Leslie Petrik

University of the Western Cape, South Africa
 

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Leslie Petrik (PhD), Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at UWC has independently developed the Environmental and Nano Science (ENS) group, Department of Chemistry, University of the Western Cape (UWC). The ENS group is involved in post graduate research in nanoscience and nanotechnology, environmental remediation. Over the 6 year period that the ENS group has existed under Prof Leslie Petrik’s leadership, more than 60 students (Hons, MSc, PhD, NDT, MTech) have graduated from ENS programmes. The focus of Environmental research of the ENS group relates to the remediation of coal based energy generation and mining activities, with a strong focus on water purification and waste reuse. Fly ash and its disposal and sustainability of fly ash as salt sink have been extensively investigated. Studies into conversion of fly ash to geopolymers and carbon capture in brine ash systems are ongoing. Low-cost zeolites are being made from fly ash, a waste product from power stations, and are used to treat gaseous emissions, produce biodiesel, stabilize brines, clear toxic elements from waste streams and remove almost all traces of heavy metals such as lead and arsenic.
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Publications

by Nicholas Mulei Musyoka, Leslie Petrik, Eric Hums
doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/amr.512-515.1757, published: 1 May 2012
by Dakalo Mainganye, Tunde Ojumu, Leslie Petrik, Tunde Victor Ojumu, Leslie Petrik
doi: 10.3390/ma6052074, published: 16 May 2013
by Pieter Plessis, Tunde Ojumu, Leslie Petrik, Pieter W. Du Plessis, Tunde Ojumu, Leslie F. Petrik, Leslie F. Petrik
doi: 10.3390/ma6051688, published: 29 April 2013
by Samina Ahmed, Shan Ji, Leslie Petrik, Vladimir M. LINKOV
doi: 10.2116/analsci.20.1283, published: 1 January 2004
by Wilson M. Gitari, L.F. Petrik, David L. Key, Charles Okujeni
doi: 10.1504/ijep.2013.053177, published: 1 January 2013
by Qi-Ling Naidoo, Sivapregasen Naidoo, Leslie Petrik, Alexander Nechaev, Patrick Ndungu, Guntars Vaivars
doi: 10.1088/1757-899x/38/1/012031, published: 20 August 2012
by Richard M. Nthumbi, J. Catherine Ngila, Andrew Kindness, Brenda Moodley, Leslie Petrik
doi: 10.1080/00032719.2010.539737, published: 1 July 2011
by Richard M. Nthumbi, J. Catherine Ngila, Brenda Moodley, Andrew Kindness, Leslie Petrik
doi: 10.1016/j.pce.2012.07.001, published: 1 January 2012
by Vernon Somerset, Leslie Petrik, Emmanuel Iwuoha
doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2007.01.033, published: 1 April 2008
by Qi-Ling Naidoo, Sivapregasen Naidoo, Leslie Petrik, Alexander Nechaev, Patrick Ndungu
doi: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2012.03.050, published: 1 June 2012
by Nomso Hintsho, Leslie Petrik, Alexander Nechaev, Salam Titinchi, Patrick Ndungu
doi: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2014.03.021, published: 1 September 2014
by Leslie Petrik, Patrick Ndungu, Alexander Nechaev, Emmanuel Iwuoha
doi: 10.1016/b978-0-444-53880-2.00012-0, published: 1 January 2013
by S.P.J. Smith, V.M. Linkov, R.D. Sanderson, L.F. Petrik, C.T. O'Connor, K. Keiser
doi: 10.1016/0927-6513(95)00023-3, published: 1 August 1995
by Leslie Petrik, Patrick Ndungu, Emmanuel Iwuoha, Leslie Petrik, Emmanuel Iwuoha
doi: 10.1007/s11671-009-9440-5, published: 18 September 2009
by Chris Ademola Bode-Aluko, Omoniyi Pereao, Guillaume Ndayambaje, Leslie Petrik
doi: 10.1007/s11270-016-3222-3, published: 21 December 2016
by Nuran Böke, Ziboneni G. Godongwana, Leslie F. Petrik, Leslie F. Petrik
doi: 10.1007/s10934-013-9698-y, published: 11 April 2013
by Chris Ademola Bode-Aluko, Omoniyi Pereao, Olanrewaju Fatoba, Leslie Petrik
doi: 10.1007/s00289-016-1830-0, published: 20 October 2016