• PhD position, University of Jyväskylä

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A 4 year academic dissertation is offered in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

The Renewable Energy programme at the University, an IFRF Member, is coordinating a new project called GASIFREAC, financed by the Academy of Finland.  Co-operation partners in the project are VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Åbo Akademi University, Process Chemistry Centre.

The objective of the project is to investigate the gasification of solid fuels (biomass and possibly waste) using mathematical modeling.  In addition, experimental data will be obtained from experimental devices of different scale (laboratory-pilot) which will be used for parameter determination and model validation. 

The long-run objective is to develop a mathematical modeling tool useful in the design of commercial gasification plants.  These gasification reactors are essential parts in the production process of liquid biofuels, such as biodiesel, from wood and waste-based raw materials.  Also the project results can be applied in gasification-based CHP applications.

The work will be accomplished partly at the Department of Chemistry in JyU, however in close cooperation with VTT and ÅAU.  The dissertation can consist of scientific peer-reviewed publications.  More information is available on the IFRF Events Calendar, including a link to the University’s website.