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Training Position - LCA study for the activated carbon produced from Lebanese grapes seeds

Status: Under Review

General Information

Title

LCA study for the activated carbon produced from Lebanese grapes seeds.

Sending Institution

Lebanese University (LU) in Lebanon

Host Institution

University of Lleida (UdL) in Spain

Advisor(s)

Dr. Gabriel Perez and Dr. Rita Puig Vidal from UdL

Dr. Joyce Kheir from LU

Dr. Makram El Bachawati from UOB

Start Date

February 12, 2023

Application Deadline

January 22, 2023

Keywords

LCA, Simulation, Activated Carbon

Profile & Skills Required

Chemical & Petrochemical Engineering, Final Year Project

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

Activated carbon (AC) is commonly utilized in water treatment since it is an effective adsorbent with high porosity, large surface area, and high surface reactivity. To evaluate the AC production process’s environmental impacts, an LCA study will be performed using GaBi software to compile the life cycle inventory (LCI) and calculate the potential environmental impacts. This study will follow the four steps of LCA: goal and scope definition, LCI, life cycle impact assessment (LCIA), and interpretation. Until today only very few studies of LCA for AC exist in the literature, which is why the proposed training is considered highly important. This mobility will occur in the Chemical Engineering area from the Department of Computer Science and Industrial Engineering, located in the Igualada Campus of Lleida University.

References

  • Comparative life cycle assessment of activated carbon production from various raw materials. AnnaVilén, Panu Laurell, and Riku Vahala. Journal of Environmental Management. Volume 324, 15 December 2022, 11635. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2022.116356
  • Life Cycle Inventory Analysis (LCIA) of production of activated carbons from selected agricultural materials. Alade A. O , Amuda O. S and Bello M.O. Elixir Pollution 44 (2012) 7275-7279
  • Life cycle assessment of activated carbon from woody biomass. Gu, H.; Bergman, R.; Anderson, N.; Alanya-Rosenbaum, S. Wood Fiber Sci. 2018, 50, 229–243

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 full application online no later than January 22, 2023.

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