UROP Project

Reaction Technologies for a Breakthrough Electrochemical Process

Contact

Name

Daniel Holder

Program Director UROP

Telephone

workPhone
+49 241 80-90695

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Key Info

Basic Information

Project Offer-Number:
805
Category:
UROP Abroad
Field:
Chemical Engineering
Faculty:
4
Organisation unit:
Institute of Chemical Process Engineering (AVT.CVT)
Language Skills:
Fluency in English
Professor:
Prof. Matthias Wessling

The development of low carbon routes for industrial chemicals remains a major goal of both governmental and industrial research. To date, most of these technologies have focused on alternative materials derived from bio-sourced feedstock. While somewhat successful, alternative routes are needed. Calera Corporation (www.calera.com) has developed an alternative route to sodium hydroxide that operates at significantly lower energy and avoids the formation of chlorine (Cl2) byproduct. This technology is currently being tested at pilot scale at Calera's facility in Moss Landing, CA. This project will focus on the reaction technology, which eliminates the need for chlorine gas.

Task

- Assess technical feasibility of various reactor design options. - Perform preliminary analysis like flow diagrams and simulations. - Assist in engineering, procurement and construction such as material selection, P&ID development etc.

Requirements

The project requires a skilled chemical engineer near the completion of the undergraduate curriculum. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated person who understands engineering fundamentals and can be proficient with lab scale experiments, computer simulations, and process design. The candidate must be fluent in English.

Full Address

485 Alberto Way, Ste. 210
CA 95032 Los Gatos
United States of Amerika
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