The DLR Institute for Future Fuels is developing processes for an energy system of the future that does not require fossil fuels. Because of their high energy density, liquid fuels can continue to play a particularly important role in this. Solar-powered redox cycles can be used to produce synthesis gas (a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide), which is further processed into a CO2-neutral fuel in a subsequent process step.
The effectiveness of such a process in discontinuous operation has already been demonstrated on a larger scale. Heat recovery at high temperatures plays an important role in increasing efficiency. Theoretical studies have shown that an undesirable side reaction and associated undesirable oxygen transport can occur during this heat recovery step. In order to be able to better quantify the effects of this reaction, it is to be investigated experimentally within the framework of the advertised master's thesis. A test rig developed for this purpose will be used to investigate the extent and speed of the reaction under realistic operating conditions. In addition to planning and conducting the experiments, your tasks will also include their evaluation.
Look forward to a fulfilling job with an employer who appreciates your commitment and supports your personal and professional development. Our unique infrastructure offers you a working environment in which you have unparalleled scope to develop your creative ideas and accomplish your professional objectives. Our human resources policy places great value on a healthy family and work-life-balance as well as equal opportunities for persons of all genders (f/m/x).Individuals with disabilities will be given preferential consideration in the event their qualifications are equivalent to those of other candidates.
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