Dr Netai Muchanyereyi

Mobile Number: 0773410239
E-mail: nmuchanyereyi@gmail.com


  • BSc.ED (UZ)
  • MSc Analytical Chemistry, (UZ)
  • Certificate in Quality Management system (SAZ)

Research interests: Environmental chemistry, adsorption, and nanotechnology

Current Research: Use bio-waste in environmental remediation, green synthesis of nanoparticles and a study of their applications in biomedicine.


  1. Mupa M., Zvoushe S., Mukaratirwa-Muchanyereyi N, Machingauta C. (2018). Pennisetum Typhoides Based Biochar Prepared for the Removal of Methylene Blue: A Column Study. Pollution Research (accepted)
  2. Mupa M, Shingirai Chimanikire, Cleopas Machingauta, Netai Muchanyereyi-Mukaratirwa (2018). Efficiency of phosphoric acid and zinc chloride activated carbons prepared from strychnos spinosa (monkey orange) fruit shell for the removal of methylene blue. Indian Journal of Environmental Protection (Accepted)
  3. Stephen Nyoni, Edson Muzenda, Netai Mukaratirwa- Muchanyereyi(2018) Characterization and Evaluation of antibacterial activity of silver nanoparticles prepared from Sclerocarya Birrea stem bark and leaf extracts. Nano Biomedicine and Endineering.
  4. Luke Gwatidzo, Leo Chowe, Cexton Musekiwa, Netai Mukaratirwa- Muchanyereyi(2018). In vitro anti-inflammatory activity of Vangueria infausta: An edible wild frui from Zimbabwe. African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology.12:168-175.
  5. E.Muchuweni, T. Stephen Sathiaraj, J. Masanganise, Netai Muchanyereyi.(2018) The effect of RF power on the properties of Gallium co-doped Zinc Oxide(GAZO) Thin films. Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers. Dol:10.1007/s1090 4-018-0963-7
  6. Mukaratirwa-Muchanyereyi N., Matitrekwe N., Nyoni S., Mupa M., (2017). Adsorption of Victoria Blue by Acid Treated maize Tassels. International Journal of ChemTech Research 10(9), 638-649.
  7. Mukaratirwa-Muchanyereyi N., Mapfumo-Murehwa E., Nyoni S. Mupa M., (2017). Removal of Atrazine from aqueous solution using untreated and sulphuric Acid TreatedMaize Cobs Biomass. International Journal of ChemTech Research 10(10), 552-566.
  8. Mukuratirwa-Muchanyereyi N*, Muchenje T., Nyoni .S. Shumba M., Mupa M., Gwatidzo L., Rahman A. (2017). Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles Using Euphorbia Confinalis Stem Extract, Characterization and Evaluation of Antimicrobial Activity. Journal of Nanomaterials & Molecular Nanotechnology 6:3, DOI: 10.4172/2324-8777.1000224
  9. Stephen Nyoni, Edmore Satiya, Netai Mukaratirwa- Muchanyereyi, Munyaradzi Shumba (2017). Comparative biosorptionof Pb2+ ions from aqueous solution using moringa Oleifera plant parts: Equilibrium, Kinetics and thermodynamics. African Journal of Biotechnology.16:2215-2231.
  10. Netai Mukaratirwa-Muchanyereyi, Joyce Moyo, Stephen Moyo. (2017). Synthesis of Silvernanoparticles using wild Cucumis Anguria: Characterisation and antibacterial activity. African Journal of Biotechnology. 16: 1911-1921.
  11. Netai Muchanyereyi and Robert. M. Tindwa, (2012) Synthesis and characterization of Al3+ and Cr3+ carboxyethyl phosphonates and a study of their ion exchange properties. Physical Review and Research International. 2(1): 22-35 2.
  12. E.Togarepi, C.Mapiye, N. Muchanyereyi and P.Dzomba ( 2012). Optimization of fermentation parameters for ethanol production from Ziziphus mautiana fruit pulp using Saccharomyces cerevisiae( NA33). International Journal of Biochemistry Research and Review. 2(2) : 60-69
  13. Netai Muchanyereyi,Adsorption of Phenol from Aqueous Solution Using Carbonized Maize TasselsBritish Journal of Applied Science and Technology 3(3):648-661 · January 2013
  14. Pamhidzai Dzomba and Netai Muchanyereyi,Potential Antimicrobial Plant Extract Based Therapeutics from Temnocalyx obovatus Roots
  15. Mupa M., Hungwe C. B. , Witzleben S. , Mahamadi C., & Muchanyereyi N. (2015). Extraction of silica gel from Sorghum bicolour (L.) moench bagasse ash. African Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry, 9(2), 2015, 12-17.
  16. Netai Mukaratirwa -Muchanyereyi, Jameson Kugara, Mark Fungai Zaranyika.Thermodynamic parameters for the adsorption of n-alkane hydrocarbons on water hyacinth (Eicchornia crassipies) Root Biomass: Effect of organic solvent and Mineral acid treatment. 9: 282-191
  17. Netai Mukaratirwa- Muchanyereyi, Jameson Kugara, Mark Fungai Zaranyika.African Journal of Biotechnology Surface composition and surface properties of water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) root biomass: Effect of mineral acid and organic solvent treatment. AFRICAN JOURNAL OF BIOTECHNOLOGY 15(21):897-909 · April 2016
  18. Mupa M.*, Mapfaira E, Mukaratirwa-Muchanyereyi N., Machingauta C. (2016). Preparation of Rice Husk Ash Silica-Hydroxyapatite Adsorbent for Defluoridation of Water: Kinetic and Equilibrium Studies. International Journal of ChemTech Research 9(9), 75-84.
  19. Netai Mukaratirwa-Muchanyereyi, Jameson Kugara, Mark Fungai Zaranyika. Adsorption of volatile polar organic solvents on water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) root biomass: thermodynamic parameters and mechanism. International journal of Environmental Science and Technology · June 2016· DOI: 10.1007/s13762-016-1016-1
  20. Netai Muchanyereyi, Nyasha Matavire, Luke Gwatidzo and Eric Togarepi
    Removal of Methylene Blue from Aqueous solution by dehydrated maize tassels Vol. 4(11), 5-12, November (2014) Res. J. Chem. Sci
  21. Cabinet Chivimbiso Musuna-Garwe, Netai Mukaratirwa-Muchanyereyi,Mathew Mupa,Courtie Mahamadi (2019).A Modified and Validated QuEChERS method for Agrochemical Residue Analysis in Nicotiana tabacum Leaf Using Green Reagents(Ionic Liquids and Nanocarbons) Malaysian Journal of Chemistry.21(1):13-23.
  22. Mupa M., Zvoushe S., Mukaratirwa-Muchanyereyi Netai, Machingauta C.(2019).Pennisetum Typhoides Based Biochar Prepared for the Removal of Methylene Blue:A Column Study.Pollution Research.38(1):44-51. 

Summary of major research projects

Environmental remediation, adsorption, nanotechnology

List of extension services

Senex,  industrial attachment