Laboratory Analyst for the Undertaking of Tests Related to the Anaerobic Digestion Sector.

Agriculture Sciences, Natural Sciences
Ireland
Limerick
Period: 
30 Nov, 2019 to 14 Apr, 2020
Deadline: 
30 Nov, 2019

General information

Duration: 
6 months
Commitment: 
Full-time
Description: 

 Anaerobic digestion (AD) has been touted as a means of dealing with organic wastes while, at the same time, also addressing mankind’s energy needs. The process involves biogas production via the microbial degradation of organic compounds in the absence of oxygen. AD reduces the bulk of organic matter to be disposed, generates digestate rich in nutrients that can be of agricultural value, and produces biogas rich in methane which can be used as fuel directly or can be converted to compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG).

At Celignis we undertake a number of analysis methods related to anaerobic digestion. These are described at: https://www.celignis.com/anaerobic-digestion.php

The intern will be involved in undertaking a number of tests in this space. Items of equipment that may be used include:

  • Lab-scale digesters.
  • UV spectroscopy.
  • Gas analysers
  • Near infrared spectroscopy.
  • Ion chromatography.
  • Ashing furnaces.

The intern will also get experience in adhering to SOPs and quality control methods as well as evaluating the quality of data produced.

            

Compensation: 
No financial compensation

Keywords

ad  anaerobic digestion  biomass  analysis  laboratory