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Job Record #16678
TitleMaster thesis
CategoryDiploma Work
EmployerUniversity of Luxembourg
LocationLuxembourg, Luxembourg
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure DateSaturday, October 31, 2020
Description:
Numerical Investigation of clean-in-place procedures in closed processing systems

The University of Luxemburg within its multi-disciplinary and –cultural
 environment offers a grant for a Master-thesis in numerical simulation. 
The objective of this study is to investigate clean-in-place procedures 
in closed processing systems. The work is carried out in close cooperation 
with the industrial partner SISTO Armaturen S.A. (www.sisto-aseptic.com).

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, in the heart of Europe, a multilingual country,
 and headquarters of many European institutions and businesses, offers a 
particularly interesting setting. The University of Luxembourg offers students
 the opportunity to pursue doctoral studies under the supervision of academic 
staff or in cooperation with other host institutions.

Outline of the thesis:
Effective cleaning of a closed processing system is particularly important in 
the pharmaceutical industry, where production lines are cleaned frequently to
 ensure the purity of drugs.  The clean-in-place (CIP) process is to be examined
 with special attention to the hydrodynamic effects and the process parameters. 
The simulation framework of the Extended Discrete Element Method (XDEM,
 www.xdem.de) is applied that complements favourably experimental data. The 
simulation platform allows hydrodynamic coupling between particles and a fluid-
phase. Thus the trajectories of particles of different materials, sizes and
 shapes can be used to study the removal of biofilms in the piping system. A
 thorough analysis of predicted results reveals the underlying physics, and 
thus allows applying modifications for an improved cleaning process.

Profile of the successful candidate:
    • MSc student in applied science or similar with a focus on fluid dynamics
    • Familiar with simulation environments
    • Fluent in English and/or German
    • Highly independent, motivated and with persistence in tackling and completing difficult tasks

Start and duration:
    • Start date to be agreed with the successful candidate;
    • Duration: 6 months;

Interested candidates are invited to send an application including CV and motivation letter electronically to:

Prof. B. Peters
Campus Kirchberg
6, rue Richard Couldenhove-Kalgeri
L-1359 Luxembourg
Phone: +352 4666 44 5496 Fax: +352 4666 44 5500
Email: bernhard.peters@uni.lu http: www.uni.lu and www.xdem.de
Contact Information:
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NameBernhard Peters
Emailbernhard.peters@uni.lu
Email ApplicationYes
Phone+352 4666 44 5496
Fax+352 4666 44 5500
URLhttp://www.xdem.de
AddressProf. B. Peters
Campus Kirchberg
6, rue Richard Couldenhove-Kalgeri
L-1359 Luxembourg
Record Data:
Last Modified12:30:09, Wednesday, July 29, 2020

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