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Dr. Muigai Peter Gitita

LECTURER
Department of Chemistry
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
Kenya

Biography

Academic/Work Experience PhD., Chemistry (University of Nairobi,2008); MSc., Chemistry (University of Nairobi,1993); BSc., Chemistry (University of Nairobi,1987); Diploma in French Language from Alliance Francaise 2000); Trained in Environmental Management Systems and ISO 14001 Implementation, by Kenya Bureau of Standards, at Jacaranda Hotel, Nairobi November 2004 Lecturer (2006); Head of Quality Assurance Dept., Coast Region (Chief Principal Officer) at Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) (2004); Senior (Special Projects) Officer at Kenya Bureau of Standards (2003); Senior (Quality Assurance) Officer at Kenya Bureau of Standards (2002); Senior (Quality Control) Laboratory Analyst at Kenya Bureau of Standards (2000); (Quality Control) Laboratory Analyst at Kenya Bureau of Standards (1992)

Research Interest

To map up Chromium content, Distribution and Deficiency in Soils and Foods in Central Kenya and other Regions of Kenya  and propose suitable Legislative Policies to eradicate or manage (Type 2) Diabetes in Kenya. Utilization and Commercialization of Water Hyacinth from Nairobi Dam and Other Fresh Water Bodies in Kenya. Comparative Study between UV/Visible Spectrophotometry and Ion – High Performance Liquid Chromatography in the Determination of Ions responsible for Eutrophication in Fresh Water Bodies. Case Studies: Nairobi Dam, Kenya and Lake Victoria, Kenya. Eutrophication of Salt Water Lakes and Its Relation to the Growth of Blue-green Aquatic Algae (Spirulina platensis). Case Study: Lake Nakuru, Kenya. Mineral nutrient content distribution and deficiency in various foods and water consumed in Kenya and recommendations for possible legislative remedial measures.

Publications

  • P.G. Muigai, P.M. Shiundu, F.B. Mwaura and G.N. Kamau (2010). ‘Correlation between Dissolved Oxygen and Total Dissolved Solids and Their Role in the Eutrophication of Nairobi Dam, Kenya’. Int. J. Biochemiphys; Vol. 18(1) 1 – 15.

  • P.G. Muigai, P.M. Shiundu, F.B. Mwaura and G.N. Kamau (2010). ‘Phosphorous as the Limiting Nutrient Element for the Eutrophication of Nairobi Dam, Kenya’. Int. J. Biochemiphys; 18(1) 16 – 31.

  • P.G. Muigai, P.M. Shiundu, F.B. Mwaura and G.N. Kamau (2011). ‘Initial Correlations among the Levels of Various Nutrient Species in Water from Nairobi Dam, Kenya’. Int. J. Biochemiphys; Vol. 19, P. 25 – 36.

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