Name of Degree: MEng: Chemical Engineering
Title of Dissertation: Process optimisation and technoeconomic analysis of briquette production from corn stover
My project aims at recovering value added product (briquette for energy) from solid waste which is abundant in South Africa.
There are always people around who can help you with what you are struggling with. Or they might know people who can help you.
I came from Nkomazi, Mpumalanga, South Africa to come and study at CPUT in 2012. I now stay in Bellville and hope to graduate by the end of 2021.
To me, my greatest achievement is this: I successfully designed, installed and commissioned a briquette pilot plant and complied with standard compliance procedures. The plant is now in use by the institution.
I would advise postgraduate students to do this: Always ask for help when you need it. There are always people around who can help you with what you are struggling with. Or they might know people who can help you. Also, if you are not getting good results for your research, it is okay to change direction. Do not stick with something that is simply not working.
Here Nqobile explains her research in both siSwati and English.