Development of a swirl induction device for the high flow rate Typhon UV LED water treatment reactor


3 Year Enterprise-led Funded Phd

The goal of this research and design process is to develop a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modelling capability verified and calibrated by experimental modelling to optimise the component design, geometrical shape and performance of the Typhon water treatment equipment.

Typhon’s patent-pending design on a geometrical configuration of UV LED’s for use in high flow rate biological and chemical water treatment applications has the potential for 90% energy savings compared with current mercury lamp technology.

Applicants should have an engineering degree.

Enterprise and Collaborative Partners

The PhD is a collaborative research project between Lancaster University with supervision by Dr George Aggidis and Typhon Treatment Systems Ltd.

Typhon Treatment Systems are an innovative start-up company who design and manufacture UV LED water treatment technology and equipment. Currently focused on two key areas: biological disinfection for inactivation of pathogens, and photochemical oxidation processes for removal of chemical water contaminants.

Why Apply?

By joining the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation you will:

  • Receive £15,000 tax free per year
  • Have your postgraduate tuition fees paid for by your partner business, worth c£4,195/year (fees for Non EU/UK graduates are subsidised from £17,510/year to £13,315/year.) See university website for published rates by year of entry
  • Become part of a cohort of graduates working with an award-winning team on business-led R&D
  • Finish in a strong position to enter a competitive job market in the UK and overseas.

The post is subject to confirmation of funding.

Application deadline

This project has already been recruited.