PhD Studentship: Reuse of Wastewater for Agricultural Irrigation

University of Warwick

Coventry, UK 🇬🇧

University of Warwick – Centre for Doctoral Training in the Modelling of Heterogeneous Materials (HetSys), Department of Physics

Qualification Type:PhD
Funding for:UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount:See full advert
Hours:Full Time
Placed On:13th December 2022
Closes:31st March 2023


Mohad Nezhad (Engineering), Gary Bending (Life Sciences)


Wastewater reuse for agricultural irrigation is an option to deal with water scarcity and associated threats to food security. Investigations show that treated wastewater may contain micro and nano-pollutants. What is to be explored is the capacity of the soils to act as a filter for purifying wastewater from pollutants. Predicting the filtering capacity of the soils requires a firm scientific foundation for the characterization of basic mechanisms associated with reactive pollutant transport in porous media, and a robust understanding of all relevant processes and properties across the spectrum of relevant length and time scales. This project aims to develop and use machine learning algorithms that quantify the rate of interaction between the micropollutants and soil termed sorption rates.

For further details about the project and how it links to the training included in the HetSys PhD programme, please visit:

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Awards for both UK residents and international applicants pay a stipend to cover maintenance as well as paying the university fees and a research training support. The stipend is at the standard UKRI rate. For more details visit:

If you’re from outside the UK, the final application deadline for all courses starting in September/October is 23:59 (GMT) on 25 January 2023.

For applicants from the UK, the deadline for the first round of applications is 25 January 2023. Details regarding a second round of applications will be forthcoming





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