PhD position - Wet Electrostatic Precipitation to reduce urban air pollution

SL-DRT-19-0793

RESEARCH FIELD
Mechanics, energetics, process engineering

ABSTRACT
Air pollution, especially urban air pollution, is a public health problem leading in France to nearly 50 000 deaths per year. In 2018 the World Health Organization reported that toxic levels of pollution leads annually to the early death of about 7 million people. The PhD subject deals with the design of a new urban clean-up system based on wet electrostatic precipitation. Air purifiers based on this principle are usually intended for an industrial use. The PhD will focus on a multiphysical numerical simulation of such a device, but adapted to an urban deployment, starting with the central and difficult problem posed by the stability of an air/water interface in an intense electric field. While being based on this simulation, the final challenge is to develop a numerical optimization of the system aiming at a significant reduction of its size and an appropriate integration of the toxic gas / airborne particles sensors developed at CEA GRENOBLE/Leti/DTBS. Experimental studies carried out at CEA will be guided by the obtained numerical results which will in return be validated.

LOCATION
Département Microtechnologies pour la Biologie et la Santé (LETI)

Laboratoire Biologie et Architecture Microfluidiques

Grenoble

CONTACT PERSON
ROUX Jean-Maxime

CEA

DRT/DTBS/SBSC/LBAM

CEA-Leti, MinatecDRT/DTBS/SBSC/LBAM17, rue des Martyrs38054 GRENOBLE Cedex 9FRANCE

Phone number: 04.38.78.01.03

Email: jean-maxime.roux@cea.fr

UNIVERSITY / GRADUATE SCHOOL
Grenoble INP

IMEP2: Ingénierie - Matériaux - Environnement - Energétique - Procédés - Production

FIND OUT MORE
www.researchgate.net/profile/Jean-Maxime_Roux

START DATE
Start date on 01-10-2019

THESIS SUPERVISOR
BALARAC Guillaume

Université Grenoble Alpes

MOdélisation et Simulation de la Turbulence

Laboratoire LEGI1209-1211 rue de la piscineDomaine Universitaire38400 Saint Martin d’HèresFrance

Phone number: +33 (0)4 76 82 51 42

Email: guillaume.balarac@legi.grenoble-inp.fr

« The age limit is 26 years for PhD offers and 30 years old for post-doc offers. »


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