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Mathapelo Seopela

Country of origin: South Africa Currently in: South Africa, Pretoria General field of specialization: Interdisciplinary
Academic Background


2015 Master Chemical Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities


Determining the presence, effect and impact of environmental contaminants on aquatic organisms

Research Keywords: 
Environmental Toxicology
Environmental chemistry
Analytical Chemistry
Ecological risk assessment

Publications resulting from Research: 

Bhaumik, M., Choi, H.J., Seopela, M.P., McCrindle, R.I., Maity. A. 2014. Highly effective
removal of toxic Cr(VI) from wastewater using sulfuric acid-modified avocado
seed. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 53:1214−1224.

Salvador, E.M., McCrindle, C.M.E., Seopela, M.P., Steenkamp, V. 2016. Mineral content
of cassava growing in four districts of Mozambique: Implications for consumer
health. International Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 6(1): 886-894.

Seopela, M.P., McCrindle, R.I., Combrinck, S., Regnier, TJ. 2016. Hazard assessment
of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in water and sediment in the vicinity of
coal mines. Journal of Soils and Sediments.16(2): 2740–2752.

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Doctoral Student at the Tshwane University of Technology

Workshop and Conference Attended

2012 Mozambique, Maputo IV SEANAC International Conference
2012, 2013, 2014 Pretoria, South Africa Faculty of Science Research Day
2013 Pretoria, South Africa Young Spectroscopy Society Symposium
2014 Parys, South Africa ANALITIKA
2014 Potchefstroom, South Africa SACI
2015 Pretoria, South Africa 1st Annual Symposium and Workshop on Environmental Research and Pollution Monitoring of Environmental Persistent Pollutants
2015 Bordeaux, France International Symposium on Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
2017 Hong Kong, Japan 9th HOPE Meeting
2016 Johannesburg, South Africa The Newton Fund/ASSAf Science Communication Programme hosted by the British Council Science Communication and Engagement workshop