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Dr. Esonye Chizoo

Lecturer I
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    Faculty of Engineering and Technology
  • Department :
    Chemical Engineering
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Engr. Dr. Esonye Chizoo is a chemical plant Quality Control and biofuel production process optimization Engineer. He has about 20 years post graduate experience in Chemical plants and allied industries. Dr. Esonye Chizoo is a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers and a certified and registered engineer with the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria. He was trained by Seven-up Bottling Company PLC and Paterson Zochonis (PZ) Cusson Industries PLC. He is currently a Lecturer/Researcher and has served as the HoD of Chemical Engineering of Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu Alike (AE-FUNAI), Nigeria. In AE-FUNAI, he has equally served at various University/Faculty/Departmental committees. His major research area includes: Renewable energy and environmental protection, Chemical engineering process optimization, separation processes etc. Engr. Dr. Esonye has over 40 publications in high impact factor and other international journals, some book chapters and monographs/book. He holds a Doctoral degree from Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Nigeria. He won the most productive researcher in Engineering for the year 2019 in AE-FUNAI and the Second Overall Best Research Publication Winner: 2ND Edition of Council of Deans of the Faculties of Engineering and Technology (CODET) in Nigeria in 2021.

Selected Publications (Articles and Journals)

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1 Esonye, C., Onukwuli, O. D. and Ofoefule, A. U. (2019). Optimization of Methyl Ester Production from Prunus Amygdalus Seed Oil Using Response Surface Methodology and Artificial Neural Networks. Renewable Energy, 130, 62-71, publications.
2 Esonye, C., Onukwuli, O. D. & Ofoefule, A. U. (2019) Characterization and oxidation modeling of oils from prunus amygdalus, Dyacrodes edulis and Chrysophyllum albidium. Industrial crops and products, 128, 298-307. Elsevier publications.
3 Esonye, C., Onukwuli, O. D., Ofoefule, A. U. and Ogah, E. O. (2019) Multi-input multi-output (MIMO) ANN and Nelder-Mead’s simplex based modeling of engine performance and combustion emission characteristics of biodiesel-diesel blendin CI diesel engine. Applied Thermal Engineering, 151, 100-114. Elsevier publications.
4 Esonye, C., Onukwuli, O. D. and Ofoefule, A. U. (2019) Chemical Kinetics of a Two-step Transesterification of Dyacrodes Edulis Seed Oil Using Acid-Alkali Catalyst. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 145, 245-257 Elsevier publications.
5 Esonye, C. (2019). The Development of Standard Agitator Conditions for Effective Performance of a Batch Crutcher in the Frame of Semi-Boiled Process. International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering: De Gruyter publications
6 Ofoefule, A. U., Esonye, C. Onukwuli, O. D., Nwaeze, E., Ume, C. S.(2019) Modeling and optimization of African pear seed oil esterification and transesterification using artificial neural network and response surface methodology comparative analysis. Industrial Crops & Products, 140 111707 Elsevier publications
7 Esonye C., Onukwuli O. D., Anadebe C. V., Ezeugo J. N. O. and Ogbodo N. J. (2021). Application of soft computing techniques for statistical modeling and optimization of Dyacrodes edulis seed oil extraction using polar and non-polar solvents. Heliyon 7(3): Elsevier publications
8 Onukwuli O. D. Esonye C. Ofoefule A. U. and Eyisi R. (2021). Comparative analysis of the application of artificial neural network and response surface methods for predicting the optimal conditions for biodiesel synthesis from Chrysophyllum albidum seed oil. Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers. 125:153-167. Elsevier publication..
9 Esonye, C., Ogah, A. O., Ikezue, E. N. and Ibeabuchi, V. T. (2022). Multi-objectives statistical optimization and Micro-mechanics mathematical modelling of musa acuminate fibre-vinyl ester composite reinforcement. Fibers and Polymers 23, 3163-3178. 10https://dor/10.1007/s12221-022-0280-6.
10 Esonye C., Augustine S., Chukwu G. E., and Udeh G. (2022). Adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system-genetic algorithm and response surface methodology-desirability formation algorithm modeling and optimization of biodiesel synthesis from waste chicken fat. Journal of Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers 136;104389 Elsevier publications