Theresa Alumona

Postgraduate Student

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I obtained B.Sc (Industrial Chemistry) and M.Sc degree (Petrochemical and Hydrocarbon Chemistry) from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka with a cumulative CGPA of 4.91 on a five point scale. The M.Sc Research project was supervised by Prof. C.A Nwadinigwe. The lab-based project was titled” Quantitative Assessment of n-Alkanes, Asphaltenes and Resins in different crudes”.

I joined the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in the year 2016 as an academic staff (lecturer) in the Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry. I got scholarship award with the Nigerian government, Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) to pursue my PhD programme. In June 2018, I arrived to University of Bristol (one of the best school in the United Kingdom) and OGU for my PhD research degree in Chemistry under the supervision of Dr Ian Bull. My current project is looking towards Chemical Fingerprinting of Petroleum Biomarkers in Seepages in South-Eastern States and Well-head Crudes in NigerDelta Region of Nigeria, the effects of crudes in microbial community, sediments and plants within the seepage sites.

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Petroleum geochemistry deals with the application of chemical principles in the study of origin, generation, migration, accumulation and alteration of petroleum.  The purpose of this work is to characterize the well-head crudes (onshore and offshore) and seepages for n-alkanes, acyclic isoprenoid biomarkers and diamondoids. The diagnostic ratios (DRs) are calculated i.e Pr/Ph and isoprenoids to n-alkane ratios (Pr/n-C17 and Ph/n-C18)ratios along with diamondoids. This will be used to ascertain the levels of maturity, extent of biodegradation, the organic matter input and as an indicator of deposition environment of the crudes and seepages. The results will be evaluated statistically. Correlation studies will be made, and some bulk properties of the crude will be determined. Also, the effects of this oils on microbial community, plants and the extent of contamination on the sediments will be studied.

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8. Alumona, T.N., Andrew, G.D., Chime C.C. and Ujam, O.T., 2018. Comparative Assessment of Carbon Preference Index and Degree of Waxiness in Different Crude Oils as Indicator of Maturity and Organic Matter Input: A Case Study of Ebocha and Kwali Crude Oil Niger Delta, Nigeria. Journal of Recent Advances in Petrochemical Science (RAPSCI) 4(1)

7. Onyeyilim, E.L., Ezema, B.E. and Alumona, T.N., 2018. Determination of Antioxidant Capacity and Antimalarial Activities of Unripe Coconut Water in Blood Serum. Canadian journal of Pure & Applied Sciences. 12(1). Online ISSN: 1920-3850.

6. Nwadinigwe, C.A., Surma, N., Alumona, T.N., Ezeofor, C.C. and Lawal, A.M., 2018. Urban Mining of Fuel Gases via low Temperature Pyrolysis of Post-Consumer High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Wastes. Journal of Applied Sciences &Environmental Management. 22(6), 945-948.


5. Nwadinigwe, C. A. and Alumona, T.N., 2017. Assessment of n-alkanes and Acyclic Isoprenoids (geochemical markers). in crudes: A case study of Iraq and Niger delta, Nigeria. Egyptian Journal of Petroleum. DOI.Org/10.1016/ j.ejpe 2017.01.005.

4. Nwadinigwe, C.A., Ilojeme, O.M., Nwadinigwe, A.O., Alumona, T.N. and Akpomie, K.G., 2017. Assessment of Stabilities of Two Local Plant Dyes as Colorants for Petroleum Products (petrol, kerosene, diesel). Pacific journal of Science. 18(2).

3. Okoye, C.O.B., Alum, O.L., Akpomie, K.G. and Alumona, T.N., 2017. Optimization of the Fermentation Conditions for the Production of Bioethanol from Cane Sugar Molasses using Saccaromyces Cerevisae .Pacific journal of science. 18(2).

2. Akpomie, K.G., Onoabedje, E.A., Alumona, T.N., Alum, O.L., Okagu O.D. and Ezeofor, C.C., 2017. Attenuation of methylene blue from aqua-media on acid activated montmorillonite of Nigerian origin. Journal of Environmental Science and Management 20(2):17-27.


1. Nwadinigwe, C.N. and Alumona, T.N., 2017. NAASAR Procedure for Quantitative Assessment of n-alkanes, Asphaltenes & Resins in Crudes. J. Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology. DOI.10.1007/S13202-014-0145-7 


Editor of journal papers

  • International Journal of Science and Management Studies (IJSM)
  • Physical Science and Biophysics Journal (PSBJ)

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