Onele Gcilitshana (Masters Candidate)
Research Topic: Quality indices of final effluents of two sub-urban based wastewater treatment plants in amathole district municipality, Eastern Cape province of South Africa
Department of Microbiology and Biochemistry, Faculty of Science and Agriculture.
Research Interests:Water Quality & security and Climate change
Objectives of Study:
The aim of the study is to evaluate the final effluents of the two wastewater treatment plants in the Eastern Cape Province as a source of physicochemical and microbiological pollutants in the environment.
The specific objectives are:
- To evaluate the physicochemical qualities of the final effluents of the two wastewater treatment plants.
- To assess the incidence of human viral pathogens
- To assess the occurrence and distribution of faecal indicator bacteria and their pathogenic strains in the two selected wastewater treatment plant effluents.
- To correlate viral and bacterial pathogens occurrence with physicochemical qualities of the selected wastewater treatment plants effluents.
- Gcilitshana O.,Okoh A.I., Zhou L. Assessment of physicochemical and microbiological qualities of wastewater final effluents: Komga and Reeston (East London) wastewater treatment plants as case studies. Paper presented at the 1st National Conference on Global Change, 26 – 28 November 2012, Birchwood Hotel, Boksburg.
- Gcilitshana O.,Okoh A.I., Zhou L. Quality indices of final effluents of two sub-urban based wastewater treatment plants in amathole district municipality, Eastern Cape province of South Africa (Accepted for the Young Water Professionals conference to be held in July 2013, Cape Town).
Working Papers In Progress
Gcilitshana O.,Okoh A.I., Zhou L. Microbilogical and physicochemical parameters of wastewater final effluents as sources of pathogenic pollutants to the receiving waterbodies (Submitted to the 14th WaterNet/WARFSA/GWP-SA Symposium to be held in October 2013, Tanzania).