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W.C. Morris Building
Room 417
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4948
Fax: 660-543-8142


Dr. Innocent Pumure

Associate Professor of Chemistry

University of Central Missouri
School of Enviromental, Physical and Applied Sciences
W.C. Morris Building, Room 401
Warrensburg, MO 64093

Professional Appointment

Analytical Chemist, Government Analytical Laboratories (GAL), Harare, Zimbabwe, January 1996 to October 1998

Analytical Chemistry and Pollution Science Lecturer, Bindura University of Science Education, Zimbabwe, October 1998 to December 2002

General Chemistry Instructor, West Virginia University, Fall 2007

Visiting Analytical Chemistry Assistant Professor, Bucknell University, August 2008 to July 2009

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Central Missouri, August 2009 to July 2014

Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Central Missouri, August 2014 to date




B.Sc. Honours in Chemistry, University of Zimbabwe, January 1992 to December 1994

M.Sc. Analytical Chemistry, University of Zimbabwe, January 1996 to December 1997

PhD. Analytical Chemistry, West Virginia University, January 2003 to July 2008

City and Guilds Quality Assurance, City and Guilds of London Institute, 2000


Research Description


Book Chapter

Chapter Title: Technological Advancementsfor Waste Management in Valley Fills/Landfills by Pumure, I., Renton J. J., and Smart R.B., Landfills: Waste Management, Regional Practices and Environmental Impact, Nova Publishers, 2012. Editors: Gustavo B.C. Cabral and Beatriz A.E. Botelho.

Selected Publications


1. Innocent Pumure, Shannon Ford, Jessica Shannon, Christopher Kohen, Amanda Mulcahy, Kelvin Frank, Sheri Sisco and Nhamo Chaukura (2015). Analysis of ATR-FTIR Absorption-Reflection Data from 13 Polymeric Fabric Materials Using Chemometrics. American Journal of Analytical Chemistry 6, 305-312. 
2. Pumure, I., Renton J. J., and Smart R.B. (2011). The interstitial location of selenium and arsenic in rocks associated with coal mining using ultrasound extractions and principal component analysis (PCA). Journal of Hazardous Materials 198, 151-158.
3. Pumure, I., Renton J. J., and Smart R.B. (2010). Ultrasonic extraction of arsenic and selenium from rocks associated with mountaintop removal/valley fill coal mining: Estimation of bioavailable concentrations. Chemosphere, 78 (11), 1295-1300.
4. Pumure, I., Renton J. J., and Smart R.B. (2009). Accelerated aqueous leaching of selenium and arsenic from coal associated rock samples with selenium speciation using ultrasound extraction. Environmental Geology, 56 (5), 985-991.
5. Pumure, I., Kahwai, S., and Sithole S.D. (2003). Characterization of particulate matter emissions from the Zimbabwe Mining and Smelting Company. Environment Monitoring and Assessment 87, 111-113.
6. Muzenda, C., and Pumure, I. (2002). Effects of nickel mining activities on water quality. Reclamation with a purpose proceedings of a joint conference of  American Society of Mining and Reclamation 19th Annual National Conference, and International Conference of Acid Rock Drainage Conference,  Lexington, Kentucky.