Institute for the Development of Energy for African Sustainability (IDEAS)


Accredited research output in 2019


Malematja, TP., Ijoma, G., Selvarajan, R and Matambo, TS. 2019. Revealing the bacterial community profiles during the degradation of acetone, propionic and hexanoic acids - components of wastewater from the Fischer-Tropsch process. International Microbiology, (Accepted).

Yunta, C., Hemmings, K., Stevenson, B., Koekemoer, L., Matambo, T., Pignatelli, P., Voice, M., Nasz, S and Paine, P . 2019. Cross-resistance profiles of malaria mosquito P450s associated with pyrethroid resistance against WHO insecticides Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology.

Rashama, C., Ijoma, G., Matambo TS . 2019. Biogas generation from by-products of edible oil processing: a review of opportunities, challenges and strategies.

Fenibo, E.O., Ijoma, G.N., Ramganesh, S., Chikere, C.B. (2019) Microbial Surfactants: The Next Generation Multifunctional Biomolecules for Diverse Applications. Preprints 2019, 2019090044 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201909.0044.v1).

Grace N. Ijoma, Ramganesh Selvarajan, Jean-Nazaire Oyourou, Timothy Sibanda, Tonderayi Matambo, Annie Monanga, Kim Mkansi (2019) Exploring the application of biostimulation strategy for bacteria in the bioremediation of industrial effluent. Annals of Microbiology, 69(5):541-551. (IF: 1.607) . Print ISSN1590-4261; Online ISSN1869-2044.

Ijoma GN, Selvarajan R, Tekere, M (2019) The potential of fungal co-cultures as biological inducers for increased ligninolytic enzymes on agricultural residues. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 16 (1): 305-324. (IF: 2.037). Print ISSN: 1735-1472; Online ISSN: 1735-2630.

Grace N Ijoma (2019). Comparative evaluation of enzyme production efficiency of monocultures and paired interactions of fungi on different agricultural substrates (Oral Presentation and Abstract) –14th World Bioenergy Congress and Expo, London, UK, June 06-07, 2019. 

Moreroa, M., Hildebrandt, D., Matambo, TS. 2018. Aerobic Bioremedoiation of Fisher-Tropsch Effluent – short chain alcohols and volatile fatty acids, Proceedings of the World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science. Vol II.


Muleja, A.A.; Gorimbo, J.; Masuku, C.M. Effect of Co-Feeding Inorganic and Organic Molecules in the Fe and Co Catalyzed Fischer–Tropsch Synthesis: A Review. Catalysts 2019, 9, 746.

Chike George Okoye-Chine, Mahluli Moyo, Xinying Liu, Diane Hildebrandt. (2019). A Critical Review of the Impace of Water on Cobalt-based Catalysts in Fischer Tropsch Synthesis, Fuel Processing Technology. Volume 192, September 2019, Pages 105-129 DOI: 10.1016/j.fuproc.2019.04.006.

Chike George Okoye-Chine; Oliver Mbuya; Tau Ntelane; Mahluli Moyo; Diane Hildebrandt, The effect of silanol groups on the metal-support interactions in silica-supported cobalt Fischer-Tropsch catalysts. A Temperature programmed surface reaction, JCAT-19-1396R1 (Accepted for publication 2019)

Fengyu Li, Xinying Liu, Zhongfang Chen, 1+1’ > 2: Heteronuclear Biatom Catalyst Outperforms Its Homonuclear Counterparts for CO Oxidation, Small Methods, 2019, 1800480, Accepted.

Liberty L Mguni, Yali Yao, Xinying Liu, Zhongyong Yuana, Diane Hildebrandt, Ultra-deep desulphurization of both model and commercial diesel fuels by adsorption method, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 2019, 7, 102957.

Liberty L Mguni, Yali Yao, Thulisile Nkomzwayo, Liu Xinying, Diane Hildebrandt, and David Glasser, Desulphurization of diesel fuels using intermediate Lewis acids loaded on activated charcoal and alumina, Chemical Engineering Communication, 2019, 206 (5), 572–580.

Yue-Jun Song, Jin-Tao Ren, Gege Yuan, Yali Yao, Xinying Liu, Zhong-Yong Yuan, Facile synthesis of Mo 2 C nanoparticles on N-doped carbon nanotubes with enhanced electrocatalytic activity for hydrogen evolution and oxygen reduction reactions, Journal of Energy Chemistry, 2019, 38, 68-77.

Shahid Ansari, Xinying Liu, Hybrid CSP Biomass CO2-Gasification process for power production: Aspen Plus Simulation, SolarPACES 2019, Daegu, Korea, October 2019.

Lameck K Nkhonjera, Shahid Ansari, Xinying Liu, Development of Hybrid CSP biomass gasification process with suer critical carbon dioxide cycle for power generation, SolarPACES 2019, Daegu, Korea, October 2019.

Jianqi Shen, Weihua Ho, Xinying Liu, CSP simulation of a fluidized bed as a solar receiver, SolarCAPES 2018, Casablanca, Morocco, October 2018, AIP conference proceedings 2026, 030055 (2019); doi:10.1063/1.5117567. 

Process Synthesis

Ralph Muvhiiwa., Alex Kuvarega., Ephraim Maphla Llana., Adolph Muleja. (2019). Study of biochar from pyrolysis and gasification of wood pellets in a nitrogen plasma reactor for design of biomass processes. Journal of Environemntal Chemical Engineering. Volume 7, Issue 5, October 2019, 103391

Fox, A. J., Stacey, T. N. (2019). Process targeting: An energy based comparison of waste plastic processing technologies. Energy, 170, 273-283.

Fox, A. J., Adriaanse, P., Stacey, T. N. (2019). Greenhouse energy management: The thermal interaction of greenhouses with the ground. Journal of Cleaner Production 235, 288-296.


Ngonidzashe Chimwani & Diane Hildebrandt. (2019). Modeling of an open mill with scalped feed for the maximum production of a desired particle size range. Particulate Science and Technology, 37:3, 314-324, DOI: 10.1080/02726351.2017.1370048.

Ngonidzashe Chimwani., Thapelo M. Mohale., Murray M. Bwalya. (2019). Tailoring ball mill feed size distribution for the production of a size-graded product. Minerals Engineering 141.

Clayton Bhondayi. Use of bubble load to interpret particle transport across the pulp-froth interface in a flotation cell. Physicochemical Problems of Mineral Processing. Article in press. DOI:

Accredited research output in 2018


Gorimbo, J., Taenzana, B., Muleja, A. A., Kuvarega, A. T., Jewell, L. L. (2018). Adsorption of cadmium, nickel and lead ions: equilibrium, kinetic and selectivity studies on modified clinoptilolites from the USA and RSA. Enviromental Science and Pollution Research, (25), 30962-30978.

Adeleke, A. A., Liu, X., Moyo, M., Lu, X., Hildebrandt, D. (2018). Cobalt hybrid catalysts in Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. Reviews in Chemical Engineering.

Gorimbo, J., Muleja, A. A., Liu, X., Hildebrandt, D. (2018). Fischer-Tropsch synthesis: product distribution, operating conditions, iron catalyst deactivation and catalyst speciation. International Journal of Industrial Chemistry, 9, 317-333.

Gorimbo, J. Use of stability diagrams to predict catalyst speciation during Fischer Tropsch reduction stage: a mini-review. Catalysis Science & Technology, 8, 2022-2029. DOI: 10.1039/c8cy00228b.

Zhang, L., Liu, X., Scurrel, S. M. (2018). Cold plasmas in the modification of catalysts. Reviews in Chemical Engineering, 34, 2, 201-213. DOI 10.1515/revce-2016-0043.

Hu, Z-P., Gao, Z-M., Liu, X., Yuan, Z-Y.  (2018). High-surface-area activated red mud for effecient removal of methylene blue from wastewater. Adsorption Science and Technology, 36, 1-2, 62-79.

Process Synthesis

Ndlovu ,K., Stacey, N., Fernández-Torres, M. J., Hildebrandt, D. (2019). A direct gasoline pre-blending of bioalcohol mixtures as a means of decreasing separation energy losses. Biofuels.

Muvhiiwa, F. R., Sempuga, B., Hildebrandt, D., Van De Walt, J. (2018). Study of the effects of temperature on syngas composition from pyrolysis of wood pellets using a nitrogen plasma torch reactor. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 130, 159-168.

Muvhiiwa, F. R., Lu, X., Hildebrandt, D., Glasser, D., Matambo, T. (2018). Applying thermodynamics to digestion/gasification processes:
the Attainable Region approach. Journal of Thermal Analyis and Calorimetry, 131, 25-36.

Glasser, L., Fox, A. J.,Hildebrandt, D., Glasser, D. (2018). Thermodynamic optimization of steady‑fow industrial chemical processes. International Journal of Industrial Chemistry, 9, 353-361.

Stacey, N., Fox, J., Hildebrandt, D. Reduction in greenhouse water usage through inlet CO2 enrichment. (2018). AICHE Journal, 64, 2324-2328.

Stacey, N. T., Hildebrandt, D. (2018). Quantitative modeling of a greenhouse as a biorector to a process power station emissions. Enviromental Progress and Sustainable Energy. 38, 5, 1774-1780. DOI: 10.1002ep.1284.


Bhondayi, C., Moys, M. H., Tshibwabwa, E. (2018). Relationship between froth bubble size estimates and flotation performance in a semi-batch lab cell. Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy Review, 39:4, 284-288.

Hlabangana, N., Danha, G., Mguni, N. G., Madiba, M. S., Bhondayi, C. (2018). Determining an optimal interstial filling condition: An attainable region approach. Power Technology, 327, 9-16.


Rashama, C., Matambo, T. (2018).Investigating the fermentability of synthetic medium-density fiberboard wastewater to alcohol and effects of cofermenting the wastewater with sucrose. Biofuels.

Last modified: 2019/11/28