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Department of Chemistry
 Dr Liezel van der Merwe
 

Tel: 012 420 5379
Email: liezel.vandermerwe@up.ac.za
Office: NW I Room 3-39

Position: Senior Lecturer
Academic qualifications: PhD(Chemistry)

Research interests: Characterization and modification of industrially obtained wastes, by-products and minerals with specific emphasis on Coal Fly Ash Utilization and Carbon dioxide Sequestration.

Publications over the past five years:

Journal articles:
1. E M van der Merwe and C A Strydom, The hydration of medium reactive magnesium oxide using hydrating agents, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 84 (2006) p 462-471.

2. M E Aphane, E M van der Merwe and C A Strydom, Influence of hydration time on the hydration of MgO in water and in a magnesium acetate solution, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 96(3), (2009),  p 987–992.

3. K P Matabola, E M van der Merwe, C A Strydom and F J W Labuschagne, The influence of hydrating agents on the hydration of industrial magnesium oxide, Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 85, (2010) p 1569–1574.

Conference proceedings:
1. T.K. Mlambo, F.J. Doucet, E.M. van der Merwe, W. Altermann (2010). The application of mineral carbonation engineering principles to geological CO2 sequestration: A conceptual approach to improved reservoir integrity. In: Proceedings of Accelerated Carbonation for Environmental and Materials Engineering conference, Turku, Finland, 29 Nov – 1 Dec 2010.

2. E M van der Merwe, L C Prinsloo, R A Kruger and L C Mathebula (2011), Characterization of Coal Fly Ash Modified by Sodium Lauryl Sulphate. In: Proceedings of the 2011 World of Coal Ash Conference, Denver, Colorado, USA, 9-12 May 2011

3. T.K. Mlambo, F.J. Doucet, E.M. van der Merwe, W. Altermann, M. Atanasova, R.A. Kruger (2011) The injection of fly ash slurries in deep geological reservoirs for improved reservoir integrity and safe CO2 sequestration. In: Proceedings of the 2011 World of Coal Ash Conference, Denver, Colorado, USA, 9-12 May 2011.

4. T.K. Mlambo, F.J. Doucet, E.M. van der Merwe, W. Altermann, M. Atanasova, R.A. Kruger (2011) Sequestration of Supercritical CO2 in Coal Fly Ash. In: Proceedings of 2011 Underground Coal Gasification (UCG), Sandton, South Africa, 13-14 July 2011.