Research Assistant in Micro-hydropower Energy Recovery in Water pipe networks
The School of Engineering, Trinity College Dublin, and the Faculty of Agricultural and Forestry Engineering, University of Cordoba, invite applications for a Research Assistant positions, part funded under the ERDF INTERREG Atlantic Area programme 2014-2020 (www.atlanticarea.eu). Trinity and Cordoba are collaborating with Action Renewables Ltd, IST Lisbon, Hidropower Ltd, University of Naples, the WATEF Network, FAEN and Feragua in this research.
The project is entitled Reducing the Energy Dependency of Atlantic area Water Networks (REDAWN). The water industry is the 4th most energy intensive sector in the Atlantic area (AA), responsible for significant contributions to climate change and reductions in competitiveness due to the associated costs. REDAWN aims to improve the energy efficiency of water networks through innovative micro-hydropower technology. This technology will recover wasted energy in existing pipe networks across: irrigation, public water supply, process industry settings. REDAWN will develop the institutional, social and technological environment to foster greater resource efficiency in water networks, including:
At present significant potential exists to save energy, costs and environmental impacts in AA water networks, but technological, institutional and social barriers prevent the exploitation of this resource. REDAWN will develop technology and policy, and raise awareness to overcome these barriers, improving the energy efficiency of water suppliers and users in the region.
As part of REDAWN, a Researcher Assistant will be appointed based at Trinity College Dublin, School of Engineering (www.tcd.ie/civileng). The Research Assistant will:
Applicants with good honours degrees in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Agricultural Engineering or related disciplines will be considered. Candidates are asked to send a cover letter, CV and the names of two referees, at least one of whom should be an academic, to the address below. Funding for this position comprises €30,925 per annum for a period of 9 months. Closing date for applications is 4th October 2019. Position commencing 1st December 2019. Informal enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com;
Further information available at: https://www.tcd.ie/civileng/research/environment/water/water-energy-nexus/index.php