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Edgar Tumwesigye


  • Degree: PhD Water Resource Science
  • Working title of thesis: Microplastics as potential vectors for selected organic chemical pollutants in freshwater ecosystems.
  • Supervisor/s:
    1. Prof. Nelson Odume
    2. George Nyakairu
    3. Chika Nnadozie
  • Year of registration: 2021

Edgar Tumwesigye holds a degree of Master of Science -Chemistry of Makerere University – Kampala Uganda., with research focusing on organic and inorganic compound characterisation an analysis in water systems.  He further holds a BSc degree (Chemistry and mathematics) of Makerere university.

Currently a PhD student at Rhodes University registration of 2022, in the Institute for Water Research.

My research project is aimed at investigating the vector effect of microplastics for selected organic chemical pollutants in freshwater environments. It is hoped that the project will give further insights on the interplay between microplastics and the geochemical cycle, that can shed more light on the unconsidered freshwater microplastic chemical cycling pathways.

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