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Dr Harieth Hellar-Kihampa

Faculty Member

Department of Foundation Studies

Dr Harieth Hellar-Kihampa


BSc (Ed) (Hons); MSc (Chemistry) (Dar); PhD (Antwerp, Belgium)


Dr. Hellar-Kihampai has conducted various research projects, including the following:

  • Analysis of pesticide residues in environmental samples from around sugarcane plantations in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, funded by Sida/SAREC.
  • Determination of micro-contaminants in river water and bottom sediment from the Pangani River Basin, funded by the Belgian Development Agency (BTC).
  • Analysis of organic contaminants in rivers around agricultural areas of Pangani River and its main tributaries, funded by the International Foundation for Science (IFS).
  • Tracing the status and impacts of terrestrial contamination in the coastal environments of Tanzania, funded by the Flemish Inter University Council-University Development Cooperation (VLIR-UOS) – Ongoing project

Charles Kihampa, Gervas Kaisi, and Harieth Hellar-Kihampa, 2016. Assessing the contributions of industrial wastewater to toxic metals contamination in receiving urban rivers, Dar es Salaam City, Tanzania Elixir Pollution 93, 39532 – 39541.

Irene Aurelia Tarimo and Harieth Hellar-Kihampa, 2016. Quality of reclaimed water and reared catfish carp in aquaculture ponds receiving treated municipal wastewater: Implications to Human Health. Elixir Aquaculture 90, 37502 – 37508.

Harieth Hellar-Kihampa and Charles Messo, 2015. Mineralogical characterization of riverbed sediments from North-Eastern Tanzania: An implication to their provenance. Research Journal of Chemical and Environmental Sciences 3(6), 22-31

Charles Kihampa and Harieth Hellar-Kihampa, 2015. Environmental and public health risks associated with chemical waste from research and educational laboratories in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Journal of Chemical Health and Safety 22(6) 19–25.

Hellar-Kihampa, H., Potgieter-Vermaak, S., De Wael, K., Lugwisha, E., Van Espen P. and Van Grieken, R., 2014. Concentration profiles of metal contaminants in fluvial sediments of a rural-urban drainage basin in Tanzania. International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry 94(1) 77– 98.

HellarKihampa, H., 2013. Micro-contaminants analysis of water and sediments from the Pangani River Basin, Tanzania. Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Chemistry, University of Antwerp, Belgium.

Hellar-Kihampa, H., De Wael, K., Lugwisha, E., Van Grieken, R., 2013. Water quality assessment in Pangani river basin, Tanzania: natural and anthropogenic influences on concentrations of nutrients and inorganic ions. International Journal of River Basin Management 11(1) 55–75.

Hellar-Kihampa, H., Karolien De Wael, Esther Lugwisha, Govindan Malarvannan, Adrian Covaci and René Van Grieken, 2013. Spatial monitoring of organohalogen compounds in surface water and sediments of a rural-urban river basin in Tanzania. The science of the Total Environment 447, 186–197.

Hellar-Kihampa, H., 2012. Elemental composition of bottom-sediments from Pangani River Basin, Tanzania: lithogenic and anthropogenic sources. Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry 94(3) 525–544.

Hellar-Kihampa, H., 2011. Organochlorine pesticide residues in soil from sugarcane plantations, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences 5(1), 247–257.

Hellar-Kihampa, H., 2011. Pesticide residues in four rivers running through an intensive agricultural area, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Journal of Applied Science and Environmental Management, 15(2), 307–316.

Hellar, H. and Kishimba, M.A., 2005. Pesticide residues in water from TPC sugarcane plantations and environs, Kilimanjaro region, Tanzania. Tanzania Journal of Science 31, 13–22.

Kishimba, M.A., Henry, L., Mwevura, H., Mmochi, A.J., Mihale, M., and HellarH., 2004. The Statue of Pesticide Pollution in Tanzania. Talanta 64, 48–53.

Hellar, H., 2002. Levels of Pesticide Residues in Sugarcane Plantations and Environs after long-term applications: The Case of TPS Sugarcane Plantations, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Department of Chemistry, University of Dar es Salaam.