Dr. Vhahangwele  Masindi

Dr. Vhahangwele Masindi

Research Scientist
Magalies Water, South Africa


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Environmental Science from University of Venda, South Africa

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Area of Interest:

Environmental Sciences
100%
Environmental Chemistry
62%
Wastewater Pollutants
90%
Cleaner Production
75%
Water Quality
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Osman, M.S., V. Masindi and A.M. Abu-Mahfouz, 2019. Computational and experimental study for the desalination of petrochemical industrial effluents using direct contact membrane distillation. Applied Water Sci., Vol. 9. 10.1007/s13201-019-0910-3.
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  2. Ngulube, T., J.R. Gumbo, V. Masindi and A. Maity, 2019. Preparation and characterisation of high performing magnesite-halloysite nanocomposite and its application in the removal of methylene blue dye. J. Mol. Struct., 1184: 389-399.
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  3. Ngulube, T., J.R. Gumbo, V. Masindi and A. Maity, 2019. Evaluation of the efficacy of halloysite nanotubes in the removal of acidic and basic dyes from aqueous solution. Clay Minerals, 54: 197-207.
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  4. Ngulube, T., J.R. Gumbo, V. Masindi and A. Maity, 2019. Enhanced Removal of Direct Red 81 Dye from Synthetic Wastewater using Ball-Milled Magnesia. In: New Horizons in Wastewaters Management: Emerging Monitoring and Remediation Strategies, Fosso-Kankeu, E. (Ed.)., Nova Publishers, USA., ISBN: 978-1-53615-659-1.
  5. Mavhungu, A., R. Mbaya, V. Masindi, S. Foteinis, K.L. Muedi, I. Kortidis and E. Chatzisymeon, 2019. Wastewater treatment valorisation by simultaneously removing and recovering phosphate and ammonia from municipal effluents using a mechano-thermo activated magnesite technology. J. Environ. Manage., Vol. 250. 10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.109493.
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  6. Masindi, V., M.S. Osman and R. Shingwenyana, 2019. Valorization of Acid Mine Drainage (AMD): A simplified approach to reclaim drinking water and synthesize valuable minerals-Pilot study. J. Environ. Chem. Eng., Vol. 7. 10.1016/j.jece.2019.103082.
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  7. Magagane, N., V. Masindi, M.M. Ramakokovhu, M.B. Shongwe and K.L. Muedi, 2019. Facile thermal activation of non-reactive cryptocrystalline magnesite and its application on the treatment of acid mine drainage. J. Environ. Manage., 236: 499-509.
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  8. Ngulube, T., J.R. Gumbo, V. Masindi and A. Maity, 2018. Calcined magnesite as an adsorbent for cationic and anionic dyes: Characterization, adsorption parameters, isotherms and kinetics study. Heliyon, Vol. 4. 10.1016/j.heliyon.2018.e00838.
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  9. Masindi, V., M.S. Osman, R.N. Mbhele and R. Rikhotso, 2018. Fate of pollutants post treatment of acid mine drainage with basic oxygen furnace slag: Validation of experimental results with a geochemical model. J. Cleaner Prod., 172: 2899-2909.
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  10. Masindi, V., J.G. Ndiritu and J.P. Maree, 2018. Fractional and step-wise recovery of chemical species from acid mine drainage using calcined cryptocrystalline magnesite nano-sheets: An experimental and geochemical modelling approach. J. Environ. Chem. Eng., 6: 1634-1650.
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  11. Masindi, V., G. Madzivire and M. Tekere, 2018. Reclamation of water and the synthesis of gypsum and limestone from acid mine drainage treatment process using a combination of pre-treated magnesite nanosheets, lime and CO2 bubbling. Water Resour. Ind., 20: 1-14.
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  12. Masindi, V., E. Chatzisymeon, I. Kortidis and S. Foteinis, 2018. Assessing the sustainability of Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) treatment in South Africa. Sci. Total Environ., 635: 793-802.
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  13. Masindi, V. and K.L. Muedi, 2018. Environmental Contamination by Heavy Metals. In: Heavy Metals, Saleh, H. (Ed.)., IntechOpen, Croatia, ISBN: 978-1-78923-361-2, pp: 115-133.
  14. Ngulube, T., J.R. Gumbo, V. Masindi and A. Maity, 2017. An update on synthetic dyes adsorption onto clay based minerals: A state-of-art review. J. Environ. Manage., 191: 35-57.
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  15. Masindi, V., W.M. Gitari and H. Tutu, 2017. Simultaneous sorption of As, B, Cr, Mo and Se from coal fly ash leachates by Al3+-pillared bentonite clay: Implication for the construction of activated geo-synthetic clay liner. Water Pract. Technol., 12: 186-201.
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  16. Masindi, V., V. Akinwekomi, J.P. Maree and K.L. Muedi, 2017. Comparison of mine water neutralisation efficiencies of different alkaline generating agents. J. Environ. Chem. Eng., 5: 3903-3913.
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  17. Masindi, V., M.W. Gitari, H. Tutu and M. Debeer, 2017. Synthesis of cryptocrystalline magnesite-bentonite clay composite and its application for neutralization and attenuation of inorganic contaminants in acidic and metalliferous mine drainage. J. Water Process Eng., 15: 2-17.
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  18. Masindi, V., M.S. Osman and A.M. Abu-Mahfouz, 2017. Integrated treatment of acid mine drainage using BOF slag, lime/soda ash and Reverse Osmosis (RO): Implication for the production of drinking water. Desalination, 424: 45-52.
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  19. Masindi, V., 2017. Recovery of drinking water and valuable minerals from acid mine drainage using an integration of magnesite, lime, soda ash, CO2 and reverse osmosis treatment processes. J. Environ. Chem. Eng., 5: 3136-3142.
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  20. Masindi, V., 2017. Integrated treatment of acid mine drainage using cryptocrystalline magnesite and barium chloride. Water Pract. Technol., 12: 727-736.
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  21. Akinwekomi, V., J.P. Maree, C. Zvinowanda and V. Masindi, 2017. Synthesis of magnetite from iron-rich mine water using sodium carbonate. J. Environ. Chem. Eng., 5: 2699-2707.
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  22. Masindi, V., W.M. Gitari and K.G. Pindihama, 2016. Synthesis of cryptocrystalline magnesite/bentonite clay composite and its application for removal of phosphate from municipal wastewaters. Environ. Technol., 37: 603-612.
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  23. Masindi, V., W.M. Gitari and K.G. Pindihama, 2016. Adsorption of phosphate from municipal effluents using cryptocrystalline magnesite: complementing laboratory results with geochemical modelling. Desalin. Water Treat., 57: 20957-20969.
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  24. Masindi, V., M.W. Gitari, H. Tutu and M.D. Beer, 2016. Fate of inorganic contaminants post treatment of acid mine drainage by cryptocrystalline magnesite: Complimenting experimental results with a geochemical model. J. Environ. Chem. Eng., 4: 4846-4856.
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  25. Masindi, V., M.W. Gitari, H. Tutu and M. Debeer, 2016. Removal of boron from aqueous solution using magnesite and bentonite clay composite. Desalin. Water Treat., 57: 8754-8764.
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  26. Masindi, V., 2016. A novel technology for neutralizing acidity and attenuating toxic chemical species from acid mine drainage using cryptocrystalline magnesite tailings. J. Water Process Eng., 10: 67-77.
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  27. Masindi, V. and W.M. Gitari, 2016. Simultaneous removal of metal species from acidic aqueous solutions using cryptocrystalline magnesite/bentonite clay composite: an experimental and modelling approach. J. Cleaner Prod., 112: 1077-1085.
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  28. Masindi, V. and W.M. Gitari, 2016. Removal of boron from aqueous solution using cryptocrystalline magnesite. J. Water Reuse Desalin., 10.2166/wrd.2016.012.
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  29. Masindi, V. and W.M. Gitari, 2016. Removal of arsenic from wastewaters by cryptocrystalline magnesite: complimenting experimental results with modelling. J. Cleaner Prod., 113: 318-324.
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  30. Masindi, V., W.M. Gitari and T. Ngulube, 2015. Kinetics and equilibrium studies for removal of fluoride from underground water using cryptocrystalline magnesite. J. Water Reuse Desalin., 5: 282-292.
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  31. Masindi, V., W.M. Gitari and K.G. Pindihama, 2015. Synthesis of nanocomposite of cryptocrystalline magnesite-bentonite clay and its application for phosphate removal from municipal effluents. Environ. Technol., 24: 1-27.
  32. Masindi, V., M.W. Gitari, H. Tutu and M.D. Beer, 2015. Passive remediation of acid mine drainage using cryptocrystalline magnesite: A batch experimental and geochemical modelling approach. Water SA, 41: 677-682.
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  33. Masindi, V., M.W. Gitari, H. Tutu and M. Debeer, 2015. Efficiency of ball milled South African bentonite clay for remediation of acid mine drainage. J. Water Process Eng., 8: 227-240.
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  34. Masindi, V., M.W. Gitari and H. Tutu, 2015. Adsorption of As, B, Cr, Mo and Se from coal fly ash leachate by Fe3+ modified bentonite clay. J. Water Reuse Desalin., 6: 382-391.
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  35. Masindi, V. and G.W. Mugera, 2015. The potential of ball-milled South African bentonite clay for attenuation of heavy metals from acidic wastewaters: Simultaneous sorption of Co2+, Cu2+, Ni2+, Pb2+, and Zn2+ ions. J. Environ. Chem. Eng., 3: 2416-2425.
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  36. Gitari, W.M., T. Ngulube, V. Masindi and J.R. Gumbo, 2015. Defluoridation of groundwater using Fe3+-modified bentonite clay: optimization of adsorption conditions. Desalin. Water Treat., 53: 1578-1590.
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  37. Masindi, V., W.M. Gitari and T. Ngulube, 2014. Defluoridation of drinking water using Al3+- modified bentonite clay: optimization of fluoride adsorption conditions. Toxicol. Environ. Chem., 96: 1294-1309.
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  38. Masindi, V., M.W. Gitari, H. Tutu and M.D. Beer, 2014. Application of magnesite-bentonite clay composite as an alternative technology for removal of arsenic from industrial effluents. Toxicol. Environ. Chem., 96: 1435-1451.
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