Available masters and doctoral projects

An overview of opportunities for students to work with scientists at Reykjavik University on research projects. Please contact the person listed within each project for further information.

Undergraduate level projects are on the Icelandic portion of RU's website: Available undergraduate level projects

  • The Blue Lagoon

Use of electrostatic forces to harvest microalgaes

MSc level project, School of Science and Engineering

Abstract

Algae, cultivated at the Blue Lagoon is currently being harvested in sedimentation tank. This is a slow process and a portion of the algae, too fine for rapid sedimentation, is lost. The aim of the project is to build an electrical device that can charge the surface of the algae causing it to flocculate and thus ease the harvesting.

Description

Suitable for student with electrical/mechanical/mechatronic background or equivalent + hands-on

Goal

The aim of the project is to build an electrical device that can charge the surface of the algae causing it to flocculate and thus ease the harvesting.

Funded?

No

Other?

Not funded but transport and free food at BL is provided.

Contact 

Halldor G. Svavarsson, halldorsv@ru.is