In 2017, Chioma Blaise Chikere was awarded the second prize of the Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge. Her project “Eco-restoration of crude oil-polluted land in Nigeria” demonstrated how organic nutrients such as garden fertilizers and animal excreta can be used to degrade hydrocarbons, cleaning up the soils heavily contaminated by decades of oil spills and advancing SDGs 6, 13 and 15. Three years later, we caught up with Dr. Chikere to learn about her research journey.
Chapter 26 - “Dear People of Flint”: environmental justice in a community context, the case of water contamination in Flint, Michigan
An Introduction to Interdisciplinary Toxicology, From Molecules to Man, 2020, Pages 353-361
The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, a human made disaster of dire proportions, resulted in bacterial and lead contamination of predominantly African American and low-income residents. SDG 6 promotes to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
Elsevier, World Development, Volume 126, February 2020
With the increasing importance of ‘emerging powers’ in the global economy, questions are raised about the role of developing countries in shaping global norms.
Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Volume 115, February 2020
The use of crop evapotranspiration data has allowed the estimation of crop water requirements and consumptive groundwater use.
Elsevier, Results in Chemistry, Volume 2, January 2020
A cationic chelating polymer, namely biopolymer chitosan CHI with a molecular weight of 117 kDa is employed in the present study to bring about the retention of azoic dyes from its aqueous solutions b
Elsevier, Development Engineering, Volume 5, 2020
Toilet alarms: A novel application of latrine sensors and machine learning for optimizing sanitation services in informal settlements
The cost-effectiveness and reliability of waste collection services in informal settlements can be difficult to optimize given the geospatial and temporal variability of latrine use.
Elsevier, Environment International, Volume 134, January 2020
Remediation of mercury contaminated soil, water, and air: A review of emerging materials and innovative technologies
Mercury contamination in soil, water and air is associated with potential toxicity to humans and ecosystems.
Sustainable Futures, Volume 2, January 2020
In this paper, the objective is to analyze the water management in Azerbaijan to ensure the country's water safety by improving the efficiency of water management and consumption.
Decontamination in Hospitals and Healthcare, 2nd Edition - Chapter 3 - Quality and supply of water used in hospitals
Decontamination in Hospitals and Healthcare, Second Edition, 2020, Pages 45-69
This book chapter advances SDG 3 and 6 by discussing decontamination of water supply and prevention/treatment of waterborne microorganism transmission in healthcare settings.
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The #SDGBookClub helps children learn about the Sustainable Development Goals. The book club presents a selection of books for children aged 5-12 on each of the goals. Check out the books that have been selected in support of Goal 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation.