Engr. Prof. Mike Agbesi Acheampong

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

Engr. Prof. M. A. Acheampong was born on 21 October 1969 in Kumasi, Ghana. He is an Environmental/Chemical Engineer by training and 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.

Engr. Prof. Acheampong worked for Unilever (Ghana) Limited (1996), Nestlé (Ghana) Limited (1997 - 1998), Premier Distribution Agency and Demax investments (1998 - May 2003) before joining Kumasi Polytechnic in May 2003 as a Senior Instructor in the department of Chemical Engineering. Through hard work and dedication to duty, he became a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in 2005 and 2011, respectively. He was appointed on promotion to Associate Professor (Department of Chemical Engineering) in 2014.

Engr. Prof. Acheampong was appointed the head of the Chemical Engineering department of the Polytechnic from September 2007 to February 2009 and September 2014 to September 2015. He was the acting head of the Chemical Engineering Department from June to August, 2014. Currently, Prof. Acheampong is the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering of Kumasi Polytechnic and an Associate Member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, UK. Prof. Acheampong is an Environmental/Chemical Engineering Consultant and a Part-time Associate Professor at the Ghana Technology University College/Coventry University Graduate School.

Engr. Prof. Acheampong is an expert on metallurgical wastewater treatment using sorption technology. He also has expertise in the area of Chemical process and products development, Industrial safety, Environmental monitoring and assessment, Pollution prevention and control techniques, Wastewater quality management, Freshwater quality management, Solid waste management, Water and wastewater treatment and Writing of environmental reports (EMP, PER, EIA). He is an advocate for a "Cleaner Production Technology" for the sustainability of the environment.

Engr. Prof. Acheampong has research collaborations with individual researchers in the relevant departments of a number of local and international academic institutions. Notably among them are CSIR Water Research Institute , Accra (Ghana), College of Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, KNUST , Kumasi (Ghana), Department of Environmental Engineering and Water Technology, UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft (The Netherlands), Department of Environmental Engineering and Management, Asian Institute of Technology, (Thailand), Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology (India), Laboratory of Separation and Reaction Engineering, Universidade do Porto (Porto, Portugal) and College of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, University of South Florida (USA).

He has published 32 scholarly papers since 2009, including 8 conference papers and a book. In 2013, he published the book "Sustainable gold mining wastewater treatment by sorption using low-cost materials (ISBN: 978-1-138-00165-7)".

Prof. Acheampong is married to Rita D. Acheampong (Mrs.) with three lovely children, Manuella, Mike Jnr. and Philbert.

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

 

Professional Membership: 
1. Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Ghana – Member (MIET, GH) 2. Institution of Chemical Engineers, United Kingdom - Associate Member (AMIChemE) 3. Ashanti Chapter of KNUST Alumni Association, Kumasi - Member 4. 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 January 2017 - Present           I am the most senior academic and in the absence of an Interim Pro Vice Chancellor, I act as Vice Chancellor whenever the Interim Vice Chancellor is absent, 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 - Present                   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 – Present                 Dean, Faculty of Engineering, 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

  

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 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

SELECTED HND AND UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS PROJECTS SUPERVISED

  1. Plant design for the production of dandelion drink, 2017
  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.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS RECEIVED

  1. Partnership for Applied Sciences (PASS) project grant (July 2017 – June 2021)
  2. 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)
  3. Staff Development and Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme, Kumasi Polytechnic, Ghana, Number: PS 283
  4. UNESCO-IHE Partner Research Fund, UPaRF III research project PRBRAMD (No. 101014)
  5. Ghana Government Scholarship for BSc, KNUST (1991 - 1996)
  6. Ghana Government Scholarship for MSc, KNUST (2003 - 2005)

 

Conferences Attended: 
  1. 1. DAAD-Workshop on “Improving Graduate Employability through Capacity Building Partnerships”, Best Western Plus Hotel, Accra, Ghana (10-11 July 2018).
    2. DAAD-Conference on “NRW Partnerships for Supporting Technical Universities in Ghana”, Best Western Plus Hotel, Accra, Ghana (12-13 July 2018).
    3. DAAD Sponsored PASS project workshop on Students Project Organisation, International Research Collaboration, Renewable Energy and Sustainable Engineering, Germany (11-16 June 2018).
    4. National Conference on Technical and Vocational Education in Ghana, Capital View Hotel, Koforidua, Ghana (14-16 March 2018).
    5. Leadership and Strategy Development Workshop, Cape Coast, Ghana (23 January 2018).
    6. Entrepreneurship and Business Incubation Workshop, Cape Coast, Ghana (24 January 2018).
    7. Tourism Curriculum Development Workshop, Cape Coast (25 January 2018).
    8. PASS project Renewable Energy and Sustainable Engineering Curriculum Development Workshops, Kumasi, Ghana (7-10 November 2017).
    9. PASS Competency-Based Training workshop, Cape Coast, Ghana (21-24 October 2017).
    10. Partnership for Applied Sciences (PASS) project management and Green Campus Design workshops, Kumasi, Ghana (9-16 October 2017).
    11. International Conference: Universities, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development in Africa, Bonn, Germany (10-11 November 2016).
    12. Workshop on Public Procurement Amendment Act, Accra, Ghana (13 October 2016).
    13. The 3rd International Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology (ICAST 2016), Kumasi Polytechnic, Kumasi, Ghana (28-29 September 2016).
    14. 2016 GhIE Conference held at the Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre, Accra (29 – 30 March 2016).
    15. 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).
    16. “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).
    17. Workshop on the Ghana International Trade Commission Bill, Miklin Hotel, Kumasi, Ghana (26 January 2016).
    18. CAPA International conference on Enhancing Partnerships between TVET Institutions and Industry for Accelerated Development in Africa, Kumasi, Ghana (6-12 December 2015).
    19. Workshop on Journal publishing, Kumasi polytechnic, Kumasi, Ghana (10-11 November 2015).
    20. The 2nd International Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology (ICAST 2015), Kumasi, Ghana (28-30 October 2015).
    21. The 1st International Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology (ICAST 2014), Kumasi, Ghana (19-21 November 2014).
    22. The 2013 International Conference on Pollution and Treatment Technology, Hainan Island, China (2 - 4 January 2013).
    23. BIT’s 1st Annual World Congress on Agricultural Biotechnology (WCAB-2011), Changchun, China (28-30 October 2011).
    24. The 12th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, Rhodes Island, Dodecanese, Greece (8 -10 September 2011).
    25. The 5th European Conference on Bioremediation, Chania, Greece (4 -7 July 2011).
    26. The IWA International Conference on Water & Industry, Valladolid, Spain (1 - 4 May 2011).
    27. 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).
    28. Symposium on Water/Wastewater Science and Technology for Sustainable Development, UNESCO–IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft, Netherlands (12 June, 2009).
    29. Seminar on Synchrotron-Based Spectroscopic Investigations of the Speciation and Distribution of Heavy Metals in Soils, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands (23 April, 2009).
    30. 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).
    31. Annual PhD Seminar, UNESCO–IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft, Netherlands (6 – 9 April, 2009).
    32. 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).
    33. Workshop on Journal Citation/Web of Knowledge, UNESCO–IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft, Netherlands (24 March, 2009).
    34. Seminar on Two processes for the Removal of Heavy Metals: Sulphate reduction and Biosorption, UNESCO–IHE Institute for Water Education,
    Delft, The Netherlands (24 March, 2009).
    36. Seminar on Biodegradation of Para-Chlorophenol in Aerobic Conditions UNESCO–IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft, Netherlands (23 March, 2009).
    37. 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).
    38. Seminar on Research Methods and Paper Writing, TALIF Unit, National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE), Kumasi Polytechnic, Kumasi, Ghana (17 - 18 July, 2008).
    39. Video Conference on Authentic Leadership for Sustainable Development, GIMPA, UNESCO–IHE Institute for Water Education, Accra, Ghana (23 September, 2004).
    40. Entrepreneurship Awareness Seminar, National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI), KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana (16 – 18 Mach, 1995).

 

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

 

     

    Publications: 

    Refereed Journal Papers

    1. Acheampong, M.A., Afram, I., Ami, J., 2018. Product Design and Process Development for the Manufacture of Tiger Nut Alcoholic Drink from Local Raw Materials. Food and Bioproduct Processing – Elsevier (Submitted).
    2. Acheampong, M.A., Womuah, A., Ami, J., 2018. Safety and Pollution Control System Design for Tiger Nut Alcoholic Drink Production Plant. Process Safety and Environmental Protection – Elsevier (Submitted).
    3. Oten-Peprah, M, Acheampong, M.A., De Vries, N, 2018. Exploring the determinants of greywater reuse for potable and non-potable purposes in a developing country – A theory of planned behaviour approach. Desalination and Water Treatment (Under review)
    4. 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 – A Springer Journal (Accepted).
    5. 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.
    6. 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.
    7. 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.
    8. 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.
    9. 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.
    10. 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.
    11. 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.
    12. 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.
    13. 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.
    14. 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.
    15. 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.
    16. 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.
    17. 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.
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    18. 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.
    19. 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.
    20. 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.
    21. 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.
    22. Acheampong, M.A., Lens, P.N.L., 2014. Treatment of gold mining effluent in pilot fixed bed sorption systems. Hydrometallurgy 141, 1-7.
    23. 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.
    24. 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.
    25. 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.
    26. 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.
    27. 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.
    28. 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.
    29. 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.
    30. 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.
    31. 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.
    32. 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.
    33. 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. 1. Addo, K., Effah, B., Achaw, O-W., Acheampong, M.A., Yeboah, E.O., 2018. Study of Rainfall Water Energy for Micro Hydroelectric Power Generation. Accepted for publication In: Proceedings of the 7th Annual Conference on Universities, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development in Africa, Bonn, Germany (13-14 September 2018).
      2. Effah B., Addo, K., Asamoah, J.N., Acheampong, M.A., 2018. A model for sustainable wood fuel production and utilization in Ghana. Accepted for publication In: Proceedings of the 7th Annual Conference on Universities, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development in Africa, Bonn, Germany (13-14 September 2018).
      3. 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).
      4. 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).
      5. 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).
      6. 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).
      7. 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).
      8. 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).
      9. 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).
      10. 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

    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).

    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

    FUNDED PROJECTS
    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).

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

    1. Entity Tender Committee – Member (20 September 2016 – Present).
    2. Disciplinary Board – Member (January 2016 – Present)
    3. Research and Conference Committee – Member (September 2015 – Present).
    4. Scholarship and Staff Development Committee – Member (September 2015 – Present)
    5. Central Admissions Board – Member - (September 2015 – Present)
    6. Appointments and Promotions Board – Member (September 2015 – Present)
    7. Executive Committee of the Academic Board – Member (September 2015 – Present)
    8. Faculty of Engineering Board - Chairman (September 2015 - Present).
    9. Books and Publication Committee – Member ((September 2015 – Present).
    10. Library Board – Member (September 2015 - Present).
    11. Budget Committee of the Academic Board - Member (January 2015 - Present).
    12. Academic Board - Member (September 2014 - Present).
    13. Faculty of Engineering Board - Member (September 2014- Present).
    14. Chemical Engineering Departmental Board - Chairman (September 2014 - Present).
    15. Faculty of Engineering Appointment Review Committee - Member (Jan. 2014- Present).
    16. Academic Board - Member (January 2007 - February 2009).
    17. Industrial Relations Committee of the Academic Board - Member (June 2008-Feb. 2009)
    18. School of Engineering Board - Member (January 2007 - February 2009).
    19. Chemical Engineering Departmental Board

    •  Member (May 2003 - Present).
    •  Chairman (October 2007 - February 2009 and June 2014 - July 2014).

    Membership of Ad-hoc and Standing University Committees
    1. Committee to Draft Guidelines for Bachelor of Technology and Postgraduate Programmes – Member (29 August 2016 – January 2017).
    2. Committee to Establish Modalities for the Proposed Industrial Attachment Programme for Kumasi Technical University – Chairman (8-19 August 2016).
    3. Committee on BTech Petrochemical Engineering Curriculum Development –Member (8-19 April 2016).
    4. Ad-hoc Committee on the Establishment of a Central Laboratory for Kumasi Polytechnic – Member (February - April 2016).
    5. Polytechnic Council Committee to Undertake Preliminary Investigation into the Conduct of Sylvester Agyen – Chairman (January - March 2016).
    6. Committee to Develop Joint Masters Programme in Engineering with Portsmouth University, UK - Member (18 August 2015 - Present)
    7. Chemical Engineering Departmental Research and Publications Committee - Chairman (12 May 2015 – 31 August 2015)
    8. Chemical Engineering Departmental Committee for Conversion of Kumasi Polytechnic into Technical University - Member (12 May 2015 – 31 December 2016)
    9. Tender Evaluation Panel - Member ( 8th May 2015)
    10. Research Proposal Evaluation Team (MESTI/COTVET Project) - Member (May 2014 – June 2016).
    11. BTech Petrochemical Engineering Draft Syllabus Review Committee - Member (February 2014).
    12. Chemical Engineering Department Strategic Plan Development Committee - Chairman and Convenor (February 2012).
    13. Committee to Finalise the BTech Petrochemical Curriculum - Member (November 2011)
    14. POTAG Academic Counsellors Nomination Committee - Member (October 2008).
    15. School of Engineering Committee to Investigate an Alleged Examination Malpractice - Chairman (December 2005).
    16. 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.

    PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION 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