Chemical Engineering and Mineral Processing

Chemical engineers design, develop and manage the processes that convert raw materials to useful products on a large scale. From oil to fuel and chemicals, from rock ore to metals, from biomass to fuels, from effluent to clean water – chemical engineers are working to enhance our quality of life in a sustainable way.

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Research Opportunities 2017
Research 2017

Research 2017

Starting 2017, the Process Engineering Department has many exciting research opportunities for masters and doctoral students, in the fields of Chemical and Extractive Metallurgical Engineering.

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Find out more about our exciting research in Chemical Engineering

Biological bactericides effective against tuberculosis

Danielle Pretorius, working on Bacillus

Tuberculosis (TB) is second only to HIV/AIDS as the greatest global cause of deaths due to a single infectious agent. In 2013, 9 million people developed TB, and 1.3-1.5 million people died from this cause.  Over 95% of cases and deaths were in developing countries with Africa carrying the greatest burden of 280 cases per 100 000 population.

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Student life at the Department of Process Engineering

Jamie Cripwell unconfused by Confucious
Jamie Cripwell

Jamie Cripwell

Jamie Cripwell, a PhD student at Process Engineering, was named joint winner with Liesl Kotze, an Honours Mandarin student, of the South African Preliminary Competition to the 14th “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for College Students.

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