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

Project Description

3 Year Enterprise-led Industry 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 (UK/EU students pay nothing, and fees for Non EU/UK graduates are subsidised from £17,510/year to £13,315/year.)
  • 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.


Application Deadline

18th September 2017

Start Date: October 2017


To apply for this opportunity please email with:

  • CV (max 2 pages)
  • PhD Application Form (
  • Application Criteria Document (
  • Funded PhD Reference Form (


The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation

This doctoral research project is one of a cohort of industry-led funded research projects from the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation, an international alliance supporting university-business collaboration. The Centre delivers high quality, business-led research to create eco-innovative technologies, products and services.


At the heart of the Centre are people who are researching, developing and innovating to address global challenges, including energy, water, natural capital, resource efficiency, food, and waste, to deliver economic, social and environmental benefits. Launched in 2012 the Centre and has won two national awards for its ground breaking approach to sustainable R&D and knowledge exchange.




Funding Notes

This project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund

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