Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Prof C Enweremadu

College of Science, Engineering and Technology
School of Engineering
Department: Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Associate Professor
Tel: 011 471 2057


  • PhD Mechanical Engineering (LAUTECH, Nigeria, 2007)

Fields of academic interests

Research interests

  • Renewable Energy
  • Heat Transfer

Field of Specialisation

  • Energy
  • Heat Transfer
  • Process Equipment


  1. C.C. Enweremadu, Energy conservation in ethanol-water distillation column with vapour recompression heat pump, In: Distillation – Advances from Modeling to Applications. Ed. Sina Zereshki.  INTECH OPEN ACCESS PUBLISHER, 2012: 35 – 60. ISBN 979-953-307-625-5
  2. J.T. Oladeji, C.C. Enweremadu, A predictive model for the determination of some densification characteristics of corncob briquettes, In: Energy Book Series – Volume 1: Materials and processes for energy: communicating current research and technological developments. Ed. A. Mendez-Vilas. FORMATEX RESEARCH CENTER, 2013: 169 – 177. ISBN: 978-84-939843-7-3.
  3. H.L. Rutto, C.C. Enweremadu, Optimization of production variables of biodiesel using calcium oxide as a heterogeneous catalyst: an optimized process, In: Energy Book Series - Volume 1: Materials and processes for energy: communicating current research and technological developments. Ed. A. Mendez-Vilas. FORMATEX RESEARCH CENTER, 2013: 320 - 326. ISBN: 978-84-939843-7-3. 

Journal articles

  • S. Ramuhaheli, H.L. Rutto, C.C. Enweremadu, Comparison of engine performance characteristics of biodiesel purified by dry and water washing, Journal of Biobased materials and Bioenergy 10(5), 330 – 338 (2016).
  • C.C. Enweremadu, H.L. Rutto, Performance characteristics of green diesel from marula (Sclerocarya birrea) oil in diesel engine, Journal of Biobased materials and Bioenergy, 10(3), 159 – 167 (2016).
  • K. Chiteka, C.C. Enweremadu, Prediction of global horizontal solar irradiance in Zimbabwe using artificial neural network, Journal of Cleaner Production, 135, 701-711 (2016).
  • C.C. Enweremadu, H.L. Rutto, Optimization and modelling of process variables of biodiesel production from marula oil using response surface methodology, Journal of Chemical Society of Pakistan, 37(2), 256-265 (2015).
  •  E. Modiba, C.C. Enweremadu, H.L. Rutto, Production of biodiesel from waste vegetable oil using impregnated diatomite as a heterogeneous catalyst, Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering, 23, 281-289 (2015).
  • A. A. Adeala, Z. Huan, C.C. Enweremadu, Evaluation of global solar radiation in South Africa using multiple weather elements as predictors. Thermal Science, Vol. 19, Suppl. 2, pp. S495-S509 (2015).
  • C.C. Enweremadu, O.T. Mustapha, H.L. Rutto, Comparative studies on the performance characteristics of biodiesel from fresh and used canola cooking oil, International Journal of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, 5(5), 265-270 (2014)
  • C.C. Enweremadu, A.N. Peleowo, H.L. Rutto, Experimental study of a diesel engine fuelled with methyl ester of shea butter (Vitellaria  paradoxa) and its diesel blend, Chemistry and Technology of Fuels and Oils, 49(3), 219-231 (2013)
  • H.L. Rutto, C.C. Enweremadu, Dissolution of a South African Calcium-based material using urea: An optimized process, Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering, 29: 1 -8 (2012).
  • J.T. Oladeji, C.C. Enweremadu, The effects of some processing parameters on physical and densification characteristics of corncob briquettes, International Journal of Energy Engineering, 2(1): 22-27 (2012).
  • C.C. Enweremadu, H.L. Rutto, J.T. Oladeji, Investigation of the relationship between some basic flow properties of shea butter biodiesel and their blends with diesel fuel, International Journal of Physical Sciences 6(4), 758-767 (2011).
  • H.L. Rutto, C.C. Enweremadu, Optimization of production variables of biodiesel from Manketti oil using response surface methodology, International Journal of Green Energy, 8: 1 -12 (2011).
  • H.L. Rutto, C.C. Enweremadu, The dissolution study of a South African Magnesium-based material from different sources at constant pH, Chemical Industry & Chemical Engineering Quarterly, 17(4): 459 – 468 (2011).
  • C.C. Enweremadu, H.L. Rutto, Combustion, emission and engine performance characteristics of used cooking oil biodiesel – A review, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews 14, 2863-2873, (2010).
  • C.C. Enweremadu, O.J. Alamu, Development and characterization of biodiesel from shea nut butter (Vitellaria paradoxa), International Agrophysics 24, 29-34, (2010).
  • C.C. Enweremadu, M.A. Waheed, J.O. Ojediran, Parametric study of an ethanol-water distillation column with direct vapour recompression heat pump, Energy for Sustainable Development 13, 96-105, (2009).
  • C.C. Enweremadu, M.M. Mbarawa, Technical aspects of biodiesel production and analysis from used cooking oil – A review, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews 13, 2205-2224, (2009).
  • J.T. Oladeji, C.C. Enweremadu, E.O. Olafimihan, Conversion of agricultural residues into biomass briquettes, International Journal of Applied Agricultural and Apicultural Research 2, 116-123, (2009).
  • C.C. Enweremadu, M.A. Waheed, J.O. Ojediran, Parametric study of pressure increase across a compressor in ethanol-water vapour recompression distillation, Scientific Research and Essay 3(9), 231-241, (2008).
  • O.J. Alamu, T.A. Akintola, C.C. Enweremadu,  A.E. Adeleke, Characterization of  palm-Kernel oil biodiesel produced through NaOH-catalyzed transesterification process, Scientific Research and Essay 3(7), 308-311, (2008).
  • C.C. Enweremadu, M.A. Waheed, A.A. Adekunle, A.A. Adeala, The energy potential of brewer’s spent grain for breweries in Nigeria, Journal of Engineering & Applied Sciences 3(2),175-177, (2008).
  • O.J. Alamu, S.O. Giwa, M.A. Sulaiman, C.C. Enweremadu, I.A. Lateef, The Zener-Hollomon parameter characteristics in hot-rolling AISI 316 using the reverse sandwich model, Pacific Journal of Science &Technology 9(1),163-172, (2008).
  • C.C. Enweremadu, A.A. Adekunle, A.A. Adeala, Evaluation of corrosion cost in some selected fruit juice processing industries in South-West Nigeria, Pacific Journal of Science & Technology 9(1),120-126,(2008).
  • C.C. Enweremadu, Development of process diagram and process chart for an existing machine, Journal of Engineering Application 4(2), 90-94, (2006).
  • C.C. Enweremadu, O.J. Alamu, Simulation of properties to aid   in   pipeline pumping of highly viscous liquids, The Nigerian Academic Forum 7(5), 154-163, (2004)
  • C.C. Enweremadu, Biomass resources and opportunities for their use in Nigeria, The Nigerian Academic Forum 7(4), 130-133, (2004)
  • C.C. Enweremadu, T.A. Oyelami, K.A. Ogunkoya, A model for evaluation of temperature distribution along the length of a heat exchanger, Global Journal of Mechanical Engineering 5(1), 18-23, (2004)
  • C.C. Enweremadu, J.O. Ojediran, J.T. Oladeji, L.O. Afolabi, Evaluation of   energy potentials in husks from Soy- bean and cowpea, Science Focus: An International Journal of Biological & Physical Sciences 8,18-23, (2004)
  • C.C. Enweremadu, J.O. Ojediran, A. Ogunwa, M. Adedayo, Determination of heating values of orange pomace, Science Focus: An International Journal of Biological & Physical Sciences 8, 5-9, (2004).
  • O.J. Alamu, C.C. Enweremadu, Design, fabrication and testing of a domestic dough mixer, Advances in Agricultural Engineering 1(2), 26-32, (2002).
  • C.C. Enweremadu, Determination of optimum thickness of heat insulation and its minimum operational cost for heat transfer equipment, Annals of Engineering Analysis 1(4), 25-29, (2002).
  • C.C. Enweremadu, E.O. Olafimihan, Optimization of pumping highly viscous liquids along a pipeline, Journal of Engineering Applications 1(4), 45-50, (2000).
  • C.C. Enweremadu, Formulation of a kinematics diagram of a transmission from observation of the design and principle of operation, Journal of Applied Sciences 2(1), 311-319 (1999).
  • C.C. Enweremadu, A mathematical model for shearing of metal sheets and plates to minimize waste, Journal of Engineering Science and Technology 5(1), 940-949 (1998)

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Registered Engineer, Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN)
  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Member, South African Institution of Mechanical Engineering (SAIMechE)
  • Corporate Member, Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology (a Web of Science-indexed Journal)


  • Solar Organic Rankine Cycle for Rural Households
  • Numerical and experimental study on diesel engines fuelled with biofuels
  • The use of geometry enhancement and nanofluid to improve thermal efficiency of solar collectors
  • Exergetic analysis of hybrid solar collectors
  • Energy and nutrients recovery from agro-industrial wastes