🔥 We challenge you!
Besides CO2 also many other compounds are present during fermentation, such as oxygen, nitrogen, volatile organic compounds, etc. As there are very strict requirement to which food grade CO2 should adhere to, CO2 needs to be recovered with a very high specificity. One of the primary candidates to do this is through carbon recovery. In this method various separation techniques have been identified which can be used to remove impurities, however the exact process scheme still needs to be determined.
👉🏼 Your internship
Aim of this internship is to determine what the best model design is for recovering CO2 during beer fermentation. You will further iterate on the current flowchart to work towards a complete (software) model of the carbon recovery unit. From this point onwards you will further investigate the units use in practice. The main outcomes of this internship will be:
- Make a realistic and complete carbon recovery model with the most optimal design of separation techniques based on various relevant parameters.
- Develop a more precise cost estimation.
- Compare technical specifications of carbon recovery vs carbon capture solutions.
- Currently studying or obtained MSc in relevant area
- Ability to start with a broad process scheme with limited information and work iteratively towards a model close to reality.
- Experience in process engineering software.
- Understanding of thermodynamics influences gas/liquid models.
- Motivated to work on solutions that combat climate change.
- Interested in joining an innovative and motivated team.
- Excited about the adventure of joining an entrepreneurial venture.
🏦 What do you get in return?
- An exciting learning experience where you can make a true contribution
- A great team of three entrepreneurial minds.
- Supervision by Giuseppe Olivieri from the bioprocess engineering faculty at WUR
- Internship compensation
* Duration: 3 to 6 months