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Intern / Master Thesis Worker for CO2 Treatment in Air Purification and Ventilation

Student, Internship, Rest of Sweden
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Unpaid

We develop ventilation technology inspired by the one deployed on the International Space Station (ISS) to be installed in buildings. To do so, we have developed a smart cleaning module that can be attached to HVAC systems to clean the air from harmful volatile gases (VOCs). However, CO2 is generated as a by-product from the filtration process, and we aspire to treat and perhaps sell that CO2 to other third parties.

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EnergyMaterials EngineeringChemical Engineering

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The role

You will be working on a cleaning module that can be attached to ventilation systems to identify a way of treating the CO2, which is a by-product of the innovative filtration process. Therefore, you will be investigating techniques to either treat the CO2 or convert it into something else (less harmful) or harnessing it as a resource for other products (such as a fertilizer), etc. This solution is ought to be sustainable, cost-effective and economic to design, manufacture, maintain and sell. In space, and for astronauts to go deeper distances, special filters are used for CO2 treatment. However, these filters might be expensive to deploy for air filtration in commercial buildings. 

We have already designed and manufactured our prototype of the cleaning module that removes VOCs (harmful gases in the air). You will be responsible for identifying several treatment techniques, developing one of these techniques further via utilizing materials knowledge, 2D/3D sketching and some simulation skills to identify how cost-effective the technique is. You are expected to contact potential suppliers and partners who would help us deploy your technique if proven to be feasible.

You will be working closely with our product developers and starting from the head office in Västerås, Sweden. Your goal is to develop this innovative technique and contribute to the products’ and the company’s future success.


Your skills and Profile

We expect our applicants to have a background in materials science, engineering physics, chemical engineering or similar with a distinguished academic performance. It is an advantage if you have experience in ventilation or energy-saving projects. We prefer that you are flexible and ready to take on a broad role.

Your colleagues are all very determined and ambitious, so you are energetic and motivated. Even if the role involves product development, we want to emphasise that it is important that you are a team player who adds energy to the team.

We put great focus on how you are as a person and what you want to achieve with us. You should have the ability to persuade and a habit of being able to explain complex things in an understandable way.

Some additional requirements:

    ● Positive, humble, self-motivated and outgoing

    ● A habit of 2D/3D sketching

    ● Fluency in Swedish is a plus


Application

Application Deadline: 30th of November, 2018

Position: Unpaid thesis / internship 

Starting Date: 15th of January, 2019 

Duration: 6 months 

Location: Västerås, Sweden 

Applicants are screened as soon as possible, and interviews are ongoing. Apply to this ad and do not forget to attach your CV, academic transcript and a personal presentation of who you are and why you are suited to the role.

If you have some questions, please contact our Product Developer Mohamad Mansour via email mohamad.mansour@sally-r.com Hope to see you! 

 

 

Perks & Benefits

Geek lunch: Enjoy a free catered lunch with your colleagues at workshops or hackdays
Flexible work hours and vacation: Morning person or night owl, this job is for you
Free beverages: Caffeine fix or friday celebration beer, we have got you covered
Located near public transit: Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace
Social gatherings and games: Hangout with your colleagues
Paid vacation: Go get that tan!
Pension plan: We take care of you, even when you are old and wrinkly
Maternity / paternity leave: Kids are the future, go spend time with them
Break a leg! Seriously, we got you covered in our company healthcare plan

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