Alafara A. BABA

Name of Staff: Dr. Alafara, A. BABA.
Department: Chemistry.
Status:    Senior Lecturer 
Area of Specialization: Analytical /Environmental Chemistry cum 
Hydrometallurgy: Solid Mineral and Materials Processing and Development.
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His Publications are:

a.     Home Based:

(a)    Journals:
(i)    Home-based:'
  1. Baba, A. A., Adekola, F. A. and Bale, R. B. (2009)  "Study of dissolution kinetics of a Nigerian Cassiterite ore by hydrochloric acid".  Science Focus, 14(2), 198-207. Published by Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, LAUTECH, Ogbomoso-Nigeria. http://www.sciencefocusngr.org.
  2. Baba, A. A., Adekola, F. A. and Lawal A. (2008)  "Trace metals contamination in Roadside dusts of Ilorin Town".  Centre Point (Science Edition).  Published by University of Ilorin Library and Publication Committee (Acceptance letter dated 15th July, 2008).'
    (ii)    National and International
  3. Alafara A. Baba, Adekola, F.A, Mesubi, M.A and Bale, R.B. (2'003). "The characterization and lixiviation of sphalerite mineral in some acid media". Journal  of Chemical Society  of Nigeria, 28(1), 40-44. Published by Chemical Society of  Nigeria.
  4. Alafara A. Baba, Adekola, F. A. and Folashade, A. O. (2005)  "Quantitative leaching of a Nigerian iron-ore in hydrochloric acid". Journal of Appl. Sci. and Envir. Mgt., 9(3), 15-20. Published by World Bank Assisted National Agricultural Research Projects (NARP), Faculty of Science, Univeristy of Port-Harcourt, Nigeria. http://www.bioline.org.br/ja
  5. Baba, A. A., Adekola, F. A. and Faseki, M. (2005) "A study of the kinetics of the dissolution of a Nigerian Tantalite ore in hydrochloric acid". Ife Journal of Science, 1(2), 221-227. Published by Faculty of Science, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. http://www.ajol.info/
  6. Alafara A. Baba, Adekola, F. A. and Lawal, A. J. (2007) "Investigation of Chemical and Microbial Leaching of Iron ore in Sulphuric acid". Journal of Appl. Sci. and Envir. Mgt., 11(1), 39-45. Published by World  Bank Assisted National Agricultural Research Projects (NARP), Faculty of Science, University of Port-Harcourt, Nigeria. http://www.imp.bioline.org.br/ja
  7. Adekola, F.A., Baba, A.A. and Ayanda, O.S. (2010)  Solvent extraction of cobalt and nickel from Nigerian Lateritic soil.  Journal of Chemical Society of Nigeria, 35(1), 123-128. Published by Chemical Society of Nigeria.
  8. Alafara A. Baba, Folahan A. Adekola, Haleemat I. Adegoke and Oluwaseum O. King (2010)  "Study on adsorption equilibrium of cadmium and lead by sphalerite in hydrochloric acid" Research Journal of Science. Published by Faculty of Science, University of Maiduguri, Nigeria. Accepted for publication on 18/9/2010.
  9. Baba, A. A., Adekola, F. A. and Mesubi, M. A. (2004) Solvent extraction of zinc with Triphenylphosphite (TPP) from a Nigerian Sphalerite in Hydrochloric acid. Journal of Sciences, Iran, 15(1), 33-37. Published by Faculty of Science,University of Tehran, Iran.
  10. Baba, A. A., Adekola, F. A., Dele-ige, O. I. and Bale, R. B., (2007)  "Investigation of dissolution kinetics of a Nigerian Tantalite ore in Nitric acid". Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterization and Engr., 7(1), 83-95. Published by Institute of Materials Processing, Michigan Technological University, U.S.A. http://www.imp.mtu.edu/jmmce
  11. Alafara A. Baba and Adekola, F. A. (2008)  "Extraction of Zinc(II) by Triphenylphosphite (TPP) in hydrochloric acid: Kinetics and mechanism". Int. Journal of Physical Sciences, 3(4), 104-111. Published by Academic Journals, Kenya. http://www.academicjournals.org/IJPS
  12. Baba, A. A., Adekola, F. A. and Bale, R. B. (2009) "Development of a combined pyro- and hydro-metallurgical route to treat spent zinc-carbon batteries".  Journal of Hazardous Materials, 171(1-3), 838-844. Published by Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2009.06.068. http://www.elsevier.com/locate/hazmat
  13. Adekola, F. A. Baba, A. A., Bale, R. B., Abdus-salam, N., Eletta, O. A. A. and Olayide, F. T. (2009) "Lixiviation of Manganiferrous aluminosilicate mineral (MASM) in hydrochloric acid". African J. Pure and Applied Chemistry, 3(10), 183-188. Published by Academic Journals, http://www.academicjournals.org/AJPAC
  14. Alafara A. Baba, Folahan A. Adekola, Emmanuel E. Toye and Rafiu B. Bale (2009)  "Dissolution kinetics and leaching of rutile ore in hydrochloric acid". Journal of Minerals and Materials Charact. and Engr., 8(10), 787-801.  Published by Institute of Materials Processing, Michigan Technological University, U.S.A. http://www.imp.mtu.edu/jmmce
  15. Alafara A. Baba and Folahan A. Adekola (2010)  "Hydrometallurgical Processing of a Nigerian Sphalerite in Hydrochloric acid: Characterization and dissolution kinetics". Hydrometallurgy, 101, 69-75. Published by Elsevier. DOI:10.1016/j.hydromet.2009.12.001,PII:S0304-386X(09)000299-0, http://www.elsevier.com/locate/hydromet
  16. Folahan A. Adekola, Alafara A. Baba, and Olushola S. Ayanda (2010) "A study of the kinetics of dissolution of Laterite in Sulphuric acid". Pacific J. Sci. & Technology, 11(1), 373-382 (Spring).  Published by Akamai University, Hilo, Hawaii, U.S.A., http://www.akamaiuniversity.us/PJST.htm
  17. Baba, A. A., Adekola, F. A. and Ewuloye, G. D. (2010)  Leaching of Lead from Spent Motorcycle battery in Hydrochloric acid. Part I: Dissolution Kinetics.  Acta Metallurgica Slovaca, 16(3),194-204. Published by Technicka Univerzita Kosice, Czech Republic.
  18. Alafara A. Baba and Folahan A. Adekola (2011)  Dissolution Kinetics of Zinc(II) recovery from Spent Automobile Tyre by solvent extraction with Cyanex® 272.  World Review of Science, Technology & Sust. Development. (InderScience Publhttp://www.unilorin.edu.ng/administrator/index.php?option=com_content§ionid=-1&task=edit&cid[]=1155ishers, United  Kingdom,  Accepted for Publication on 29/1/2011).
  19. Alafara A. Baba and Folahan A. Adekola (2011) Comparative analysis of the dissolution kinetics of galena in binary solutions of HCl/FeCl3 and HCl/H2O2. International J. Minerals, Metallurgy and Materials. (JUST, Beijing,)Springer 18(1), 9-17.DOI:10.1007/S/12613-011-0393-1
  20. Alafara A. Baba and Folahan A. Adekola (2011) Beneficiation of a Nigerian sphalerite mineral: Solvent extraction of zinc by Cyanex®272 in hydrochloric acid. Hydrometallurgy. Published by Elsevier, 109(3-4), 187-193. DOI: 10.1016/j.hydromet.2011.06.004, PII: S0304-386X(11)00141-1.
  21. A. A. Baba, F. A. Adekola, O. O. Opaleye and R. B. Bale (2011) Dissolution kinetics of Pyrite ore by hydrochloric acid. Journal of Applied Science and Technology, Ghana. Vol 16(1-2)104-110. Published by Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Accra, Ghana.
  22. Alafara A. Baba, Folahan A. Adekola and David T. Ayodele (2010) Study of dissolution kinetics of a brand of mobile phone in Nigerian market. International Journal of Academic Reasearch: Journal of Economics and Engineering. 4, 15-23 December issue, 2010. Published by Azerbaijan Republic, Baku, Azerbaijan, www.ijar.lit.az
  23. Alafara A. Baba, Folahan A. Adekola and David T. Ayodele (2010) Study of metals dissolution from a brand of mobile phone waste. Metalurgija Journal of Metallurgy. 16(4),269-276. UDC: 669.053.4. Published by Association of Metallurgical of Serbia, AMES.
  24. Alafara A. Baba, Folahan A. Adekola, Oyebode O. Olumodeji and M. L. (2011) Recovery of valuable metals from a spent mobile phone wastes. Part I: Dissolution Kinetic evaluation. Advances in applied science Research. 2(2), 117-127.Published by Pelagia......CODEN, USA. Published by Pelagia Research Library CODEN,  USA.
  25. Alafara A. Baba, Folahan A. Adekola (2011) "A study of dissolution kinetics of a Nigerian Galena ore in hydrochloric acid". Journal of Saudi Chemical Society. Published by Elsevier. Accepted for Publication on 12/02/2011.DOI.10.1016/j.jscs.2011.02.005.
  26. Baba, A. A., Adekola, F. A., Nnamani, E. A.,Bale, R. B. (2011) Leaching and Solvent extraction of total Titanium from a Bauchi (Nigeria) Rutile ore. American Journal of  Scientific and Industrial  Reasearch, Published by Science Huβ, http://www.scihub.org/AJSIR.  In Press.
    (Acceptance letter dated 31/3/2011)
  27. Baba, A. A., Adekola, F. A., Fapojuwo, D. P. T.., Othokina, F.O.(2011) Dissolution kinetics and Solvent extraction of lead from Anglesite ore. Journal of Chemical Society of Nigeria, Published by Chemical Society of Nigeria. 36(1), 157-164.
  28. Alafara A. Baba, Folahan A. Adekola, Aminat A. Oladipo, Malay K. Ghosh and Rafiu B. Bale (2011) A study of the dissolution kinetics of Pyrite oxidation by hydrogen peroxide in hydrochloric acid. International Journal of Chemical Sciences. Published by Nasarawa State University, Nigeria, 14(1), 79-87.
  29. Alafara A. Baba, Folahan A. Adekola, Omobolanle E. Shobande, Malay K. Ghosh, Kuranga I. Ayinla and Samad A. Adebayo (2011) Chemical hydration by acid leaching of a brand of Cement in Nigerian market. International Journal of Chemical Sciences. Published by Sadguru Publications, UDAIPUR-313001 (Rajasthan), India, 9(3), 1534-1544.
  30. Alafara A. Baba, Folahan A. Adekola, Rasaq F. Atata, Risikat N. Ahmed and Sandeep Panda (2011) Bioleaching of Zn(II) and Pb(II) from Nigerian sphalerite and galena ores by a mixed culture of acidophilic bacteria. Transactions of Non-ferrous Metals Society of China. Vol. 21, Published by Elsevier. Vol. 21, 2535-2541.
  31. Alafara A. Baba, Folahan A. Adekola, Adeyemi S. Ogedengbe, Haleemat I. Adegoke and Olusola O. James (2011) Thermodynamics of lead and cadmium by sphalerite ore in hydrochloric acid. International Journal of Chemistry. Published by Institute of Science and Technology, Calcutta, India, 21(3), 173-177.
  32. Alafara A. Baba, Folahan A. Adekola, Olayide A. Arodola, Lateef Ibrahim, Rafiu B. Bale, Malay K. Ghosh and Abdul R. Sheik (2012) Simultaneous recovery of total iron and titanium from ilmenite ore by hydrometallurgical processing. Metalurgija-Journal of Metallurgy. Published by Association of Metallurgical Engineers of Serbia (AMES).  Mett. Mat. Eng. Vol. 18(1), 67-78.
  33. Alafara A. Baba, Folahan A. Adekola, Olabode A. Adedeji, Samuel A. Ajala, Samuel A. Asala, Rafiu B. Bale and Suchismita Sahu (2011) Thermodynamic assessment for phosphate extraction from Sokoto (Nigeria) phosphatic nodules by spectrophotometric analysis. International Journal of Chemical Sciences. Published by Nasarawa State University, Nigeria. Vol. 4 No. 2, 79-87.
  34. Alafara A. Baba, Folahan A. Adekola, Oluwafemi S. Awobode, Babatunde R. Adekunle, Sangita R. Pradhan, Avijit Biswal and Jayasmita Panigrahi (2011) Analysis of heavy metals from spent picking liquor of sulfuric acid. International Journal of Chemistry. Published by Institute of Science and Technology, Calcutta, India, 21(4), Dec., 2011 issue. Vol. 21(4), 231-240.
  35. Olushola S. Ayanda, Folahan A. Adekola, Alafara A. Baba, and Omolara T. Ayanda (2012) Use of mobile phones and cancer risk: A review. Asian Pacific Journal for Cancer Prevention (APJCP). 13, 797-800.
  36. A. A. Baba, E. E. Ezekafor, F. A. Adekola, R. N. Ahmed and S. Panda (2011) Bio-oxidation of a low grade chalcopyrite ore by mixed culture of acidophilic bacteria. Journal of Ecobiotechnology (Microbial Biotechnology). Published by Society for Scientific Research, India. 2011, 3(12), 01-06.
  37. Alafara A. Baba, Lateef Ibrahim, Folahan A. Adekola, Malay K. Ghosh, Abdul R. Sheik, Sangita R. Pradhan, Olushola S. Ayanda, Rafiu B. Bale, and I. O. Folorunsho (2011) Hydrometallurgical Processing of Manganese ores: A review. Journal of Minerals & Materials Characterization and Engineering. Published by Institute of Materials Processing, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, U.S.A. Accepted for Publication on 17th October, 2011.
  38. Olushola S. Ayanda, Folahan A. Adekola, Alafara A. Baba, Olalekan S. Fatoki and Bhekumusa J. Ximba (2011) Comparative study of kinetics of dissolution of Laterite in some acidic media. Journal of Minerals & Materials Characterization and Engineering. Published by Institute of Materials Processing, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, U.S.A. Vol. 10 No. 15, 1457-1472.
  39. Alafara A. Baba, Folahan A. Adekola, Malay K. Ghosh, Tryphena Young, Kemi I. Olawale and Abdul R. Sheik (2011) Kinetic analysis of total lead from spent car battery by hydrochloric acid leaching. Journal of the Iranian Chemical Research. Published by Islamic Azad University, Arak, Iran. Vol. 4, 291-300.
  40. Alafara A. Baba, Folahan A. Adekola, Akinbunmi L. Akintoye, Olushola S. Ayanda and Bukola T. Owofadeju (2011) The treatments of a spent mobile phone by acid leaching: literature review and analysis of some heavy metal concentrations. Int. J. Expt. Theor. Chem., Published by Faculty of Science, University of Calabar, Nigeria. Accepted for Publication: 8th November, 2011.
  41. Alafara A. Baba (2012) Leaching of some Nigerian minerals. Report of CSIR-TWAS Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology, Bhubaneswar-751013, India: Submitted to TWAS and CSIR Headquarters: Italy and New-Dehli, India. ATTACH file: Detail of Report of PDF Dr. Baba.
  42. Alafara A. Baba, Kuranga I. Ayinla, Folahan A. Adekola,  Malay K. Ghosh, Olushola S. Ayanda, Rafiu B. Bale, Abdul R. Sheik, and Sangita R. Pradhan (2012) A review on novel techniques for Chalcopyrite ore processing. International Journal of Mining & Mineral Processing, 1(1), 1-16. DOI: 10.5923/j.mining.20110101.02. Published by Scientific & Academic Publishing, USA.
  43. A. A. Baba, F. A. Adekola, D. O. Ojutemieden and F. K. Dada (2011) Solvent extraction of Gold from hydrochloric acid-leached Nigerian gold ore by Tributylphosphate. Chemical Bulletin “POLITEHNICA”, 56(70) Issue 1, 29-37. Published by Industrial Chemistry & Environmental Engineering, University of Timisoara, Romania.
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  44. Adekola, F. A., Bale, R. B., Abdus-salam, N., Eletta, O. A. A., Olaniyan, J. O., Baba, A. AB., AbdulRahman, A. A. and Ajala, S. A. (2008) Identification of the Source of Manganese  in the University of Ilorin Dam. Unilorin Senate Research Grant, 2008, 50pp.
  45. Baba, A.A. (2008) Dangers of unsound management of obsolete pesticides on Nigeria: A Paper Presented at Nigeria – African Stockpiles Programme, in collaboration with Federal Ministry of Environment, Housing & Urban Development, held at Kwara Hotel, Ilorin-Nigeria on 9th October, 2008.
  46. Alafara A. Baba and Adekola, F. A. (2008)  "The hydrometallurgical recovery of zinc from spent automobile tyre by solvent extraction with Cyanex®272". Supplementary Book of Proceeding of the Chemical Society of Nigeria, 31st Annual International Conference & Exhibition, DELTACHEM, 2008, 57-60.
  47. Alafara A. Baba, Folahan A. Adekola, Emmanuela E. Toye and Rafiu B. Bale (2009) A study of dissolution kinetics of Rutile ore by hydrochloric acid. Proceedings of the Chemical Society of Nigeria: 32nd International Conference Workshop & Exhibition, BAUCHI 2009. In Press.
  48. Alafara A. Baba and Folahan A. Adekola (2009)  A study of beneficiation of a Nigerian Sphalerite mineral.  Proceedings of the 5th International Conference of African Materials Research Society and Nigerian Materials Congress, Abuja-Nigeria.  In Press.
  49. Alafara A. Baba, Folahan A. Adekola and David T. Ayodele (2010) Study of dissolution kinetics of a brand of mobile phone in Nigerian market. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual International Conference Workshop and Exhibition (OGUN 2010) of Chemical Society of Nigeria. In Press.
  50. Alafara A. Baba and Folahan A. Adekola (2010) Solvent extraction of Pb(II) and Zn(II) from Galena by TBP and Cyanex®272. Proceedings of Materials Society of Nigeria, NIMACON, 2010, Enugu – Nigeria. In Press.
  51. Alafara A. Baba and Folahan A. Adekola (2010) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., ISEC2011.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Accepted.
  52. Alafara A. Baba and Folahan A. Adekola (2010) Application of Lixiviation-Cum-Solvent Extraction to the Beneficiation of Spent Zinc-Carbon Batteries. Proceedings of 19th International Solvent Extraction Conference, Chile, ISEC2011. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Accepted.
  53. Alafara A. Baba, Folahan A. Adekola, Olayide A. Arodola, Rafiu B. Bale, Malay K. Ghosh and Abdul R. Sheik (2011) Ilmenite ore processing by hydrometallurgical treatments. Proceedings of 34th Annual International Conference, Workshop and Exhibition, Chemical Society of Nigeria (KWARA 2011): ANA 189-194.
  54. Alafara A. Baba, Folahan A. Adekola, and Ayinla I. Kuranga (2011) Hydrometallurgy: An economic technique for Chalcopyrite ore processing. Proceedings of 34th Annual International Conference, Workshop and Exhibition, Chemical Society of Nigeria (KWARA 2011): ANA 338-346.
  55. Alafara A. Baba, Lateef Ibrahim, and Folahan A. Adekola (2011) Hydrometallurgy: A facile technique for Manganese ore processing. Proceedings of 34th Annual International Conference, Workshop and Exhibition, Chemical Society of Nigeria (KWARA 2011): ANA 405-410.
  56. Alafara A. Baba, Folahan A. Adekola, Mojeed O. Oyedotun, Yvonne A. Salubi, and Malay K. Ghosh (2011) Extraction of lead from spent Motorcycle battery by hydrometallurgical treatments. Proceedings of Nigerian Materials Congress, Materials Society of Nigeria-AKURE 2011: NIMACON/11/LOC/ABS/07/OR/0103.
  57. Alafara A. Baba (2011) Contribution to hydrometallurgical research: Nigeria Experience and Expectations from India Visit – A brief introduction. A seminar presented at the Hydro & Electrometallurgy Department, Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology, Bhubaneswar-751013, India; Friday, 20th May, 2011.
  58. Alafara A. Baba, Folahan A. Adekola, Malay K. Ghosh, Tondepu Subbaiah and Dele P. T. Fapojuwo (2011) Extraction of lead from a Nigerian Anglesite ore through hydrometallurgical route. A paper presented at the 49th National Metallurgists’ Day (NMD) and the 65th Annual Technical Meeting (ATM) of the Indian Institute of Metals (IIM): IMM: NMD-ATM 2011 at the Leonia International Centre for Exhibitions and Conventions, Shameerpet, Hyderabad, India.