Postdoctoral Scholarship in Plasma Technology for Energy: Conversion of Coal Synthesis Gas, Reform and the Treatment of CO2 Tar at Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA), Brazil
Study Subject(s):Electrical Engineering
Scholarship Provider: Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA)
Scholarship can be taken at: Brazil
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Applicants must have relevant degree in relative field.
Scholarship Open for International Students: No
Scholarship Description: The aims of this project are the development of plasma technologies for coal gasification and the reform of compounds generated by this process, especially tars (condensable hydrocarbons : furans, phenols, etc.), non-condensable hydrocarbons (as methane, ethane and dioxins) and carbon dioxide (CO2), in order to enhance the generation of synthesis gas (CO and H2). The planned activities have been focused on the coal gasification processes by using steam plasma torches and also AC gliding arc discharge. On this plan, the reseacher should be expert on heat and mass transfer in the conditions of thermal plasma oxidation pyrolysis, materials processing assisted by steam plasma torchs(up to 100 kW electric power) and, also, on design of plasma reators based on gliding arc discharges for waste processing. In the case of interest, please send CV , letter of interest and letter(s) of recommendation.
How to Apply: Electronically
Scholarship Application Deadline: July 7, 2012