Mr Mbuyu Germain Ntunka

Mbuyu Ntunka
 
Born in Katanga, a rich mining province in Congo, Mr Ntunka grew up with a desire to become a Chemical Engineer. He attended a technical high school where he learnt about Chemistry and Metallurgy.

After matriculating with distinction, he pursued his chemical engineering dream at the University of Lubumbashi.

He was involved in research and engineering solutions at COMPS, and worked commissioning a pilot plant using Fischer-Trospch (FT) technology. This was done to convert coal to liquid fuels and other major projects.
     
Quote:
  "If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them". - Henry David Thoreau
Position:
  Lecturer
Qualification:

  MSc Eng (2007)
Graduate Diploma in Engineering (1998)
BSc Eng (1996)
   
Discipline:   Chemical Engineering
Campus:   Howard College
Telephone:    031 260 3215
Email:    ntunka@ukzn.ac.za
     
Research Areas:


  Distillation and Separation technologies, Electrochemical engineering, Hydrometallurgy, Minerals Processing, Clean Fuels (Hydrogen, Biodiesel, Ethanol), Fluidized Beds, Clean Technology, Utilization of Renewable Materials, Sustainable Engineering.
Recent Publications:   M.G. Ntunka and Milan Carsky, Neural network modelling of minimum bubbling and slugging velocities, South African Journal of Chemical Engineers (SAJChE), Volume 17, Issue No 1, November 2012, Pages 1-12, 2012: Vol 17.

Fluidization under mechanical vibrations, by M.G. Ntunka and M. Carsky , SAIChE Conference 2012, Champagne Sports Resort, September 16-19, 2012.

Cost reduction in distillation via feed distribution: column profile maps, by Daniel Beneke, Germain Ntunka,Diane Hildebrandt and David Glasser, 2011 AIChE annual meeting, Minneapolis, October 16-21, 2011

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