Potential use of Secondary Aggregates (from chemical treatment of waste streams) in Geotechnical En

United Kingdom
Aug 25, 2016
Nov 25, 2016
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time

Secondary aggregates (created via carbonation of industrial waste streams, producing aggregates with a negative ‘carbon footprint’) have the potential to act as a sustainable alternative to concrete or primary aggregates (won from quarries) in many geotechnical engineering applications. The proposed study would utilise an experimental investigation to determine the geotechnical properties of secondary aggregates and determine where the application of these materials in of geotechnical engineering applications would be feasible. The project would be undertaken in associated with the University of Greenwich and Carbon8.

Informal enquires can be sent to Dr Alexander Royal (a.c.royal@bham.ac.uk) or Professor Ian Jefferson (i.jefferson@bham.ac.uk) and in the first instance should contain a covering letter and a CV.

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Funding Notes

For excellent applicants (very good first degree), there is the potential for funding for Home / EU students that will cover fees at the current Home / EU student rate and a stipend. Overseas students are welcome to apply but should note that they will be required to be either completely self-funding, or to make up the difference between Home and Overseas fees.


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