Mechanochemical carbonation of waste material for agricultural applications

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
September 18, 2023
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Mechanochemical carbonation of waste material for agricultural applications

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The Process Engineering for Sustainable Systems (ProcESS) is a vibrant research group dedicated to contribute to sustainable chemical processing by developing intensified and integrated flow sheets using continuous reactors and separators with alternative energy forms. ProcESS is world-known reference group on process intensification in the chemical industry. As a PhD student you will join a group of ca. 50 PhD students, many of them working on topics which are related to your research (carbonation, crystallisation, mechanical activation, slag recycling, etc).

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The PhD position is part of a bigger effort on negative CO2 emission technologies for the removal of CO2 from the atmosphere and subsequent long- term sequestration. You will focus on the activation of waste materials (metallurgical slag, C&D waste) for CO2 adsorption by novel techniques including mechanical, chemical and mechanochemical activation approaches. Other research groups in the consortium will investigate the agricultural application of our carbonated products and the life-cycle assessment of the overall process. There is also interaction with industrial and agricultural actors within the project.

  • Chemical engineer, materials engineer or the like
  • Experienced in lab work and modelling
  • Interested and able to perform in-depth research
  • Independent, perseverant, determined
  • Team player
  • Experience with carbonation and/or mechanical activation is a plus
  • Offer
  • PhD position with perspective of obtaining a PhD after 4 years
  • Top 100 University in the world, Top 10 in Europe.
  • State-of-the-art laboratory at your disposal.
  • Interested?

    For more information please contact Prof. dr. ir. Tom Van Gerven, tel.: +32 16 32 23 42, mail: [email protected].

    KU Leuven seeks to foster an environment where all talents can flourish, regardless of gender, age, cultural background, nationality or impairments. If you have any questions relating to accessibility or support, please contact us at [email protected].

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