Dr David Lokhat

Dr Lokhat is the head of the Reactor Technology Research Group (a division of the Thermodynamics Research Unit) within the Discipline of Chemical Engineering.

He holds a BSc, MSc and PhD in chemical engineering. He is an active researcher in the field of chemical reactor design, optimization and chemical kinetics.

He received the SAIChE innovation award in 2013 for the development of a novel chemical process.
Quote:   “The length of a man’s journey is measured by the quality of his company.”
Position:   Lecturer

MSc (Eng)
BSc (Eng)
Discipline:   Chemical Engineering
Campus:   Howard College
Telephone:   031 260 1897
Email:   lokhat@ukzn.ac.za  
Recent Publications:

  Lokhat, D., Ramjugernath, D. and Starzak, M., “Simultaneous separation of perfluorocarbons and oxyfluorocarbons using capillary gas chromatography: Analysis of the products of hexafluoropropene oxidation”, Journal of Analytical Chemistry 69 (2014) 1-6.

Lokhat, D., Ramjugernath, D. and Starzak, M., “Kinetics of the gas-phase non-catalytic epoxidation of hexafluoropropene”, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research 51 (2012) 13961-13972.

Lokhat, D., Starzak, M. and Stelmachowski, M., “Gas-phase metathesis of 1-hexene over a WO3/SiO2 catalyst: Search for optimal reaction conditions”, Applied Catalysis A: General 351 (2008) 137-147.

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