Annie Fabian Abel ChimphangoCountry of origin: Malawi Currently in: South Africa, Cape Town General field of specialization: Engineering sciences
Degrees2010 Doctorate Engineering sciences1997 Master Engineering sciences
Current Research Activities
Bioresource research activities involve bioprocessing engineering, integrated biorefinery development, value addition to agricultural and forest residues, biomass fractionation, advanced biomaterials, functional composites and nanocomposites, nanoparticles, active packaging, postharvest technologies, agroprocessing
Publications resulting from Research:
Mugwagwa, L. R., & Chimphango, A. F. A. (2019). Box-Behnken design based multi-objective optimisation of sequential extraction of pectin and anthocyanins from mango peels. Carbohydrate polymers, 219, 29-38.
Chimphango, A. F. A. (2019). Sorption Behaviour of Enzymatically and Chemically Formed Beechwood (Fagus sylvatica) Xylan Hydrogels onto Cellulosic Materials Under Different Sorption Conditions. Journal of polymers and the environment, 27(3), 561-570.
Dzigbor, A., & Chimphango, A. (2019). Production and optimization of NaCl-activated carbon from mango seed using response surface methodology. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, 9(2), 421-431.
Dzigbor, A., & Chimphango, A. (2019). Evaluating the potential of using ethanol/water mixture as a refrigerant in adsorption cooling system by using activated carbon-sodium chloride composite adsorbent. International Journal of Refrigeration, 97, 132-142.
Dzigbor, A., & Chimphango, A. (2019). An integrated strategy targeting drying and cooling unit operations to improve economic viability and reduce environmental impacts in a mango processing plant. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 21(1), 139-153.
Nkolisa, N., Magwaza, L. S., Workneh, T. S., & Chimpango, A. (2018). Evaluating evaporative cooling system as an energy-free and cost-effective method for postharvest storage of tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum L.) for smallholder farmers. Scientia horticulturae, 241, 131-143.
Chitawo, M. L., Chimphango, A. F., & Peterson, S. (2018). Modelling sustainability of primary forest residues-based bioenergy system. Biomass and bioenergy, 108, 90-100.
Mihiretu, G. T., Brodin, M., Chimphango, A. F., Øyaas, K., Hoff, B. H., & Görgens, J. F. (2017). Single-step microwave-assisted hot water extraction of hemicelluloses from selected lignocellulosic materials–A biorefinery approach. Bioresource technology, 241, 669-680.
Chitawo, M. L., & Chimphango, A. F. (2017). A synergetic integration of bioenergy and rice production in rice farms. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 75, 58-67.
Koegelenberg, D., & Chimphango, A. F. (2017). Effects of wheat-bran arabinoxylan as partial flour replacer on bread properties. Food chemistry, 221, 1606-1613.
Chimphango, A. F., Görgens, J. F., & van Zyl, W. H. (2016). In situ enzyme aided adsorption of soluble xylan biopolymers onto cellulosic material. Carbohydrate polymers, 143, 172-178.
Chimphango, A. F., & Görgens, J. F. (2015). Postharvest technology for advancing sustainable bioenergy production for food processing. British Food Journal, 117(12), 2850-2862.
Current professionCurrent professional activities type:ResearchTeachingAssociate Professor in chemical engineering lecturing undergraduate courses ( Heat and Mass Transfer and Environmental Engineering) and Research in Bioresource Engineering, Postharvest technologies, Integrated Biorefineries, Advanced biomaterials and Nanoparticles
AffiliationsLeadership for Environment and DevelopmentSystems Dynamics
Other AwardsJan 2019C2-NRF RatingMar 2015Australian African AwardAustralian Awards Fellowship Programme "Improving agricultural productivity: increasing the impact of African agricultural value chain research.Jul 2014Rectors AwardStellenbosch University Rectors Award for General performance in Teaching and ResearchJun 2017INP Visiting ProfessorINP Visiting Professor at Laboratoire de Chimie Agro-industrielle (LCA), Toulouse, FranceOct 2006Women in ScienceWomen in Science Award by the Department of Science and Technology , South AfricaJun 2007The Knut and Kringstad Award for best poster presentationThe Knut and Kringstad Award for best poster presentation at the 14th International Symposium on Wood, Fibre and Pulping Chemistry ( ISWFPC) &12th APPW, Durban, South Africa, 25-28 June 2007