Who are you and what can you expect?
You are a bachelor student of a technical study (engineering, engineering, applied physics / chemistry) at a Dutch university of applied sciences, and you love to put your hands out of your pockets and to build, tinker or program things in your spare time. Do you like to install domotics in your home and read it remotely, build a small racing kart of a beer crate, or just keep your computer open and upgrade? Then we'll find you! For this internship you work together with a starting company of young people, who value your (new) ideas and solutions, and you get plenty of opportunities to grow in all kinds of areas. In addition, you get a small compensation for work and pleasure.
What do we expect from you?
In this project you will investigate the impact of different parameters of the battery and try to improve them. The Blue Battery consists of two tanks with water, pumps and a so-called stack with membranes. Fresh and salt water is pumped through this stack with membranes, and electricity is generated by mixing the water. The process is reversed in the storage of electricity, where an electric potential is placed over the membranes, whereby the salt ions separate through the membranes. The aim of this internship is to investigate different types of membranes in a methodical way, while studying various conditions and compositions of the battery. You do this in a very practical way, by building and adjusting the stack for example, but also by adjusting various parameters on a daily basis. The investigation of different loss terms and voltage / current curves is being investigated to find optima.
Duration / Location / Deadline
3-6 months / Leiden / z.s.m.
AquaBattery is a team of 6 young professionals, with people having backgrounds in engineering and science. Currently the team is growing, with 3 fulltime positions and 3 internships open.