Postdoctoral – PV Cell Recycling 2020

August 20, 2020

Project Title Elec­tri­­cal­­ly-Enhanced Recy­cling and Refin­ing of End-of-Life Sil­i­con Pho­to­volta­ic Cells – Process Upscale Posi­tion Pur­pose A Post­doc­tor­al researcher posi­tion (Lev­el A6/B1, Full time/1.0 FTE, 2 years dura­tion) is avail­able for asuit­able can­di­date to under­take the project on “Elec­tri­­cal­­ly-Enhanced Recy­cling and Refin­ing of End-of-Life Sil­i­con Pho­to­volta­ic Cells – Process Upscale”. The suc­cess­ful appli­cant will car­ry out the research project close­ly with Swin­burne Researchers, CSIRO (Com­mon­wealth Sci­en­tif­ic and Indus­tri­al Research Organ­i­sa­tion, Aus­tralia) and relat­ed indus­try part­ners. There is a gen­uine world­wide prob­lem of a grow­ing gen­er­a­tion of WEEE (waste elec­tri­cal and elec­tron­ic equip­ment), i.e. about 40 mil­lion tonnes per year. WEEE con­tains of more than 40 ele­ments includ­ing the strate­gic met­als and haz­ardous ele­ments. The con­cen­tra­tions of the strate­gic met­als in the WEEE are high­er com­pared to that of in their respec­tive under­ground ores. This makes them suit­able as sec­ondary met­als sources. End-of-Life (EOL) Pho­to­volta­ic (PV) cell is also con­sid­ered as WEEE. Con­sid­er­ing the aver­age pan­el life­time of 25 years, the glob­al solar PV waste is antic­i­pat­ed to be between 4–14% of total gen­er­a­tion capac­i­ty by 2030 and rise to over 80% (~78 mil­lion tonnes) by 2050. In addi­tion to the Si, EOL PV cell con­tain very valu­able Ag which is used as met­alli­sa­tion pastes/inks in the cell. There is also a prob­lem of Si kerf (slur­ry) waste gen­er­at­ed from man­u­fac­tur­ing process of PV Cell (account for up to 45% loss of ultra­pure mate­ri­als), totalling to approx­i­mate­ly 160,000 tonnes/year (and increas­ing if not processed). click here for more info

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Swinburne PhD Scholarship 2020

August 20, 2020

A PhD schol­ar­ship is avail­able for a suit­able can­di­date to under­take PhD project on “Kinet­ics of Elec­tri­cal­lyEn­hanced Reac­tions dur­ing Recy­cling and Refin­ing of End-of-Life Sil­i­con Pho­to­volta­ic Cells”.The suc­cess­ful appli­cant will car­ry out the PhD research work close­ly with Swin­burne Researchers, CSIRO (Com­mon­wealth Sci­en­tif­ic and Indus­tri­al Research Organ­i­sa­tion, Aus­tralia) and relat­ed indus­try part­ners.  There is a gen­uine world­wide prob­lem of a grow­ing gen­er­a­tion of WEEE (waste elec­tri­cal and elec­tron­ic equip­ment), i.e. about 40 mil­lion tonnes per year. WEEE con­tains of more than 40 ele­ments includ­ing the strate­gic met­als and haz­ardous ele­ments. The con­cen­tra­tions of the strate­gic met­als in the WEEE are high­er com­pared to that of in their respec­tive under­ground ores. This makes them suit­able as sec­ondary met­als sources. End-of-Life (EOL) Pho­to­volta­ic (PV) cell is also con­sid­ered as WEEE. Con­sid­er­ing the aver­age pan­el life­time of 25 years, the glob­al solar PV waste is antic­i­pat­ed to be between 4–14% of total gen­er­a­tion capac­i­ty by 2030 and rise to over 80% (~78 mil­lion tonnes) by 2050. In addi­tion to the Si, EOL PV cell con­tain very valu­able Ag which is used as met­alli­sa­tion pastes/inks in the cell. There is also aprob­lem of Si kerf (slur­ry) waste gen­er­at­ed from man­u­fac­tur­ing process of PV Cell (account for up to 45% loss of ultra­pure mate­ri­als), totalling to approx­i­mate­ly 160,000 tonnes/year (and increas­ing if not processed). click here for more info  

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Swinburne Masters (by Research) Scholarship 2020

August 20, 2020

Mas­ters (by Research) Project Title  Par­ti­tion­ing of Ag, B, P in Liq­uid Sil­i­con and Oxides dur­ing Recy­cling and Refin­ing of End-of-Life (EoL) Pho­to­volta­ic (PV) Cell  Posi­tion Pur­pose  A Mas­ters (by Research) schol­ar­ship is avail­able for a suit­able can­di­date to under­take mas­ters project on “Par­ti­tion­ing of Ag, B, P in Liq­uid Sil­i­con and Oxides dur­ing Recy­cling and Refin­ing of End-of-Life (EoL) Pho­to­volta­ic (PV) Cell”. The suc­cess­ful appli­cant will car­ry out the research work close­ly with Swin­burne Researchers, CSIRO (Com­mon­wealth Sci­en­tif­ic and Indus­tri­al Research Organ­i­sa­tion, Aus­tralia) and relat­ed indus­try part­ners. There is a gen­uine world­wide prob­lem of an grow­ing gen­er­a­tion of WEEE (waste elec­tri­cal and elec­tron­ic equip­ment), i.e. about 40 mil­lion tonnes per year. WEEE con­tains of more than 40 ele­ments includ­ing the strate­gic met­als and haz­ardous ele­ments. The con­cen­tra­tions of the strate­gic met­als in the WEEE are high­er com­pared to that of in their respec­tive under­ground ores. This makes them suit­able as sec­ondary met­als sources. End-of-Life (EOL) Pho­to­volta­ic (PV) cell is also con­sid­ered as WEEE. Con­sid­er­ing the aver­age pan­el life­time of 25 years, the glob­al solar PV waste is antic­i­pat­ed to be between 4–14% of total gen­er­a­tion capac­i­ty by 2030 and rise to over 80% (~78 mil­lion tonnes) by 2050. In addi­tion to the Si, EOL PV cell con­tain very valu­able Ag which is used as met­alli­sa­tion pastes/inks in the cell. There is also a prob­lem of Si kerf (slur­ry) waste gen­er­at­ed dur­ing the man­u­fac­tur­ing of PV Cells(account for up to 45% loss of ultra­pure mate­ri­als), totalling to approx­i­mate­ly 160,000 tonnes/year (and increas­ing if not processed). The mas­ters project is part of a broad­er project to devel­op a unique pyromet­al­lur­gi­cal process that allows high vol­ume and high through­put recy­cling and pro­cess­ing of end-of-life (EoL) Si Pho­to­volta­ic (PV)-cells and alter­na­tive sil­i­con source (e.g. Si kerf). The process involves the appli­ca­tion of volt­age through elec­trodes placed across molten sil­i­con and slag phas­es dur­ing slag refin­ing reac­tions. This results in the removal of impu­ri­ties (such as Boron (B) and Phos­pho­rus ℗) at much faster rates and high­er amounts com­pared to the reg­u­lar slag refin­ing or cur­rent Si pro­duc­tion process; and at the same time pro­motes max­i­mum recov­ery of high val­ue Sil­ver (Ag) from EOL-PV, mak­ing the over­all recy­cling process eco­nom­i­cal­ly attrac­tive. Click here for more info.

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Launching I‑4 Prime Program

August 6, 2020

Kepa­da Yth. Dias­po­ra Ilmuwan Indone­sia, Sejak tahun 2017 hing­ga 2019, Kementer­ian Riset, Teknolo­gi dan Pen­didikan Ting­gi (Kemen­ris­tek Dik­ti) berko­lab­o­rasi den­gan Kementer­ian Luar Negeri (Kemen­lu) telah menye­leng­garakan pro­gram tahu­nan Sim­po­sium Cen­dekia Kelas Dunia (SCKD) yang mem­perte­mukan Ilmuwan Dias­po­ra Indone­sia dari berba­gai negara den­gan Ilmuwan dari per­gu­ru­an ting­gi dan insti­tusi riset dalam negeri. Forum ilmi­ah ini telah berhasil mem­berikan kesem­patan kepa­da para akademisi Indone­sia di dalam dan luar negeri untuk sal­ing berba­gi infor­masi dan wawasan keil­muan ser­ta mem­ban­gun ker­jasama yang posi­tif baik antar indi­vidu maupun antar insti­tusi terkait.  Den­gan seman­gat yang sama, pada tahun 2020 ini, Akade­mi Ilmuwan Muda Indone­sia (ALMI) dan Ikatan Ilmuwan Indone­sia Inter­na­sion­al (I‑4) melan­jutkan kolab­o­rasi dan sin­er­gi yang telah ter­jalin sebelum­nya melalui kegiatan Forum Cen­dekia Kelas Dunia 2020 yang akan dilak­sanakan secara dar­ing pada : Hari /Tanggal            : Selasa dan Rabu, 18–19 Agus­tus 2020 Wak­tu                         :  09:00 — 17:00 WIB (agen­da kegiatan ter­lam­pir) Tem­pat                       : Media online Zoom Dalam rangka­ian kegiatan Forum Cen­dekia Kelas Dunia 2020 terse­but, pada hari Rabu, 19 Agus­tus 2020, Ikatan Ilmuwan Indone­sia Inter­na­sion­al (I‑4) juga akan men­gadakan launch­ing I‑4 Prime Pro­gram, sebuah pro­gram match­mak­ing kolab­o­rasi riset antara Ilmuwan Dias­po­ra Indone­sia den­gan Ilmuwan di dalam negeri. Ada­pun I‑4 Prime Pro­gram ini meru­pakan ben­e­fit pro­gram yang dikhususkan bagi anggota I‑4 yang terdaf­tar dalam Reward Pro­gram. Untuk dap­at mengiku­ti I‑4 Prime Pro­gram, kami men­gun­dang Bapak/Ibu untuk bergabung men­ja­di anggota Ikatan Ilmuwan Indone­sia Inter­na­sion­al (I‑4) den­gan mendaf­tarkan diri melalui tau­tan berikut : https://i4indonesia.org/keanggotaan/pendaftaran-anggota/  Dead­line Pendaf­taran            : 12 Agus­tus 2020, 17.00 WIB Infor­masi selengkap­nya men­ge­nai Reward Pro­gram dap­at diak­ses melalui tau­tan berikut : https://i4indonesia.org/keanggotaan/pendaftaran-reward-program/. Reg­is­trasi pendaf­taran Reward Pro­gram hanya dap­at dilakukan sete­lah Bapak/Ibu ter­gabung secara res­mi dalam keang­gotaan I‑4. Seba­gai langkah pen­dataan awal, kami juga mem­o­hon kese­di­aan Bapak/Ibu yang bermi­nat mengiku­ti I‑4 Prime Pro­gram untuk dap­at mengisi lem­bar isian yang sudah kami siap­kan melalui tau­tan di bawah ini selam­­bat-lam­­bat­nya sam­pai den­gan tang­gal 11 Agus­tus 2020: http://bit.ly/matchmakingI4 List dari ilmuwan dias­po­ra yang men­ja­di bagian dari I‑4 Prime Pro­gram dan telah mengisi isian sebelum 11 Agus­tus akan kami tampilkan dalam Forum Cen­dekia Kelas Dunia 2020. Ada­pun lem­bar isian ini akan terus dibu­ka sete­lah 11 Agus­tus dan akan kami per­ba­harui di laman I‑4 Pro­gram tiap bulan. Demikian infor­masi ini kami sam­paikan. Atas per­ha­t­ian dan ker­jasamanya, kami ucap­kan ter­i­ma kasih. Hor­mat kami,   Sas­tia Putri Sek­jen I‑4

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