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Internship– Development of a new reforming process for synthesis gas production (m/f/d)

  • Date 09/12/2022

Located in Luxembourg


Paul Wurth as a global leader in ironmaking technology is actively working on CO2 reduction approaches for the blast furnace based iron production route. Therefore, a dedicated R&D group focusing on different CO2 reduction techniques along with the usages of green energy and hydrogen has been setup. One of the most promising research paths for the modernization of the blast furnace steel production route is the injection of hydrogenous gases into the tuyere and the shaft of the blast furnace. Paul Wurth is currently developing a new reforming process for syngas production using exhaust gases from the steel making plant. This new reforming process is highly influenced by many operation parameters e.g. the operating pressure, temperature or feed composition. At Paul Wurth, we already developed and validated a reaction model in order to set up a pilot plant, which will be operating under real process conditions. For a future integration of the reforming plant in the steel plant, we need to upscale the pilot plant to the industrial operation while evaluating possible configurations of combining reforming plants with other CO2 emission reduction technologies such as e.g. carbon capture.

If you are an open-minded, communicative and dynamic person who loves to work in a team, if you are an organisational talent and keep the overview of your projects, then you are in the right place.


  • Verification, adaptation, and optimization of a reaction model using data from the reforming pilot plant
  • Scale-up of the reforming pilot plant to industrial scale
  • Integration of the reforming process model in a design and dimensioning calculation of the industrial process plant.

Must-have requirements

  • BSc or MSc in process, chemical engineering or related discipline
  • Strong analytical mindset and joy in research activities
  • Advanced knowledge in thermodynamics, kinetics, heat and mass balance
  • Good knowledge in CFD
  • Experienced in data evaluation, programming, modelling and simulation
  • Passion for processes
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficiency in English.

Nice-to-have requirements

  • Knowledge of French, German or Luxemburgish represents an asset.

We offer

  • Internship in an international team in one of Luxembourg’s leading industrial players
  • A potential PhD project after the internship
  • Exciting and diverse topics and work streams
  • An open-minded and diverse Process & Technology department that will integrate you within their team.

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