2013 PhD Studentships-Sustainable Treatment of Hazardous Chemicals at Cranfield University in UK

EPSRC and UK Water Industry Research funded PhD Scholarships in Chemical Analysis at Cranfield University in UK 2013

Study Subject(s): Chemical Analysis
Course Level: This scholarship is available for pursuing PhD degree level.
Scholarship Provider: EPSRC and UK Water Industry Research
Scholarship can be taken at: UK

– Applicants should have a first or upper second class UK honors degree or equivalent in Chemistry with interest in chemical analysis using liquid chromatography mass spectrometry techniques; Biology with interest in microbial analysis; Engineering in relation to wastewater treatment plants operation.
–  All EU nationals are eligible to receive a fees-only award if they do not have ‘settled status’ in the UK.

 Scholarship Open for International Students: All EU nationals are eligible to receive a fees-only award if they do not have ‘settled status’ in the UK.

Scholarship Description: The UK water industry is responsible for the sustainable provision of safe drinking water and plays a major role in safe-guarding water sources for the protection of wildlife and human health through wastewater treatment which is predominantly facilitated through biological activated sludge plants (ASPs). The water industry treats around 10 billion litres of sewage every day. When it enters the wastewater treatment works (WwTWs), this water is contaminated with tens of thousands of chemicals, bulk organics and solids. Its treatment presents a huge challenge, exacerbated by the occurrence of previously undetected, often hazardous chemicals (HCs), also termed “emerging contaminants”, in wastewaters. It is apparent from the literature that some WwTWs do remove HCs compounds more effectively than others, but why this occurs is not yet fully understood.

 Number of awards offered: Not Known

Duration of award(s): Scholarship is offered for three year.

What does it cover? Supported by EPSRC and UKWIR, this studentship will cover the tuition fees at the UK/EU rate only and provide a bursary of up to £18,000 p.a for three years.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Do submit your applications till 04 January 2013.

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