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(UNESCO / Japan Young Researchers' fellowships programme)

Melusi Thwala

Beneficiary country: 
South Africa
Fellow: 
Thwala Melusi South Africa Born on 29 January 1983 in Tugela Ferry, South Africa mthwala@csir.co.za
Country of study: 
United States of America
Last degree obtained: 

PhD, Aquatic Health, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, 2015

Scholarly work and publications: 

Klaine, SJ. Musee, N. Thwala, M. (2016). The interactions of metal-based engineered nanoparticles with aquatic higher plants- a review of the state of current knowledge. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, DOI: 10. 1002/etc.3364

Musee, N. Nota, N. Schaefer, L. Sikhwivhilu, L. Thwala, M. Zvimba, J. 2014. Fate and behavior of ZnO and Ag engineered nanoparticles and a bacterial viability assessment in a simulated wastewater treatment plant. Journal of Environmental Science and Health Part A. 49 (1), 59-66

Musee, N. Sikhwivhilu, L. Thwala, M. Wepener, V. (2013). The oxidative toxicity of Ag and ZnO nanoparticles towards the aquatic plant Spirodela punctuta and the role of testing media parameters. Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts, 15 (10), 1830-1843

Cyrus, DP. Newman, BK. Thwala M. (2011). The influence of salinity and cadmium (Cd) concentration on the survival and osmoregulation of two estuarine crustaceans; Callianassa kraussi and Chiromantes eulimene. African Journal of Aquatic Science, 36 (2), 181-189

Musee, N. Nota, N. Thwala, M. (2011). The antibacterial effects of engineered nanomaterials: implications for wastewater treatment plants. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 13, 1164-1183