May 28, 2011

MSc Studentship: Research on System Closure, Africa

Call for application for Master’s Studentship on Research on System Closure by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

Study Subject(s): Forestry and Forest Products
Course Level: PhD
Scholarship Provider: Masters
Scholarship can be taken at: Africa

-A degree in industrial chemistry or chemical engineering.
-Mechanical aptitude.
-Ideally have an interest in or experience of some of the following areas: simulation programmes, chemistry, and water treatment.
-Ability to work independently and also as a team in a project-driven environment.
-Be self-motivated and enthusiastic for the work undertaken.
-Ability to meet deadlines and must be willing to learn.
-Problem-solving skills and solution-seeking orientated.
-Be computer literate and have knowledge of statistical techniques to analyse data.
-Good communication and writing skills.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes

Scholarship Description:
The goal of system closure in any manufacturing process is to have a self-contained operation where valuable resources are re-used and maximised, while discharges and emissions are minimised. Such a concept integrates many attractive features.

From an economic perspective, the costs associated with raw materials and the treatment of waste streams is decreased. From an environmental point of view, the impact of the manufacturing facility on its surroundings is lessened. However, from an operating and engineering point of view, system closure means significantly-increased complexity and technological challenge.

The Centre at UKZN is setting up research facilities in this topic.

How to Apply: Online
Scholarship Application Deadline: 3 June 2011

Further Scholarship Information and Application

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