Type dienstverband:
Internship and graduation project
Uren per week:
Fulltime – 40

Internship | Adsorptive capture of Carbon monoxide (CO)

About this position

This internship will be carried out within the Sustainable Technologies for Industrial Processes (STIP) group of TNO, which is actively involved in projects focusing on transition towards a low-carbon future by industrial innovation. This internship will be a part of NWO funded project called ReCoVR which aims to develop electrically driven separation technologies for the recovery of valuable resources.

What will be your role?

In this internship, you will carry out experimental work in developing an electrochemical separation technique namely super capacitive swing adsorption (SSA). This technology can be carried out at low temperature and pressure conditions using inexpensive and environmental friendly materials, making it attractive as compared to current conventional CO and CO2 separation techniques that are energy demanding. With this investigation different possibilities for separation of various species can be explored for a sustainable industrial processes primarily focusing on reduction of CO and CO2 emissions. Additionally, you will compare this SSA technology with other alternative CO separation methods like electro-swing adsorption which will be developed by the collaborating partners from the ReCoVR. You will also do a feasibility study of these technologies, including the CAPEX,OPEX and energy efficiency alongwith the current benchmark processes for CO separation.

What we expect from you

You are an enthusiastic WO/ Master student looking for an internship for 5-6 months. You have a chemical engineering, material science/electro-chemistry background and are eager to learn more about separation and conversion techniques. You have prior experience working in chemical lab and handling lab scale set-up. You are pro-active and independent with good communication skills in English. You are curiosity-driven, persistent and self-motivated.

What you'll get in return

You want to work on the precursor of your career; a work placement gives you an opportunity to take a good look at your prospective future employer. TNO goes a step further. It’s not just looking that interests us; you and your knowledge are essential to our innovation. That’s why we attach a great deal of value to your personal and professional development. You will, of course, be properly supervised during your work placement and be given the scope for you to get the best out of yourself. Naturally, we provide suitable work placement compensation.

TNO as an employer

At TNO, we innovate for a healthier, safer and more sustainable life. And for a strong economy. Since 1932, we have been making knowledge and technology available for the common good. We find each other in wonder and ingenuity. We are driven to push boundaries. There is all the space and support for your talent and ambition. You work with people who will challenge you: who inspire you and want to learn from you. Our state-of-the-art facilities are there to realize your vision. What you do at TNO matters: impact makes the difference. Because with every innovation you contribute to tomorrow’s world. Read more about TNO as an employer.

At TNO we encourage an inclusive work environment, where you can be yourself. Whatever your story and whatever unique qualities you bring to the table. It is by combining our unique strengths and perspectives that we are able to develop innovations that make a real difference in society. Want to know more? Read what steps we are taking in the area of diversity and inclusion.

The selection process

After the first CV selection, the application process will be conducted by the concerning department. TNO will provide a suitable internship agreement. If you have any questions about this vacancy, you can contact the contact person mentioned below.

Students must reside in the Netherlands before the start and also throughout the internship or graduation project at TNO.

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