The School of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg (HEIA-FR) is a member institution of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western Switzerland (HES-SO) offering multilingual study programs at the BA and MA levels. The HEIA-FR’s iTEC institute (Institute of Construction and Environmental Technologies) invites applications to fill the position of:
Mission and Scope of Activities
The removal of micropollutants is a legal requirement for water treatment plants. The most commonly used purification techniques are activated carbon (AC) adsorption and ozonation, or a combination of both. Another matter of rising importance is the treatment of micropollutants in surface water before infiltration and groundwater recharge. Because of these growing treatment needs, many tons of AC will soon be consumed yearly at the national scale. Recent studies, however, have shown that biochars made from local biomasses can be a viable and more desirable alternative to AC.
The goals of this project are:
The project will be carried out in close collaboration with French universities and public/private partners
involved in the SylvO project. Coordinating the project is a scientific committee constituted by SylvO academic members. The project involves lab work as well as fieldwork, and will take place in the following stages:
Note: fieldwork for this project will be carried out in close collaboration with partners from the professional sector (i.e. non-scientific organizations).
Interested? Send in your complete application (cover letter, CV, publication list, and reference letters from at least two qualified professionals) by clicking on the Apply («Postuler») button below.Continue reading
|Title||Post-doctoral position in the area of biochar water treatment (80%)|
|Employer||School of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg - HEIA-FR|
|Job location||Boulevard de Pérolles 80 - Case postale 32, 1700 Fribourg|
|Published||March 27, 2019|
|Application deadline||April 28, 2019|
|Job type||Postdoc  |
|Fields||Environmental Science,   Biochemistry,   Environmental Chemistry,   Surface Chemistry,   Geochemistry  |