InnoVenton and The Downstream Chemicals Technology Station
Project: Investigation of the gasification of the coal algae agglomerates
Promoter: Prof Ben Zeelie
MSc Engineering Sciences (Chemical) (2012, Northwest University)
BSc Hons (Biochemistry) (2009, University of Venda)
BSc (Biochemistry & Microbiology) (2007, University of Venda)
Research interests: Biofuels, Biomass liquefaction, coal gasification
2012: Electronic poster presentation at the South African Institution for Chemical Engineers (SAIChE) conference, Central Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal.
2011: Oral presentation of the master’s research project at the 2nd Renewable Energy symposium, Sustainability Institute, Stellenbosch.
Work experience: Research Intern, DST-NRF (Host Institution North-West University, Potchefstroom), July - December 2012
Other interests: Reading scientific journals; Watching news & Talk shows: Listening to talk radio shows and travelling.
Current study: PhD
Project: Evaluation of acetals as possible plasticizers for infant plastic products
Promoter: Dr Nicole Vorster
MSc: Chemistry (2013)
BSc Honours: Chemistry (2011)
BSc: Chemistry and Biochemistry (2010)
Research interest: Cosmetic and personal care formulations, nutritional product development, pharmaceuticals and new product development.
Other interests: Reading, travelling, sketching, arts and crafts, squash.
Current study: PhD: Chemistry
Project: An investigation of the combustion kinetics of coal/microalgae composite
MSc: Chemistry, NMMU (2013)
BSc Hons Formulation Science, NMMU (2011)
SAIM Postgraduate Cert Business Management, UNISA (2010)
BSc: Honours Industrial Chemistry, Imo State University (IMSU) (2000)
Research interest: Combustion and Fuel Chemistry, Coal-Biomass Co-firing, Petroleum Chemistry, Product and Process Optimization, Polymer and Material, Agro-chemistry, Entrepreneurship.
Other interests: Swimming, music, travelling, tennis and reading.
Current study: PhD
Project: Agglomeration of Carbonaceous Materials Using Microalgae Biomass
MSc (Chemistry) (2014, University of Fort Hare)
BSc Hons (Chemistry) (2012, University of Fort Hare)
BSc (Chemistry and Biochemistry) (2009, University of Fort Hare)
Short courses: Environment and Development (2013, Wageningen University)
Research interests: Development of Green Technologies; and Renewable and Sustainable Energy
57th South African Institute of Physics conference, July 2012, University of Pretoria, South Africa (Poster presentation)
1st National Global Change conference, November 2012, Birchwood hotel in Boksburg, Johannesburg, South Africa, (Poster presentation)
58th South African Institute of Physics conference, July 2013, University of Pretoria, South Africa, (Poster presentation)
International Journal of Energy and Environment (IJEE), S Gaqa, S Mamphweli, D Katwire and E Meyer. Synergistic evaluation of biomass / coal blends for the purpose of co-gasification
Journal of Sustainable Bioenergy Systems (JSBS), S. Gaqa, S. Mamphweli, D. Katwire and E. Meyer. The properties and suitability of various biomass / coal blends for co-gasification in a downdraft biomass gasifier
Research Intern, DST-NRF (Host Institution: Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, InnoVenton ), May 2013 - April 2014
National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) Volunteer (Host Institution: University of Fort Hare, Fort Hare School of Science and Technology Discovery Centre), Feb 2011 - March 2012
Physical Sciences and Maths Educator, Ntshilini Senior Secondary School, Ngqeleni, April - December 2010
Other interests: Travelling, watching movies and listening to music
Project: GHG emission reduction through the co-firing of coal and microalgae biomass: An experimental evaluation
MSc Engineering Sciences (Chemical) (2013, Northwest University)
BSc Hons (Biochemistry) (2011, University of Fort Hare)
BSc (Biochemistry & Microbiology) (2010, University of Fort Hare)
Research interests: Biodiesel and Bioethanol production; Development of technologies for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
Conferences: 2012: Oral presentation at the South African Institution for Chemical Engineers (SAIChE) conference, Central Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal.
Work experience: Tutorship in Biochemistry (University of Fort Hare - 2010).
Other interests: Attending conferences, reading scientific journals, watching television, listening to music.
Current study: PhD
Project:Pilot plant scale pyrolysis of coal-algae composites
Promoter:Prof Ben Zeelie
Student’s qualifications: MEng Chemical Engineering, 2012, North West University, Potchefstroom, RSA
BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering, 2007, NUST, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Research interests: Energy, Industrial Chemistry, Water treatment technologies
MPRA. A. Phiri, B. Nyoni. (2014) The electricity-growth nexus in South Africa: Evidence from asymmetric co-integration and co-feature analysis
Studies in Business and Economics. A. Phiri, B. Nyoni. (2016) Re-Visting The Electricity-Growth Nexus In South Africa.
Modern Applied Science. D. Dube, C.T. Parekh, B. Nyoni. (2016) Removal of Chromium and Nickel from Electroplating Wastewater using Magnetite Particulate Adsorbent: (1) Effect of pH, Contact Time and Dosage, (2) Adsorption Isotherms and Kinetics
Lecturer (2013 – 2015), Department of Applied Chemistry, NUST, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Chemistry Teacher (2012 – 2013), Matopo High School, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Engineer in Training (2008 – 2009), Hwange Colliery Co. Ltd, Hwange, Zimbabwe
Other interests:Volleyball, Sports
Tel: +27 (0) 41 504 1111
Fax: +27 (0) 41 504 2574 / 2731
PO Box 77000, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Port Elizabeth, 6031, South Africa
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