Engr. Prof. Mike Agbesi Acheampong

Engr. Prof. Mike Agbesi Acheampong
Designation: 
Staff Grade: 
Brief Bio: 

Engr. Prof. Mike Agbesi Acheampong was born on 21 October 1969 in Kumasi, Ghana. He is an Environmental/Chemical Engineer by training. He has blended this background with expertise in Environmental Biotechnology. He obtained his B.Sc. (Chemical Engineering) and M.Sc. (Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation) degrees from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana in 1996 and 2005, respectively. In October 2013, he obtained a joint PhD degree in Environmental/Chemical Engineering from the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education and the Wageningen University, The Netherlands.

Education: 

PhD (Environmental/Chemical Engineering), UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft and Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 2013
M.Sc. (Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation), KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana, 2005
B.Sc. (Hons) Chemical Engineering, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana, 1996

 

SHORT COURSES ATTENDED

02 July – 20 July, 2012             UNESCO–IHE Institute for Water Education

Cert. of Participation              Short Course on Solid Waste Management, Delft, Netherlands

14 Sept. – 18 Sept., 2009           UNESCO–IHE Institute for Water Education

Cert. of Participation              Summer School on Nanotechnology for Water and

                                                Wastewater Treatment, Delft, Netherlands

18 June – 6 July, 2007              UNESCO–IHE Institute for Water Education

Cert. of Participation               Short Course on Sustainable Wastewater Treatment and Reuse, Delft, Netherlands

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS RECEIVED

  1. EU ERASMUS Mobility Grant for Staff Exchange between Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg (H-BRS) University of Applied Sciences and Kumasi Technical University (KsTU). Staff exchange grant covers a travel grant of 820 Euro and individual support of 160 Euro per day (maximum stay of 7 days) for each KsTU staff visiting H-BRS.
  2. Partnership for Applied Sciences (PASS) project grant (July 2017 – June 2021). Total grant awarded: 2000,000 Euros.
  3. Netherlands Government Scholarship for PhD (2009-2013) under the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP), Project Number: 32022513, UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education/ Wageningen University (2009 - 2013). Scholarship Amount: 85,000 Euros.
  4. Staff Development and Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme, Kumasi Polytechnic, Ghana, Number: PS 283
  5. UNESCO-IHE Partner Research Fund, UPaRF III research project PRBRAMD (No. 101014) [2011]. Amount granted: 10,000 Euros.
  6. Ghana Government Scholarship for BSc, KNUST (1991 - 1996).
  7. Ghana Government Scholarship for MSc, KNUST (2003 - 2005).
Professional Membership: 
1. Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Ghana – Corporate Member 2. American Association for Science and Technology (AASIT) – Member Membership No.: 1005146 3.Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), UK – Associate Member Membership ID: 100072443 4. American Institute of Chemical engineers (AIChE) - Membership Application Pending 5. Ashanti Chapter of KNUST Alumni Association, Kumasi - Member 6. International X-Ray Absorption Society (IXAS) – Member
Research Interests: 
  1. Environmental/Chemical Engineering
  2. Chemical Products Development
  3. Water and Wastewater Treatment
  4. Sorption and Biosorption of Heavy Metals
  5. Environmental Biotechnology
  6. EIA of Water and Wastewater Related Projects
  7. Water Quality Management
  8. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
  9. Environmental Sustainability
  10. Safety, Pollution Prevention and Control
  11. Solid Waste Management
Teaching Areas: 

HND Level

  • Chemical Process Industries
  • Unit Operations in Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering Process and Plant Design
  • Heat and Mass Transfer Operations
  • Environmental Technology
  • Safety and Pollution Control
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment Technology
  • Chemical Engineering Laboratory

BTech Level

  • Pollution Prevention and Control
  • Production Management
  • Separation Processes
  • Chemical Process Plant design
     

MSc Level

  • Sustainability and Environmental Management System
  • Environmental Disaster Management
Experience: 

EMPLOYMENT RECORD

  • 1 Sept. 2019 - Present                         Pro Vice-Chancellor, Kumasi Technical University, Kumasi, Ghana
  • 1 Feb 2019 – 31 Aug. 2019                 Interim Vice Chancellor, Kumasi Technical University, Kumasi, Ghana
  • 04 Dec, 2018 – 31 Jan 2019               Acting Pro Vice Chancellor with the responsibility of acting as Interim Vice Chancellor, Kumasi Technical University, Kumasi, Ghana
  • 23 - 24 October 2016                          Acting Vice Chancellor, Kumasi Technical University, Kumasi, Ghana
  • 20 Oct.  2016                                      Acting Rector, Kumasi Polytechnic, Kumasi, Ghana
  • 29 Sept. - 10 Oct. 2016                      Acting Rector, Kumasi Polytechnic, Kumasi, Ghana
  • 02 Sept. 2016                                     Acting Rector, Kumasi Polytechnic, Kumasi, Ghana
  • April 2016 – Present                           Adjunct Professor, M.Sc. Programmes, Marine Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Regional Maritme University, Accra, Ghana
  • Feb. 2016 - 2018                                Visiting Associate Professor, Graduate School, Coventry University Masters Programme, Ghana Technology University College, Kumasi Campus, Kumasi
  • Jan. 2016 – Present                            Visiting Professor, Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Madonna University, Akpogu Campus, Enugu State, Nigeria
  • Jan. 2015 - Feb. 2016                        Part-time Senior Lecturer, Graduate School, Coventry University Masters Programme, Ghana Technology University College, Kumasi Campus, Kumasi
  • Sept. 2015 – Jan. 2019                      Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Kumasi Technical University (Formerly Kumasi Polytechnic), Kumasi, Ghana
  • Sept. 2014 – Sept. 2015                    Associate Professor and Head, Department of Chemical Engineering, Kumasi Polytechnic, Kumasi, Ghana
  • Jun. 2014 – Jul. 2014                        Associate Professor and Acting Head, Department of Chemical Engineering, Kumasi Polytechnic, Kumasi, Ghana
  • Jan. 2014 – Present                          Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Kumasi Polytechnic, Kumasi, Ghana
  • Jan. 2011 – Jan. 2014                      Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering, Kumasi Polytechnic, Kumasi, Ghana                                  
  • Mar. 2009 – Jan. 2011                      Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering, Kumasi Polytechnic, Kumasi, Ghana
  • Oct. 2007 - Mar. 2009                       Lecturer and Head, Department of Chemical Engineering, Kumasi Polytechnic, Kumasi, Ghana
  • June 2005 – Oct. 2007                      Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering, Kumasi Polytechnic, Kumasi, Ghana
  • May 2003 – June 2005                     Senior Instructor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Kumasi Polytechnic, Kumasi, Ghana
  • May 2003 – Present                         Chief Executive Officer, Demax Investment, Accra and Kumasi (Personal Business)
  • May 2005 - May 2006                       Factory Manager (Part-Time), Motre Dame Industries Ltd., Kumasi, Ghana
  • Jan. 1998 - May 2000                       Director, Premier Distribution Agency, Accra, Ghana
  • 1997                                                  Management Trainee/Shift Manager, Nestle Ghana Limited, Tema, Ghana
  • 1996                                                  Production Assistant/Acting Shift Manager (National Service), Lever Brothers Division, Unilever (Gh) Ltd, Tema Factory
  • Aug. 1994 – Sept. 1994                    Laboratory/Field Assistant (Vacation Attachment), Water Resources Research Institute (CSIR), Accra, Ghana
  • Sept. 1990 – Aug. 1991                    Teacher (National Service), Police Education Unit, Accra, Ghana

 

ADMINISTRATIVE LEADERSHIP AND EXPERIENCE

  1. As the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Kumasi Technical University, I support the Vice-Chancellor in the management of the University at all levels. Furthermore, I direct and supervise the operations of all the academic units of the University.
  2. I am the Project Leader and Research Facilitator for the Partnership for Applied Sciences (PASS) Project. The PASS project is a German Government funded capacity-building project for Kumasi and Cape Coast Technical Universities in collaboration with three German Universities of Applied Sciences (July 2017 - June 2021).
  3. I represented the Minister of Education, Hon. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, at the Ashanti regional launch of the Ghana Skill Development Initiative Programme at the Kumasi Technical Institute (2 February 2017). I delivered the Minister’s keynote address.
  4. I acted as Rector/Vice Chancellor on a number of occasions. I was responsible for the day-to-day management of the University.
  5. I represented the Vice Chancellor on a number of occasions.
  6. I represented the Rector at the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 GhIE Conference held at the Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre, Accra (29 March 2016).
  7. I represented the Rector at the 47th GhIE Presidential Address held at the Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre, Accra (01 March 2016).
  8. I represented the Rector at the “Famers’ Open Day” celebration organized by Agricare Limited, Kumasi (30 October 2015).
  9. I represented the Rector at the 46th GhIE Presidential Address held at the Engineer’s Centre, Accra (22 October 2015).
  10. Dean, Faculty of Engineering (September 2015 – Present).
    • The Dean is the administrative head of the Faculty. The Faculty of Engineering is made up of the departments of Chemical, Civil, Electrical/Electronic and Mechanical Engineering.
  11. Head, Chemical Engineering Department (September 2014 - 2019).
    • I am in-charge of the day-to-day management of the department.
  12. Acting Head, Chemical Engineering Department (June 2014 - August 2014).
    • As the acting head, I led the design of a curriculum for a new Master of Technology in Chemical Engineering (MTech) programme.
    • I am in-charge of the day-to-day management of the department.
  13. Head, Chemical Engineering Department (October 2007 - February 2009).
    • During my term of office as the Head, I lead the reorganisation of the academic programmes of the department in line with modern trend in higher education. Other notable achievements are listed below:
    • The construction of the new TALIF funded chemistry/analytical laboratory started during my time as HOD. 
    • I introduced the payment of "Laboratory Charges" by students (2008/2009 academic year) to support the department in meeting its laboratory chemicals and disposables requirements. This has become a major source of IGF for the department.
    • I implemented a strategic recruitment policy which resulted in the hiring of most of the core Lecturers, Laboratory Instructors and Technicians in the department.
    • I authored a TALIF proposal which resulted in the award of $72.000 for capacity building in the Chemical Engineering department. Under this project, the HND curriculum was reviewed and some new equipment were purchased for the department. 
    • I initiated the development of the BTech Chemical and Petrochemical Engineering curricula. The programme is accredited by the National Accreditation Board (NAB) and has been running full-time since 2013.
    • I introduced the departmental information booklet as a way of marketing the department. The booklet is a valuable source of information for Students, Lecturers and the larger community.
    • I procured two book shelves and a set of reception chairs for the office of the HOD using internally generated funds.
  14. Examinations Officer, Chemical Engineering Department (January - October 2007).
    • As the Examinations Officer, I pioneered the migration of the examination data base onto the current platform.
  15. Factory Manager, Notre Dame Industries (May 2005 - May 2006).
    • Supervised the construction of the factory
    • Managed the resources (financial and human) of the company
    •  Managed the operations of the compan

 

SERVICES RENDERED
Local University (formally Polytechnic) Community
Membership of Statutory University Committees

  1. University Council                      -   Member (1 February – 31August 2019).
                                                      -   In Attendance (1 September 2019 to Present).
  2. Finance Committee                   -   Member (1 February – 31August 2019).
                                                      -   In Attendance (1 September 2019 to Present).
  3. Development Committee          -    Chairman (1 February – 31August 2019)
                                                      -   Member (1 September 2019 to Present).
  4. Entity Tender Committee          -   Member (20 September 2016 – 31 January 2019).
                                                      -   Chairman (1 February – 31August 2019).
  5. Audit Committee                       -   Member (1 February – 31August 2019).
                                                      -  University Appointment and Promotion Board
                                                      -  Member (1 September 2015 - 31 January 2019).
                                                      -  Chairman (1 February – 31August 2019).
                                                      -  Member (1 September 2019 to Present).
  6. Academic Board                        -  Member (January 2007 - February 2009).
                                                      -  Member (September 2014 – 31 January 2019).
                                                      -  Member (1 September 2015 – 31 January 2019).
                                                      -  Chairman (1 February – 31 August 2019).
  7. Disciplinary Board                     -  Member (January 2016 – 31 January 2019).
                                                      -  Chairman (1 February 2019 to Present)
  8. Executive Committee                -  Member (1 September 2015 - 31 January 2019).
                                                      -  Chairman (1 February – 31August 2019).
                                                      -  Member (1 September 2019 to Present).
  9. Staff Development and
    Scholarship Committe               - Chairman (1 February – 31August 2019).
                                                      -  Member (1 September 2015 – 31 January 2019).
  10.                                                    -  Member (1 September 2019 to Present).
  11. Research, Conference
    and Innovation Committee         -  Member (1 September 2015 – January 2019).
                                                       -  Chairman (1 February – 31August 2019).
                                                      -  Member (1 September 2019 to Present).
  12. Planning and Quality
    Assurance Committee                -  Chairman (1 February – 31August 2019).
                                                       -  Member (1 September 2019 to Present).
  13. ICT Committee                           -  Chairman (1 February – 31August 2019).
                                                       -  Member (1 September 2019 to Present).
  14. Library Board                              -  Member (September 2015 – 31 January 2019).
                                                        - Chairman (1 February – 31 August 2019).
  15. Academic Affairs Committee       - Chairman (1 February 2019 – Present).
  16. Central Admission Board             - Member (1 September 2015 – January 2019).
                                                        - Chairman (1 February 2019 – Present).
  17. Books and Publication
    Committee                                   - Member (September 2015 – 31 January 2019).
  18. Welfare Services Board               - Chairman (1 February 2019 – 31 August 2019)
                                                         - Member (1 September 2019 to Present)
  19. Health Service
  20. Residence and Housing
    Committee                                    - Chairman (1 February 2019 – 31 August 2019)
  21. Housing and Estate Committee    - Chairman (1 February 2019 to Present)
  22. Works and Physical
    Development Committee              - Chairman (1 February 2019 - Present).
  23. Industrial Relations Committee     - Member (June 2008 - February 2009).
  24. Administrative Appointment
    and Promotion Sub-Committee     - Chairman (1 February 2019 – Present).
  25. Faculty of Engineering
    and Technology Board                   - Member (January 2007 - February 2009).
                                                           - Chairman (September 2015 – 31 August 2019).
  26. Budget Committee
    of the Academic Board                   - Member (January 2015 – 31 January 2019).
  27. Faculty of Engineering Board         - Chairman (September 2015- 31 August 2019).
  28. Faculty of Engineering
    Appointment Review Committee   - Member (January 2015 – 31 August 2019).
  29. Chemical Engineering
    Departmental Board                      - Member (May 2003 – September 2007).
                                                          - Chairman (October 2007 - February 2009 ; June 2014 - July 2014).

Membership of Ad-hoc and Standing Committees

  1. Kumasi Technical University Key Officers Condition of Service Committee – Chairman (16 February – 08 April 2021).
  2. Kumasi Technical University New ERP Project Management Team – Chairman (15 March 2021 to Present).
  3. Vice-Chancellors of Technical Universities in Ghana (VCTU-G) Committee on Harmonised Appointment and Promotions Criteria for Technical Universities – Chairman (1 February 2021 – Present).
  4. Vice-Chancellors of Technical Universities in Ghana (VCTU-G) Committee on Establishment of Journal of Technical Universities – Chairman (12 October – 23 November 2020)
  5. Kumasi Technical University COVID-19 Emergency Response Team – Member (16 March 2020 to Present).
  6. Kumasi Technical University Strategic Plan Implementation Committee – Chairman (24 September – Present).
  7. Curriculum Redesign Committee – Chairman (3 August – 30 November 2020)
  8. Virtual Teaching and Learning Committee – Chairman (April 2020 – Present).
  9. Ghana TVET Voucher Project: KsTU Implementation Committee – Chairman (4 November 2019 – Present).
  10. VCTU-G Ad Hoc Committee to Propose Assessment Mode for the 2nd Semester of the 2019/2020 Academic Year – Member (April 2020).
  11. Chemical Engineering Division of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (P.M IET), Ghana – Chairman (16 May 2019 – Present).
  12. Budget Hearing Committee – Chairman (22-25 October 2018).
  13. VCTU-G Technical University Rebranding Committee – Member (16 October – 31 December 2018).
  14. Committee to Draft Guidelines for Bachelor of Technology and Postgraduate Programmes – Member (August 2016 – January 2017).
  15. Committee to Establish Modalities for the Proposed Industrial Attachment Programme for Kumasi Technical University – Chairman (8-19 August 2016).
  16. Committee on BTech Petrochemical Engineering Curriculum Development –Member (8-19 April 2016)
  17. Ad-hoc Committee on the Establishment of a Central Laboratory for Institution – Member (February - April 2016)
  18. Council Committee to Undertake Preliminary Investigation into the Conduct of Sylvester Agyen – Chairman (January - March 2016)
  19. Committee to Develop Joint Masters Programme in Engineering with Portsmouth University, UK - Member (18 August 2015 - Present)
  20. Chemical Engineering Departmental Research and Publications Committee - Chairman (12 May 2015 - Present)
  21. Chemical Engineering Departmental Committee for Conversion of Kumasi Polytechnic into Technical University - Member (12 May 2015 - Present)
  22. Tender Evaluation Panel - Member (8th May 2015)
  23. Research Proposal Evaluation Team (MESTI/COTVET Project) - Member (May 2014 to Present).
  24. BTech Petrochemical Engineering Draft Syllabus Review Committee - Member (February 2014).
  25. Chemical Engineering Department Strategic Plan Development Committee - Chairman and Convenor (February 2012).
  26. Committee to Finalise the BTech Petrochemical Curriculum - Member (November 2011)
  27. POTAG Academic Counsellors Nomination Committee - Member (October 2008).
  28. School of Engineering Committee to Investigate an Alleged Examination Malpractice - Chairman (December 2005).
  29. School of Eng. Income Generation Unit Constitution Drafting Committee - Member (2004)

 

Other Services to the University
1. Internal Moderator for BTech (Chemical Engineering) Examination Questions (February 2014 to Present)
2. I reviewed conference papers for the 1st International Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology (ICAST 2014), Kumasi Ghana.
Service to the National and International Academic Communities
Service to the National community
Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC) - Member of the K-Poly working group (June 2014 - December 2014).
Service to the International Community
International Refereed Journal Reviewer Positions

I am a technical reviewer for the following international refereed journals (a voluntary and free service to the international academic community):

  1. Journal of Hazardous Materials – (October 2015 – Present)
  2. Desalination and Water Treatment Journal - (June, 2010 to Present)
  3. Water Science and Technology Journal - (September, 2010 to Present)
  4. Reviews in Environmental Science and Bio/Technology - (April, 2011 - Present)
  5. Journal of the Taiwan Chemical Engineers - (April, 2011 to Present)
  6. African Journal of Biotechnology - (May, 2011 to Present)
  7. Chemical Engineering Communications - (December, 2011 to Present)
  8. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology - (January, 2012 to Present).
  9. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology - (June, 2012 to Present)
  10. Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy - (July, 2012 to Present)
  11. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering - (January, 2013 to Present)
  12. Hydrometallurgy - (January, 2014 to Present)
  13. Ecological Engineering - (March, 2015 to Present)

EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERSHIP

  1. Managing Editor - International Journal of Applied Science, Technology and Management (JASTMA), Kumasi Technical University, Kumasi, Ghana.
  2. Editorial Board Member - Environment & Ecosystem Science (EES), published by Zibeline International Publishing
  3. Editor - Horizon Paper Section of the Springer International Journal - Reviews in Environmental Science and Bio/Technology.
  4. Editorial Board Member and Associate Editor - International Journal of Applied Science, Technology and Management (JASTMa), Kumasi Technical University, Kumasi, Ghana.

 

CONFERENCES/ WORKSHOPS/SEMINARS ORGANISED

  1. I organised a workshop on ArGIS Software Application at Kumasi Technical University, Kumasi, Ghana (23 May 2018).
  2. I co-organised a workshop on Curriculum Development for the Competence-Based Training (Bachelor of Technology) in Chemical Engineering at Kumasi Polytechnic, Kumasi, Ghana (2008/2009).
  3. I co-organised the 3rd International Congress on Biotechniques for Air Pollution Control, Delft, The Netherlands (28-30 September 2009). The 3 days congress discussed the latest findings in the field of air pollution research.

THESIS SUPERVISION AND ASSESSMENT
Thesis Examination

  1. External Examiner – PhD/MSc Thesis and Proposal, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa (January 2017 – Present)
  2. External Examiner - MSc Thesis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana (September 2016 - Present).
  3. External Examiner/Supervisor - PhD Thesis on Water Treatment Technology, Department of Chemistry, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana (August 2016 - Present).
  4. External Examiner - MSc Thesis, Department of Food Science & Technology, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana (April 2014 - Present).

Thesis Supervision 

A. Name of PhD Fellow: Michael Oteng-Peprah
     Research Topic: Sustainable Wastewater Management in Ghana; Exploring the Possibility of Wastewater Reuse

      Universities:

  1. Maastricht University, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences, School of Public Health And Primary Care (CAPHRI), Maastricht, The Netherlands
  2. University of Cape Coast, Department of Chemistry/Water and Sanitation Unit, Cape Coast, Ghana

     Duration of PhD: 4 Years (2015-2019)

     Team of Supervisors:

1. Prof. Nanne de Vries, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences, Department of Health Promotion, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
2. Engr. Prof. Mike Agbesi Acheampong, Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Kumasi Technical University, Kumasi, Ghana

     Note: He graduated on 16 September 2020

 

B. Name of MSc Fellow: Etinyene Uboh

    Research Topic: Localization of Photovoltaic System Components and Processes for in Emerging Economies (Focus on Ghana)

    Universities:

  1. Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Centre for Renewable Energy

    Duration: 2 Years

    Team of Supervisors:

  1. Ing. Prof Dr. Thorsten Schneiders, TH Köln (University of Applied Sciences, Cologne, Germany
  2. Engr. Prof. Mike Agbesi Acheampong, Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Kumasi Technical University, Kumasi, Ghana

    Note: He graduated on 21/02/2019

 

SELECTED HND AND UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS PROJECTS SUPERVISED

  1. Production of Acid activated Bleaching Earth from Bentonite Clay, 2020.
  2. Plant design for the production of dandelion drink, 2017
  3. Plant design for the production of tiger nut alcoholic beverage, 2015.
  4. Plant design for the production of shelf-stable “sobolo” beverage, 2015.
  5. Production of chocolate using cocoa butter equivalent, 2015
  6. Design of safety and pollution control strategies for tiger nut alcoholic beverage plant, 2014.
  7. Design of process plant for the production of 20000 ton wood pellets per year, 2014.
  8. Quality assessment of mine wastewater (effluent): A case study of ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI and Central African Gold (CAG) Effluents, 2008.
  9. Process development for the production of bleaching agent, 2007.
  10. Production of packaged water from groundwater source with high iron content, 2007.
  11. Production of non-alcoholic wine from local grape fruit, 2006.
  12. Production of glucose syrup from the hydrolysis of cassava starch, 2005.
  13. Process development for the production of toothpaste, 2004.
  14. Process development for the production of toothpaste, 2004.
  15. Process development for the production of toothpaste, 2004.
  16. Plant design for the treatment of raw water from river Offin, 2003.
  17. Water quality assessment of the Offin river basin at the Barikese water treatment plant intake points, 2003.

FUNDED PROJECTS

Project Team Member and Expert - Prospects for Bioenergy Production and Utilisation in Ghana (BioGRAG)

The University of Rostock in partnership with the Deutsche Biomass Research Centre (DBFZ), Kumasi Technical University, and some other Ghanaian research institutions have won a project definition grant from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) of the Federal Republic of Germany to explore Ghana’s bioenergy production and application potentials. The project is intended to support Ghana’s green growth agenda by exploring the potential of using biomass partially as well as integrating all the renewable biomass waste/residues generated in Ghana to produce bioenergy.

Team Leader - EU ERASMUS Mobility Project

EU ERASMUS Mobility Grant for Staff Exchange between Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg (H-BRS) University of Applied Sciences and Kumasi Technical University (KsTU). Staff Mobility support for training started in the summer and winter terms in 2019.

 

EU ERASMUS Mobility Grant for Staff and Students Exchange between Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Cologne Institute of Renewable Energy and Kumasi Technical University (KsTU). Staff and Students Mobility support for training commenced in the in 2020.

Leader - Partnership for Applied Sciences (PASS) project

The Partnership for Applied Sciences Project is a partnership project between Kumasi Technical University (KsTU), Cape Coast Technical University (CCTU), and three German Universities of Applied Sciences (Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, TH Köln University of Applied Sciences, and International Hochschule Bad Honnef – Bonn International University of Applied Sciences). The four-year (July 2017 – June 2021) project, funded through the German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD/MIWF), aims at achieving full transformation of KsTU and CCTU according to the model of German Universities of Applied Sciences. A total of 200,000 Euros was provided by DAAD.

TALIF Funded Project

TALIF funded capacity-building project for the staff of the Chemical Engineering Department. Under this project, all the stall in the Department were trained Competence Based Training (CBT) approach to teaching and learning. The HND curriculum was reviewed, while the BTech Chemical Engineering Curriculum was developed in the CBT format and accredited in 2013. Some new office and teaching equipment were purchased for the Department. 

PhD Research Project

Nuffic funded the project under the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes for four years (2009 – 2013). A fellowship amount of 85,000 Euros was provided to support my research on the “Sustainable Gold Mining Wastewater Treatment by Sorption Using Low-cost Materials”.

 

RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS WITH LOCAL AND FOREIGN INSTITUTIONS 

1. Institution: UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education
  Address:

Pollution Prevention and Resource Recovery Group
Department of Environmental Engineering and Water Technology
Westvest 7, 2611 AX, Delft, The Netherlands

  Contact person: Prof. Dr. Ir. Piet N.L. Lens
  Email p.lens@unesco-ihe.org
     
2. Institution: Asian Institute of Technology
  Address:

Environmental Engineering and Management
School of Environment, Resources and Development, Thailand

  Contact person: Prof. Ajit Padmakar Annachhatre
  Email: ajit@ait.ac.th
     
3.  Institution: Wetsus
  Address:

P.O. Box 1113, 8900 CC Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

  Contact Person: Dr. Roel J.W. Meulepas
  Email: roel.meulepas@wetsus.nl
     
4.  Institution: Indian Institute of Technology
  Address: Department of Biotechnology, Guwahati, Assam 781039, India
  Contact Person Prof. Kannan Pakshirajan
  Email: pakshi@iitg.ernet.in
     
5.  Institution Universidade do Porto
  Address Laboratory of Separation and Reaction Engineering, Porto, Portugal
  Contact Person Joana P.C. Pereira
  Email joaninhacp@gmail.com
     
7.  Institution Maastricht University
  Address PO-box 616
6200 MD Maastricht
  Contact Person Nanne de Vries
  Email n.devries@maastrichtuniversity.nl
     
8.  Institution University of Cape Coast
  Address Department of Chemistry
Cape Coast, Ghana
  Contact Person Michael Oteng-Peprah
  Email nanapeprah@yahoo.com
     
9.  Institution CSIR Water Research Institute
  Address P. O. Box AH 38, Achimota, Accra, Ghana
  Contact Person Dr. Ebenezer D. O. Ansa
  Email edoansa@yahoo.com
     
10.  Institution Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST) 
  Address College of Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana
  Contact Person Dr. M. Y. Woode
  Email

mykwoode@yahoo.com

Conferences Attended: 

WORKSHOPS/SYMPOSIA/SEMINARS/CONFERENCES ATTENDED

  1. Presentation on the Establishment of a Technical Universities Journal, VCTU-G Regular Meeting, Stevens Hotel, Ho, Ghana (30 January 2021).
  2. Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET): Skill Gap Analysis and Audit – Peer Review and Validation Session of Draft Report, Accra, Ghana (28 February 2021).
  3. The 6th International Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology (ICAST 2020), Kumasi Technical University, Kumasi, Ghana (7-8 October 2020).
  4. University of Mine and Technology (UMaT) Facilitated Leadership Training for KsTU Governing Council Members, Golding Tulip Hotel, Kumasi, Ghana (17 March 2020).
  5. UMaT Facilitated Management Training for Kumasi Technical University Senior Management, Deans, Director and Heads of Department, KsTU, Kumasi, Ghana (18 March 2020).
  6. 8th International Conference: Universities, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development in Africa, Bonn, Germany (19-20 February 2020).
  7. Royal Academy of Engineers-Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (RAE-KNUST) Higher Education Partnerships in Sub-Sahara Africa (HEP-SSA) [Manufacturing Hub] Project Kick off Workshop, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana (11 February 2020).
  8. The 5th International Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology (ICAST 2018), Kumasi Technical University, Kumasi, Ghana (26-27 September 2019).
  9. Ghana Integrated Financial Management Information System (GIFMIS) Implementation/Sensitization Workshop, Tertiary Education Complex Conference Center, Accra, Ghana (1 August 2019).
  10. Ghana Integrated Financial Management Information System (GIFMIS) Implementation/Sensitization Workshop, Tertiary Education Complex Conference Centre, Accra, Ghana (1 August 2019).
  11. Stakeholders Dialogue on Centralized Applications and Processing Service (CAPS)
  12. (29-31 July 2019).
  13. National Summit on Tertiary Education and Enterprise Development, Eastern Premier Hotel, Koforidua, Ghana (13-15 March 2019)
  14. German Government Funded Workshop on the Bioenergy Production and Utilization in Ghana (BioGRAG) Definition Project, Conference Room of Science and Technology Policy Institute, Accra, Ghana (24 January 2019).
  15. Vice Chancellors/Rectors of Technical Universities and Polytechnics of Ghana sponsored workshop on “the Function and Relationship between the Council Chairmen, Vice Chancellors and Registrars”, Peduase Valley Resort, Peduase, Ghana (16 October 2018).
  16. DAAD-Workshop on “Improving Graduate Employability through Capacity Building Partnerships”, Best Western Plus Hotel, Accra, Ghana (10-11 July 2018).
  17. DAAD-Conference on “NRW Partnerships for Supporting Technical Universities in Ghana”, Best Western Plus Hotel, Accra, Ghana (12-13 July 2018).
  18. DAAD Sponsored PASS Project Workshop on Students Project Organisation, International Research Collaboration, Renewable Energy and Sustainable Engineering, Germany (11-16 June 2018).
  19. National Conference on Technical and Vocational Education in Ghana, Capital View Hotel, Koforidua, Ghana (14-16 March 2018).
  20. Leadership and Strategy Development Workshop, Cape Coast, Ghana (23 January 2018).
  21. Entrepreneurship and Business Incubation Workshop, Cape Coast, Ghana (24 January 2018).
  22. Tourism Curriculum Development Workshop, Cape Coast (25 January 2018).
  23. PASS project Renewable Energy and Sustainable Engineering Curriculum Development Workshops, Kumasi, Ghana (7-10 November 2017).
  24. PASS Competency-Based Training workshop, Cape Coast, Ghana (21-24 October 2017).
  25. Partnership for Applied Sciences (PASS) project management and Green Campus Design workshops, Kumasi, Ghana (9-16 October 2017).
  26. Development of Skills for Industry Project (DISP): Stakeholders Workshop Under the Expansion of Competency Based Training (CBT), African Regent Hotel, Accra (26 April 2017).
  27. International Conference: Universities, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development in Africa, Bonn, Germany (10-11 November 2016).
  28. Workshop on Public Procurement Amendment Act, Accra, Ghana (13 October 2016).
  29. The 3rd International Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology (ICAST 2016), Kumasi Polytechnic, Kumasi, Ghana (28-29 September 2016).
  30. 2016 GhIE Conference held at the Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre, Accra (29 – 30 March 2016).
  31. Canada Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Forum under the Theme “Addressing environmental challenges towards sustainable mining in Ghana”, Labadi Beach Hotel, Accra, Ghana (16 February 2016). 
  32. “Study in Canada Fair” at La Palm Hotel and Networking Reception at the Official Residence of the Canadian High commissioner, Accra, Ghana (8-9 February 2016).
  33. Workshop on the Ghana International Trade Commission Bill, Miklin Hotel, Kumasi, Ghana (26 January 2016).
  34. CAPA International conference on Enhancing Partnerships between TVET Institutions and Industry for Accelerated Development in Africa, Kumasi, Ghana (6-12 December 2015).
  35. Workshop on Journal publishing, Kumasi polytechnic, Kumasi, Ghana (10-11 November 2015).
  36. The 2nd International Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology (ICAST 2015), Kumasi, Ghana (28-30 October 2015).
  37. The 1st International Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology (ICAST 2014), Kumasi, Ghana (19-21 November 2014).
  38. The 2013 International Conference on Pollution and Treatment Technology, Hainan Island, China (2 - 4 January 2013).
  39. BIT’s 1st Annual World Congress on Agricultural Biotechnology (WCAB-2011), Changchun, China (28-30 October 2011).
  40. The 12th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, Rhodes Island, Dodecanese, Greece (8 -10 September 2011).
  41. The 5th European Conference on Bioremediation, Chania, Greece (4 -7 July 2011).
  42.  The IWA International Conference on Water & Industry, Valladolid, Spain (1 - 4 May 2011).
  43. UNESCO–IHE Institute for Water Education, Training on the use of Ion Chromatography for anion   analysis, AAS and ICP for metals analysis, Delft, Netherlands (8-10 December 2010).
  44. Symposium on Water/Wastewater Science and Technology for Sustainable Development, UNESCO–IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft, Netherlands (12 June, 2009).
  45. Seminar on Synchrotron-Based Spectroscopic Investigations of the Speciation and Distribution of Heavy Metals in Soils, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands (23 April, 2009).
  46. Microbiology Symposium: Discovery of Impossible Microbes with Global Implications in the Biogeochemical Cycle of Nitrogen and Methane, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, Netherlands (9 April, 2009).
  47. Annual PhD Seminar, UNESCO–IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft, Netherlands (6 – 9 April, 2009).
  48. Seminar on Trends in Environmental Biotechnology: Nitrogen Removal and Recovery from Water and Wastewater, UNESCO–IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft, Netherlands (26 March, 2009).
  49. Workshop on Journal Citation/Web of Knowledge, UNESCO–IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft, Netherlands (24 March, 2009).
  50. Seminar on Two processes for the Removal of Heavy Metals: Sulphate reduction and Biosorption, UNESCO–IHE Institute for Water Education,
  51. Delft, The Netherlands (24 March, 2009).
  52. Seminar on Biodegradation of Para-Chlorophenol in Aerobic Conditions UNESCO–IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft, Netherlands (23 March, 2009).
  53. Workshop on Competence-Based Training (CBT) Assessment Blueprint for Higher National Diploma (HND), Forest Hotel, National Board for Professional and Technician Examinations (NABPTEX), Dodowa, Ghana (10 - 13 Nov, 2008).
  54. Seminar on Research Methods and Paper Writing, TALIF Unit, National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE), Kumasi Polytechnic, Kumasi, Ghana (17 - 18 July, 2008).
  55. Video Conference on Authentic Leadership for Sustainable Development, GIMPA, UNESCO–IHE Institute for Water Education, Accra, Ghana (23 September, 2004).
  56. Entrepreneurship Awareness Seminar, National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI), KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana (16 – 18 Mach, 1995).

 

Publications: 

Refereed Journal Papers

  1. Oten-Peprah, M, Acheampong, M.A., De Vries, N, 2020. Household’s willingness to adopt greywater treatment technologies in a developing country – exploring a modified (TPB) model including personal norm. Journal of Environmental Management 254, 1-6.
  2. Oten-Peprah, M, Acheampong, M.A., De Vries, N, 2019. Predicting greywater reuse for potable and non-potable purposes in a developing country – A theory of planned behaviour approach. Desalination and Water Treatment 142, 56-64.
  3. Oten-Peprah, M, Acheampong, M.A., De Vries, N, 2018. Greywater characteristics, treatment systems, reuse strategies and user perception – A review. Water, Air and Soil Pollution, 229-255.
  4. Derkyi, N. S. A., Acheampong, M.A., Tetteh, P., Aidoo, S., Mwin, E.N., 2018. Product Design for a Functional Non-Alcoholic Drink. South African Journal of Chemical Engineering 25, 85-90.
  5. Oten-Peprah, M, De Vries, N, Acheampong, M.A., 2018. Greywater characterization and generation rates in a Peri Urban municipality of a developing country. Journal of Environmental Management 206, 498-506.
  6. Derkyi, N.S.A., Acheampong, M.A., Mwin, E.N., Tetteh, P. and Aidoo, S.C., 2018. Equipment Design for Prekese Functional Fruit Drink Processing. Journal of Asian Scientific Research 8(3), 86-102.
  7. Acheampong, M.A., Ansa, E.D.O., 2017. Low-Cost Technologies for Mining Wastewater Treatment. Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering B 6(8) 391-405.
  8. Ansa E.D.O., Sakyi, R.L., Asmah, M.H., Acheampong, M.A., Lamptey, E., 2017. An assessment of Environmental Conditions and the Benthic Fauna of the Odaw River Basin.West African Journal of Applied Ecology, vol. 25(2), 17–29.
  9. Acheampong, M.A., Antwi D.M.B., 2016. Modification of Titanium Dioxide for Wastewater Treatment Application and its Recovery for Reuse. Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering A (USA) 2(12A), 719-732.
  10. Antwi D.M.B., Acheampong, M.A., 2016. Modification of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles for Phosphate Removal from Wastewater. Journal of Applied Science, Technology and Management 1(1), 1-19.
  11. Ansa, E.D.O., Andoh, A.H., Nienu, P., Banu, R., Akrong, M., Acheampong, M.A., Adiyiah, J., 2015. Sunlight inactivation of faecal coliforms in domestic wastewater. Desalination and Water Treatment, 1-8.
  12. Acheampong, M.A., Ansa, E.D.O., Woode, M.Y., Awuah, E., 2015. Biosorption of Pb(II) onto Cocos nucifera shell and Moringa Oleifera seeds. Chemical Engineering Communications 202, 946-953.
  13. Kyei, S.K., Acheampong, M.A., Aboagye-Larbi, H., 2014. Quality Analysis of Borehole Water from Selected Hostel around Kumasi Polytechnic Campus, Ghana. International Journal of Advanced Research 2(12), 906-913.
  14. Aboagye-Larbi, H., Acheampong, M.A., Kyei, S.K., 2014. The Potential Health Hazards Associated with Waste Scavenging in Ghana: A case Study of Three Selected Dumpsite in Tema Metropolis. International Journal of Environmental Science and Toxicology 2(10), 199-209.
  15. Adiyiah, J., Acheampong, M.A., Ansa, E. D. O., Kelderman, P., 2014. Grain-size analysis and heavy metals distribution in sediment fractions of Lake Markermeer in the Netherlands. International Journal of Environmental Science and Toxicology 2(8), 160-167.
  16. Azanu, D., Acheampong, M.A., Woode, M.Y., 2014. Heavy Metals and Organochlorine Pesticides Residue Levels in Natural Spices in Kumasi Metropolis, Ghana. International Journal of Environmental Science and Toxicology 2(6), 130-135.
  17. Woode, M.Y., Acheampong, M.A., Azanu, D., 2014. Optimal conditions for ammonia leaching of copper/chalcocite-rimmed pyrite: Part 2. International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology 3(6), 2049-2053.
  18. Woode, M.Y., Acheampong, M.A., 2014. Tea-colour effect of ash leachates: Causes and prevention. International Journal of Chemical Sciences and Applications 5(2), 86-89.
  19. Ansa, E. D. O., Andoh, A. H.,  Ansa G. A.,  Adiyiah, J., Acheampong, M.A., 2014. Escherichia coli Removal in Tropical Oligotrophic and Eutrophic Lakes. Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering A (USA) 2(12A), 719-724.
  20. Woode, M.Y., Acheampong, M.A., Achaw, O-W., 2014. Optimal conditions for ammonia leaching of copper/chalcocite-rimmed pyrite: Part 1. International Journal of Advance Research 2(5), 1132-1141.
  21. Acheampong, M.A., Lens, P.N.L., 2014. Treatment of gold mining effluent in pilot fixed bed sorption systems. Hydrometallurgy 141, 1-7.
  22. Nkrumah, F. K., Acheampong, M.A., Ansa, E. D. O., Adiyiah, J., 2013. Wastewater quality assessment of a petroleum refinery in Ghana. Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering (USA) 2(9B), 514-520.
  23. Acheampong, M.A., Adiyiah, J., Ansa, E. D. O., 2013. Physico-chemical characteristics of a gold mining tailings dam wastewater. Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering (USA) 2(8A), 469-475.
  24. Acheampong, M.A., Dapcic, A.D., Yeh, D., Lens, P.N.L., 2013. Cyclic sorption and desorption of Cu(II) onto coconut shell and iron oxide coated sand. Separation Science and Technology 48 (18), 2786-2794.
  25. Adiyiah, J., Aboagye-Larbi, H., Acheampong, M.A., 2013. A comparative assessment of the upstream and downstream water qualities of river Tano in Ghana. Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering (USA) 2(5A), 283-292.
  26. Pakshirajan, K., Worku, A., Acheampong, M.A, Lubberding, H., Lens, P.L., 2013. Cr(III) and Cr(VI) Removal from Aqueous Solutions by Cheaply Available Fruit Waste and Algal Biomass. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology 170, 498-513.
  27. Acheampong, M.A., Pakshirajan, K., Annachhatre, A.P., Lens, P.N.L., 2013. Removal of Cu(II) by biosorption onto coconut shell in fixed-bed column systems. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry 19, 841-848.
  28. Acheampong, M.A., Paksirajan, K., Lens, P.L., 2013. Assessment of the effluent quality from a gold mining industry in Ghana. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 20, 3799-3811.
  29. Ansa, E.D.O., Acheampong, M.A., Nkrumah, F.K., Boakye-Yiadom, A.S., 2012. Escherichia coli attachment and detachment in algal and kaolin suspensions. Ghana Science Journal 52, 17-30.
  30. Acheampong, M.A., Pereira, J.P.C., Meulepas, R.J.W., Lens, P.N.L., 2012. Kinetics modelling of Cu(II) biosorption on to coconut shell and Moringa oleifera seeds from tropical regions. Environmental Technology 33, 409-417.
  31. Acheampong, M.A., Pereira, J.P.C., Meulepas, R.J.W., Lens, P.N.L., 2011. Biosorption of Cu(II) onto agricultural materials from tropical regions. Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology 86, 1184-1194.
  32. Acheampong, M.A., Meulepas, R.J., Lens, P.N., 2010. Removal of heavy metals and cyanide from gold mine wastewater. Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology 85, 590-613.

Refereed Conference Papers

  1. Acheampong, M.A., Ami, J., 2018. Design and Economic Evaluation of Tiger Nut Alcoholic Drink Manufacturing Plant In: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology (ICAST 2018), Kumasi, Ghana (26-27 September 2018).
  2. Borkloe, J.K., Atsu, A.M, Aidoo, I. Acheampong, M.A., 2018. Status of Competency Based Training in Technical Universities In Ghana. In: Proceedings of the 7th Annual Conference on Universities, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development in Africa, Bonn, Germany (13-14 September 2018).
  3. Addo, K., Effah, B., Achaw, O-W., Acheampong, M.A., Yeboah, E.O., 2018. Study of Rainfall Water Energy for Micro Hydroelectric Power Generation. In: Proceedings of the 7th Annual Conference on Universities, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development in Africa, Bonn, Germany (13-14 September 2018).
  4. Effah B., Addo, K., Asamoah, J.N., Acheampong, M.A., 2018. A model for sustainable wood fuel production and utilization in Ghana. In: Proceedings of the 7th Annual Conference on Universities, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development in Africa, Bonn, Germany (13-14 September 2018).
  5. Peligah, Y.S., Acheampong, M.A., Saeed, B.I.I., 2015.  Dynamics between Creative and Applied -Arts, -Sciences, and Technological Innovations: Options for TVET Institutions in Ghana. In: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology (ICAST 2015), Kumasi, Ghana (28-30 November 2015).
  6. Achaw, O-W., Acheampong, M.A., Woode, M.Y., 2014.  Implications of Shifting Operation Conditions on the Economics of Biomass Fueled Boilers. In: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology (ICAST 2014), Kumasi, Ghana (19-21 November 2014).
  7. Acheampong, M.A., Lens, P.N.L., 2012.  Effect of operating parameters on Cu(II) biosorption onto coconut shell in a fixed-bed column. In: Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Pollution and Treatment Technology, Hainan Island, China (2 - 4 January 2013).
  8. Dapcic, A.D., Acheampong, M.A., Lens, Piet N.L., 2012. Removal of Cu(II) from Aqueous Solution Using Coconut Shell and Iron Oxide Sand: Sorption and Desorption Cycle Studies. In: Proceedings of the 2012 University of South Florida Undergraduate Research Colloquium, Florida, USA (18 April, 2012).
  9. Acheampong, M.A., Lens, P.N.L., 2011. The Role of Biosorption in the Development of Plant Biotechnology. BIT’s 1st Annual World Congress of Agricultural Biotechnology (WCAB-2011), Changchun, China (28-30 October 2011).
  10. Acheampong, M.A., Meulepas, R.J.W., Lens, P.N.L., 2011. Characterisation of the Process Effluent of AngloGold-Ashanti Gold Mining Company in Ghana. In: the proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, Rhodes Island, Dodecanese, Greece (8 -10 September 2011).
  11. Acheampong, M.A., Pereira, J.P.C., Meulepas, R.J.W., Lens, P.N.L., 2011. Equilibrium Isotherm and Kinetics Studies of Cu(II) Biosorption from Gold Mine Wastewater by Agricultural Materials. In: Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Bioremediation, Chania, Greece (4 -7 July 2011).
  12. Acheampong, M.A., Pereira, J.P.C., Meulepas, R.J.W., Lens, P.N.L., 2011. Biosorption of Cu(II) and As(III) from Gold Mine Wastewater using Agricultural Materials: Biosorbents Screening and Equilibrium Isotherm Studies. In: Proceedings of the IWA International Conference on Water & Industry, Valladolid, Spain (1 - 4 May 2011).

Book

  1. Acheampong, Mike A., 2013. Sustainable Gold Mining Wastewater Treatment by Sorption Using Low-cost Materials. Leiden: CRC Press/Balkema, Taylor & Francis Group. Print (ISBN 978-1-138-00165-7).

UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE RESEARCH PORJECT REPORTS

Project Reports

  1. Mike A. Acheampong (B.Sc. Thesis, 1996), Plant design for the production of manganese oxide and manganese sulphate from manganese carbonate ore.
  2. Mike A. Acheampong (Project Report, 1995), Development of a user-friendly C-Language computer program for the classical Range-Kuta method.
  3. Mike A. Acheampong (M.Sc. Thesis, 2005), Environmental impact assessment of the Ejisu water supply project.

SELECTED HND AND UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS PROJECTS SUPERVISED

  1. Plant Design for the production of Prekese functional fruit drink, 2016
  2. Plant Design for the production of tiger nut alcoholic beverage, 2015
  3. Plant design for the production of shelf-stable “sobolo” beverage, 2015
  4. Production of chocolate using cocoa butter equivalent, 2015
  5. Design of safety and pollution control strategies for tiger nut alcoholic beverage plant, 2014
  6. Design of process plant for the production of 20000 ton wood pellets per year, 2014.
  7. Quality assessment of mine wastewater (effluent): A case study of ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI and Central African Gold (CAG) Effluents, 2008
  8. Process development for the production of bleaching agent, 2007
  9. Production of packaged water from groundwater source with high iron content, 2007
  10. Production of non-alcoholic wine from local grape fruit, 2006
  11. Production of glucose syrup from the hydrolysis of cassava starch, 2005
  12. Process development for the production of toothpaste, 2004
  13. Process development for the production of toothpaste, 2004
  14. Process development for the production of toothpaste, 2004
  15. Plant design for the treatment of raw water from river Offin, 2003
  16. Water quality assessment of the Offin river basin at the Barikese water treatment plant intake points, 2003