Arvia Technology Limited

1 Year Industry-led funded Masters by Research: Ref. No. CGE 44

Evaluate the Arvia Organics Destruction Cell (ODC) for the removal of persistent organic micro-pollutants

Arvia has developed an award winning, patented technology of adsorption coupled with electrochemical regeneration to remove and destroy aqueous organic pollutants. A Masters project is available to demonstrate its performance through the removal of a range of organic micro-pollutants. It will involve developing analytical methods and based on the results, the candidate will be encouraged to propose possible degradation pathways and the underlying mechanism of destruction.

We are looking for enthusiastic candidates, who want to apply their know-how in a challenging technical environment. Applicants should have a good first degree in an appropriate discipline and preferably experience on analytical instruments.

Industry Partner

The PhD Project will be supervised by Lancaster University and Arvia Technology Limited. Arvia supplies advanced tertiary wastewater treatment systems to remove recalcitrant organics (COD) as well as remove colour and persistent organic micro-pollutants such as emerging contaminants, endocrine disruptors and carcinogenic compounds to ensure water quality is compliant with local wastewater discharge regulations or perfect for water reuse.

Why Apply?

By joining the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation you will receive £15,000 tax free per year, have your postgraduate tuition fees paid for by your partner business, worth £4,121/year (fees for Non EU/UK graduates are subsidised from £17,085/year to £12,964/year), become part of a cohort of graduates working with an award-winning team on business-led R&D, and finish in a strong position to enter a competitive job market in the UK and overseas. This post is subject to confirmation of European Union funding.

Application Deadline

This project has now been recruited.

How to apply

This project has now been recruited.

The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation

This doctoral research project is one of a cohort of industry-led funded research projects from the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation, an international alliance supporting university-business collaboration. The Centre delivers high quality, business-led research to create eco-innovative technologies, products and services.

At the heart of the Centre are people who are researching, developing and innovating to address global challenges, including energy, water, natural capital, resource efficiency, food, and waste, to deliver economic, social and environmental benefits. Launched in 2012 the Centre and has won two national awards for its ground breaking approach to sustainable R&D and knowledge exchange.