Dick Groot

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Staff Details

Telephone Number: 
+264 61 207
Qualification: 
PhD Chemistry, University of Port Elizabeth (1978) MDP project management, UNISA SBL (1995) Junior lecturer, University of Port Elizabeth 1974-1978 Principal scientist, Mintek, 1979-1994 Manager Analytical Science Division, Mintek, 1995-2002 Senior lecturer, Hydrometallurgy, University of Pretoria, 2003-2015 Professor, Hydrometallurgy, NUST, 2016- Extraordinary Senior lecturer, University of Pretoria, 2016-
Biography: 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  •  Hydrometallurgy, focus on leaching
  •  Electrometallurgy, focus on electrowinning and           electrorefining
  •  Processing of base metal, uranium and gold ores
  •  Processing of secondary materials, e.g. slags, residues
  •  Membrane processing in hydro circuits (RO, NF etc)

RESEARCH and EXTERNAL ACTIVITIES

  •  Supervision PhD , Masters, 4th year projects
  •  Reviewer for journals and conferences
  •  Reviewer for NRF applications
  •  External examiner for undergraduate exams and theses
  •  Consultation

TEACHING AREAS

  •  Hydrometallurgy
  •  Electrometallurgy
  •  Corrosion Science
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