Reader, Chemistry Department

Dr Conrad K. Enenebeaku

Dr Conrad Kenechukwu Enenebeaku

Reader

B.Sc. (UNIJOS), M.Sc. (UNIJOS), M.Sc.(UNILAG), PhD (FUTO)
Email: kenechukwu.enenebeaku@futo.edu.ng

Biography

I AM Enenebeaku CONRAD  KENECHUKWU,  READER  IN CHEMISTRY.

Qualifications
Honours/Awards
Affiliations
Courses Assigned to Teach
Experience
Research Interest
Publications

Academic Qualification

  • PhD Physical Chemistry, FUTO 2011
  • Masters Degrees if any (with dates) M.Sc. Applied Physical Chemistry, Jos,   1990,
  • M.Sc. Computer Science, Lagos, 2004
  • Bachelor of Science /  Technology (with dates)B. Sc. Pure   Chemistry, Jos, 1990.

Honours/Awards

FELLOWSHIPS AWARDED

TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visit at the Max-Planck Institut für Eisenforschung,  in Düsseldorf, Germany at the Department of Interface Chemistry and Surface Engineering  (see attached invitation letter) from 22nd June 2014  to  21st September 2014.

 

RESEARCH HONOURS

Our Research group ” Electrochemistry & Materials Science Research Laboratory (EMRU) “, won the following:

  • ** Recipient of the 2011 Emerald/ALCS African Engineering Research Fund (Highly Commended)
  • ** Recipient of N2.1 million (NGN) from the Education Trust Fund (ETF); under batch one of ETF 2009/2010 research projects intervention for the Federal University of Technology, Owerri. (July 2011).

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • MEMBER, AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY.
  • MEMBER, POLYMER INSTITUTE OF NIGERIA.
  • MEMBER, INSTITUTION OF CHARTERED CHEMIST OF NIGERIA
  • MEMBER, CHEMICAL SOCIETY OF NIGERIA.
  • MEMEBER, HERBAL GROUP, UNIVERSITY OF JOS.
  • MEMBER, SCIENCE ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA

Course Code and Courses Assigned to Teach:

  • CHM 311,
  • CHM 101,
  • ICH 513,
  • CHM 309

Work Experience

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE WITH DATES:

  1. Employer:  Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria
    • Position Held: Lecturer I
    • Duties: Teaching and Research
    • Date:  2007 – 2019
    • Position Held: Reader   
    • Date:  2016 – Date
  2. Employer: Data Solutions Nig. Ltd.,
    • Position Held: Head, Software, Support & Training Unit
    • Duties: Software development, supporting Client’s sites and organizing training
    • Date:  2004 – 2007
  3. Employer:  University of Jos, Plateau State
    • Position Held: Part-time Lecturer
    • Duties: Teaching and Research
    • Date: 1993 – 1999
  4. Employer: Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos
    • Position Held: Youth Corper
    • Duties: Teaching Remedial Courses and 100 level Chemistry courses tutorials
    • Date: 1990 – 1991

Relevant Professional Experience in Industry of Appropriate Non-Teaching Institution (give Dates, Employees, Posts held):

  1. Employer:  Data Solutions Nig. Ltd.,
    • Position Held: Head, Software, Support & Training Unit
    • Duties: Software development, supporting Client’s sites and organizing training
    • Date:  2004 – 2007

Research Interest

Chemical Kinetics (Solution and gas phase), Alternative energy source such as shales, biodegradation of organic waste matter to generate biogas, bioethanol etc.  Electrochemistry, Adsorption studies, Biosorption, computational approaches such as DFT based modelling and simulations. Recycling of materials, Application of sol-gels inhibitors to prevent corrosion, remediation studies.

Corrosion Research Projects

Fundamental research

  • Inhibiting effect of biomass extracts on the corrosion of mild steel and aluminium in different aggressive environments.
  • Inhibiting effect of biochemical compounds on the acid corrosion of mild steel.
  • Corrosion inhibition mechanisms of polycrystalline and nanocrystalline metal specimens (mild steel, pure iron, pure aluminium).
  • Development of corrosion inhibiting additives from biomass extracts, capable of simultaneously controlling uniform, localized and microbial induced corrosion of metals and alloys in aqueous aggressive media.

Adsorption Research Projects

  • Development of adsorbents from underutilized, non-toxic, cheap, readily available materials like biomass, clay etc. for the treatment of effluents such as dyes and chemically toxic substances like phenols, heavy metals etc., from Chemical industries.
  • Construction of a fixed bed column using these adsorbents for the removal of these pollutants from the environment.
  • Designing a packed fixed-bed column that can be used for removal of pollutants from water, soil and air.

Publications

  1. N.A. Udoka and E.C. Kenechukwu (2019). “Proficiency of graphene oxide in adsorption of Zn(II) ions from aqueous solution. Phys. Chem. Res., vol 7, No.2,295-307
  2. Ogwuegbu Martin OC, Enenebeaku Conrad Kenechukwu, Obi Chima Stanley, Ebosie Ngozie Patricia Enyoh Christian Ebere (2019).” stoichiometric determination of Fe (II), Ni(II) and Cu(II) complexes of metronidazole. International Journal of Chemical Science volume 3; Issue1;25-29.
  3. C.E. Enenebeaku, I.C. Ukaga, J.N. Okorocha, B.I. Onyeachu (2018). “Adsorption, Equilibrium and Kinetic Studies of the Removal of Methyl Violet from Aqueous Solution Using White Potato Peel Powder”. International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, Vol. 80, pp 17-29 .doi:10.18052/www.scipress.com/ILCPA.80.17. ISSN: 2299-3843.
  4. A.U Nkwoada. C.O. Alisa, C.M. Amakom and C.KEnenebeaku (2018).”Studies on adsorptive behaviour of Cd2+ on graphene oxide: Alternative novel approach. Archives of Current Research International(ACRI), 12(4):1-11. ISSN 2454-7077.
  5. A.U Nkwoada. C.O. Alisa, C.M. Amakom and C.KEnenebeaku (2018).”Establishing risk assessment from reclaimed Nekede mechanic village Owerri, Nigeria. Asian Journal of Environment and Ecology (AJEE), 7(2):1-13.
  6. Ehirim, A.I.C., Enenebeaku, C.K., Ogwuegbu, M.O.C., Moronkola. B.A. and Yusuf, H(2018).”Solvent extraction studies of Lanthanum (III)and Vanadium (V) from their aqueous solutions with chloroform solution of 1-phenyl-3methyl-4-butanoylpyrazole-5-one.Elixir Appl.Chem., 121,51468-51470. ISSN:2229-712X.
  7. C. KEnenebeaku, U. E. Enenebeaku, T.I.N.Ezejiofor (2018).”Evaluation of selected agricultural wastes as viable sources of vitamin supplements in poultry feeds’. World News of Natural Sciences (WNOFNS), 20, 103-120. EISSN 2543-5426.
  8. C. KEnenebeaku, S. C. Umerie, M. U. Nwankwo, U. E. Enenebeaku (2018). “Anti-Snake venom Activities of the leaf extracts of Asystasia gangetica (L) and Newbouldia leavis(p. Beauv)”. World News of Natural Sciences (WNOFNS), 16, 33-41. EISSN 2543-5426.
  9. T. I. N. Ezejiofor, U. E. Enenebeaku, C. KEnenebeaku, M. U. Nwankwo, C. I. A. Ogbonnaya (2018). “Comparative study of bioethanol yield from yam, potato, watermelon, and pineapple peels using different concentrations of hydrochloric acid. World News of Natural Sciences (WNOFNS), 16, 18-32. EISSN 2543-5426.
  10. Conrad KEnenebeaku, Nnaemeka J. Okorocha, Uchechi E. Enenebeaku, Benedict I. Onyeachu (2017).” Adsorption of Methylene Blue Dye onto Bush Cane Bark Powder”. International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy ISSN: 2299-3843, Vol. 76, pp 12-26 doi:10.18052/www.scipress.com/ILCPA.76.12.
  11. C. Akalezi, C.Enenebeaku, B.OKolue, E.Oguzie (2012).” Potentials of Hyppocratea pallens leave extract as inhibition towards the corrosion of mild steel in acidic media. Der PharmaChemica,4(3):1195-1205.ISSN 0975-413X.
  12. Ogukwe CE, Amaechi PC and Enenebeaku CK (2017), “Studies on the flowers and Stems of two Cocoyam varieties: Xanthosoma sagittifolium and Colocasia esculenta. Nat Prod Chem Res 5: 263. DOI: 10.4172/2329 – 6836.1000263
  13. Conrad KEnenebeaku, Nnaemeka J. Okorocha, Enenebeaku E, Uchechi and Ikechukwu C.Ukaga (2017).’ Adsorption and equilibrium studies on the removal of methyl red from aqueous solution using white potato peel powder. International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy,72,52-64. ISSN:2299-3843, doi:10.18052/www.scipress.com/ILCPA.72,52
  14. Enenebeaku Conrad Kenechukwu,  Okorocha J. Nnaemeka, Akalezi Chris Oudney, Odionye Uchechi  Emmanuela, Oguzie Emeka Emmanuel (2016). Equilibrium and thermodynamic studies for adsorption of methylene blue dye onto raw cassava peel (RCP). Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences (JETEAS), 7(3),133-142.
  15. Conrad KEnenebeaku, Chidozie N. Anyanwu, Nnaemeka J. Okorocha, Uchechi E. Enenebeaku, Emmanuel Nzediegwu and Cynthia E. Ogukwe (2016). Phyto-availability of potentially toxic metals in Cucurbita ficifolia grown on contaminated and non-contaminated soils. International Letters of Natural Sciences, 59, 38-47,ISSN:2300-9675, DOI:10.18052/ www.scipress.com/ILNS.59.38.
  16. Conrad KEnenebeaku, Nnaemeka J. Okorocha, Uchechi E Enenebeaku, Justus I. Okolie and Basil Anukam, (2016).” Adsorption of Malachite green from aqueous solution by Picralima nitida stem bark powder (PNSBP): Equilibrium, kinetic and thermodynamic studies. IOSR Journal of Applied Chemistry (IOSR-JAC), 9(9),28-38. e-ISSN:2278-5736.
  17. Enenebeaku KConrad, Okorocha J.Nnaemeka, Enenebeaku E. Uchechi, Anukam Basil, Onyeocha. O.Veronica, Ogukwe E. Cynthia, Oguzie E. Emeka (2016).” Adsorption of Congo red dye from aqueous solution using agricultural waste. IOSR Journal of Applied Chemistry (IOSR-JAC), 2278-5736, 9(9), 39-51. e-ISSN: 2278-5736.
  18. Opara Alex Iheanyichukwu, Ibe Francis Chizoruo, Njoku PascalChukwuemeka, Alinnor Jude Ikechukwu and Enenebeaku Conrad Kenechukwu, (2016). “Geospatial and Geostatistical Analyses of Particulate Matter (PM10) Concentrations in Imo State, Nigeria”. International Letters of Natural Science, 57, 89-107.ISSN 2300 – 9675.
  19. Conrad KEnenebeaku, Nnaemeka J.Okorocha, Emmanuel Nzediegwu, Uchechi E. Enenebeaku,(2016).”Removal of Methyl Violet  Dyes from Aqueous Solution using Almond (Prunus dulcis) Seed Shell”. International Organisation of Scientific Research (IOSR) Journal of Applied Chemistry (IOSR-JAC),9(8),1-13, e-ISSN2278-5736
  20. Conrad KEnenebeaku, Nnaemeka J.Okorocha, Uchechi E. Enenebeaku and Benedict  .I.Onyeachu, (2016). “Removal of Crystal Violet Dye by Adsorption onto Picrilima Nitda Stem Bark powder: Kinetics and Isotherm Studies”. International Organisation of Scientific Research (IOSR) Journal of Applied Chemistry (IOSR-JAC),9(8),14-23, e-ISSN2278-5736
  21. Enenebeaku C. KEnenebeaku U.E and Ezejiofor T.I.N., (2016).”Proximate composition and production of bioethanol from Cassava bagasse using Hydrochloric acid and Saccharomyces cerevisiae (Baker’s yeast)”.Journal of Biological and Chemical Research A, 33(1),165-174.ISSN0970-4973.Society for Advancement of Science.
  22. Nkwoada Amarachi, Oguzie Emeka, Alisa Christopher, Agwaramgbo Lovell  and Enenebeaku Conrad, (2016) .”Emissions of Gasoline Combustion by-products in Automotive Exhausts”. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications,6(4), 464-482.ISSN2250-3153.
  23. A.E. Ejele, L.N. Ukiwe, C.KEnenebeaku and N.U. Ejele (2015).” Evaluation of Drug Quality (III): Determination of Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride Concentration in Pharmaceutical Tablets”. Nigerian Journal of Chemical Research, 20,19-28.
  24. Akalezi C.O, Enenebeaku.C.K and Oguzie  .E.E.(2015) .”Plant extracts as corrosion inhibition for Aluminium pigments in alkaline medium. FUTO Journal Series (FUTOJNLS),1(1),84-94.
  25. Enenebeaku K.Conrad, Okorocha  J.Nnaemeka and Akalezi O.Chris (2015) “Adsorptive Removal of Methylene Blue from Aqueous Solution Using Agricultural Wastes: Equilibrium, Kinetic and Thermodynamic Studies”. American Journal of Chemistry and Material Science,2(3),14-25. Open Science.
  26. Udie, A. C, Nwakaudu, M. S., C.I.C. Anyadiegwu, S. I. Onwukwe, EnenebeakuK,(2014).”  Improving Condensate Recovery Using Water Injection Model at Dew-Point Pressure” American Journal Of Engineering Research (AJER), 3(2), 54-62, (2014).
  27. Cynthia E. Ogukwe, Gabriel O. Oze, Conrad E. Enenebeaku and Chris O. Akalezi, (2014) “Chemical Interactions of synthetic and natural remediating agents with crude oil on Agricultural soil.” Pelagia Research Library Der Chemica Sinica,5(2), 124-128.CODEN (USA) CSHIAS.
  28. Ejele, A.E, Akalezi, C.I., Iwu, C.I., Ukiwe, L.N., Enenebeaku, C.K., Ngwu, S.U.(2014). “Bioassay-Guided Isolation, Purification and Characterization of    Antimicrobial Compound from Acidic Metabolite of Piper umbellatum Seed Extract”.  International Journal of Chemistry, 6(1), 61 – 70.
  29. I. J. Alinnor and C.KEnenebeaku, (2014),” Adsorption characteristics of sodium oleate onto Calcite”. International Research Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry, 4(1): 88-96.
  30. C.O. Akalezi, C.K. Enenebeaku, E.E. Oguzie, (2013),’Inhibition of acid corrosion of mild steel by biomass extract from the petersianthus macrocarpus plant’. Journal Materials Environment Science, 4(2), (2013) 217-226.
  31. C.O. Akalezi, C.K. Enenebeaku and E.E. Oguzie.’ Application of aqueous extracts of coffee senna for control of mild steel corrosion in acidic environment. International Journal of Industrial Chemistry 2012, 3:13, DOI:10.1186/2228-5547-3-13.
  32. Ejele. A.E, Iwu.I.C,  Enenebeaku .C.K,  Ukiwe .L.N. and Okolue .B.N. ‘Bioassay-Guided isolation, purification and partial characterization of antimicrobial compound from a basic metabolite of  Garcinia Kola. Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Science, 3(4), 668-672
  33. E.E. Oguzie, Z.O. Iheabunike, K.L. Oguzie, C.E. Ogukwe, M.A. Chidiebere, C.K. Enenebeaku and C.O. Akalezi (2013). “Corrosion Inhibition Effect of Aframomum melegueta Extracts and Adsorption Characteristics of the active Constituents on Mild Steel in Acidic Media” Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology, London, 34(4), 516-527(Taylor & Francis,USA)
  34. Emeka E. Oguzie, Chinonso E. Adindu, Conrad KEnenebeaku, Cynthia E. Ogukwe, Maduabichi  A. Chidiebere, and Kanayo L. Oguzie, (2012). “Natural Products for Materials Protection: Mechanism of Corrosion Inhibition of Mild Steel by Acid Extracts of Piper guineense”. The Journal Of Physical Chemistry C, (2012)116,13603 -13615.
  35. C.O. Akalezi, C.KEnenebeaku, C.E. Ogukwe and E.E. Oguzie, (2012).  “Experimental And Quantum Chemical Studies Of The Corrosion Inhabitation of Mild Steel In Academic Media By Malachite Green Dye”. Journal of Chemical Society of Nigeria, ( 37),( 1),117-124.
  36. Chris O. Akalezi, Cynthia E. Ogukwe, Conrad KEnenebeaku & Emeka E. Oguzie (2012), “Corrosion Inhibition of Aluminium Pigments in Aqueous Alkaline Medium Using Plant Extracts”. Canadian Center of Science and Education. Environment and Pollution, 1 (2),45-60.
  37. Ejele, A.E., Enenebaku, C.K., Akujobi, C.O, Ngwu, S.U, (2012). Effect of microbial spoilage on phytochemistry, antisickling and antimicrobial potential of Newbouldia laevis leaf extract. International research journal of Microbiology, 3(4), 2141-5463.
  38. C.KEnenebeaku., M.M. Ekwenchi, J.O. Iwuala and E.N. Okoronkwo, (2011).”  The Catalytic Decomposition of Acetic Acid Under Vacuum Conditions”. International Journal of Chemistry, 21(2), (2011) 155-162.    
  39. C.KEnenebeaku, M.M Ekwenchi., U.E., Odionye, (2011). ‘ Kinetics of Oxidation Aldehyde By Permanganate Ion in the Presence of Iodine Ion’. International Journal of Chemistry, 21 (2), (2011) 119-127.
  40. Oguzie E.E.,   Enenebeaku C.K.,  Akalezi C.O, Aneke.J.N.( 2011),’ Corrosion inhibition and Adsorption behaviour of malachite green dye on Aluminium Corrosion”.Chemical Engineering Communication, ( Taylor & Francis Group),198, 46-60, 2011.
  41. Oguzie E.E, Enenebeaku C.K, Akalezi C.O, Okoro S.C, Ayuk A.A, Ejike E.N., (2010). “Adsorption and Corrosion inhibiting effect of dacryodis edulis extract on low-carbon-steel corrosion in acidic media”. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, (2010), 349,283-292.
  42. Njoku P.C, Egbukole M.O, Enenebeaku C.K., (2010). “Physio-chemical characteristics and dietary metal levels of oil from Elaeis guineensis specie.” Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, (2010), 9(2):37-140.
  43. Oguzie E.E, Akaiezi C.O, Enenebeaku C.K ., (2009).”Inhibitive effect of methyl green dye on the corrosion of low carbon steel in acidic media. Pigment and Resin Technology, (2009),38 (6), 359-365.
  44. Ukiwe L.N, Nwoko C.I.A, Enenebeaku C.K., (2008).” Intrinsic role of PH variables on the sorption of heavy metals by water hyacinth on the Niger Delta Rivers. The African Journal of Plant Science and Biotechnology, (2008), 2(2),112-114.
  45. Oguzie E.E, Njoku V.O, Enenebeaku C.K., Akalezi C.O., (2008). ” Effect of hexamethylpararosanilinechloride on mild steel corrosion in acidic media. Corrosion Science (2008), 50, 3480-3486.
  46. Abel-Anyebe .O, Ekpenyong K.I. & Enenebeaku C.K.(2008). ”Heterogeneous product formation in sodium hydroxide reaction with heptadecanoic acid. International Journal of Chemical Sciences, (2008),11(2), 346-349.
  47. Ekwenchi, M. M., Enenebeaku, C. K. and Ogode, E., (1993). “Catalytic Cracking of Petroleum Crude with Local Clays as Catalyst”.  Journal of Leather and Chemical Technology, (1993), 7(1), 33 – 41.

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