Back to search results

PhD Studentship: Behaviours of Nitrogen in the Future Green Steelmaking Routes

University of Warwick

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Coventry
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: £18,200 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 2nd November 2023
Closes: 2nd February 2024

Funding Source: Warwick Industrial Fellowship

Sponsor Company: Tata Steel Nederland Technology B.V.

Stipend: £18,200 per annum for 3.5 years

Eligibly: Available to Home fee status and UK domicile EU students

Start Date: February 2024

Project Overview

An enthusiastic individual is being invited to join a team of researchers to work on the Warwick Industrial Fellowship funded project sponsored by Tata Steel in the Netherlands. By adopting hydrogen and renewable electricity based green steelmaking, Tata Steel in the Netherlands has  committed to reducing its CO2 emissions with 35 - 40% by 2030 and being CO2-neutral by 2045. The aim of this project is to create fundamental knowledge of nitrogen behaviour under future green steelmaking scenarios to support steel industry decarbonisation. 

Steel is an irreplaceable material in our modern life, while steel industry accounts for 9% of global anthropogenic CO2 emissions. A variety of low emission steel manufacturing processes are being developed to convert the currently dominating Blast Furnace – Basic Oxygen Furnace (BF-BOF) steelmaking route to low CO2 or CO2 free steelmaking route. However, one of the technical challenges for the new steelmaking routes is the achievable nitrogen content in the steel produced. Some high-quality steels demand good formability and toughness, along with good surface quality, which necessitates controlling nitrogen to very low levels of ~20-30 ppm. This is achieved by the current BF-BOF steelmaking route because of its excellent nitrogen removal capability. However, alternative metallic charges with low or no carbon content (carbon-free direct reduced iron, remelted direct reduced iron, steel scrap) are expected to adversely impact the thermodynamics and kinetics of N2 in the future green steelmaking routes.

Therefore, to enable CO2 free green steelmaking, this PhD project will thoroughly investigate the nitrogen absorption and desorption mechanisms of alternate metallic charges with varying conditions of composition, temperature, and pressure, by utilising the experimental facility and modelling expertise at WMG. A mathematical model based on the experimental data and fundamentals will be developed to predict the nitrogen in melt with various conditions, validated by industrial scale data.

The research will be carried out by using the world-leading research facilities (high temperature experiment, advanced characterisation and modelling) at the Advanced Steel Research Centre (ASRC) of WMG, the University of Warwick. This PhD studentship also offers a unique opportunity to work with the leading scientists at Tata Steel Nederland Technology B.V. (the industry sponsor), the Research and Development of Tata Steel in the Netherlands.

Essential and Desirable Criteria

We are actively seeking an enthusiastic individual to join the Advanced Steel Research Centre (ASRC) at WMG, the University of Warwick with the following entry requirements and expectations:

A 1st or 2.1 undergraduate (BEng, BSc, MEng) and/or postgraduate masters’ qualification (MSc) in a science and technology field such as Metallurgy, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Materials Science and Engineering, Manufacturing.

A passion and enthusiasm to challenge the state-of-the-art and to apply the world leading research facilities for the creation of critical knowledge and its industrial applications.

Funding and Eligibility

Funding of £18,200 per annum for 3.5 years.

Funding is available to eligible Home fee status and UK domicile EU students.

Key Information 

Supervisors

University of Warwick: Professor Zushu Li, Dr Zhiming Yan

Tata Steel Nederland Technology B.V.: Dr Bapin Rout, Dr Saikat Chatterjee

We value your feedback on the quality of our adverts. If you have a comment to make about the overall quality of this advert, or its categorisation then please send us your feedback
Advert information

Type / Role:

Subject Area(s):

Location(s):

PhD tools
 

PhD Alert Created

Job Alert Created

Your PhD alert has been successfully created for this search.

Your job alert has been successfully created for this search.

Ok Ok

PhD Alert Created

Job Alert Created

Your PhD alert has been successfully created for this search.

Your job alert has been successfully created for this search.

Manage your job alerts Manage your job alerts

Account Verification Missing

In order to create multiple job alerts, you must first verify your email address to complete your account creation

Request verification email Request verification email

jobs.ac.uk Account Required

In order to create multiple alerts, you must create a jobs.ac.uk jobseeker account

Create Account Create Account

Alert Creation Failed

Unfortunately, your account is currently blocked. Please login to unblock your account.

Email Address Blocked

We received a delivery failure message when attempting to send you an email and therefore your email address has been blocked. You will not receive job alerts until your email address is unblocked. To do so, please choose from one of the two options below.

Max Alerts Reached

A maximum of 5 Job Alerts can be created against your account. Please remove an existing alert in order to create this new Job Alert

Manage your job alerts Manage your job alerts

Creation Failed

Unfortunately, your alert was not created at this time. Please try again.

Ok Ok

Create PhD Alert

Create Job Alert

When you create this PhD alert we will email you a selection of PhDs matching your criteria.When you create this job alert we will email you a selection of jobs matching your criteria. Our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy apply to this service. Any personal data you provide in setting up this alert is processed in accordance with our Privacy Notice

Create PhD Alert

Create Job Alert

When you create this PhD alert we will email you a selection of PhDs matching your criteria.When you create this job alert we will email you a selection of jobs matching your criteria. Our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy apply to this service. Any personal data you provide in setting up this alert is processed in accordance with our Privacy Notice

 
 
 
More PhDs from University of Warwick

Show all PhDs for this organisation …

More PhDs like this
Join in and follow us

Browser Upgrade Recommended

jobs.ac.uk has been optimised for the latest browsers.

For the best user experience, we recommend viewing jobs.ac.uk on one of the following:

Google Chrome Firefox Microsoft Edge