The 4-year PhD position is part of the EU-funded research project “Achieving wider uptake of water-smart solutions (Wider Uptake)”. In this project, 18 partners will cooperate on the development of innovative symbiotic solutions based on water reuse and resource recovery. TU Delft will be working closely with Waternet and NPSP to develop a new bio-composite material made of by-products of water and wastewater treatment. The PhD candidate will develop a new framework for circularity and efficiency assessment and optimisation of symbiotic solutions. The approach will be based on the life cycle analysis coupled with the assessment of principal metabolic flows in a symbiotic solution such as water, energy, materials and economic flows and optimisation of these. The conceptual framework will be applied to the Wider Uptake project case studies.
PhD in water-smart solutions for reuse and resource recovery – framework for circularity and efficiency assessment and optimisation via EURAXESS
Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)
Delft, , NL