Prof Paul Mwanza Shiundu - PUBLICATIONS IN REFEREED JOURNALS
  • Harry Amuguni Chanzu, John Mmari Onyari, and Paul Mwanza Shiundu, “Biosorption of Malachite Green from Aqueous Solutions onto Polylactide/Spent Brewery Grains Films: Kinetic and Equilibrium Studies”; J. Polym. Environ., DOI 10.1007/s10924-012-0479-5, ISSN 1566-2543; Published online: 29 May 2012
  • Stephen Attahiru, Paul M. Shiundu, and Enos W. Wambu, “Removal of Cr(III) from Aqueous Solutions using a Micaceous Poly-Mineral from Kenya”; International Journal of Physical Sciences, 7(8), 1198 – 1204, (2012). Available online at http://www.academicjournals.org/IJPS; DOI: 10.5897/IJPS11.1691
  • Were, Faridah Hussein; Kamau, Geoffrey N.; Shiundu, Paul M.; Wafula, Godfrey A.; Moturi, Charles M.; "Air and Blood Lead Levels in Lead Acid Battery Recycling and Manufacturing Plants in Kenya", Journal of Occupational & Environmental Hygiene, 9(5) 340-344, (2012). DOI:10.1080/15459624.2012.673458
  • Enos W. Wambu, Gerald K. Muthakia, Joseph K. wa-Thiong’o, and Paul M. Shiundu, “Kinetics and Thermodynamics of Aqueous Cu(II) Adsorption on Heat Regenerated Spent Bleaching Earth”; Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiop., 25(2), 181 – 190, (2011).
  • D.O. Ogoyi; C.J. Mwita; E.K. Nguu; and P.M. Shiundu; “Determination of Heavy Metal Content in Water, Sedimant and Microalgae from Lake Victoria, East Africa”, The Open Environmental Engineering Journal", 4, 156 – 161, (2011).
  • P.G. Muigai, P.M. Shiundu, F.B. Mwaura, and G.N. Kamau, “Correlation between Dissolved Oxygen and Total Dissolved Solids and their Role in the Eutrophication of Nairobi Dam, Kenya”; International Journal of BioChemiPhysics, 18, 37 – 45, (2010).
  • P.G. Muigai, P.M. Shiundu, F.B. Mwaura, and G.N. Kamau, “Phosphorous as the Limiting Nutrient Element for the Eutrophication of Nairobi Dam, Kenya”; International Journal of BioChemiPhysics, 18, 47 – 55, (2010).
  • S.K. Ratanathanawongs Williams, L. Cinque, and P.M. Shiundu, “Size Determination of Nanoparticles used in Coatings”, in Nanotechnology Applications in Coatings, R. Fernando, L.P. Sung, Eds., American Chemical Society (ACS) Symposium Series Volume 1008, Chapter 18, pp 373-395, American Chemical Society (ACS), Washington, D.C., (2009).
  • D.O. Ogoyi, Chacha Mwita, E.K. Nguu, C.O. Wasonga, and Paul M. Shiundu; “Effects of Heavy Metal Pollution on Microalgae Richness and Diversity in Lake Victoria”; Lake Victoria Research Initiative (VICRES) Proceedings: VicRes Pollution and Heavy Metal Cluster Workshop 2nd – 4th April 2009, Bujumbura, Burundi; pp 193 – 210, (2009).
  • Patrick M. Shem, Paul M. Shiundu, Nicholas K. Gikonyo, Ahmed Hasssanali and Rajinder K. Saini, “Release Kinetics of a Synthetic Tsetse Allomone Derived from Waterbuck Odour from a Tygon silicon dispenser under Laboratory and Semifield conditions”; American-Eurasian J. Agric. & Environ. Sci., 6(6), 625-636, (2009).
  • Enos W. Wambu, Gerald K. Muthakia, Paul M. Shiundu and Joseph K. wa-Thiong’o, “Kinetics of Copper Desorption from Regenerated Spent Bleaching Earth”; American-Eurasian Journal of Scientific Research, 4(4), 317-323, (2009).
  • Enos W. Wambu, Gerald K. Muthakia, Joseph K. wa-Thiong’o and Paul M. Shiundu, “Regeneration of Spent Bleaching Earth and its Adsorption of Copper (II) ions from Aqueous Solutions”; Applied Clay Science, 46, 176-180, (2009).
  • John M. Onyari, Francis Mulaa, Joshua Muia, Paul M. Shiundu, “Biodegradability of Poly (lactic acid), Preparation and Characterization of PLA/Gum Arabic Blends”; Journal of Polymers and The Environment, 16 (3), 205 – 212 (2008).
  • P.M. Kramer, C.M. Weber, E. Kremmer, C. Rauber, D. Martens, S. Forster, L.H. Stanker, P. Rauch, P.M. Shiundu and F.J. Mulaa, “Optical Immunosensor and ELISA for the Analysis of Pyrethroids and DDT in Environmental Samples”, in Rational Environmental Management of Agrochemicals: Risk Assessment, Monitoring, and Remedial Action; Ivan R. Kennedy, Keith Solomon, Shirley Gee, Angus Crossman and Shuo Wang, Editors; American Chemical Society (ACS) Symposium Series Volume 966, Book Chapter 12, pp 186 - 202; American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C., (2007).
  • Benson Munyali Wamalwa; Guanshan Zhao, Makiko Sakka; Paul Mwanza Shiundu; Tetsuya Kimura; and Kazuo Sakka, “High Level Heterologous Expression of Bacillus halodurans Putative Xylanase Xyn11A (BH0899) in Kluyveromyces lactis”, Biosci.Biotechnol. Biochem., 7, 60477-1-6 (2007).
  • Benson Munyali Wamalwa; Makiko Sakka; Paul Mwanza Shiundu; Kunio Ohmiya; Tetsuya Kimura; and Kazuo Sakka, “Essentiality of a Newly Identified Carbohydrate-Binding Module for the Function of CelB (BH0603) from the Alkaliphilic Bacterium Bacillus halodurans”, Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 72 (10), 6851-6853 (2006).
  • Wamalwa, B.M., M. Sakka, P.M. Shiundu, T. Kimura, K. Ohmiya, and K. Sakka, “The C-terminal “X” domain of the putative celB gene from alkalophilic Bacillus halodurans C-125 is a new crystalline cellulose binding molecule”, J. Appl. Glycoscience, 52 Suppl., 49-51 (2005).
  • P.M. Shiundu and S.K.R. Williams, “Thermal Field-Flow Fractionation for Particle Analysis: Opportunities and Challenges”, in Particle Sizing and Characterization; Provder, T. and Texter, J., Eds., ACS Symposium. Series Volume 881, Book Chapter 12, American Chemical Society (ACS), Washington, D.C. (2004).

PUBLICATIONS IN REFEREED JOURNALS (1987 – 2003)

  • P.M. Shiundu, P. Stephen Williams and J.C. Giddings, "Magnitude and Direction of Thermal Diffusion of Colloidal Particles Measured by Thermal Field-Flow Fractionation", J. Colloid and Interface Sci., 266(2), 366-376 (2003).
  • S.M. Attahiru, P.M. Shiundu, J.M. Onyari and E.M. Mathu, "Removal of Cu (II) from an Aqueous Solution using a Micaceous Mineral of Kenyan Origin", Adsorption Science & Technology, 21(3), 269-283 (2003).
  • P.M. Shiundu, S.M. Munguti, and S.K.R. Williams, "Practical Implications of Ionic Strength Effects on Colloidal Particle Retention in Thermal Field-Flow Fractionation", J. Chromatogr. A., 984, 67-79 (2003).
  • P.M. Shiundu, S.M. Munguti, and S.K.R. Williams, " Retention Behavior of Metal Particle Dispersions in Aqueous and Nonaqueous Carriers in Thermal Field-Flow Fractionation.", J. Chromatogr. A, 983, 163-176 (2003).
  • D.N. Mbui, P.M. Shiundu, R.M. Ndonye and G.N. Kamau, "Sorption and Detection of Phenolic Compounds by Rice Husk Ash of Kenyan Origin " J. Environ. Monit., 4, 978-984 (2002).
  • P.M. Shiundu and Kim R. Williams, “Thermal Field-Flow Fractionation for Particle Analysis:  Opportunities and Challenges”, Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering, 87, 342-344 (2002).
  • P.M. Shiundu, S.M. Munguti and B.M. Wamalwa, “Factors Affecting Particle Retention in Thermal Field-Flow Fractionation”, Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiop., 16(1), 91-101 (2002).
  • B.M. Wamalwa, P.M. Shiundu, and G.N. Kamau, “Thermal Stability Studies on Vernonia Galamensis Seed Oil”, Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiop., 14(2), 161-167 (2000).
  • B.M. Wamalwa, P.M. Shiundu, and G.N. Kamau, “Fuel Value of Refined Vernonia Galamensis Seed Oil.”, Int. J. BioChemiPhysics, 6&7, 33 (1998).
  • P.M. Shiundu, “Field-Flow Fractionation:  Theory and Practice.”, Proceedings of the 2nd Theoretical Chemistry Workshop in Africa held on 26th-30th  August, 1996, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • P.M. Shiundu, E.E. Remsen, and J.C. Giddings, “Isolation and Characterization of Polymeric and Particulates of Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) Plastics by Thermal FFF”, J. Appl. Polym. Science., 60, 1695-1707, (1996).
  • J.C. Giddings, P.M. Shiundu, and S.N. Semenov, "Thermophoresis of Metal Particles in a Liquid.", J. Colloid and Interface Science, 176, 454-458, (1995).
  • S.K. Ratanathanawongs, P.M. Shiundu, and J.C. Giddings, "Size and Composition Studies of Core-Shell Latexes Using Flow and Thermal Field-Flow Fractionation.", Colloids Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects., 105, 243-250, (1995).
  • P.M. Shiundu and J.C. Giddings, "Influence of Bulk and Surface Composition on the Retention of Colloidal Particles in Thermal Field-Flow Fractionation", J. Chromatography A., 715, 117-126, (1995).
  • P.M. Shiundu, G. Liu, and J.C. Giddings, "Separation of Particles in Nonaqueous Suspensions by Thermal Field-Flow Fractionation", Anal. Chem., 67, 2705-2713, (1995).
  • M.D. Kester, P.M. Shiundu, and A.P. Wade, "Spectrophotometric Method for Determination of Sulfide with Iron(III) and Nitrilotriacetic Acid by Flow Injection", Talanta, 39(3), 299-312, (1992).
  • P.M. Shiundu and A.P. Wade, "Development of Catalytic Photometric Flow Injection Methods for Determination of Selenium", Anal. Chem., 63, 692-699, (1991).
  • P.M. Shiundu and A.P. Wade, "Versatile IEEE-488 Data Acquisition and Control Routines for Diode Array Spectrophotometer", J. Automatic Chem., 13(3), 83-92, (1991).
  • P.M. Shiundu, P.D. Wentzell, and A.P. Wade, "Automated Exploration and Exploitation of Flow Injection Response Surfaces", Anal.Chim.Acta, 237, 361-379, (1990).
  • P.M. Shiundu, A.P. Wade, and S.B. Jonnalagadda, "Spectrophotometric Determination of Peroxydisulphate With o-Dianisidine by Flow Injection", Can.J.Chem., 68, 1750 (1990).
  • P.M. Shiundu, P.D. Wentzell, and A.P. Wade, "Spectrophotometric Determination of Palladium(II) ions with Sulphochlorophenolazorhodanine by Flow Injection", Talanta, 37, 329, (1990).
  • P.M. Shiundu, P.M. Wentzell, M.J. Hatton, and A.P. Wade, "Computer-Controlled Apparatus for Automated Development of Continuous Flow Methods", J. Automatic Chem., 11(5), 227-235, (1989).
  • P.M. Shiundu and S.B. Jonnalagadda, "A Novel Spectrophotometric Method for the Determination of Peroxydisulphate ions Using o-Dianisidine-S2O82--Cu(II) Indicator Reaction", Revue Roumaine de Chemie, 33(6), 611, (1988).
  • A.B. Callear and P.M. Shiundu, "Temperature dependence of the Hg6s6p (3P13P0) Transition Induced by Nitrogen", Chemical Physics Letters, 136, 342, (1987).

MANUSCRIPTS SUBMITTED FOR PUBLICATION IN REFEREED JOURNALS.

  • Paul M. Shiundu and Wilson G. Kamundia “Adsorption-Desorption Characteristics of Cu (II) ions using a micaceous mineral in the presence of Selected Co-solutes”, Manuscript submitted to Journal of Environmental Monitoring, August, 2012.
  • Ndunda, Elizabeth; Wandiga, Shem; Shiundu Paul; Madadi Vincent; “Assessment of Organochlorine Pesticides Residues in Nairobi River”, Manuscript submitted to CSIRO Publishing – Manuscript No. EN12086, June, 2012.
  • Faridah Were Hussein; Kamau, Geoffrey N.; Shiundu Paul M.; Wafula, Godfrey Angoe;  and Moturi, Charles M.; "Monitoring of Levels of Lead and Cadmium in Industrial Workers in Kenya: A case of Occupational Exposure", Manuscript submitted to Journal of Occupational & Environmental Hygiene, March, 2011.

MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPERATION FOR SUBMISSION FOR PUBLICATION IN REFEREED JOURNALS

  • Paul M. Shiundu, Wilson G. Kamundia and John M. Onyari “Adsorption of Cu2+ ions onto a Micaceous Mineral in the presence of Selected Chelating Agents and a Surfactant: pH, Ionic Strength and Equilibrium Sorption Studies”, Manuscript in Preparation.
  • Paul M. Shiundu, Wilson G. Kamundia and John M. Onyari “Influence of EDTA and other Selected Co-solutes on Batch Cu (II) Removal from Aqueous Solutions Using a Micaceous Mineral of Kenyan Origin”, Manuscript in Preparation.
  • Patrick M. Shem, Paul M. Shiundu, Nicholas K. Gikonyo, Ahmed Hasssanali and Rajinder K. Saini, “Quantification of release kinetics of a synthetic tsetse allomone derived from waterbuck odour by GC analysis”; Manuscript in Preparation.
  • Madadi, O.V., Wandiga, S.O., Njogu, J.M., Mutie, T., Mavuti, K.M., Jumba, I.O., Shiundu, P.M., and Harper, D.M.and Ndunda, E.N, “Occurrence and Distribution of Organochlorine Pesticides in Lake Naivasha Catchment”, Manuscript in Preparation.
  • Paul M. Shiundu; Stephen Attahiru, and Enos W Wambu, “Removal of Cr (III) ions from Aqueous solutions using a Micaceous Polymineral of Kenyan Origin”; Manuscript in Preparation.

BOOKS/MONOGRAPHS/e-Learning Modules:

  • P.M. Shiundu and D.W. Mbui; Authored a Teaching Module for Open and Distance Learning (ODL) Course titled “Advanced Chemical Kinetics and Electrochemistry” (2008).
  • P.M. Shiundu; Author of an e-Learning Module in Chemistry entitled “Volumetric Chemical Analysis” under the Chemistry Curriculum Design & Development and Content Authoring for the African Virtual University (AVU) Teacher Education Program (2007). Edited by Dr. Buchweishaija.
  • P.M. Shiundu and D.M. Yusuf; Author of an e-Learning Module in Chemistry entitled “Introduction to Chemistry” under the Chemistry Curriculum Design & Development and Content Authoring for the African Virtual University (AVU) Teacher Education Program (2007). Edited by Dr. George Mhehe.
  • P.M. Shiundu and S.P. Karuu; Authored a Teaching Module for Open and Distance Learning (ODL) Course titled “Introduction to Chemical Kinetics and Electrochemistry” for the University of Nairobi, Kenya. Reviewed by Prof. Duke O. Orata and Edited by Mr. J.O. Odumbe (Director, Centre for Open & Distance Learning, University of Nairobi) (2004).

TECHNICAL REPORTS:

June/07:    
“Integrating HIV & AIDS Information in the Teaching Curricula”. A Report submitted to United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and African Women in Science & Engineering (AWSE)
Jan., 2006:    
“Status of Science Training Programmes in Kenyan Public Universities”.  A Report Submitted to the Public Universities Inspection Board (PUIB).
Sept./03:    
“Bacterial and Physico-chemical Soil Survey of Mombasa-Nairobi (Line 1) Pipeline".  A Report submitted to Kenya Pipeline Company Limited.
Dec./02:    
"Waste Abatement Technology Options for Bata Shoe Company".  A report submitted to Bata Shoe Company, Limuru-Kenya".
June/01:    
"Air Quality Assessment at Bata Shoe Company and its Environs".  A Report submitted to Bata Shoe Company, Limuru- Kenya.