Research Officer




NEB, Office 3.38


  • PhD Chemical Engineering, University of Cape Town (UCT)
  • BEng (Hons) National University of Science and Technology (NUST)

Research affiliations:

Minerals to Metals Initiative

Publication profile:

  • Moyo, T., Chirume, B. H., Petersen, J. Assessing alternative pre-treatment methods to promote metal recovery in the leaching of Printed Circuit Boards. Resources, Conservation and Recycling. 2020 Vol 152, 104545. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2019.104545
  • Ilankoon, Ghorbani, Y., Chong, M. N., Herath, G., Moyo, T., Petersen, J. E-waste in the international context – A review of trade flows, regulations, hazards, waste management strategies and technologies for value recovery.  Waste Management. 2018, Vol 82 pp 258-275. ISBN 0956-053X. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wasman.2018.10.018
  • Moyo, T., Petersen, J., Nicol, M. J.  The electrochemistry and kinetics of the oxidative dissolution of chalcopyrite in ammoniacal solutions: Part II– Cathodic reactions. Hydrometallurgy. 2019, Vol 184 pp 67-74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hydromet.2018.12.020
  • Moyo, T., Petersen, J., Nicol, M. J. The electrochemistry and kinetics of the oxidative dissolution of chalcopyrite in ammoniacal solutions. Part I – Anodic Reactions. Hydrometallurgy. 2018 Vol 182 pp 97-103. ISBN 0304-386X. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hydromet.2018.10.018 
  • Moyo, T. and Petersen J. Study of the Dissolution of Chalcopyrite in Solutions of Different Ammonium Salts. The Journal of The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. 2016, Pp 509-516. https://doi.org/10.17159/2411-9717/2016/v116n6a4
  • Moyo, T., Petersen, J., Franzidis, J.-P. and Nicol, M.J. An electrochemical study of the dissolution of chalcopyrite in ammonia–ammonium sulphate solutions. Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly, 2015 Volume 55 (3), pp 269-278. https://doi.org/10.1179/1879139515Y.0000000024

Research interests:

  • Hydrometallurgy
  • E-waste recycling
  • Artisanal and Small Scale Mining (ASM) & Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable mineral resource management
  • Electrochemistry in Hydrometallurgy