LED-driven photocatalytic oxidation technology for water purification

This interdisciplinary project in collaboration with Scottish Water, our industrial partner, aims to provide a safe and reliable technology for the treatment of drinking water as well as for the effective treatment of natural organic matter and other organic substances. To achieve this, light emitting diodes (LEDs) will be combined with a new generation of catalytic materials and photocatalytic oxidation will be applied. Scientific input and financial support from Scottish Water during the whole duration of the studentship will safeguard the feasibility and effectiveness of the new technology. The student will be also offered a three-month paid placement in Scottish Water, one of the largest water companies in the UK.

Further Information: 

Institute for Infrastructure and  Environment: https://www.eng.ed.ac.uk/research/institutes/iie

Closing Date: 

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Principal Supervisor: 


Background in engineering or chemistry or experience in water/wastewater treatment technologies.

Minimum entry qualification - an Honours degree at 2:1 or above (or International equivalent) in a relevant science or engineering discipline, possibly supported by an MSc Degree. Further information on English language requirements for EU/Overseas applicants.


Funding (Stipend and Tuition Fees) is available for UK students and EU students who have lived in the UK for 3+ years.

Overseas students are not eligible to apply.

Further information and other funding options.

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