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UM6P CEDOC- SUSMAT - RC: Sustainable Strategies for Fertilizer Dust Control: Evaluating Vegetable Oi - Benguerir

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  • Moins de 1 an
  • 1 poste(s) sur Marrakech et région - Maroc
  • Bac +5 et plus Minimum

Recherche de nouveauté Besoin de réflexion Respect des règles Organisation Extraversion

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Entreprise :

Mohammed VI Polytechnic University is an institution dedicated to research and innovation in Africa and aims to position itself among world-renowned universities in its fields The University is engaged in economic and human development and puts research and innovation at the forefront of African development. A mechanism that enables it to consolidate Morocco’s frontline position in these fields, in a unique partnership-based approach and boosting skills training relevant for the future of Africa. Located in the municipality of Benguerir, in the very heart of the Green City, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University aspires to leave its mark nationally, continentally, and globally.

Poste :

 This thesis proposal aims to explore the development and effectiveness of fertilizer anti-dust systems utilizing widely available vegetable oils as a sustainable solution. Dust emissions from fertilizers during handling and transportation contribute to air pollution and pose risks to human health and the environment. The objective of this research is to investigate the potential of vegetable oils as an environmentally friendly and cost-effective anti-dust agent for fertilizer products. The proposed thesis investigation will involve an in-depth analysis of various oil types to determine their suitability as anti-dust agents. Physical and chemical properties, such as viscosity, density, and composition, will be evaluated to understand their dust suppression capabilities. The experiments will involve simulating real-life conditions and measuring dust particle size distribution, airborne dust concentration, and dust settling rate. To optimize the anti-dust system, the research will also explore potential synergies with other additives or materials, such as surfactants or binders, to enhance dust suppression efficiency. Furthermore, this study aims to assess and enhance the physico-chemical properties of vegetable oils for effective fertilizer dust suppression. Key properties such as density, adhesion and binding, emulsification, crosslinking, and film formation will be evaluated through a series of chemical modifications. These modifications will be performed to optimize the oils' ability to effectively suppress dust emissions from fertilizers. The compatibility and stability of oil-based anti-dust systems with different fertilizer formulations will be evaluated to ensure their long-term effectiveness.

Research duties:

We are seeking a highly motivated student who will play a pivotal role in this ambitious research project. The student will be responsible for designing, planning, and executing experiments. A comprehensive literature search will be conducted to gather relevant knowledge and stay informed about the latest research in the field. Active participation in group meetings, seminars, and conferences is expected, including presenting research findings, and engaging in meaningful scientific discussions. The student will take the lead in writing articles to disseminate the research outcomes and contribute to the advancement of knowledge. Collaborative efforts with other faculty members will be encouraged to foster interdisciplinary insights. Additionally, the student will have the opportunity to assist and mentor bachelor and other students in their research activities.

About the Sustainable Materials Research Center (SusMat - RC):

The Sustainable Materials Research Center (SusMat - RC) is a multidisciplinary research center engaged in the development of advanced biobased products and materials thereof using biotechnological, physical and chemical conversion strategies and engineering processes (b) understanding and controlling their underlying specific functionalities and the structure-properties relationship acting over multiple length scales from the molecular, nano to the macro level and their cross-interactions and (c) utilizing the gathered knowledge and the invented materials to address key technological challenges in Morocco and African continent and assist the transition toward a green and circular economy.

Profil recherché :

Educational background:

  • A Master's degree or equivalent in chemical engineering, environmental engineering, agricultural engineering, or a related discipline.
  • Solid understanding of chemical principles, including knowledge of organic chemistry, chemical reactions, and chemical analysis techniques.

Skills and competencies:

  • Motivation and self-discipline to carry out independent research and work effectively within a research team
  • Time management and organizational skills to meet project deadlines and manage multiple tasks efficiently
  • Effective communication skills to present research findings and engage in scientific discussions in both English and French

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Lot 660, Hay Moulay Rachid, Ben Guerir 43150

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