Patso - Graduate Chemical Engineer - Cape Town, South Africa

Lunga Patso

Cape Town, South Africa


Energetic and determined graduate, I completed my Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Cape Town. Good communication skills, leadership qualities and team-playing ability due to being a leader of a student ministry, mentoring students and completing vacation work projects. Experience in data collection and analysis, project management and team work. Currently seeking a position as chemical/process engineer which will provide me the opportunity to apply the valuable skills and knowledge I gained through education and internships.


Graduate Chemical Engineer

Work History


SGS South Africa

From July 2014

• Preparing samples for reference and analysis
• Analysing the Total Volatile Basic Nitrogen (TVBN Cold) in fishmeal and raw fish
• Assisting in starch in foods method
• Assisting in determining total dietary fibre in foods
• Assisting in histamine in fish and fish products method
• Operating laboratory equipment such as pH meter, homogeniser, knifetec, centrifuge, balance, cyclotec and vortex
• Recording and reporting all essential data during analysis

Vacation Work Student

Southseas Mohair

November 2012 - January 2013

• Investigating waste management and energy saving opportunities
• Designing anaerobic digester for biogas production
• Optimising the anaerobic digestion process and design of solar water pre-heater
• Responsible for maintenance and operation of the process equipment
• Collecting, recording and analysing daily process test results

Cape Flats Wastewater Treatment Works

From July 2011

Vacation Field Trip
• Optimising sludge processing in the digester and thermal drying plant
• Analysing spreadsheets of the plant energy balance
• Excellent experience in working under pressure and as part of a team

Physical Science & Mathematics Tutor


From July 2008

Volunteered in assisting 60 students in solving mathematics and chemistry
• Have learnt to manage time well and deal calmly with crises



The Development of Brine Treatment Company Using Eutectic Freeze Crystallization Technology

C-Thru Solutions has identified an opportunity in the mining industry to develop and manage a water treatment technology. This opportunity has risen as a result of an urgent demand by Department of Water Affairs (DWA) for a sustainable acid mine drainage (AMD) treatment in Gauteng.

Ammonia Production Plant Design

The aim of this project was to design anhydrous ammonia plant to be located at Sasolburg, South Africa. The plant was designed for a production capacity of 300 000 ton/year.

Reducing the carbon content in furnace copper concentrate by flotation

The aim of this study was to investigate the possibility of organic carbon separation during the pre-flotation process, which may directly cause the reduction of organic carbon content in the Kupferschiefer ore concentrate from 9.5 to 7.0 %

Qualifications & Certifications

Chemical Engineering

University of Cape Town

Computer Applications Technology

Cape Academy of Mathematics

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