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PhD student in Experimental study of high pressure oxy-flamers for CO2 capture and sequestration - M/F

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Date Limite Candidature : mardi 16 août 2022

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General information

Reference : UPR288-BRILLO-028
Workplace : GIF SUR YVETTE
Date of publication : Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Scientific Responsible name : BETRANCOURT Christopher, VICQUELIN Ronan, MIRAT Clément
Type of Contract : PhD Student contract / Thesis offer
Contract Period : 36 months
Start date of the thesis : 1 October 2022
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : 2 135,00 € gross monthly

Description of the thesis topic

Oxy-combustion is considered a key process in decarbonizing power plants and heat production in several industries. The combustion with pure oxygen yields high CO2 concentration enabling efficient carbon capture.
The thesis takes place in an ambitious nationwide project to improve knowledge and skills in oxy-combustion. The consortium of eight academic partners gathers specialists around two approaches: chemical looping combustion (CLC) for biomass and oxyfuel flames for biogas. The project is based on the consortium's recognized expertise in advanced diagnostics applied in oxy-combustion experimental facilities and high-performance numerical simulation to develop sober and high energy efficiency technologies in an extensive range of applications: gas turbines, boilers, glass, steel, power, and cement plants.
The EM2C CNRS Laboratory is seeking a highly qualified candidate for a Ph.D. fellowship in the area of experimental and modeling of combustion and heat transfer. The successful candidate will join EM2C's Combustion research team and will be led by a CentraleSupélec professor to study oxy-combustion in a high- pressure combustor.
This work combines experiments and modeling to study stabilization, heat transfer, and pollutant formation of swirled oxy-flames as a function of injection parameters and dilution. Measurements based on advanced laser-based optical techniques will be performed on an atmospheric pressure OxyTec experimental bench (Figure 1) and a laboratory-scale high-pressure test facility. Physical analysis and comparisons with multi-physics simulations carried out in parallel at the EM2C laboratory will identify the key mechanisms to derive low-order models. The research outcomes will be published in the major high-impact international journals.

Work Context

The EM2C Laboratory (CNRS/INSIS and Université Paris-Saclay/CentraleSupélec http://em2c.centralesupelec.fr/), through its high-level academic research in energy and combustion and its applied studies in partnership with the most prominent companies or research centers in the field of transport and energy, contribute significantly to the progress of knowledge on these critical issues, both for the climate and for the environment. To meet these challenges, the laboratory's research activities are organized around three axes entitled Combustion, Out-of-Equilibrium Plasmas, Transfer Physics, and a transversal action in Applied Mathematics. You will be included in the Combustion axe. As PhD student, you will be registered in the SMEMAG (SCIENCES MÉCANIQUES et ÉNERGÉTIQUES, MATÉRIAUX et GÉOSCIENCES) Doctoral school. The EM2C laboratory is composed of about 45 permanent staff (researchers, teacher-researchers & research support staff) and 35 PhD students, trainees.

Additional Information

We are looking for highly motivated, creative individuals, able to work in a team and with excellent communication skills. Working in a top-level research environment with advanced laboratory infrastructure, you will have a unique opportunity to develop your research abilities.
You are expected to have an excellent MSc or Engineer School degree in mechanical engineering, combustion, energetics, or physics. You have an appetence for experimentation and physical analysis. Ideally, you have experience and a proven track record in one or more of the following areas: combustion, laser diagnostics, fluid dynamics.

Laboratoire EM2C CNRS CentraleSupélec Université Paris-Saclay http://em2c.centralesupelec.fr/

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