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Sindra Lutchmee Summoogum Utchanah

Country of origin: Mauritius Currently in: Mauritius, Beau Bassin General field of specialization: Engineering sciences
Academic Background

Degrees

2012 Doctorate Engineering sciences
2007 Undergraduate Engineering sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Engineering sciences

I am currently a lecturer at the department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of Mauritius. My research interests are in the field of Persistent Organic Pollutants; Fire Chemistry and Toxicity; Hazardous Waste; Energy Management, I am involved both in consultancy and research components.


Publications resulting from Research: 


* Summoogum-Utchanah, S.L, Poorneema, D. ‘An Investigation on the Potential of Biogas Production from Elephant Grass and Guinea Grass’ American International Journal of Research in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics 2015, 9(2), 194-197

* Summoogum-Utchanah, S.L, Joyram, H. ‘An Investigation on the Potential of Extracting Natural Dyes from Beetroot and Turmeric’ International Journal of Research in Engineering and Technology 2015, 4(2), 401-416

*Summoogum-Utchanah, S.L, Rughooputh, R., Oochit, R. ‘Influence of Bed Ash and Fly Ash Replacement in Mortars’ International Journal of Engineering Research and Applications 2015, 5(3), 95-101

*Summoogum-Utchanah, S.L, Swami, J. ‘Investigating the Extraction of Alcohol from Agricultural Wastes in Mauritius’ Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering 2015,3(4), 2255-2262.

* Summoogum, S.L, Wojtalewicz, D.A, Altarawneh.M, Mackie, J.C, Kennedy, E.M and Dlugogorski, B.Z. ‘Formation of Polychlorinated Dibenzo-p-Dioxins and Polychlorinated Dibenzofurans (PCDD/F) by Precursor Pathways in Oxidation of Pesticide Alpha-Cypermethrin’ Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 2013, 34, 3499-3509.

* Summoogum, S.L, Altarawneh, M, Mackie, J.C, Kennedy, E.M and Dlugogorski, B.Z. ‘Oxidation of dibenzo-p-dioxin: Formation of 2-methylbenzofuran and 2,3-dihydro-2-methylenebenzofuran’ Combustion and Flame 2012, 159, 3056-3065.

* Summoogum, S.L, Mackie, J.C, Kennedy, E.M and Dlugogorski, B.Z. ‘Thermal Decomposition of Alpha-Cypermethrin under Non-Oxidative Conditions’ Chemosphere 2011, 85, 143-150.

* Summoogum, S.L, Dlugogorski, B.Z, Kennedy, E.M, Mackie, J.C. ‘Low Temperature Oxidation of Biphenyl in an Aluminium Reactor: Possible Initiation by O2 (1Δg)’ Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 2011, Nov 29-Dec 1, The University of Newcastle.

* Summoogum, S.L, Wojtalewicz, D.A, Mackie, J.C, Kennedy, E.M and Dlugogorski, B.Z. ‘Formation of Polychlorinated Dibenzo-p-Dioxins and Polychlorinated Dibenzofurans and Their Precursors in Fires of Pyrethroid Pesticide Alpha-Cypermethrin’ 10th Proceeding International Symposium of the International Association for Fire Safety Science, 2011, June 19-24, University of Maryland, United States, 239-252.

* Summoogum, S.L, Wojtalewicz, D.A, Mackie, J.C, Kennedy, E.M and Dlugogorski, B.Z. ‘Comparative Study in the Emission of Toxic Species from Non-Oxidative and Oxidative Decomposition of Alpha-Cypermethrin’ 8th Asia-Oceania Symposium for Fire Science and Technology, 2010, Dec 7-9, University of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.

* Summoogum, S.L, Mackie, J.C, Kennedy, E.M and Dlugogorski, B.Z. ‘Decomposition of Dibenzo-pdioxin in fires’ 6th Proceeding International Seminar on Fire and Explosion Hazards, 2010, Apr 1619, University of Leeds, UK, 747-758.

* Summoogum, S.L, Mackie, J.C, Kennedy, E.M and Dlugogorski, B.Z. ‘Pyrolysis and Decomposition Pathways of Alphacypermethrin under Non-Oxidative Conditions’ Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 2009, Dec 1-3, The University of Queensland, Australia, 123-126.




Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Research
Administration
Teaching

Workshop and Conference Attended

2017 Trieste, Italy Workshop on Policy and Diplomacy for Scientists: Introduction to Responsible Research Practices in Chemical and Biochemical Sciences
2017 University of Mauritius key Accreditation Workshop
2011 University of Newcastle Learning Development Workshop
2008 University of Newcastle Swagelok Training, Tube Bending and Safety Seminar’
2009 University of Queensland, Australia Australian Combustion Symposium
2010 University of Leeds, UK 6th International Seminar on Fire and Explosion Hazards
2010 Melbourne 8th Asia-Oceania Symposium on Fire Science and Technology
University of Maryland, United States 2011 the International Symposium of the International Association for Fire Safety Science

Presentation given

2009
Pyrolysis and Decomposition Pathways of Alpha-cypermethrin under Non-Oxidative Conditions
University of Queensland, Australia
Event: Australian Combustion Symposium
2010
Decomposition of Dibenzo-p-dioxin in fires
University of Leeds, UK
Event: 6th International Seminar on Fire and Explosion Hazards
2010
Comparative Study in the Emission of Toxic Species from Non-Oxidative and Oxidative Decomposition of Alpha-Cypermethrin
Melbourne
Event: 8th Asia-Oceania Symposium on Fire Science and Technology
2011
Formation of Polychlorinated Dibenzo-p-Dioxins and Polychlorinated Dibenzofurans and Their Precursors in Fires of Pyrethroid Pesticide Alpha-Cypermethrin
University of Maryland, United States
Event: International Symposium of the International Association for Fire Safety Science