Dr Precious Mahlambi


Dr Precious Mahlambi is involved in method development for extraction and detection of environmental pollutants in water and sediments. She is also involved in green synthetic approach of silver based nanoparticles and their antibacterial activity.

Discipline:   Chemistry
Campus:   Pietermaritzburg
  033 260 5238
Research Areas:   Analytical Environment Chemistry and nanotechnology
Recent Publications:  
1. L. Chimuka, P. Sibiya, R. Amdany, E. Cukrowska and P.B.C. Forbes. Status of PAHs in environmental compartments of South Africa: A country report. Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds (2015), 1-19, doi: 10.1080/10406628.2014.988276.

2. P.N Sibiya, M.J. Moloto. Effect of precursor concentration and pH on the shape and size of starch capped silver selenide (Ag2Se) nanoparticles. Chalcogenide Letters 11 (2014) 577-588.

3. P. Sibiya, E. Cukrowska, J.Å Jönsson, L. Chimuka. Hollow-fibre liquid-phase microextraction for the determination of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in Johannesburg Jukskei River, South Africa. Chromatographia 76 (2013) 427-436.
4. P.N. Sibiya, L. Chimuka, E. Cukrowska, H. Tutu. Development and application of microwave assisted extraction (MAE) for the extraction of five polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in sediments samples in Johannesburg area, South Africa. Environ Monit Assess 185 (2013) 5537-5550.

5. P. Sibiya, M. Potgieter, E. Cukrowska, J.Å Jönsson, L. Chimuka. Development and application of solid phase extraction (SPE) method for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in water samples in Johannesburg area, South Africa. South African Journal of Chemistry 65 (2012) 206-213.



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