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Research

Research in Chemical Engineering is divided into three niche areas. Students enrolled for the Masters and Doctoral studies can choose from different projects that are currently undertaken and supervised by our research staff.

Research Niche Areas

Environmental Engineering and Bioproducts Technology

  • Chemical process risk assessment
  • Membrane, ion exchange and biological process developments in environmental and process applications
  • Pesticide and heavy metal analysis
  • Waste water treatment
  • Water re-use with membrane technology
  • Food Processing and bioproducts (Rheology, Food properties, Dehydration processes)
  • Biosorprtion of heavy metal removal in water treatment
  • Environmental Engineering and Management
    • Safety and Loss Prevention
    • Pollution Control (Water/Air/Soil/Vegetation)
    • Waste Management (Solid and Liquid)
Staff involved Contact details
AProf. Karabo Ntwampe
Tel: +27 21 460 3172
Email: NtwampeS@cput.ac.za
Dr Udjaard Narsingh
Tel: +27 21 959 6131
Mr Mujahid Aziz
Tel: +27 21 460 4292
AProf Seun Oyekola
Tel: +27 21 959 6799
Ms Ashleen Marshall
Tel: +27 21 460 3827
Dr Debbie de Jager
Tel: +27 21 959 6516
Email: DejagerD@cput.ac.za
Dr Myalelo Nomnqa

Tel: +27 21 959 6050
Email: NomnqaM@cput.ac.za


Hydrometallurgy, Biotechnology and Mineral Processing

  • Sorption of base and heavy metals on porous adsorbents
  • Membrane Bioreactor technology
  • Bioleaching of solid mineral
  • Extraction of precious metals from aqueous solution in supercritical fluids
Staff involved Contact details
Mr Gregory Hangone
Tel: +27 21 959 6399
Prof Tunde Ojumu
Tel: +27 21 460 3162
AProf Marshall Sheldon
Tel: +27 21 460 3160
Dr Buntu Godongwana
Tel: +27 21 460 3172
Dr Moses Basitere
Tel: +27 21 460 3170
Mr Tafi Madzimbamuto
Tel: +27 21 959 6046
Dr Mahabubur Chowdhury Tel: +27 21 46 3160
Email: ChowdhuryM@cput.ac.za


Oil and Gas Technology

  • Fuel cell technology
  • Analysis and modelling of Polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells
  • Biodiesel from agricultural material and waste vegetable oil
  • Renewable energy from municipal solid wastes
  • Production of Ultra Clean Fuels from Syngas over gold-based Catalysts
  • Pipeline Engineering - Flow Assurance along transportation pipelines
    • Sand/Hydrates/Wax/Scales/Corrosion deposition and management
  • Production and Processing
    • Refining, Petrochemical and Storage
  • Reservoir Modelling and Simulation
    • Enhanced Oil Recovery studies
    • Fluid Rheology
Staff involved Contact details
Dr Seun Oyekola
Tel: +27 21 959 6799
Dr Mahabubur Chowdhury

Tel: +27 21 460 3160
Email: ChowdhuryM@cput.ac.za


Applying for Post Graduate studies within the Department of Chemical Engineering

When submitting an application form for Post Graduate studies you should ensure that you have spoken to a staff member who will be willing to supervise you. Please go to the Postgraduate Applications page for more info on the process to follow: http://www.cput.ac.za/study/postgraduate-applications