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Dr. Jameson Kugara


Licenciate in Chemistry (Jose’ Varona) (1992), PGDE (UZ) (1997), PhD Analytical Chemistry (Kumamoto University) (2004)

Academic Appointments:

Senior Lecturer

Research Interests:

Water treatment
Water quality
Environmental Impact assessment
Environmental pollution
Environmental analysis

Faculty: Science
Department: Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Research Category: Water Management and Hydrology

Phone: +263242303211

1. Wakandigara, Albert & Nhamo, L. & Kugara, Jameson & Mushonga, Paul. (2020). Mechanisms of Phorbol Ester Toxicity, Determined by Molecular Modelling. International Research Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry. 10-24. 10.9734/irjpac/2020/v21i1830267.
2. Phiri, Isheunesu & Ko, Jang & Mushonga, Paul & Kugara, Jameson & Onani, Martin & Msamadya, Spancer & Kim, Sang & Bon, Chris & Mugobera, Sharon & Siyaduba-Choto, Ketiwe & Madzvamuse, Alfred. (2019). Simultaneous removal of cationic, anionic and organic pollutants in highly acidic water using magnetic nanocomposite alginate beads. Journal of Water Process Engineering. 31. 100884. 10.1016/j.jwpe.2019.100884.
3. Tongesayi, T., Kugara, J., & Tongesayi, S. (2018). Waste dumpsites and public health: a case for lead exposure in Zimbabwe and potential global implications. Environmental geochemistry and health, 40(1), 375-381
4. Mvumi, C., Ngadze, E., Marais, D., DuToit, E. S., & Kugara, J. (2018). Determination and quantification of sinigrin glucosinolates in Alternaria solani susceptible tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) leaves treated with moringa (Moringa oleifera) leaf extract. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection, 51(7-8), 432-444.
5. Nhongo, K., Hoko, Z., & Kugara, J. (2018). Investigating disinfectant by-products in Harare potable water supply, Zimbabwe. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, 8(3), 415-428.
6. Gaza, T. & Kugara, Jameson. (2018). Study of Heavy Metal Air Pollution, Using a Moss (Grimmia dissimulate) Biomonitoring Technique. Universal Journal of Chemistry. 6. 1-13. 10.13189/ujc.2018.060101.
7. Mukaratirwa-Muchanyereyi, N., Kugara, J., & Zaranyika, M. F. (2016). Surface composition and surface properties of water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) root biomass: Effect of mineral acid and organic solvent treatment. African Journal of Biotechnology, 15(21), 891-896.
8. Zaranyika, M. F., Dzomba, P., & Kugara, J. (2015). Degradation of oxytetracycline in the aquatic environment: a proposed steady state kinetic model that takes into account hydrolysis, photolysis, microbial degradation and adsorption by colloidal and sediment particles. Environmental Chemistry, 12(2), 174-188.
9. Zaranyika, M. F., Dzomba, P., & Kugara, J. (2015). Speciation and persistence of doxycycline in the aquatic environment: Characterization in terms of steady state kinetics. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part B, 50(12), 908-918.
10. Madzvamuse, A., Kugara, J., & Shumba, T. (2015). A Remediation Study Using Moringa oliefera Seed (Uncarbonised and Carbonised) for the Adsorption of Chromium, Cadmium and Lead from Synthetic Water. International Research Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry, 110-121.
11. Muchanyereyi, N., Kugara, J., & Zaranyika, M. F. (2015). Thermodynamic parameters for the adsorption of volatile n-alkane hydrocarbons on water hyacinth (eichhornia crassipes) root biomass: effect of organic solvent and mineral acid treatment.
12. Benhura, C., Kugara, J., Muchuweti, M., Nyagura, S. F., Matarise, F., Gombiro, P. E., & Nyandoro, G. (2015). Drying kinetics of syrup of Parinari curatellifolia fruit and cereal based product, zvambwa. Journal of food science and technology, 52(8), 4965-4974.
13. Dzomba, P., Zaranyika, M., Kugara, J., & Zhanda, T. (2014). Determination of oxytetracycline residues in untreated and treated drinking water in Bindura Town by RP-HPLC-UV visible spectrometry after ultrasonic assisted dispersive solid phase extraction (UA-DSPE).
14. Hungwe, C. B. (2014). Adsorption of selected heavy metal ions from aqueous solutions using algnate immobilised sugarcane bagasse beads (Doctoral dissertation, Bindura University of Science Education).
15. Jyo, A., Kugara, J., Trobradovic, H., Yamabe, K., Sugo, T., Tamada, M., & Kume, T. (2004). Fibrous iminodiacetic acid chelating cation exchangers with a rapid adsorption rate. Industrial & engineering chemistry research, 43(7), 1599-1607.
16. Jameson, K. (2004). Fundamental study on development of fibrous aminopolycarboxylate chelating cation exchangers from vinyl monomer grafted polyolefin fibers (Doctoral dissertation
17. Kugara, J., Trobradovic, H., Jyo, A., Sugo, T., Tamada, M., & Katakai, A. (2003). Behavior of iminodiacetate fiber in column-mode adsorption of Lead (II). Journal of Ion Exchange, 14(Supplement), 77-80.
18. Nhongo, K., Hoko, Z., & Kugara, J. Research Paper Investigating disinfectant by-products in Harare potable water supply, Zimbabwe.

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