New Fully Funded PhD Project Available (Extended Application Deadline: TBD)

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Development of Catalysts for High Temperature Biodiesel Production


Previous work (see PIG Alumni, Rattanaphra) has identified the efficacy of sulphated zirconia as a high temperature catalyst for the production of biodiesel. We would like to take this work further, to follow up on a number of interesting observations, based on selectivity and catalyst formulation. Unfortunately these are currently confidential - but the details will be released when you start work here!


This project will involve studying the preparation and characterisation of sulphated zirconia and a number of other acid catalysts, and relating this to the conversion and selectivities observed when catalysing the biodiesel reaction at temperatures up to 300C.


For more details, please contact Prof Adam Harvey.




 Last modified: 04-Aug-2017