Name: Soraya P Malinga
Tel: +27 (0) 11 559 9008
About Soraya P Malinga
Highest qualification PhD (Chemistry)
Field(s) of research Water research, Membrane Technology and Nanotechnology
Lecturing: Modules with short description
This course covers general chemistry for first year Food and Biotechnology students.
In this module second year Food and Biotechnology students are introduced to general and organic chemistry.
Organic Chemistry 3 practical is designed to expose students to techniques such as recrystallization, steam distillation and structural elucidation of organic compounds using techniques such as FTIR, H-NMR and C-NMR.
The Analytical Chemistry Practical 2 module covers advanced titrimetric analyses, gravimetric methods of analysis and an introduction to chromatography.
List of publications (20 most recent)
LN Nthunya, ML Masheane, SP Malinga, EN Nxumalo, TG Barnard, BB Mamba, SD Mhlanga. UV-assisted reduction of in situ electrospun antibacterial chitosan-based nanofibers for the removal of bacteria from water. RSC Advances, 6, 2016, 95936-95943.
LN Nthunya, ML Masheane, SP Malinga, EN Nxumalo, TG Barnard, M Kao, ZN Tetana, SD Mhlanga. Greener Approach To Prepare Electrospun Antibacterial β-cyclodextrin/cellulose acetate nanofibers for the removal of bacteria from water. ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering. 5, 2017, 153-160.
ML Masheane, L Nthunya, S Malinga, E Nxumalo, T Barnard, S Mhlanga. Antimicrobial properties of chitosan-alumina/f-MWCNT nanocomposites. Journal of nanotechnology. Volume 2016, Article ID 5404529, 1-8. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/5404529
ML Masheane, L Nthunya, S Malinga, E Nxumalo, SD Mhlanga. Chitosan-based nanocomposites for de-nitrification of water. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Parts A/B/C. Available online 4 October 2016
SS Sambaza, ML Masheane, SP Malinga, EN Nxumalo, SD Mhlanga. Polyethyleneimine-carbon nanotube polymeric nanocomposite. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Parts A/B/C. Available online 17 August 2016
SP Malinga, OA Arotiba, RW Krause, SF Mapolie, MS Diallo, BB Mamba. Cyclodextrin-dendrimer functionalised polysulfone membrane for the removal of humic acid in water. Applied Polymer Science, 130, 2013, 4428-4439.
SP Malinga, OA Arotiba, RW Krause, SF Mapolie, MS Diallo, BB Mamba. Nanostructured β-cyclodextrin-hyperbranched polyethyleneimine (β-CD-HPEI) embedded on polysulfone membrane for the removal of humic acid from water. Separation Science and Technology, 2013, 48:18, 2724-2734.
SP Malinga, OA Arotiba, RW Krause, SF Mapolie, M Diallo, BB Mamba. Composite polyester membranes with embedded dendrimer hosts and bimetallic Fe/Ni nanoparticles: Synthesis, characterisation and application to water treatment. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 15, 2013, 1968.
SP Malinga, OA Arotiba, RW Krause, SF Mapolie, BB Mamba. Synthesis and characterisation of generation 2 and 3 poly (propylene imine) dendrimer capped Ni-Fe nanoalloy. Materials Letters, 68 2012, 324-326.