Final Thesis

Modeling of Flow-electrode Capacitive Deionization for Water Treatment

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Chemical Process Engineering
Masterthesis / Bachelorthesis
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Flow electrodes have become of great interest for electrochemical applications in recent years. By flowing over a working electrode, the particles are charged and can be used for faradaic and non-faradaic surface reactions, like capacitive ion storage. The electrodes work according to the principle of a super capacitor where charge is stored in the electrostatic double layer of conductive particles suspended in a slurry. We use flow-electrodes for selective water desalination using the flow-electrode capacitive deionization process. For the upscaling of this process, a detailed model is needed which considers also different module geometries and salt compositions.

In this work, a modular process model for Flow-electrode Capacitive Deionization (FCDI) shall be developed which considers different module geometries and flow arrangements. Therefore, a basic model needs to be extended to account for 2D effects and different salts. The new model shall be validated with data from existing lab experiments.

You should be:

  • interested in theoretical work with direct impact
  • curios and interested at learning
  • autonomous and accurate

The work offers you:

  • insights into a very innovative field of research
  • structured approach to scientific research
  • an extensive supervision
  • experience in modeling

If the topic catches your interest, please contact me. In a personal meeting we can talk about the topic in more detail.