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  30 Jan 2017

J. Chibuzo Igwe

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Name:   Engr. Dr. J. Chibuzo Igwe

(Senior Lecturer: Physical/Environmental Chemistry)

Contact:

Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry,

Faculty of Biological and Physical Sciences,

Abia State University, Uturu.

Phone: +234-803-675-2059

Email: jcigweabsu@gmail.com

 

Qualifications

* B.Sc. (Hons) Industrial Chemistry, Second Class Upper Division, ABSU

* M.Sc. (Physical Chemistry), University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria

* DCHE (Chemical Engineering), University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria

* M. Eng. (Environmental Engineering), University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria

* PhD (Physical Chemistry), University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria

 

Field of Specialization

  • Physical/Environmental Chemistry
  • Chemical/Environmental Engineering

 

Research Interest

Adsorption Separation and Kinetic Studies; Environmental Catalysis and Biotechnology; Water and Wastewater Treatment; Heavy Metal Toxicology and Hazardous Waste Management; Environmental Impact and Risk Assessment; Environmental Systems Design, Modeling and Optimization.

 

Professional Affiliation/Membership

* Member American Chemical Society (MACS)

* Member Chemical Society of Nigeria (MCSN)

* Member Nigerian Society for Experimental Biology (MNISEB)

* Member Institute of Research and Development (MIRD)

* Member American Association for Science and Technology (MAASCIT)

* Member Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria (MICCON)

* Member International Adsorption Society (MIAS)

 

Awards and Recognitions

* Edmund Wilson’s prize for the best first year student in Industrial Chemistry, Abia State University Uturu, 1989/1990 Academic session.

* Nigerian Breweries limited prize for the best second year student in 1990/1991 Academic session.

* Best graduating student, Department of Industrial Chemistry, Abia State University,

Uturu, 1994.

* Marques who is who in Science, 2008

* Highly rated lecturer, Department of Industrial Chemistry, by Quality Assurance Unit,

   Abia State University Uturu, 2008-2010.

* Certificate of Excellence by National Association of Ideato Students, ABSU Chapter,

2009.

* Best Student friendly Lecturer, Faculty of Biological and Physical Sciences by Joint

Association of Science Students, 2009.

*Award of Excellence by Students Chemical Society of Nigeria, South East Zone, 2012.

*Certificate of merit for outstanding Research and Presentation at the International conference for Academic Disciplines, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona Spain, June 16-19, 2014.

 

Research and Publications

A. Text Books

  1. Classical Inorganic Chemistry for Science Students, Gbaruko B.C and Igwe J.C., Whytem Publishers, Nigeria, (ISBN 178-34703-1-0).
  2. General Chemistry for Freshmen I. Gbaruko B.C., Igwe J.C. and Okoro I.A. Willy-Rose Publishers, Nigeria, (ISBN 978-34705-5-8).
  3. Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry, Vol. 1. Igwe J.C. Whytem Publishers, Nigeria.
  4. Structure and Bonding by Igwe J. C., Whytem Publishers, Nigeria.

 

B.        Articles in Learned Journals

  1. Maize cob and husk as adsorbents for removal of Cd, Pb and Zn ions from wastewater. Igwe J. C. and A.A Abia. The Physical Scientist, 2, 83-92, 2003.
  2. Sorption kinetics and intraparticulate diffusivities of Cd, Pb, and Zn ions on maize cob. Igwe J. C. and A.A. Abia African Journal of Biotechnology, 4(6), 509-512, 2005
  3. Sorption kinetics and intraparticulate diffusivities of Co (II), Fe (II) and Cu (II) ions on EDTA modified and unmodified maize cob. Igwe J.C., O.C. Okpareke and A. A. Abia, International Journal of Chemistry, 15(3), 187-191, 2005.
  4. Competitive sorption of Zn (II), Cd (II) and Pb (II) ions from aqueous and non-aqueous solutions using maize cob and husk. Igwe J.C., D.N Ogunewe and A.A. Abia. African Journal of Biotechnology, 4(10), 1113-1116, 2005
  5.  Kinetics of radionuclides and heavy metals behaviour in soils: implications for plant growth, Igwe J.C., I.C. Nnorom and B.C. Gbaruko.  African Journal of Biotechnology, 4(13), 1541-1547, 2005.
  6. The role of pH in heavy metal detoxification by biosorption from aqueous solutions containing chelating agents. Igwe J.C., E.C. Nwokennaya and A.A. Abia.  African Journal of Biotechnology 4(10), 1109 – 1112, 2005.
  7.    Trace metal contents of facial (make-up) cosmetics commonly used in Nigeria.  Nnorom I.C., Igwe J.C. and Orji-Nnorom C.G. African Journal of Biotechnology, 4 (10), 1133-1138, 2005.
  8. Multielement analysis of human scalp hair samples from three distant towns in south eastern Nigeria.  Nnorom I.C. Igwe J.C. and Ejimone J.C. African Journal of Biotechnology, 4(10), 1124-1127, 2005.
  9. Risk and health implications of polluted soil for crop production Okoronkwo, N.E., Igwe, J.C and Onwuchekwa E.C. African Journal of Biotechnology, 4(13), 1521-1524, 2005.
  10. Determination of heavy metal pollutants in fish samples from Imo River at Owerrinta, Nigeria.  Igwe J.C., Ekpe M.C. and Ugbogu O.  Environment and Ecology 23(4), 912-914, 2005.
  11. A bioseparation process for removing heavy metals from waste water using biosorbents. Igwe J.C. and Abia A.A. African Journal of Biotechnology 5(12), 1167-1179, 2006.
  12. Removal of Co (II), Fe (II) and Cu (II) ions from wastewater using modified and unmodified maize husk: sorption kinetics and intraparticulate diffusivity. Igwe J.C., Okpareke O.C. and Abia A.A. European Journal of Scientific Research, 13(2), 206-212, 2006.
  13. Sorption kinetics and intraparticulate diffusivity of As (III) bioremediation from aqueous solutions using modified and unmodified coconut fiber. Igwe J.C. and Abia A.A. Ecletica Quimica, 31(3), 23-29, 2006.
  14. Binding of Hg (II), Ni (II) and Pb (II) from aqueous solutions onto thiolated and carboxymethylated sawdust. Igwe J.C., Eche E.N and Abia A.A. International Journal of Chemistry, 16(3), 121-128, 2006.
  15.  Environmental impacts of mercury and its detoxification from aqueous solutions. Okoronkwo N.E., Igwe J.C. and Okoronkwo I.J. African Journal of Biotechnology, 6(4), 335-340, 2007.
  16. Gas hydrates and clathrates: Flow assurance, environmental and economic perspectives and the Nigeria liquefied natural gas project. Gbaruko B.C, Igwe J.C, Gbaruko P.N and Nwokeoma R.C. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 56, 192-198, 2007.
  17. Studies on the effects of temperature and particle size on bioremediation of As (III)   from aqueous solution using modified and unmodified coconut fiber. Igwe, J. C. And Abia, A. A. Global Journal of Environmental Research 1, 1-5, 2007.
  18. Tungsten: Occurrence, Chemistry, Environmental and Health exposure issues. Gbaruko B.C and Igwe J.C. Global Journal of Environmental Research, 1(1), 27-32, 2007.
  19. Sorption Kinetics, Intraparticle Diffusion and Equilibrium Partitioning of azo dyes on great millet (Andropogon sorghum) waste biomass. Igwe J.C., Mbonu O.F and Abia A.A. Journal of Applied Sciences, 7(19), 2840-2847, 2007.
  20. A review of Palm oil mill Effluent (POME) water treatment. Igwe J.C and Onyegbado C.O. Global Journal of Environmental Research, 1(2), 54-62, 2007.
  21. Processes and Techniques for effective waste disposal and Management for Environmental and Health Safety. Igwe J.C., Duruibe J.O., Ali B.A., Egwurugwu J.N. and Odum D.C. Inter-World Journal of Science and Technology, 3(3), 200-212, 2007.
  22. Health Hazards due to fossil fuel pollution and Hydrogen as Energy Source for a Clean and Health-Sustaining Environment. Igwe J.C., Duruibe J.O., and Egwurugwu J.N. Inter-World Journal of Science and Technology, 3(3), 350-362, 2007.
  23. Adsorption isotherm studies of Cd (II), Pb (II) and Zn (II) ions bioremediation from aqueous solutions using unmodified and EDTA- modified maize cob. Igwe J.C. and Abia A.A. Ecletica Quimica 32(1), 33-42, 2007.
  24.  Adsorption kinetics and intraparticulate diffusivities for bioremediation of Co (II), Fe (II) and Cu (II) ions from waste water using modified and unmodified maize cob. Igwe J.C. and Abia A.A. International Journal of Physical Sciences, 2(5), 119-127, 2007.
  25. Equilibrium sorption isotherm studies of Cd (II), Pb (II) and Zn (II) ions detoxification from waster water using unmodified and EDTA modified maize husk. Igwe J.C. and Abia A.A. Electronic Journal of Biotechnology 10(4), 536-548, 2007.
  26. Studies on the effects of pH and modification of adsorbent on As (v) detoxification from wastewater using sawdust and coconut fiber. Igwe J. C. and Abia A.A. Journal of Chemical Society of Nigeria 32(2), 24-28, 2007.
  27.  A review of potentially low cost sorbents for heavy metal removal and recovery. Igwe, J.C. Terrestrial and Aquatic Environmental Toxicology. 1(1&2), 60-69, 2007.
  28. Nickel (II) ion desorption kinetic modeling from unmodified and chemically modified oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) fruit fibre adsorbents. Abia A.A., Asuquo E. D. and Igwe J.C. Journal of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology, 7(1), 22-41, 2007.
  29. Adsorption kinetics and intraparticulate diffusivities of Hg, As and Pb ions on unmodified and thiolated coconut fiber.  Igwe J.C., Abia A.A and Ibeh A.C. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 5(1), 83-92, 2008
  30. Process Development for the removal and recovery of Arsenic from wastewater by low cost agricultural by-products. Igwe J.C, Abia A.A and Arodiogbu F.U International Journal of Physical Sciences, 3(1), 13-17, 2008.
  31. Influence of pH and temperature on Dye removal from aqueous solution by adsorption onto waste boiler fly ash. Okoronkwo N.E, Igwe J.C and Chukwu C. Journal of Scientific and Industrial Studies 6(1), 49-54, 2008.
  32. Dye removal from wastewater by adsorption onto Boiler fly ash Okoronkwo N.E, Igwe J.C, Uruakpa H.N. Terrestrial and Aquatic Environmental Toxicology, 2(1), 44-48, 2008.
  33. Detoxification of Hg2+, Cd2+ and Fe2+ from aqueous solution using waste boiler fly ash. Okoronkwo N.E., Igwe J.C. and Ogbonna H.I. Terrestrial and Aquatic Environmental Toxicology, 2 (1), 49-53, 2008
  34. Detoxification of copper fungicide using unmodified and EDTA modified maize cob. Igwe J.C, Ekwuruke A.C, Gbaruko B.C and Abia A.A. African Journal of Biotechnology 8 (3), 499-506, 2009.
  35. Organophosphate induced chronic neurotoxicity: Health, environmental and risk exposure issues in developing nations of the world. Gbaruko B.C., Ogwo E.I., Igwe J.C. and Yu H. African Journal of Biotechnology, 8(20), 5137-5141, 2009.
  36. Studies on the Kinetics and Intraparticle diffusivities of BOD, Colour and TSS reduction from palm oil mill effluent (POME) using boiler fly ash. Igwe J.C., Onyegbado C.O. and Abia A.A. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 4(6), 392-400, 2010.
  37. Adsorption isotherm studies of BOD, TSS and Colour reduction from palm oil mill effluent (POME) using boiler fly ash. Igwe J.C., Onyegbado C.O. and Abia A.A. Ecletica Quimica, 35 (3), 195-208, 2010.
  38. Chemically Modified and Unmodified Coconut Fibre for Bioremediation of Co (II), Fe (II) and Cu (II) ions From Aqueous Solution. Igwe J.C, Abia A.A and Nnorom I.C. Bioresearch Bulletin, 3, 127-136, 2010.
  39. Adsorption studies of Endosulfan, Chlorpyrifos and Monocrotophos Pesticides from aqueous solution using cocoa pod husk. N.E. Okoronkwo, J.C. Igwe and S. Ihekweme. Bioresearch Bulletin, 4, 51-62, 2010.
  40. Bioremediation of Al (III), Cr (VI) and Ni (II) ions from aqueous solution using    Cocoa Pod Husk: Kinetics and Intraparticle Diffusivities Igwe J.C, Abia A.A., Nwankwo S.O. Bioremediation, Biodiversity and Bioavailability, 5(1), 28-35, 2011
  41. Effects of adsorbent activation on Bioremediation of Hg(II) and Cd(II) ions from aqueous solution using boiler fly ash. N.E. Okoronkwo, J.C. Igwe and C.C. Aniekwe. Bioremediation, Biodiversity and Bioavailability, 5(1), 36-45, 2011.
  42. Adsorption of Iron (III), Lead (II) and cadmium (II) ions by unmodified Raphia Palm (Raphia hookeri) Fruit endocarp. Abasi C.Y., Abia A.A. and Igwe J.C. Environmental Research Journal, 5(3), 104-113, 2011.
  43. Kinetic Studies on the Sorption of Ag+ and Al3+ from Aqueous Solutions by Coconut Fibre Igwe J.C, Abia A.A and Okereke F.H. Terrestrial and Aquatic Environmental Toxicology, 5(1), 19-24, 2011.
  44. Copper (II), Cadmium (II) and Lead (II) adsorption kinetics from aqueous metal solutions using chemically modified and unmodified cocoa pod husk (Theobroma cacao) waste biomass. Odoemelam S.A., Iroh C.U. and Igwe J.C. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 6(I), 44-52, 2011.
  45. Pseudo-kinetics and Intraparticle diffusion models for sorption of Zn (II), Cd(II) and Pb(II) ions onto maize cob. Igwe J.C. ABSUJEST, 1, 25-26, 2011
  46. Levels of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Some Fish Samples from Mushin Area of Lagos, Nigeria: Effects of Smoking. Igwe J.C., Odo E.O, Okereke S.E., Asuqou E.E., Nnorom I.C. and Okpareke O.C. Terrestrial and Aquatic Environmental Toxicology, 6(1), 30-35, 2012.
  47. Kinetics and Equilibrium Isotherms of Pesticides Adsorption onto Boiler fly ash Igwe J.C., Nwadire F.C. and Abia A.A. Terrestrial and Aquatic Environmental     Toxicology, 6(1), 23-29, 2012
  48. Sorption Kinetics and Intraparticle Diffusivities of Pb (II), Fe (III) and Cd (II) ions on Unmodified Raphia Palm Fruit (Raphia Hookeri) Endocarp. Abasi C.Y, Abia A.A and Igwe J.C. Terrestrial and Aquatic Environ. Toxicology, 6(1), 36-40, 2012.
  49. Studies on the effects of counter ions and modification of adsorbent on the   adsorptive removal of Hg, As and Pb from waste water using sawdust meal. Igwe J.C., Abia A.A. and Edidiong A.E. Journal of Chemical Society of Nigeria, 37(2), 77-79, 2012.
  50. Trace Element Analysis of Forage Samples in Niger Delta of Nigeria. Igwe J.C., Nnorom I.C. and Ihesiulo P. Journal of Chemical Society of Nigeria 37(2), 93-97, 2012.
  51. Sorption of Cd2+, Pb2+ and Zn2+ ions on EDTA-Modified Maize Cob and Husk.      Abia A.A, Igwe J.C. and Nnorom I.C. Sciencia Journal, 1, 33-50, 2012.
  52. Extraction, characterization and Determination of Ethanol fuel composite Qualities of Saccharium officinarium, Pennisetum purpureum and Costus afer. Igwe J.C., K. E. Agbeze, A.I. Obike and C.U. Sonde. Asian Journal of Plant Science Research, 2(5), 643-649, 2012.
  53. Thermodynamics of Heavy Metals (Hg2+, Cd2+, Fe2+and Ni2+) Adsorption Using                  Boiler Fly Ash. Igwe J.C, Okoronkwo N.E, Abia A.A and Ujarah, C.E. ABSU JEST (Published) 2013.
  54. Sorption isotherm studies of Cadmium (II), lead (II) and Zinc (II) ions from aqueous solutions using Tiger nuts biomass. S.I. Eze, J.C. Igwe and U. Onyenze. ABSUJEST, (In press), 2013.
  55. Fixed bed column sorption kinetics of Al(III), As(III), Cr(VI) and Ni(II) ions from aqueous solutions using cocoa pod husk. J.C. Igwe, U. Onyenze and A.A. Abia. ABSUJEST, (In press), 2013.
  56. Studies on the Effects of Particle size on Adsorption of Heavy Metals using Chemically Modified and Unmodified Fluted Pumpkin and Broad-leafed Pumpkin Pods. Eze S.O, Igwe J.C and Dipo D. International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences, 7(2), 852-860, 2013
  57. Isotherm and Kinetic Studies of Residual oil Adsorption from Palm oil mill Effluent (POME) using Boiler Fly Ash. Igwe J.C, Arukwe U and Anioke S.N. Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, 12(3), 417-427, 2013.
  58. Detoxification of Hg (II), As (III) and Pb (II) ions from Wastewater by Biosorption with coconut fiber, Igwe J. C., S. I. Okenwa and A. A. Abia, Journal of Chemical Society of Nigeria, 38(2), 91-98,, 2013
  59. Studies on the effects of pH and concentration on heavy metals (Cd2+ and Hg2+) adsorption using boiler fly ash. Okoronkwo NE, Igwe J.C., Abia AA and Eze C.S Journal of Chemical Society of Nigeria, 39(2), 6-14, 2014.
  60. Adsorption Studies of Chlorpyrifos and Endosulfan Pesticides from Aqueous Solution Using Coconut Fibre Igwe J. C., N.E. Okoronkwo and E.A. Okoli, Journal of Chemical Society of Nigeria, 39(2), 44-50, 2014.
  61. Removal of Ni(II), Cu(II) and Zn(II) ions from synthetic wastewater using sorghum hulls as adsorbents. Imaga C., Abia A.A. and Igwe J.C. Der Chemica Sinica, 5(3), 67-75, 2014.
  62. Thermodynamics of Residual oil adsorption from palm oil mill effluent (POME) using boiler fly ash. Igwe J.C., U Arukwe, A.A. Abia and C.U. Sonde. Journal of Chemical Society of Nigeria, 39(2), 30-36, 2014.
  63. Sorption Isotherm studies of Cd2+ and Pb2+ from aqueous solutions using EDTA-modified Boiler fly ash. N.E. Okoronkwo, J.C. Igwe and E.U. Obasi. Journal of Chemical Society of Nigeria, 39(2), 72-80, 2014.
  64. Adsorption of Hg2+ and Ni2+ from aqueous solutions using unmodified and carboxymethylated granular activated carbon (GAC). F.K. Onwu, C.U. Sonde and J.C. Igwe. American Journal of Physical Chemistry, 3(6), 89-95, 2014.
  65. Adsorption Isotherm studies of Ni(II), Cu(II) and Zn(II) ions on unmodified and mercapto-acetic acid (MAA) modified sorghum hulls. C. Imaga, A.A. Abia and J.C. Igwe. International Research Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry, 5(4), 318-330, 2015.
  66. Studies on the effects of pH, particle size and modification of adsorbent on zinc (II) ion removal from aqueous solution using sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) hull. Imaga C., Abia A.A and Igwe J.C. Journal of Chemical Society of Nigeria, 40(2), 15-21, 2015.

C. Conference Papers

 

 

  1. Effect of spent engine oil on soil and zea mays (maize). B.C Gbaruko, F.O Uhegbu and J.C. Igwe. 229th ACS National Meeting, Paper 116, San Diego, 2005.
  2. Gas hydrates and clathrates: Flow Assurance, Environmental and Economic Perspectives and the Nigeria liquefied Natural Gas Project. B.C. Gbaruko, J.C. Igwe, P.N Gbaruko and R.C. Nwokeoma. 229th ACS National Meeting, Paper 14, San Diego, 2005.

 

  1. Tungsten: Occurrence, Chemistry, Environmental and Health Exposure Issues. B.C. Gbaruko, J.C. Igwe, R.C. Nwokoma, D.E. Aguwa and C. Ogbonna. Division of Geochemistry, 230th ACS National Meeting, Washington D.C. 2005.

 

  1. Modern Chiral Pesticides: Chirality and its Significance in some currently used chiral herbicides in Nigeria. P.N. Gbaruko, J.C. Igwe, J.O Gbaruko, C.A. Ntima, C. Ogbonna and B.C. Gbaruko, Division of Agrochemicals, 230th ACS National Meeting, Washington D.C, 2005.

 

  1. Back to the future: Nuclear forensic Chemistry in crime detection in Nigeria, now and then, J.C. Igwe, S.O. Nwankwo, B.C. Gbaruko, C.A. Ntima and K.E Igwe; Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology, 230th ACS National Meeting, Washington D.C. 2005.

 

  1. Kinetics of Radionuclides and Heavy Metals behaviour in soils. Implications for plant growth, J.C. Igwe, C.V. Ukaegbule, B.C. Gbaruko, E. Odo and C.U. Iroh Division of Agrochemical, 230th ACS National Meeting, Washington D.C. 2005.

 

  1. Organophosphate induced chronic Neurotoxicity: Health Environmental and Risk exposure issues in developing nations of the world. E.I. Ogwo, P.E. Gbaruko, B.C. Gbaruko, E. Odo and J.C. Igwe. Division of Agrochemical, 230th ACS National meeting Washington D.C., 2005.

 

  1. Bioremediation of Co (II), Fe (II) and Cu (II) ions from wastewater using modified and unmodified maize husk: Sorption kinetics and intraparticulate diffusivity. J.C. Igwe, B.C. Gbaruko and O.C Okpareke. Division of Academic Employment Initiative, 230th ACS National Meeting Washington D.C. 2005.

 

  1. Detoxification of Hg2+, As3+ and Pb2+ metal ions from wastewater by Biosorption using modified and unmodified coconut fiber: pH, temperature and particle size effects. J.C. Igwe, A.A. Abia S. I. Okenwa, B.C. Gbaruko and E.C. Nwokennaya. Division of Chemical Toxicology, 230th ACS national meeting, Washington D.C., 2005.
  2. Levels of toxic elements in soils of abandoned waste dump site.  N.E Okoronkwo, A.O. Ano, J.C. Igwe, E.C Onwuchekwa and I.C. Nnorom, Division of Chemical Toxicology, 230th ACS National Meeting, Washington D.C, 2005.

 

  1. Competitive sorption of Zn (II), Cd (II) and Pb (II) ions from aqueous and non-aqueous solutions using maize cob and husk. J.C. Igwe, O.C. Okpareke, D.N Ogunewe and A.A. Abia. Division of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 230th ACS National Meeting, Washington D.C., 2005.

 

  1. Production and storage of hydrogen energy. Igwe J.C. and Duruibe J.O. Paper presented at the 29th Chemical society of Nigeria National Meeting, September, 2005.

 

  1. Ionic liquids: the ‘designer’ solvent for the Petroleum and Petrochemical Industry. Igwe J.C., Ekeghe E.N and Gbaruko B.C. Paper presented at the 29th Chemical Society of Nigeria National Meeting, September, 2005.

 

  1. Liquid crystals: their potentials in the Petrochemical Industry. Igwe J.C. and Kama K.O. Paper presented at the 29th Chemical Society of Nigeria National Meeting, September, 2005.

 

  1. Small Chemical business: Health, Safety and Environmental issues in a developing nation. Ntima CA; Igwe VN; Gbaruko JO; Igwe JC; Osuji CP; Gbaruko BC. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 230: 19-CHAS .presented at 230th National Meeting of the American-Chemical-Society in Washington, DC, AUG 28-SEP 01, 2005.

 

  1. Analytical support, product development consulting, and chemical safety for small Chemical businesses in Nigeria. Igwe JC; Osuji CP; Igwe VN; Gbaruko BC; Ntima CA; Gbaruko, JO. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 230: 20-CHAS .presented at 230th National Meeting of the American-Chemical-Society in Washington, DC, AUG 28-SEP 01, 2005.

 

  1. Sorption Kinetics and Intraparticulate diffusivity of As (III) bioremediation from aqueous solutions using modified and unmodified coconut fiber. Igwe J.C., Gbaruko B.C. and Abia A.A. Division of Environmental Chemistry, 231st ACS National Meeting, Atlanta, 2006.

 

  1. Studies on the Effects of pH and modification of adsorbent on As (V) detoxification from wastewater using sawdust and coconut fiber Igwe J.C., Gbaruko B.C., Abia A.A. and Okoronkwo N.E. Division of Environmental Chemistry, 231st ACS National Meeting, Atlanta, 2006.

 

  1. Studies on the effects of temperature and particle size on bioremediation of As(III) from aqueous solution using modified and unmodified coconut fiber. Igwe J.C., Gbaruko B.C. and Abia, A.A. Division of Environmental Chemistry, 231st ACS National Meeting, Atlanta, 2006.
  2. Detoxification of copper fungicide using unmodified and EDTA modified cellulosic material. Igwe J.C; Gbaruko B.C; Abia A.A; Ekwuruke A.K. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 231: 54-AGRO .presented at

231st National Meeting of the American-Chemical-Society in Atlanta, GA, MAR 26-30, 2006.

 

  1. Nanotechnology, fibers and occupational health hazards. Gbaruko BC; Anyanwu MN; Gbaruko PN; Igwe JC. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 231: 106-CELL .presented at 231st National Meeting of the American-Chemical-Society in Atlanta, GA, MAR 26-30, 2006.

 

  1. Detoxification of heavy metals in waste water using ligno-cellulosic agricultural by-products. Igwe JC; Gbaruko BC; Abia AA. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 231: 298-IEC .presented at 231st National Meeting of the American-Chemical-Society in Atlanta, GA, MAR 26-30, 2006.

 

  1. Dendrimers for unimolecular nano-scale imprinting. Igwe J.C and Nwanganga N.C. Symposium paper presented at the 30th Chemical society of Nigeria Meeting, September, 2006.

 

  1. Trace Element Analysis of Forage Samples in Niger Delta of Nigeria. Igwe J.C., Nnorom I.C. and Ihesiulo P. Abstracts of Papers of the First International Conference on Research and Development presented at 1st National Meeting of the Institute of African Studies in Accra Ghana, NOV 25-28, 2008.

 

  1. Adsorption Studies of Endosulfan, Chlorpyrifos and Monocrotophos Pesticides from aqueous solution using Cocoa Pod Husk. Okoronkwo N.E, Igwe J.C and Ihekweme S. Abstracts of Papers of the First International Conference on Research and Development presented at 1st National Meeting of the Institute of African Studies in Accra Ghana, NOV 25-28, 2008.
  1. Sorption kinetics and intraparticulate diffusivities of Al (III), Cr (VI) and Ni (II) ions from aqueous solutions onto cocoa pod husk. Igwe J.C, Abia A.A and Nwankwo O.S. Abstracts of Papers of the First International Conference on Research and Development presented at 1st National Meeting of the Institute of African Studies in Accra Ghana, NOV 25-28, 2008.

 

  1.  Sorption isotherm studies of Cadmium (II), lead (II) and Zinc (II) ions from aqueous solutions using Tiger nuts biomass. S.I. Eze and C. Igwe. Annual International Conference of Chemical Society of Nigeria, Minna, Niger State, 16th – 20th September, 2013.

 

  1. Fixed bed column sorption kinetics of Al(III), As(III), Cr(VI) and Ni(II) ions from aqueous solutions using cocoa pod husk. J.C. Igwe, U. Onyenze and A.A. Abia. Annual International Conference of Chemical Society of Nigeria, Minna, Niger State, 16th – 20th September, 2013.

 

  1. Isotherm and Kinetic studies of chlorpyrifos adsorption onto agricultural by-products. J.C. Igwe, N.E. Okoronkwo and S.I. Eze. Annual International Conference of Chemical Society of Nigeria, Minna, Niger State, 16th – 20th September, 2013.

D.  Papers in Published Conference Proceedings.

  1.    Ionic liquids: the designer solvent for the petroleum and petrochemical industries. Igwe J.C, Gbaruko B.C and Ekeghe E.N. Symposium paper presented at the 29th Chemical Society of Nigeria Meeting, September 2005.

 

  1.      Production and storage of hydrogen energy. Igwe J.C and Duruibe J.O.  Symposium Paper Presented at the 29th Chemical Society of Nigeria Meeting, September 2005
  2. Liquid crystals: Their Potentials and Applications in the Petroleum and Petrochemical Industries. Igwe J.C. and Kama K.O. Symposium paper presented at the 29th Chemical Society of Nigeria Meeting, September 2005.

 

  1. Effect of Spent Engine oil on soil and Zea mays (maize). Gbaruko B.C, Uhegbu F.O and Igwe J.C.  Symposium Paper Presented at the Division of Environmental Chemistry, 229th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting, Paper 116, San Diego, California, 2005.

 

5          Studies on the effects of pH and modification of adsorbent on As(V) detoxification from wastewater using sawdust and coconut fiber. Igwe J.C.; Abia A.A; Gbaruko B.C. and Okoronkwo N.E. Symposium Paper Presented at the Division of Environmental Chemistry, American Chemical Society, Atlanta GA, March 26-30, 2006, pp. 825-829.

 

  1.       Sorption kinetics and intrapaticulate diffusivity of As (III) bioremediation from aqueous solution, using modified and unmodified coconut fiber. Igwe J.C., Gbaruko B.C and Abia A.A. Symposium paper presented at the division of Environmental Chemistry, American Chemical Society, Atlanta GA, March 26-30, 2006, pp. 817-824.

 

  1. Studies on the effects of temperature and particle size on bioremediation of As(III) from aqueous solution using modified and unmodified coconut fiber. Igwe J.C.; Abia A.A and Gbaruko B.C. Symposium paper presented at the division of Environmental Chemistry, American Chemical Society, Atlanta GA, March 26-30, 2006, pp. 773-777.

 

  1.  Removal of dyes from synthetic effluents by adsorption onto thiolated Boiler fly ash. N.E. Okoronkwo, C. Igwe, I.C. Nnorom and F.O. Uchechukwu. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Remediation, Montreal Quebec, Canada, August 28-30, 2012.

 

  1. Sorption Isotherm Studies of Cd2+ and Pb2+ from aqueous solution using EDTA Modified Boiler fly ash. N.E. Okoronkwo, J.C. Igwe and U.E. Obasi. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Remediation, Montreal Quebec, Canada, August 28-30, 2012.

 

  1. 10. Sorption isotherm studies of Cadmium (II), lead (II) and Zinc (II) ions from aqueous solutions using Tiger nuts biomass. S.I. Eze and C. Igwe. Proceedings of the 36th Annual International Conference of Chemical Society of Nigeria, Minna, Niger State, 16th – 20th September, pp. 419-423, 2013.

 

  1. Fixed bed column sorption kinetics of Al(III), As(III), Cr(VI) and Ni(II) ions from aqueous solutions using cocoa pod husk. J.C. Igwe, U. Onyenze and A.A. Abia. Proceedings of the 36th Annual International Conference of Chemical Society of Nigeria, Minna, Niger State, 16th – 20th September, pp. 771-777, 2013.

 

  1. Isotherm and Kinetic studies of Chlorpyrifos adsorption onto agricultural by-products. J.C. Igwe, N.E. Okoronkwo and S.I. Eze. Proceedings of the 36th Annual International Conference of Chemical Society of Nigeria, Minna, Niger State, 16th – 20th September, pp. 761-770, 2013.