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Dr Olatunde Stephen Olatunji 


  Dr Olatunji’s works revolves around analytical method development and validation, environmental monitoring and assessment, contaminants toxicity testing/risk assessment, environmental remediation and Planetary Science. He holds MSc and PhD in Chemistry specializing in Analytical Environmental Chemistry.

His current project include detection, monitoring, toxicology and risk assessment (CRA) of ultra-trace level micro-contaminants, emerging environmental contaminants of health concern, and endocrine disrupting chemicals in water and food, as well as development of water treatment/environmental remediation technology.

Dr Olatunji has publish over 40 original research articles in visible journals, contributed chapters to books, and presented more than 20 papers in workshops and conferences. He was also part of the team of experts on year 2008-2009 regional environmental Audit of selected Health facilities and Industries in Nigeria for the United Nation Repository


     
Position:
  Senior Lecturer
Qualifications:
  PhD
MSc
BSc (Honours)

 Quote    ''Apply your heart to instruction and your ear to word of knowledge''
Discipline:   Chemistry
Campus:   Westville
Telephone:
  031 260 7323
 Email:   olatunjio@ukzn.ac.za
     
Research Areas:   Analytical/Environmental Chemistry, separations, micro-pollutants/emerging contaminants, environmental chemistry & toxicology, water treatment and environmental remediation.

     
Recent Publications:  
Olalekan S. Fatoki, Beatrice O. Opeolu, Bettina Genthe, Olatunde S. Olatunji. Multi-residue method for the determination of selected veterinary pharmaceutical residues in surface water around Livestock Agricultural Farms. Heliyon (Elsevier 2018)
Olatunde S. Olatunji. Evaluation of selected polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) congeners and dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) in fresh root and leafy vegetables using GC-MS. Scientific Reports (Springer Nature 2018) 9(1): 538
Rumbidzai Chitongo, Beatrice O. Opeolu, and Olatunde S. Olatunji*. Abatement of Amoxicillin, Ampicillin, and Chloramphenicol From Aqueous Solutions Using Activated Carbon Prepared From Grape Slurry. Clean – Soil, Air, Water (© 2018 WILEY-VCH Verlag), 1800077 (1 of 15)
Fagbayigbo B. O., Opeolu B. O., Fatoki O. S., Olatunji O. S. Validation and determination of nine PFCS in surface water and sediment samples using UPLC-QTOF-MS. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Vol. 190 (2018): pp. 346 - 364
Babatunde C. Akande, Olalekan S. Fatoki, James P. Odendaal, Jeanine L. Marnewick, Patrick Ndakidemi, Olatunde S. Olatunji. A Comparative Analysis on the Physiological Effects of the Physical and Chemical Properties of the Trihalomethanes on Nutrient Levels, Oxidative Stress and Sterol Compositions of Leaf Oils in Solanum Lycopersicum Cultivars. American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences, Vol. 13 (2018): pp. 77 - 96


       


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