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Department of Chemical Engineering

Dr. Johan Labuschagné
Position Senior Lecturer
Qualifications BEng (Chem),  PhD, Pr Eng
Telephone +27 12 420 3020
Fax +27 12 420 5048
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Undergraduate Teaching duties

CIO310 - Chemical Engineering design 310
CSC411 - Research Project 411

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Postgraduate Teaching duties

CYM&732 - Polymer Additive Technology 310
Get postgraduate information and brochure on Polymers and Chemical Product Design


Research Activities (see Institute of Applied Materials)

Layered double hydroxide synthesis and modification
Inorganic polymer additive
Particle technology

Recent Publications

Scopus researcher ID: 6602738593

  • Labuschagné, F.J.W.J., Van der Westhuizen, F. and Venter H.P., (2011) “A Process for Producing a Layered Double Hydroxide” RSA Provisional Patent no 2011/08424
  • Labuschagné, F.J.W.J. and Van der Westhuizen, F., (2011) “Layered Double Hydroxide” RSA Provisional Patent no 2011/08425
  • Moyo, L., Focke, W.W., Heidenreich, D., Labuschagne, F.J.W.J., Radusch, H.-J. (2013) "Properties of layered double hydroxide micro- and nanocomposites", Materials Research Bulletin, In Press
  • Moyo, L, Focke, W.W., Labuschagne, F.J.W.J and Verryn, S.M.C. (2012) "Layered Double Hydroxide Intercalated with Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate", Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, Vol 555, Issue 1, April 2012, pp 51 – 64
  • Sibanda, M.M., Focke, W.W., Labuschagne, F.J.W.J., Moyo, L., Nhlapo, N.S., Maity, A., Muiambo, A., Massinga Jr,P., Crowther, N.A.S. and Coetzee, M. (2011)" Degradation of insecticides used for indoor spraying in malaria control and possible solutions", Malaria Journal no. 10:307, 18 October 2011
  • Matabola, K.P. , Van Der Merwe, E.M., Strydom, C.A. , Labuschagne, F.J.W. (2010) “The influence of hydrating agents on the hydration of industrial magnesium oxide”, J. Che. Tech. Bio, no. 85, 1569-1574
  • Focke, W.W., Molefe, D., Labuschagne, F.J.W.J. and Ramsjee, S., (2009) “The influence of stearic acid coating on the properties of magnesium hydroxide, hydromagnesite and hydrotalcite powders”, J. Mat. Sci., 44(22), 6100-6109.
  • Labuschagné, F.J.W.J., Giesekke, E.W., and Van Schalkwyk, J.D. (2007) “Production of Hydrotalcite”, RSA Patent no. 2007/09947
  • Van der Laan, J., Strydom, C.A., King, R.W. and , Labuschagné, F.J.W.J. (2005) “Polymer Stabiliser”, RSA Patent no. 2005/05904
  • Labuschagné, F.J.W.J., Verryn, S.M.C., and Focke, W.W. (2003) “X-ray powder diffraction data for Ammonium D-Gluconate, C6H11O7(NH4)”, Powder Diffraction, no. 18(2), 162-164
  • Labuschagné, F.J.W.J. and Focke, W.W. (2003) “METAL CATALYSED INTUMESCENCE: Characterisation of the Thermal Decomposition of Calcium Gluconate Monohydrate”, J. Mat. Sci., no. 38, 1249-1254
  • Labuschagné, F.J.W.J., Focke, W.W., and Mentz, J.C. (2001) “Intumescent Flame Retardants”, RSA Patent no. 2002/4876 assigned to University of Pretoria
  • Labuschagné, F.J.W.J., Focke, W.W., and Strydom, C.A. (2000) “Metal Catalyzed Intumescent Flame Retardant Systems”, Abstr. Pap. Am. Chem. Soc., no. 220, 2-4
  • Focke W.W., Labuschagné F.J.W.J. and Strydom C.A. (2000) “Strong Base Catalyzed Intumescent Flame Retardants”, J. Mat. Sci. Letters, no. 19, 617-618

Short courses

Polymer Additives
Particle Technology