Biogas will be a key resource in the transition to a
sustainable energy system in Denmark as well as other countries with a high
agricultural output. To meet the standards for injection into the gas grid,
biogas, produced during anaerobic digestion from farms, can be upgraded by
removal of CO2 in pressure swing adsorption (PSA). This upgrading
step can account for 50% of the raw biogas production costs. Especially for the
small size PSA units, current technology is prohibitively
The aim of the project is to synthesis, disperse (and finally
structure or shape) nanoparticles of specific
adsorbent materials (Zeolites, MOFs) to improve the performance of gas
adsorption devices. The main focus of this project is the synthesis and/or
fabrication of adsorbent materials in the nanoscale and the stabilization of
these particles in colloidal suspension. Stable nanodispersion are needed for
the fabrication of specific structures, for example nanofibers made by electrospinning, that have the potential of
increasing active surface area, facilitating fast absorption/desorption and
improving mass transport.
You will work closely together with a supervisor team with expertise in colloidal science, ceramic processing and electrospinning. An exchange visit is planned via an Erasmus grant.
I samarbejde medSimge Cinar, Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey
Interest in colloidal science or ceramic processing. Background and bachelor in natural science or engineering, such as chemistry, chemical engineering, materials & manufacturing or similar.