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    Coordinator - Bioenergy and CDM

    Edem C. BensahEdem C. Bensah (Ing) had both his MSc. (Mechanical Engineering – Thermofluids and Energy Systems) and his BSc. (Chemical Engineering) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana. He is currently a lecturer at the Chemical Engineering Department of Kumasi Polytechnic, Ghana. His research interests are Thermodynamics, bioenergy, biosanitation, integrated solid/liquid waste management, CDM, competency-based training (CBT) curriculum development. He is a founding member of CEESD and has several publications in both local and international journals. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     Ing. Edem Cudjoe BENSAH

     

    Date of birth

    December 8, 1981

    Sex

    Male

    Citizenship

    Ghanaian

    Research interest

    First and second generation biofuels (bioethanol, biodiesel, biogas), solar thermal, thermodynamics, engineering education        

     

    Education

     

    2007 – 2009

    MSc – Mechanical Engineering – Thermofluids and Energy Systems, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)

    2001 – 2005

    BSc – Chemical Engineering, First Class, KNUST, Ghana 

     

    Employment record

    06/2008 - Date

    Senior Lecturer, Chemical Engineering Department., Kumasi Polytechnic, Ghana

    09/2009 - Date                

    Biofuel/CDM Projects Coordinator (Volunteer), Centre for Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development (CEESD), Kumasi, Ghana

    8/2005 - 8/2006                   

    Teaching and Research Assistant, Faculty of Chemical and Materials Engineering, KNUST, Ghana

     

    Professional experience record

    Date

    Location

    Position

    Project

    8/2011 – Date

    Ghana

    Coordinator

    First CDM programme activity on Envirofit cookstoves in Ghana

    6/2010 – 6/2012

    Kumasi Polytechnic

    Coordinator

    Research and development of solar dryers for large scale drying of agricultural produce in Ghana

    10/2010 – Date

    Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal

    Team member – KNUST

    Integrated Waste Management in Western Africa (IWWA), 7thFramework Programme, European Commission

    08/2010 – Date

    Kumasi Polytechnic

    Coordinator

    Research and development of decentralized biochar reactors and small scale compost plants for agricultural applications in Ghana

    05/2009 – Date

    Ghana

    Team member

    Production and testing of gel ethanol (from sugarcane) as household fuel in Ghana

    9/2010

    Bongo

    Team member

    Design and installation of solar water distillers at AnaafoBisi, Bongo, Upper East Region

             

     

     

    Relevant papers in journals and conference proceedings

    1. Bensah E. C., Ahiekpor J., Boateng C. (2011). Migrating from subject-based to competency-based training in Higher National Diploma Chemical Engineering: the case of Kumasi Polytechnic. Education for Chemical Engineers, doi:10.1016/j.ece.2011.04.001
    2. Bensah E. C., Mensah M., Antwi E. (2011). Status and prospects for household biogas plants in Ghana – lessons, barriers, potential, and way forward. International Journal on Energy and Environment, Volume 2, Issue 5, 2011 pp.887-898
    3. Antwi E., Bensah E. C., Ahiekpor J. (2011). Use of solar water distiller for treatment of fluoride-contaminated water: the case of Bongo district of Ghana, Desalination, doi: 10.1016/j.desal.2011.05.044
    4. Arthur R, Baidoo M. F., Brew-Hammond A., Bensah E C. (2011). Biogas generation from sewage in four public universities in Ghana: a solution to potential health risk. Biomass and Bioenergy, doi:10.1016/j.biombioe.2011.04.019
    5. Bensah E. C., Brew-Hammond A. (2010). Biogas technology dissemination in Ghana: history, current status, future prospects, and policy implications. International Journal on Energy and Environment, Volume 1, Issue 2; pp. 277 – 294
    6. Bensah E.C., Antwi E., Ahiekpor J. (2011). Promoting enterprise-based ecological public toilets in Ghana: technology and economics, 2nd National Environmental Sanitation Conference – NESCON 2011, Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, Kumasi, Ghana
    7. Bensah E.C., Antwi E., Ahiekpor J. Promoting decentralized solar water purification systems in Ghana: a case study at Bongo, 3rd Ghana Water Forum, Ministry of Water, Works and Housing, Accra

     

    Other presentations

    Bensah E. C., Antwi E. (2011). Anaerobic wastewater treatment plant for the treatment of organic waste and wastewater at Kumasi abattoir: A CDM project. Growing green through the rule of law: Capacity Building for carbon markets for Africa,  ACDLP, GIMPA, Accra, Ghana, July, Accra, Ghana, July

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