PhD position Plasma Catalytic Technology for green nitrogen oxide sythesis

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DIFFER


1 Jul 2023
Job Information

Organisation/Company
DIFFER
Research Field
Physics
Researcher Profile
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Country
Netherlands
Application Deadline
31 Jul 2023 – 21:59 (UTC)
Type of Contract
Temporary
Job Status
Not Applicable
Hours Per Week
40.0
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?
No

Offer Description

In view of the climate goals many industrial processes need to be electrified to reduce their carbon footprint. The goal of this project is to set the base for the development of an alternative low carbon footprint route, to produce nitric oxides (NOx), circumventing the traditional route via nitrogen fixation through ammonia (Haber-Bosch) and subsequent ammonia oxidation (Ostwald) in which the produced ammonia is burned to NO and water.

The approach is to produce NOx directly from the elements (N2 and O2) or with other sources of oxygen, e.g. oxidizing catalysts. Plasma technology will be utilized in combination with a catalyst. The systematic study of catalyst candidates for plasma based N2 activation to produce NO is a novel innovative approach which shall be followed exploiting the knowledge about catalysts useful for O and O2 activation.

Task of PhD

  • Plasma-catalytic reactor design
  • Plasma experiments on laboratory scale, supported with and without catalyst candidates
  • Operation of various plasma diagnostics to determine species concentration in plasma phase
  • In silico simulations of the plasma-catalytic reactor

Requirements
Specific Requirements

Preferred background:

The project combines plasma physics/chemistry research with elements from chemical reactor engineering. A solid background in both fields is beneficial, preferably MSc. in chemical, mechanical or physical engineering with some experience in computational methods (knowledge of Python and Canterra arean advantage), simulation.

Additional Information
Benefits

This position is for 1 FTE, will be for a period of {link time} and is graded in pay scale PhD. The position will be based at DIFFER (www.differ.nl ) and the working location will be at TU Eindhoven. When fulfilling a position at DIFFER, you will have an employee status at NWO. You can participate in all the employee benefits NWO offers. We have a number of regulations that support employees in finding a good work-life balance. At DIFFER we believe that a workforce diverse in gender, age and cultural background is key to performing excellent research. We therefore strongly encourage everyone to apply. More information on working at NWO can be found at the NWO website (https://www.nwo-i.nl/en/working-at-nwo-i/jobsatnwoi/ )

Additional comments

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https://www.academictransfer.com/329799/

Work Location(s)

Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research
Country
Netherlands
City
Eindhoven
Postal Code
5612AJ
Street
De Zaale 20

Where to apply

Website
https://www.academictransfer.com/en/329799/phd-position-plasma-catalytic-techno…

Contact

City
Eindhoven
Website
http://www.differ.nl/
Street
De Zaale 20
Postal Code
5612 AJ

STATUS: EXPIRED

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