Hezron Timothy Mwakabona

          Hezron Timothy Mwakabona

 Feature  Description
 Full Name  Hezron Timothy Mwakabona
 Position  Researcher & Lecturer
 Skype Id (option)  hezron.mwakabona1
 Qualification
  • Doctor of Engineering Science (PhD) (Chemical engineering), KU Leuven, Belgium
  • MSc (EnSE) Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology, Tanzania
  • BSc (Ed) (Chemistry, Biology) University of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
 Research Interest Water treatment technologies, Surface adsorption, wastewater treatment, Chemical analysis, Fluoride removal technologies, and Complex compounds reactivity.
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Skype Id (option)                                   hezron.mwakabona1
 Publication
  • Mwakabona, H. T., Mlay, H. R., Van der Bruggen, B., & Njau, K. N. (2019). Water defluoridation by Fe (III)-loaded sisal fibre: Understanding the influence of the preparation pathways on biosorbents’ defluoridation properties. Journal of hazardous materials362, 99-106.
  • Kapenja, A. J., Msigala, L. C., & Mwakabona, H. T. (2017). The effect of Amaranthus hybridus on fluoride removal by iron (III) salts as fluoride coagulants. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 11(4), 207-212.
  • Mwakabona, H. T., Ndé-Tchoupé, A. I., Njau, K. N., Noubactep, C., & Wydra, K. D. (2017). Metallic iron for safe drinking water provision: Considering a lost knowledge. Water research, 117, 127-142.
  • Naseri, E., Nde-Tchoupe, A., Mwakabona, H.T., Nanseu-Njiki, C.P., Noubactep, C., Njau, K.N., Wydra, K.D. (2017). Making Fe0-based filters a universal solution for safe drinking water provision. Sustainability, 9(1224), 1-31
  • Mwakabona, H. (2017). The Growing Global Demand for Element Gallium: Electrical and Electronic Waste and Coal Fly Ash as Alternative Sources for its Sustainable Supply. International Journal of Science and Research, 6(1), 1287-1293
  • Makota, S., Nde-Tchoupe, A. I., Mwakabona, H. T., Tepong-Tsindé, R., Noubactep, C., Nassi, A., & Njau, K. N. (2017). Metallic iron for water treatment: leaving the valley of confusion. Applied Water Science, 1-20.
  • Ndé-Tchoupé, A. I., Crane, R. A., Mwakabona, H. T., Noubactep, C., & Njau, K. N. (2015). Technologies for Decentralized Fluoride Removal: Testing Metallic Iron-based Filters. Water, 7(12), 6750-6774.
  • Mwakabona, H. T., Said, M., Machunda, R. L., & Njau, K. N. (2014). Plant biomasses for defluoridation appropriateness: unlocking their potentials. Research Journal in Engineering and Applied Sciences 3 (3) 167, 174.
  • Mwakabona, H. T., Machunda, R. L., & Njau, K. N. (2014). The influence of stereochemistry of the active compounds on fluoride adsorption efficiency of the plant biomass. American Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2(4), 42-47. 
 Patents

 

  1. Mwakabona H.T. , Njau, K.N, and Machunda, R.L. (2014). A novel technique involving digestive enzymes and microbes in activation of plant for fluoride adsorption enhancement”

         Patent number : TZ/P/14/00388

 Projects
  1. An integrated strategy for fluoride removal from drinking water sources: joining the technological expertise in Tanzania, Kenya and Ethiopia. VLIROUS-NSS Project (In collaboration with KU Leuven and NM-AIST) (2015-2019)
  2. Metallic iron in water treatment, universal solution to address millennium development goals for African countries. In collaboration with University of Gotingen, Germany and SUA, Tanzania and University of Doula, Cameroun. (2015-2018)
 Seminars/Conferences
  • Biomass ash-Cyperus plants coupling: A novel low-cost technology for fluor and pH contamination remediation in drinking water. 4th Green and Sustainable Chemistry 5-8th May 2019. Dresden, Germany.
  • Fluoride removal from drinking water: health and technology implications: An Interdisciplinary research workshop. NM-AIST, Arusha, Tanzania. 12th-13th September, 2013.
  • Fluoride problem in drinking water- An International forum for technology exploration. NM-AIST, Arusha, Tanzania. 4th-5th February, 2015.
 Teaching  Water and water treatment, Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry & Coordination Chemistry
 Google scholar link  https://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&as_sdt=0%2C5&q=mwakabona&oq=mwakabona
 Researchgate link  https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Hezron_Mwakabona
 Academia link  https://suanet.academia.edu/HezronMwakabona
Supervision (Masters/PhD) Available