Anticipated start: January/ February/ March 2024
Duration: 6 – 12 months
Location: Wetsus Research Institute, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands
There are a few possibilities for allowances:
– The allowance for students is €200. The student can apply for ‘Wetsus Grant’ allowance (€200 extra; an internal committee decides if the allowance will be granted).
– Students can apply for Erasmus; (if the Erasmus grant is less than €400, the student can apply for the Wetsus Grant).
*The Wetsus Grant allowance is not guaranteed and must be approved by the Grant Committee.
For wastewater treatment plants dosing Fe to remove P, up to 90% of P can be present as vivianite (Fe3(PO4)2*8H2O). This mineral is both thermodynamically and kinetically favored in reduced environments such as in the anaerobic digester. Since vivianite is paramagnetic, its recovery from sludge is possible via magnetic technologies. However, vivianite is oxidized quickly. Therefore, it is important to investigate the relationship between different levels of oxidation and its paramagnetic properties to have better control over the magnetic recovery process. Moreover, other factors like impurities can also contribute to changes in vivianite’s paramagnetism and oxidation
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Interested? Please apply with your updated cv and cover letter in the application form below. If you have any questions, feel free to send a message to ha nguyen in the message below.