Many industries generate copious amounts of waste products.
Of particular interest are those wastes generated by the mining sector as typically a large fraction of the ore bodies are dumped or the agricultural sector.
Potential solutions we are investigating include:
- converting aluminosilicate waste to zeolites
- transforming inorganic waste to catalyst materials
- creation of materials for water and wastewater treatment
- making activated carbon
- renewable fuels,
Students will develop new technologies for waste conversion and importantly evaluate not only the performance but also the economics of any new process.
Emphasis will be placed working with industry collaborators.
The desired outcome is to take fundamental knowledge and apply this to material processing at scale.
You may be eligible to apply for a research scholarship.
- process engineering
- chemical engineering
Contact the supervisor for more information.