Joseck Alwala

Joseck Alwala
kibabii university · Chemistry

Bsc Chemistry

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Introduction
Additional affiliations
August 2008 - September 2015
Maseno University
Position
  • Technologist
September 2006 - July 2008
Minstry of Roads,
Position
  • Technologist
January 2006 - October 2006
icipe – International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology
Position
  • Technical Assistant

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Publications (11)
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Sorption study is one of the most important processes in soil which affect the fate, mobility and availability of nutrients in the soil because it takes into account intensity, quantity and capacity factors which are important for predicting the amount of nutrient required for maximum plant growth. A field study in Western Kenya was conducted in ma...
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Ethnopharmacologically, Tithonia diversifolia has a lot of applications in the history of human life. The current study aimed at characterizing the essential oil from fresh aerial parts of T. diversifolia. The plant materials were obtained from western Kenya and oil extracted by hydrodistillation and analyzed by gas chromatography (GC) and gas chro...
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The Akamba people of Kenya have a long history of ethnobotany, dating back to the pre-colonial era. Building on the Akamba's historical businesses involving the trade of various plants and plant products called 'Miti,' literally meaning plants, the Miti are used in primary healthcare systems. Overall, the Miti lack proper documentation. Thus, the p...
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Ethnopharmacologically, Tithonia diversifolia has a lot of applications in the history of human life. The current study aimed at characterizing the essential oil from fresh aerial parts of T. diversifolia. The plant materials were obtained from western Kenya and oil extracted by hydrodistillation and analyzed by gas chromatography (GC) and gas chro...
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Antimicrobial Activity of Persea Americana Leaf Extract Against Staphilacocous Mutans
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Assessment Of Selected Heavy Metals Levels In Two Commercial Cigarettes Brands And Tobacco Cultivated In Emuhaya District, Western Kenya
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Persea americana is a large evergreen tree of tropical and sub-tropical regions belonging to the order Laurales in the family Lauraceae. Fresh leaves of P. Americana were collected from Emuhaya Division, Vihiga County, Kenya during the months of June 2015 with a view to determining general composition of hexane, ethyl acetate and methanol extracts...
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The study evaluated tannin concentrations in four vegetables, three grains and cassava roots as the most common foodstuffs in the diet of local communities from Emuhaya district in western Kenya and their nutritional health implication. Plant specimens were collected from local arable farms and market centres and their identities confirmed at Masen...
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Ethnopharmacologically, the mango has a lot of applications in life in human health and ethnoveterinary medicines since ancient times. The study aimed at characterizing the essential oil of Mangifera indica L. leaves and evaluating its repellent effect on the host-seeking female Anopheles gambiae, the vector of African malaria. The essential oil wa...
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Due to intensive use of agronomic inputs in sugarcane farming, runoff water from these farms is loaded with high concentrations of nutrients. These nutrients find their way into rivers, lakes and sinks, eutrophicating them. Reducing the levels of these nutrients in runoff water from sugarcane farms before it is discharged into sinks will help solve...

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Evaluation of microbial, animal-based, plant-based and soil-based natural products for livelihood improvement.