PhD position on mineral carbonation process
PROJECT GENERAL DESCRIPTION: INRS has developed a mineral carbonation process using serpentine tailings for the reduction of industrial CO2 emissions. With this process, the CO2 produced in the fumes of the emitting industries is inhibited in solid form (MgCO3). This process is now used to produce MgO. The sequestration of CO2 coupled with the production and sale of MgO makes it possible to use CO2 at zero cost. This new approach reduces CO2 emissions by more than 30% compared to the most efficient process currently in use on the market. The MgO is obtained from MgCO3 produced from mining deposits and from CO2 emitted by industries through the calcination of MgCO3 in MgO.
PHD PROJECT: Explore the feasibility of the use and recirculation of the CO2 emitted during the calcination of MgCO3 in MgO to produce again MgCO3 by mineral carbonation of tailings.
START DATE: January 2019
REQUIREMENTS: Master’s degree in science or engineering and bachelor’s degree in chemical, process, industrial, or environmental engineering. Strong integration and autonomy abilities are sought. Knowledge in life-cycle analysis is an asset. Notions in French is a strong advantage.
HOW TO APPLY: Send by email the following documents in one PDF file: 1) cover letter; 2) complete CV; 3) all university transcripts; 4) names and contact information for three referees.