Dick Groot

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Staff Details

Office Location: 
New Engineering Building, E3/3/162
Telephone Number: 
+264 61 207 2944
Email Address: 
ORCID: 
0000-0002-3235-5231

 

Qualifications

  • PhD. Chemistry, University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa (1978)
  • MSc. Chemistry, University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa (1975)
  • BSc. (Hons) Chemistry, University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa (1973)
  • BSc. Chemistry and Physics, University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa (1972)
  • Management Development Programme, SBL University of South Africa (1995).

Research Focus Areas

  • Extractive Hydrometallurgy & Mineral Processing (Waste reprocessing, Uranium, Copper, Nickel, Cobalt, Gold, Rare Earth, Zinc)
  • Electrometallurgy
  • Corrosion

Subjects Currently Teaching

  • HMT710S - Hydrometallurgy
  • HMY720S - Hydrometallurgy
  • CEN810S – Corrosion Engineering

Brief Career Summary

  • 2016+ Assoc Professor, Department of Mining and Process Engineering, NUST, Namibia
  • 2016+ Deputy Head, Department. of Mining and Process Engineering, NUST, Namibia
  • 2017-2019 Assoc Dean Research, Faculty of Engineering, NUST, Namibia
  • 2016+ Extraordinary Senior Lecturer, Dept Materials Sc Met Eng, Univ of Pta, South Africa
  • 2003-2015 Senior Lecturer, Dept Materials Sc Met Eng, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • 1995-2002 Departmental Manager, MINTEK, South Africa
  • 1979-1995 Research Scientist, MINTEK, South Africa
  • 1973-1978 Junior Lecturer, University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Selected Publications (Most notable publications over the last 5 years)

  1. Improving copper cathode morphology at an electrowinning plant by optimising Magnafloc 333 and chloride concentrations. J.C. Jacobs and D.R. Groot. JSAIMM, 2019, 119(11), pp 983-987. doi.org/10.17159/2411-9717/686/2020
  2. An Investigation into Premature Galvanized Steel Pipeline Failures in the Otjimbingwe Area of Namibia. J Addai-Mensah, D Groot, S Mitropolskaya, E Mvula, H Musiyarira, A Nakale, J Sirunda. The 70th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry. Electrochemistry: Linking Resources to Sustainable Development. 4 to 9 August 2019, Durban, South Africa.
  3. Decomposition of hydrogen peroxide in alkaline cyanide solutions. T. Fungene, D. R. Groot, T. Mahlangu and K. C. Sole. JSAIMM, 2018, 118(12), pp 1259-1264. Doi.org/10.17159/2411-9717/v118n12a5.
  4. Test work to examine the potential for improving gold leaching performance at Navachab Gold Mine, Namibia. M.N. Amwele and D.R. Groot. JSAIMM, 2018, 118(5), pp 457-460. Doi.org/10.17159/2411-9717/2018/v118n5a2.
  5. Copper Processing Slags: Problems and Answers. D R Groot, T Coetsee, T A Muhlare, B L Sililo. First Zambian National Conference on Geology, Mining, Metallurgy and Groundwater Resources: The Future of Mining. Lusaka, Zambia. November 2018
  6. Control of silica polymerisation during ferromanganese slag sulphuric acid digestion and water leaching. D.M. Kazadi, D.R. Groot, J.D. Steenkamp, H. Pöllmann. Hydrometallurgy, Volume 166, December 2016, Pages 214-221
  7. Kinetic study of uranium residue dissolution in ammonium carbonate media. B Kweto, DR Groot, E Stassen, J Suthiram, JR Zeevaart. Journal of Radioanalytical & Nuclear Chemistry. 2014, 302(1), pp131-137
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