dspaceThe Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) repository holds full-text theses and dissertations submitted for higher degrees at the University (including submissions from former Cape Technikon and Peninsula Technikon).

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    • Adsorption of perfluorinated water contaminants on Agave sisalana activated carbon fibre 

      Imwer, Serge Mapan (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2014)
      An awareness campaign on the harmful effects of Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), especially Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) has been conducted to inform the general public about the impact ...
    • Bioremediation of gold mine wastewater using fusarium oxysporum 

      Akinpelu, Enoch Akinbiyi (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2014)
      The legislative requirements for handling cyanide containing wastewater have become stringent internationally. Cyanide properties make it indispensable in the mining industry especially for gold recovery. The resultant ...
    • Investigation of anaerobic up-flow batch reactor for treatment of greywater in un-sewered settlements. 

      Muanda, Christophe (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2009)
      Un-sewered settlements are provided with the basic water and sanitation systems that comprise, in most cases, of dry sanitation and standpipes. Substantial amounts of wastewater (including greywater) generated from households ...
    • Membrane bioreactor application within the South African textile industry: pilot to full-scale 

      De Jager, Debbie (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2013)
      To date, limited information has been published on textile wastewater treatment, for re-use, in South Africa (SA), with treatment processes focusing on conventional wastewater treatment methods. A large contributor to the ...
    • Modelling and optimal control of countercurrent ion exchange process 

      Dube, Nthuthuko Marcus (Peninsula Technikon, 2002)
      The problem for wastewater treatment is very important these days because of population increase and industry development. Ion exchange technology has proved its positive qualities in domestic lives and industry, but the ...
    • Multicapillary membrane bioreactor design 

      Ntwampe, Seteno Karabo Obed (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2005)
      The white rot fungus, Phanerochaete chrysosporium, produces enzymes, which are capable of degrading chemical pollutants. It was detennined that this fungus has multiple growth phases. The study provided infonnation ...
    • Prediction of the influent wastewater variables using neural network theory 

      Kriger, Carl (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2007)
      In order to develop an effective control strategy for the activated sludge process of a wastewater treatment plant, an understanding of the nature of the influent load disturbances to the wastewater treatment plant is ...
    • A prototype desalination system using solar energy and heat pipe technology 

      Alwaer, Ayad Almakhzum Mohamed (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2016)
      The water desalination process needs large quantities of energy, either directly from fossil fuel or electricity from the national grid. However, these sources of energy significantly contribute to problems such as global ...
    • The removal of impurities from a process stream 

      Himmelstutzer, EA (Cape Technikon, 2002)
      The high purity 1-octene produced by Sasol Alpha Olefins in Secunda and which is sold to DOW Chemical Company for co-monomer application, has performed poorly over the DOW Ziegler-Natta catalysts. The reason for the poor ...
    • A solar water purification system for rural areas 

      Koura Mbadinga, Pauline Joella (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2015)
      Access to adequate quantities of clean drinking water has become a serious issue on the worldwide level. This is particularly true in arid and rural areas where for the majority of people water is a limited and a vulnerable ...
    • Ultrasonic measurement of membrane fouling during microfiltration of natural brown water 

      Mbanjwa, Mesuli Bonani (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2007)
      The removal of the colour-eausing natural organic matter (NOM) from natural brown water (NSW) to be used for drinking purposes is of paramount importance. One of the methods available to remove NOM from NSW is the use of ...
    • Water stabilisation through a limestone mediated sidestream process 

      Tsotsi, Ciciyela Mlungisi (Cape Technikon, 2001)
      Approximately 40% of the surface waters of South Africa, and the surface waters of Lesotho, are soft and acidic with low calcium, alkalinity and carborrate species concentration. Distribution of such waters results in ...