Master thesis on brominated flame retardants detection and subtraction with dry mechanical separation method
Team of two MSc Students; six-month thesis.
impactPCB start-up offers Master students a thesis opportunity in the topic of “Brominated flame retardants detection and subtraction with dry mechanical separation method”. The topic would follow in the year 2023 first half, covering the (optional/side) research on brominated flame retardants (BRF) present in PCBs (in the epoxy).
Depending on WP3 outcomes – if BFRs were subtracted from the non-metallic fraction, the study would be disseminated as a peer-review article. Therefore, a single student will be involved in the case of WP3, delivering the results and evidence. The student shall present an overview of the BFRs, as well as a commercialisation case for potential implementation in the future for the overall impact on recycling. They are studying existing/emerging solutions for benchmarking. The student may be exposed to BRFs subtraction and characterisation lab pilot process.
In case of insufficient evidence for the successful subtraction and concentration of the BFRs containing fraction, the team of two students may divide the roles as present an overview of the BFRs and a commercialisation case for potential implementation in the future for overall impact on recycling. Studying indeed existing/emerging solutions for benchmarking.
Proceeding with the research framework from the results delivered from WP3, analysing the results-producing following outcomes – proposing improvements/adjustments and testing them, finding pieces of evidence to prove the method cannot provide the desired results.
For more information, please contact impactPCB team.