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Graduate Training Position – Design of Prussian Blue Analogues for Photo Fenton Degradation of Organic Pollutants

Status: Under Review

General Information

Title

Design of Prussian Blue Analogues for Photo Fenton Degradation of Organic Pollutants

Sending Institution

University of Balamand (UOB) in Lebanon

Host Institution

KTH Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Sweden

Advisor(s)

Dr. Fei Ye from KTH

Dr. Wael Hamd from UOB

Start Date

Between April and May 2023

Application Deadline

January 13, 2023

Keywords

Advanced Oxidation, Fenton Process, Photocatalysis, Nanostructured Oxides Materials, Organic Pollutants

Profile & Skills Required

Chemical Engineering Student

Promoting Research Work

All relevant results will be published in international journals and presented at national and international conferences. In addition, if these materials perform well, the patentability of any new results will be considered before any public disclosure.


Training Details

Description

This project aims to synthesize a new type of Fenton catalysts and investigate the effect of different synthesis parameters on their final structures and photocatalytic performances. Zero-valent iron is mainly used for Fenton reactions due to its low cost and high activity. However, zero-valent iron produces slag in the treated water, requiring additional steps to clean the water after treatment. Therefore, using Prussian blue analogs as photocatalyst is desirable to carry out charge exchange in the crystals themselves, reducing the leaching of iron and thus preventing slag (iron hydroxides) formation.

Objectives

  1. Synthesis of Prussian Blue Catalyst materials
  2. Microstructural characterization of the synthesized catalyst
  3. Application in degradation of organic pollutants (kinetic study)

References

Modality of the application

1. Create a student account. Click here.
2. Download the Guide for applicants, application Form N°1, and application Form N°2.
3. Prepare, sign, and submit your complete application online no later than January 13, 2023.

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Any omission or non-compliance with the instructions requested will result in the Applicant's ineligibility. Any application that does not comply with the instructions will be rejected.