Akpor Oghenerobor Profile


Biological Sciences


Dr Oghenerobor Benjamin Akpor had his Bachelor of Science (Hons) and Master's degrees in Microbiology from the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka and Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife in 1999 and 2004, respectively. He had his doctorate degree in Water Care from the Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa in 2009. He previously lectured in the Department of Environmental, Water and Earth Sciences, Tshwane University of Technology between 2009 and 2010. From 2010 and 2012, he was a research fellow at the Institute for Economic Research on Innovation, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa. He is currently a lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences, Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State, Nigeria. Dr Akpor has presented academic papers in his field in several international conferences and has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals. His current research interests are in the areas of water quality management, water and innovation, biological wastewater treatment and biological nutrient removal

Akpor OB & Muchie M (2011). lang="EN-ZA">Environmental and public health implications of wastewater quality. African Journal of Biotechnology, lang="EN-ZA">10(13): 2379-2387.

·Akpor OB & Muchie M (2011). Challenges in meeting the MDGs: the Nigerian drinking water supply and distribution sector. Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 4(5): 480-489.

·Akpor OB & Muchie M (2010).Remediation of heavy metals in drinking water and wastewater treatment systems: processes and applications. International Journal of the Physical Sciences, 5(12): 1807-1817.

·Akpor OB & Muchie M (2010). Bioremediation of polluted wastewater influent: phosphorus and nitrogen removal. Scientific Research and Essays, 5(21): 3222-3230.

·AkporOB & Momba MNB (2010). Relationship of protozoan biomass to phosphate and nitrate removal from activated sludge mixed liquor. Biotechnology Journal, 5(3): 304-313.

·Akpor OB,Momba MNB, Okonkwo JO & Coetzee MA (2008). Nutrient removal from activated sludge mixed liquor by wastewater protozoa in a laboratory-scale batch reactor. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 5(4): 463-470.

· Akpor OB, Momba MNB & Okonkwo JO (2008). The effects of pH and temperature on phosphate and nitrate uptake by wastewater protozoa. African Journal of Biotechnology, 7 (13): 2221-2226.

Momba MNB & Okonkwo JO (2008). Relationship of carbon source concentration to nutrient uptake by protozoa in activated sludge mixed liquor. Research Journal of Environmental Sciences. 2(2): 230-239.

·Akpor OB, Momba MNB & Okonkwo J (2008). Effect of Nutrient/Carbon supplements on phosphate and nitrate uptake by protozoa. Journal of Applied Sciences. 8(3): 489-495.

Akpor OB, Dahunsi SO & Aransiola R. 2014. Effect of initial pH on sulphate and phosphate uptake from wastewater by selected bacterial and fungal species. International Journal of Sciences: Basic and Applied Research, 15(1): 287-300
Akpor OB, Okolomike UF, Olaolu TD & Aderiye BI. 2014. Remediation of polluted wastewater effluents: hydrocarbon removal. Trends in Applied Sciences Research, 9(4): 160-173
Adebayo CO, Aderiye BI & Akpor OB. 2014. Assessment of bacterial and fungal spoilage of some Nigerian fermented and unfermented foods. African Journal of Food Science, 8(3): 140-147.
Akpor OB, Olaolu TD & Okolie CE. 2014. The effect of temperature on nitrate and phosphate uptake from synthetic wastewater by selected bacteria. British Microbiology Research Journal, 4(3): 328-342
Adelani-Akande TA, Akpor OB & Aderiye BI. 2014. Investigation of the role of selected fungal strains in the removal of phosphate and nitrate in synthetic wastewater. Annual Research and Review in Biology, 4(7): 1045-1058.

Microbial Physiology and Metabolism, Microbial Ecology, Industrial Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology

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