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Olushola Ayanda
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Faculty of Sciences

Over the years, I have been involved in Hydrometallurgy, Environmental Pollution/Control and Nanoscience research. In hydrometallurgy, I focused on the extraction of valuable metals such as nickel, cobalt, tantalum, niobium etc from ores and solid waste using aqueous chemistry, while,in Environmental Pollution/Control and Nanoscience research, I focused on the development of nano oxides, adsorbents and composite materials including the synthesis, modification, characterization and application of these materials to the remediation of environmental pollutants. I am presently working on the use of nano oxides, combined nanocomposite and advanced oxidation treatment techniques for the removal of persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) and endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) (e.g polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), phthalates, organometallic compounds, pesticides,  etc) from contaminated drinking water and wastewater. I am an active reviewer to more than 30 international peer-reviewed journals and have published over 45 journal articles in accredited peer-reviewed journals.

Conference attended with date

5-10 Sept. 2014

2nd International Conference (U6 Consortium), Research and Innovation for Sustainable Development @ CPUT, South Africa.


18-23 August 2013

9th World Conference of Chemical Engineering, incorporating 15th Asian Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering Congress, Coex, Seoul, South Korea.

Paper Presentation: Kinetics and Equilibrium models for the Sorption of Triphenyltin to nFe3O4/fly ash Composite Material in Seawater.


18-21 June 2012

TechConnect World 2012 Joint conferences, Expo & Innovation and Showcase, Santa Clara, California, USA.

Paper Presentation: Preparation and Characterization of nZnO/Fly Ash Composite


26-28 June 2012

Joint Int. Conference on Science and Technology for Development in Africa @ CPUT, South Africa.

Paper Presentation: Preparation and Characterization of Activated carbon – Fly ash – nFe3O4 Hybrid Material


Workshop attended with Dates

26 Sept., 2014

Health and Safety Training, Presentation by Mr Desmond Johnson (City of Cape Town). Organised by Dept. of Chemistry, UWC, Cape Town.Venue: New Chemistry Building, Lab A, Level 1.



01 August 2014

Autolab/Nova Workshop. Organised by Metrohm SA.Venue: New Chemistry Building, 2nd Floor Senior Analytical Lab,UWC, Bellville, South Africa.


17-20   une, 2014

Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) Workshop. Organised by ENS and Dr Kwame Awuah-Offei (USA). Venue: Life Sciences Building, UWC, South Africa.


8-11 April, 2014

Into the Community: An Introduction to Community Engagement for Scientists and Engineers, Organised by Jameson Wetmore, Matthew Harsh (USA) & L Petrik (SA) University of the Western Cape & Cape Town Science Centre, South Africa.

Presentation: Nanotechnology Demo to High School Students


18 March, 2014

Persuasive Writing Workshop, Hosted by: Dr Jeremy Miner (University of Wisconsin, USA) Organized by CPUT, South Africa.


24-29 Nov., 2013

The 3rd South African Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Summer School, Organised by University of the Western Cape & Department of Science and Technology, South Africa.

Paper presented: Equipment used for the characterization of nanomaterials


1-3 Oct., 2013

Research Methods for Engineers, Hosted by: Prof RP Chhabra (Indian Institute of Tech., Kanpur). Organized by Faculty of Engineering, CPUT, South Africa.


26 August, 2013

Report Writing Skills, Organized by Environmental Nano Sciences Research, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa.


12April, 2013

National South African Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Supply Chain, Organized by Hydrogen South Africa (HySA) @ University of Western Cape (UWC), South Africa.


14 March, 2012

Support Systems for Students in Extended Curriculum Programmes, Organized by Faculty of Applied Sciences, CPUT, South Africa.


23-24 Nov., 2011

Effective Teaching and Assessment Strategies in an Outcome-based Education System, Organized by Faculty of Applied Sciences,  CPUT, South Africa.


23 June-5 July, 2011

2011 International Year of Chemistry, Organized by Department of Chemistry, University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa.


Feb., 2004

Waste to Wealth, Organized by Chemical Society of Nigeria.


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