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Eng. Shonhiwa, C. S.


MSc. In Chemical Engineering (UCLV –Cuba), Certificate in boiler Operations (City and Guilds), MSc. (Renewable Energy – UZ).

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Research Interests:

Alternative Energy Systems, Renewable energy, Biodiesel, Jatropha Biodiesel.

Faculty: Engineering And The Built Environment
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Research Category: Energy and Power

Phone: +263 773 485 140

1. Shonhiwa C.S. Gudyanga F.P and Chiguvare Z. Parametric Optimization of a Continuous Flow Biodiesel Reactor or Economic Biodiesel Production from Jatropha Curcas Seed Oil. Pages 115-140 International Union for Pure and Applied Biophysics (IUPAB), 2011.

2. Shonhiwa C.S. Chiguvare Z. and Gudyanga F.P. Jatropha Biodiesel as Alternative Transport Fuel in Zimbabwe. Aspects of Biodiversity. Pages 160- 175 The Royal Society of Chemistry UK – ISBN: 978-1-84755-948-7, 2010

3. Gudyanga, F.P, Shonhiwa C.S. and Chiguvare Z.The roles of Jatropha in biodiesel and sustainable development in Africa.Science Technology, and Innovation for Socio-Economic Development – Success Stories from Africa. Pages 141-158 ICSU Regional Office for Africa –ISBN 9780620457415, 2009

4. Shonhiwa C.S., Gudyanga F.P. and Chiguvare Z. Kinetic Modeling of Transesterification of Jatropha Curcas Seed Oil in a Biodiesel Batch Reactor. Pages 12-13 Journal of Applied Science in Southern Africa (JASSA) UZ. ISSN 1019-7788, 2009

5. Shonhiwa C.S. Chiguvare Z and Gudyanga F.P Continuous Flow Reactor Using Reactive Distillation Technique For Economic Biodiesel Production In Zimbabwe. Pages 15-32 Research Council of Zimbabwe (RCZ) - RCZ 8th Symposium Proceedings 2009.

6. Zhuga T.A, Munyaradzi B. and Shonhiwa C.S. Design of Alternative Energy Systems: A Self-Starting Vertical Axis Wind Turbine for Stand Alone Application Pages 115-126. JSTOR 2009

Patented Work:

Jatropha Diesel

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