Electrochemical Treatment and Phytoremediation of Mine Wastewater: The Kenyan Experience
Water scarcity have become a challenge world- wide. The challenge is further aggravated in mining areas where underground and surface waters have been contaminated by pollutants originating from the minerals being mined or those used in the processing. In water, conventional methods for pollutant removal can be costly and less effective in removal of some pollutants.
This workshop will bring out the challenges experienced in wastewater treatment and provide possible options for mitigation. A Kenyan perspective will be given where two methods i.e., electrochemistry and phytoremediation, have been used to remove pollutants in mine waters successfully.
The workshop targets researchers in the water sector, Technologists/Technicians in Universities and water industry, Lecturers and students in Universities and Technical Colleges (Environmental, Chemistry, Physics, Water Technology and Engineering) and professionals in environmental engineering, process and Mineral processing.
The programme will take one day (morning and afternoon session) and the participants will be handed in reading/Lecture materials in soft copy. The presentations will be done in power point.
|8.30-9.30||Registration and Introduction||Dr. Justin Maganga|
|9.30-10.00||Introduction to Water and Wastewater Quality||Dr. Justin Maganga|
|10.05-10.30||Wastewater Treatment Technologies||Dr. Justin Maganga|
|10.30-11.30||Treatment of underground water by Electrochemical Methods: A Kenyan experience.||Dr. Justin Maganga|
|11.30-12.30||Plenary Discussion and Case Studies||Participants|
|14.00-14.30||Introduction to Bioremediation||Dr. Justin Maganga|
|14.30-15.00||A clip-on of Fluoride contamination in the Kenyan Rift Valley water sources||Dr. Justin Maganga|
|14.30-15.30||Removal of Fluorides in wastewater using water plants: Kenyan experience.||Dr. Justin Maganga|
|15.30-16.30||Plenary Discussion, Case Studies and Collaboration Opportunities||Participants|
The outcome of the workshop is to enlighten participants on the relationship between water quality parameters of any specific industry and the choice of treatment method. The participants will attain skills and knowledge necessary for wastewater treatment, hence implement these technologies in their own home country to solve the societal challenges of water quality.
There will be a forum to discuss on the areas of collaboration in joint proposals writing, capacity building, research exchange, Co-supervision of Graduate students among others. The workshop will provide a forum to build a consortium and network of experts in wastewater treatment. A certificate of participation will also be given to the participants.