conditions (T, P, molality, etc.) in order to ensure a comprehensive test of the models. It is of paramount importance to assess the "true" applicability of the primitive approach using the different development methodologies selected by the various partners.

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender,race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at DTU is a leader in innovative teaching and research, built on core technical subjects and engineering scientific disciplines. The teaching and research cover separation processes, reaction engineering, dynamics and process regulation, process and facility planning, unit operations, heat transmission, fluid mechanics and applied thermodynamics. The Department enjoys very close relations with international partners, and especially a wide range of industrial companies. DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

Deadline: September 01, 2019
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