Adekola F. A
Professor Folahan A. ADEKOLA
Department of Chemistry
University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria.

Key Research Areas: Analytical and Environmental Chemistry; Solid Mineral Processing and Chemical Process Metallurgy; Material Chemistry and Electrochemistry.


Scientific Research Publications 

  1. J.A. Odutola and F.A Adekola, (1987) Computation of character tables for the permutation group of weakly bound polymer molecules. Molecular Physics, 60, 1395-1413. Published by Taylor and Francis,U.K..
  2. F.A. Adekola, C. Colin and D. Bauer, (1992) A study of electrochemical behaviour of some platinum compounds at a carbon paste electrode with electrolytic binder, Electrochimica Acta, 37, 507-512. Published by Elsevier for the International Society of Electrochemistry.
  3. F.A Adekola, C. Colin and D. Bauer, (1992) Electrochemical Study of some automotive catalysts at a carbon paste electrode with electrolytic binder, Electrochimica Acta, 37, 2009-2014. Published by Elsevier for the International Society of Electrochemistry.
  4. F.A. Adekola, M. Diaw, C. Colin and D. Bauer, (1992) Electrochemical behaviour of some palladium compounds at a carbon paste electrode: Application to the determination of palladium in oxidation automotive catalyst Electrochimica Acta, 37, 2491-2495. Published by Elsevier for the International Society of Electrochemistry
  5. Folahan A. Adekola, Claude Colin and Denise Bauer, (1993) Electrochemical studies of some rhodium compounds at a carbon paste electrode with electrolytic binder, Electrochimica Acta, 38, 1331-1335. Published by Elsevier for the International Society of Electrochemistry.
  6. F. Adekola, M. Fedoroff, S. Ayrault, C. Loss-Neskovic, E. Garnier and L.T. Yu, (1997) Interaction of silver ions in solution with copper hexacyanoferrate (II), J. Solid State Chem. 132, 399-406. Published by Elsevier, USA.
  7. F.A. Adekola and D Bauer (1998) Electrochemical behaviour of some selected polyfunctional thiols as a function of pH, Nig. J. of Pure and Applied Sc., 13, 728-737. Published by Faculty of Science, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
  8. F.A. Adekola, C. Colin and D. Bauer, (1999) Determination and Delineation of the amount of platinum in various segments of an automotive catalyst using carbon paste electrode with electrolytic binder, Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiop., 13(2), 179-183. Published by Chemical Society of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa.
  9. M.A. Mesubi, F.A. Adekola, A.A. Bello, J.I.D Adekeye and R.B. Bale, (1999) Extraction of gold from Igun gold ore deposit in Atakumosa Local Government Area, Osun State, Nigeria, Nig. J. of Pure &  Applied  Sci. 14, 935-945. Published by Faculty of Science, University of Ilorin, Nigeria.
  10. F.A. Adekola and O.B. Afolayan, (2000) Assessment of levels of some heavy metals in the bark of street trees in Ilorin City, Nigeria, Bioscience Research Communication 12(2), 133-137. Published by Nigerian Society for Experimental Biology.
  11. F.A Adekola and K. Oloruntoba, (2000) Seasonal variation and the heavy metals distribution in the roadside soils and vegetation in Ilorin City and its environs, Nigeria, Bioscience Research Communication 12(2), 111-118. Published by Nigerian Society for Experimental Biology
  12. G.O Adediran, F.O. Nwosu and F.A Adekola, (2000), Some Langmuir adsorption parameters of activated carbon produced from local materials, Nig. J. of Pure and App. Sci., 15,1075-1082. Published by Faculty of Science, University of Ilorin, Nigeria.
  13. F.A. Adekola, O.A.A Eletta and S.A. Atanda, (2001) Some heavy metals concentration in rain water run-offs on paved roads in Lagos and Ilorin cities, Academy Journal of Science and Engineering, 1(1), 88-94. Published by, Faculties of Science and Engineering, Nigeria Defence Academy, Kaduna, Nigeria.
  14. F.A Adekola and L.K Akinola, (2001) Mineral composition of some Nigeria chewing sticks, Tropical Science, 4(1), 60-61. Published by Wiley Interscience, USA.
  15. F.A. Adekola and O.O. Dosumu (2001) Heavy metal determination in household dusts from Ilorin city, Nigeria, NISEB Journal, 1(3), 217-221. Published by Nigerian Society for Experimental Biology.
  16. G. Olaoye, O.B. Bello and F.A Adekola (2001) Evaluation of different formulations of weak acid solutions as preservative medium for sugarcane stalks, Bioscience Research communication, 13(5), 501-512. Published by Nigerian Society for Experimental Biology.
  17. F.A. Adekola and A.A Akinpelu (2002), Some trace elements in juice and bagasse of two varieties of sugarcane, location soil and irrigation water from Bacita Sugar estate, Nigeria, Bioscience Research Communications, 14(2), 175-180. Published by Nigerian Society for Experimental Biology.
  18. F.A. Adekola, O.A. Eletta and S.A Atanda, (2002) Determination of the level of some heavy metals in urban run-off sediments in Ilorin and Lagos, Nigeria,  J. Appl. Sci. Environ. Mgt, 6(2), 23-26. Published by World Bank Assisted National Agricultural Research Projects, Faculty of Science, University of Port-Harcourt, Nigeria.
  19. F.A. Adekola, M.A. Mesubi and A Abdulsalam (2002) Fixation of Mercury on some mixed insoluble Solid Hexacyanoferrate (II) compounds, J. Chem. Soc. Nigeria, 27(1), 99-104. Published by Chemical Society of Nigeria.
  20. N. Salami and F.A. Adekola (2002) A study of sorption of Cadmium by Goethite in Aqueous solution, Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiop., 16(1), 1-7. Published by Chemical Society of Ethiopia.
  21. F.A. Adekola, N. Salami and K.A. Lawal, (2002) Assessment of the Bioaccumulation capacity of scots pine (Pinus Sylvestris L.) for Zinc, cadmium and sulphur in Ilorin and Ibadan cities (Nigeria) Nig. J. Pure & Appl. Sci., 17, 1297-1301. Published by Faculty of Science, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
  22. F.O. Nwosu, F.A Adekola and E. Ibitoye (2003) Comparision of some preconcentration methods for certain metal ions in human milk and yogurts, Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiop., 17(1), 1-9. Published by Chemical Society of Ethiopia.
  23. F.A Adekola, N. Salami and S.O. Lawal, (2003) Some trace elements determination in surface water and sediments of Oyun river, Kwara State,  Nig. J. Pure & Applied Sciences, 18, 1418-1422. Published by Faculty of Science, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
  24. O.O. Dosumu,  N. Salami and F.A Adekola (2003) Comparative study of trace element levels in some local vegetable varieties and irrigation waters from different locations in Ilorin, Nigeria, Bulletin Chemical Society of Ethiopia, 17(1), 107-112. Published by Chemical Society of Ethiopia.
  25. A.A. Baba, F.A. Adekola, M.A Mesubi and R.B. Bale (2003), The Characterization and lixiviation of sphalerite mineral in some acidic media, J. Chemical Society of  Nigeria, 28(1), 40-44. Published by Chemical Society of Nigeria.
  26. O.A. Eletta, F.A. Adekola and J. Omotoso (2003) Determination of concentration of heavy metals in two common fish species from Asa river, Ilorin, Nigeria, Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry, 85(1-3), 7-12. Published by Taylor and Francis, U.K.
  27. F.A. Adekola and O.O. Dosumu (2003) Determination of heavy metals in household dusts in Ilorin city, Nigeria, Nig. J. Pure & Appl. Sci., 18, 1413-1417. Published by Faculty of Science, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
  28. A. A. Baba, F.A. Adekola and M.A. Mesubi (2004) Solvent Extraction of zinc with triphenylphosphite from a Nigerian sphalerite in hydrochloric acid,  Journal  of Sciences, Islamic Republic of Iran, 15(1), 33-37. Published by Faculty of Science, University of Tehran, Iran.
  29. F.A Adekola, O.O Dosumu and G.A Olaleye (2004) Comparative study of the age and  location dependence of some heavy metals in human hair from two Nigerian cities,  Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry, 86(4), 191-196. Published by Taylor and Francis, U.K.
  30. O.A.A.  Eletta and F.A Adekola (2005) Studies of physical and chemical properties of Asa river water, Kwara State, Nigeria, Science Focus, 10(1), 72-76. Published by Faculty of Pure & Applied Sciences, LAUTECH, Ogbomoso, Nigeria.
  31. F.A. Adekola and H.I. Adegoke (2005) Adsorption of blue dye on activated carbon produced from rice husk, coconut shell and coconut coirpit,  Ife Journal of Science, 7(1), 151-157. Published by Faculty of Science, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
  32. O.A.A. Eletta and F.A. Adekola (2005) Speciation studies on sediments from Asa River, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria, Ife Journal of Science, 7(1), 139-146. Published by Faculty of Science, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
  33. N. Abdus-Salam and F.A. Adekola (2005) Physico-chemical characterization of some     Nigerian goethite mineral samples, Ife Journal of science, 7(1), 131-137. Published by Faculty of Science, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
  34. H.I. Adegoke and F.A. Adekola (2005) Activated carbons produced from shear butter     wood and bark as adsorbent for blue dye from aqueous solution, Science Focus, 10(2),  90-95. Published by Faculty of Pure & Applied Sciences, LAUTECH, Ogbomoso, Nigeria.
  35. O.A.A. Eletta, F.A. Adekola and M.A. Aderanti (2005) Assessment of Asa River: Impact of waste discharge from soft drink plant into Asa river, Ilorin, Nigeria, Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, 9(1), 187-190. Published by World Bank Assisted National Agricultural Research Projects, Faculty of Science, University of Port-Harcourt, Nigeria.
  36. N. Abdus-Salam and F.A. Adekola (2005) The influence of pH and Adsorbent concentration on adsorption of lead and zinc on a natural goethite, African Journal of Science and Technology (Science and Engineering Series) 6(2), 55-66. Published by UNESCO/African Network of Science & Technological Institutes (ANSTI), Nairobi, Kenya.
  37. Alafara A. Baba, F.A. Adekola and A.O. Folashade (2005) Quantitative leaching of  a Nigerian Iron Ore in hydrochloric acid,  Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, 9(3), 15-20. Published by World Bank Assisted National Agricultural Research Projects, Faculty of Science, University of Port-Harcourt, Nigeria.
  38. G.B. Adebayo, T.O. Sunmonu, F.A. Adekola and G.A. Olatunji (2005) Effect of white African mineral hair  dye on the activities of phosphatases and malondialdehyde level in selected tissues of albino rats, Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry,  87(3), 399- 406. Published by Taylor and Francis, U.K.
  39. A. A. Baba, F.A. Adekola and  M. Faseki (2005) A Study of the kinetics of the dissolution of a Nigerian tantalite ore in hydrochloric acid, Ife Journal of Science, 7(2), 221-227. Published by Faculty of Science, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
  40. F.O. Nwosu, F.A. Adekola and K.C. Ihedioha (2005) Simple titrimetic colour indicators from some natural flower petals, Centrepoint (Science Edition) 12(1), 74-89. Published by Library and Publications Committee, University of Ilorin.
  41. F.A. Adekola and M.M. Saidu (2005) Determination of pollution level of water and     sediment samples of Landzu River, Bida, Nigeria, Journal of Chemical Society of Nigeria, 30(2), 181-186. Published by Chemical Society of Nigeria.
  42. O.O. Dosumu, N. Abdus-Salam, S. Oguntoye and F.A. Adekola (2005) Trace metals bio-accumulation by some Nigerian vegetables, Centrepoint (Science Edition), 13(1), 23-32. Published by Library and Publications Committee, University of Ilorin.
  43. M. Duc, F. Adekola, G. Lefevre and M. Fedoroff (2006) Influence of kinetics on the determination of the surface reactivity of oxide suspensions by acid-base titration, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 303, 49-55. Published by Elsevier, USA.
  44. A.M.O. Abdul Raheem, F.A. Adekola and I.B. Obioh (2006) Determination of sulphur (IV) dioxide in Ilorin City, Nigeria during the dry season, Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, 10(2), 5-10. Published by World Bank Assisted National Agricultural Research Projects, Faculty of Science, University of Port-Harcourt, Nigeria.
  45. G.B. Adebayo, T.O. Sunmonu, F.A. Adekola and G.A. Olatunji (2006) The effect of two African mineral dyes on the activity of Alkaline phosphatase in the skin and serum of Albino rats, Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, 10(3), 163-166. Published by World Bank Assisted National Agricultural Research Projects, Faculty of Science, University of Port-Harcourt, Nigeria.
  46. N. Abdus-Salam and F.A. Adekola (2006) Comparative Dissolution of Natural Goethite Samples in HCl and HNO3, Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, 10(2), 11-17. Published by World Bank Assisted National Agricultural Research Projects, Faculty of Science, University of Port-Harcourt, Nigeria.
  47. F.A. Adekola, O.A.A. Eletta (2007) A Study of Heavy Metal Pollution of Asa River, Ilorin, Nigeria:Trace Metal Monitoring and Geochemistry, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 125, 157-163. Published by Springer, Netherlands.
  48. G.B. Adebayo, F.A. Adekola and G.A. Olatunji (2007) Chromatographic separation and spectro-analytical characterization of a natural African mineral dye, Bulletin of Chemical Society of Ethiopia, 21(2), 159-170. Published by Chemical Society of Ethiopia.
  49. A.A. Baba, F.A. Adekola and Lawal (2007) Investigation of chemical and Microbial leaching of iron Ore in Sulphuric acid, Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, 11(1), 39-44. Published by World Bank Assisted National Agricultural Research Projects, Faculty of Science, University of Port-Harcourt, Nigeria.
  50. F.A. Adekola, N.G. Nwaogu and N. Abdus-Salam (2007) Removal of cadmium from aqueous solution using manganese hexacyanoferrates(II)/(III), Bulletin of Chemical Society of Ethiopia, 21(2), 221-228. Published by Chemical Society of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa.
  51. S. Facon, F. Adekola and G. Cote (2007) Stripping of copper from bis(2,4,4-trimethylpentyl)phosphinodithioic acid extract with thiourea-hydrazine-sodium hydroxide solution mixture, Hydrometallurgy, 89, 297-304. Published by Elsevier, USA.
  52. A.A. Baba, F.A. Adekola, O.I. Dele-Ige and R.B. Bale (2007) Investigation of dissolution kinetics of a Nigerian Tantalite ore in nitric acid, Journal of  Mineral and Materials Characterization and Engineering, 7(1), 83-95. Published by Institute of Materials Processing, Michigan Technological University, USA.
  53. A.A. Olajire, A.B. Ameen, M. Abdul-Hammed and F.A. Adekola (2007) Occurrence and Distribution of metals and porphyrins in Nigerian coal minerals, Journal of Fuel Chemistry and Technology, 35(6), 641-647. Published by Elseviers, USA.
  54. O.O. James, M.A. Mesubi, F.A. Adekola, E.O. Odebunmi, J.I.D Adekeye and R.B. Bale (2008)Bleaching performance of a Nigerian (Yola) Bentonite, Latin American Applied Research, 38(1), 45-50. (www.laar.uns.edu.ar)
  55. O.O. James, M. Adediran  Mesubi, F.A. Adekola, E.O. Odebunmi and  J.I.D Adekeye (2008)Beneficiation and Characterisation of a Bentonite from North- Eastern Nigeria, Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Science, 124(4), 154-158. Published by North Carolina Academy of Science, USA.
  56. A. Alafara Baba and F.A. Adekola (2008) Extraction of Zn(II) by Triphenylphosphite (TPP) in Hydrochloric Acid: Kinetics and Mechanism, Int. Journal of Physical Sciences, 3(4), 104-111. Published by Academic Journals, Kenya.
  57. N. Abdus-Salam, F.A. Adekola and O.J. Bolorunduro (2008) Environmental Assessment of the Impact of Feed Water on the Quality of Sugarcane Juice, International Journal of Chemistry, 18(3), 129-135.
  58. A.M.O. Abdul Raheem, F.A. Adekola and I.B. Obioh (2009) The Seasonal Variation of the Concentrations of Ozone, Sulfur Dioxide, and Nitrogen Oxides in Two Nigerian Cities, Environmental Modelling and Assessment, 14, 497-509. Published by Springer, Netherlands.
  59. A.A. Baba, F.A. Adekola and R.B. Bale (2009) Study of dissolution kinetics of a Nigerian cassiterite ore by hydrochloric acid, Science Focus, 14(2), 198-207. Published by Faculty of Pure & Applied Sciences, LAUTECH, Ogbomoso, Nigeria.
  60. Alafara A. Baba, Folahan A. Adekola, Emmanuela E. Toye and Rafiu B. Bale (2009) Dissolution kinetics and leaching of rutile in hydrochloric acid, Journal of  Mineral and Materials Characterization and Engineering, 8(10), 787-801. Published by Institute of Materials Processing, Michigan Technological University, USA.
  61. Alafara A. Baba, Folahan A. Adekola and Rafiu B. Bale (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 Elseviers, USA.
  62. Abdul Raheem, A.M.O., Adekola, F.A. and Obioh, I.B. (2009), Monitoring of Sulphur Dioxide in the Guinea Savanna Zone of Nigeria: Implications of the Atmospheric Photochemistry, Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiopia., 23(3), 383-390. Published by Chemical Society of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa.
  63. G.B. Adebayo, G.A. Olatunji and F.A. Adekola (2009) Isolation and Characterization of the organic components of a black indigenous mineral hair dye, Int. Journal of Physical Sciences, 4(12), 770-776. Published by Academic Journals, Kenya.
  64. F.A. Adekola, A.A. Baba,  R.B. Bale, N. Abdus-Salam, O.A.A. Eletta and F.T. Olayide (2009)Lixiviation of Manganiferrous aluminosilicate mineral (MASM) in hydrochloric acid. African Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry, 3(10), 183-188. Published by Academic Journals, South Africa.
  65. 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, USA
  66. F.A. Adekola, N. Abdus-Salam, R.B. Bale and I.O. Oladeji (2010) Sequential extraction of trace metals and particle size distribution studies of Kainji Lake Sediment, Nigeria, Chemical Speciation and Bioavailability, 22(1), 43-49. Published by Science Reviews, U.K.
  67. Folahan A. Adekola, Alafara A. Baba and Olushola A. Ayanda (2010) A study of the kinetics of dissolution of laterite in sulphuric acid. Pacific Journal of Science and Technology, 11(1), 373-382(spring). Published by Akamai University, Hilo, Hawaii, USA.
  68. M.A. Belewu, F.A. Adekola, G.B. Adebayo, O.M. Ameen, N.O. Muhammed, A.M. Olaniyan, O.F. Adekola and A.K. Musa (2010) Physico-chemical characteristics of oil and biodiesel from Nigerian and Indian Jatropha curcas seeds.  Int. J. Biological and Chemical Sciences, 4(2), 524-529. Published by International Formulae Group, Cameroon.
  69. F.A. Adekola, A.A. Baba and O.S. Ayanda (2010) Solvent Extraction of Cobalt and Nickel from Nigerian Lateritic Soil, J. Chemical Society of Nigeria, 35(1), 123-128. Published by Chemical Society of Nigeria.
  70. A.A. Baba, F.A. Adekola and G.D. Ewuloye (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..
  71. O.M. Olabemiwo, G.O. Adediran, F.A. Adekola and A.A. Olajire (2010) Aliphatic and Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons profiles of photomodified natural bitumen of Agbabu, Southwestern Nigeria, Bulletin Chemical Society of Ethiopia, 24(3), 461-466. Published by Chemical Society of Ethiopia.
  72. Alafara A. Baba, Folahan A. Adekola and David T. Ayodele (2010) Study of metals dissolution from a brand of mobile phone waste. Journal of Metallurgy of the Association of Metallurgical Engineers of Serbia (AMES), 16(4), 269-276.
  73. N. Abdus-Salam, F.A. Adekola and A.O.Apata (2010) A Physicochemical Assessment of Water Quality of Oil Producing Areas of Ilaje, Nigeria. Advances in Natural and Applied Sciences, 4(3): 333-344, ISSN 1995-0748. Published by American-Eurasian Network for Scientific Information.
  74. H.I. Adegoke and F.A. Adekola (2010) Removal of Phenol from Aqueous Solution by Activated Carbon Prepared from Some Agricultural Materials Advances in Natural and Applied Sciences, 4(3): 293-298, ISSN 1995-0748. Published by American-Eurasian Network for Scientific Information.
  75. F. Adekola, M. Fédoroff, H. Geckeis, T. Kupcik, G. Lefèvre, J. Lützenkirchen, M. Plaschke, T. Preocanin, T. Rabung, D. Schild (2011) Characterization of acid-base properties of two gibbsite samples in the context of literature results, J. Colloid and Interface Science , 354, 306-317. Published by Elsevier, USA.
  76. H.K. Okoro, O.S. Fatoki, F.A. Adekola, B.J. Ximba and R.G. Snyman (2011) Sources, Environmental levels and Toxicity of Organotin in Marine Environment – A Review. Asian Journal of Chemistry, 23(2), 473-482. www.asianjournalofchemistry.com
  77. 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 16(1-2), 104-110. Published by Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Accra, Ghana.
  78. 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. Int. J. Minerals, Metallurgy and Materials (JUST, Beijing), 18(1), 9-17. Published by Springers
  79. 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, 109, 187-193. Published by Elsevier, USA.
  80. H.K. Okoro, O.S. Fatoki,  F.A. Adekola, B.J. Ximba, R.G. Snyman and B. Opeolu(2011) Human Exposure, Biomarkers and Fate of Organotin in the Environment. Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology(RECT), vol. 213, 27-54. Springer Publishers.
  81. O.M. Olabemiwo, G.O. Adediran, F.A. Adekola, A.A. Olajire and O.S. Adedeji (2011) Impacts of simulated Agbabu bitumen leachate on haematological and biochemical parameters of Wistar Albino Rats, Research Journal of Environmental Toxicology, 5(3), 213-221, Academic Journals
  82. A.A. Baba and F.A. Adekola (2011) A Study of dissolution kinetics of a Nigerian Galena ore in hydrochloric acid. Journal of Saudi Chemical Society.  DOI: 10.1016/j.jscs.2011.02.005. Published by Elseviers