Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science
Lead researcher on
Recovery of Gold from Dilute Solutions by Using Some Biomass Wastes Jan 2012 - Dec 2014
Hydrometallurgical Recovery of Gold Using Lignin-based Adsorbents Jan 2011 - Dec 2012
Gold Recovery Through Biosorption Jan 2011 - Dec 2012
Production of Biomaterials from Solid Biomass Wastes for the Mining Industry Jan 2011 - Dec 2012
The Development of a Sustainable Bioremediation Process for the Treatment of Severe Acid Mine Drainage by Removing Toxic Metals using Bioadsorbents Jan 2010 - Dec 2011
Active Research Interests
Base and precious metals recovery from ore or waste materials using different hydrometallurgical techniques.
Development of environmentally benign technologies for metals recovery from ores and waste materials.
Hydrometallurgical treatment of plant effluent / wastewater for the removal of heavy, toxic and hazardous metals.
Mine site pollution control by removing heavy metals and controlling pH of the water bodies affected by acid mine drainage.
Treatment of leach residue for the value added metals recovery and/or safe disposal.
"Biomass NL" - Production of biomaterials (bioadsorbents) using biomass wastes derived from agriculture, forestry and marine resources.
Green recovery of metals from mining/metallurgical solutions through biosorption.
Waste Management - Effective use of biomass wastes to produce value-added products for the mining/metallurgical industries.
Special Equipment and Facilities
Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICP-OES)
Parr 2L Autoclaves
Hot plates with magnetic stirrers
Power control agitator
Thermostatic water bath heater
De-ionized water system
Emerging Research Interests
Connecting hydrometallurgical techniques to the oil and gas industry