Assoc. Prof. James Ransford Dankwah

Education

  • Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering (2012), University of New South Wales, Australia
  • M.Sc. Process Metallurgy (1999), Norwegian University of Science & Technology, Norway
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Metallurgical Engineering (1990), KNUST, Ghana

 

Experience

  • Oct 2016 – Date: Associate Professor, Department of Minerals Engineering, UMaT, Tarkwa, Ghana
  • Oct 2012 – Sep 2016: Senior Lecturer, Department of Minerals Engineering, UMaT, Tarkwa, Ghana
  • Mar 2001 - Sep 2012: Lecturer, Department of Minerals Engineering, UMaT, Tarkwa, Ghana
  • Mar 2012 – May 2012: Postdoctoral Research Assistant, School of Materials Science & Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  • Feb 2000 - Mar 2001: Research Scientist, IIR of CSIR, Accra, Ghana
  • Feb 1994 - Feb 1996: Chemistry Teacher, GES, Abuakwa State College, Kibi, Ghana
  • Nov 1991 - Aug 1992: Mathematics Teacher, GES, Suhum Secondary Technical School, Suhum, Ghana
  • Sep 1990 - Oct 1991: Teaching/Research Assistant, IMME of KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana

Sep 1985 - July 1986: Mathematics Teacher, Labone Secondary School, La, Accra, Ghana

 

Specialisation

  • Ferrous Metals Processing
  • Ferroalloys Processing (Manganese, Ferromanganese, Ferrochromium and Ferrosilicon)
  • Electrochemistry and Electrometallurgy
  • Corrosion Basics and Engineering
  • General Extractive Metallurgy
  • Solid Waste Management and Processing
  • Applied Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Composite Materials

 

Current Research Interest

  • Utilisation of end-of-life plastics as feedstock admixture with bitumen for road construction
  • Photocatalytic purification of waste water
  •  Design and installation of cathodic protection for buried underground steel tanks
  • Recovery of chromium (III) oxide (Cr2O3) from end-of-life leather shoes, bags and belts as feedstock for the production of ferrochromium in the ferroalloy industry
  •  Recovery of magnetite from bauxite waste using end-of-life plastics as reductants
  • Carbothermal upgrading of low grade bauxite using end-of-life plastics as reductants
  • Recovery of premium grade iron nuggets from waste ink toners using carbon black from the toner as reductant
  • Application of the polymer reduction technology to the production of metallic iron from naturally occurring iron ores
  • Production of diesel-range liquid fuels from selected end-of-life plastics
  • Application of the polymer injection technology to foamy slag practice in electric arc furnace steelmaking (end-of-life vehicle tyres)
  • Recovery of rare earth metals and rare earth metal oxides from spent fluorescent tubes
  • Catalytic conversion of waste automotive engine oils into diesel range of fuel

 

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Fellow, West Africa Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (WAIMM)

 

Teaching

  • Undergraduate
  • MR 381 Physical Metallurgy                                      (2017 – date)
  • MR/MC 358 Heat Transfer                                         (2017 – date)
  • MR 276 Pyrometallurgy                                             2016
  • MR 380 Ferrous Metallurgy                                       (2013 – date)
  • MR 275 Metallurgical Thermodynamics                      (2012 – date)
  • MR 274 Materials Science                                        (2013 – 2015; 2005-2007)
  • MR 472 Electrometallurgy                                         (2013; 2001-2007)
  • MA 279 Basic Physical Chemistry                             2012
  • MC 277 Metallurgy                                                    (2013 – date; 2005-2007)
  • MR 373 Process Instrumentation                               (2005 – 2007)
  • MR 277 Analytical Chemistry                                    (2004 – 2006)
  • MR 351 Computer Applications in Mineral Eng.           (2004 – 2006)
  • MR 280 Assaying                                                     (2001 – 2006)
  • MR 371 Hydrometallurgy I                                         (2001 – 2004)
  • MR 471 Hydrometallurgy II                                        (2001 – 2004)
  • MN/GL 154 Physical and Analytical Chemistry           (2001 – 2007)
  • MN/GL 164 Physical Chemistry                                (2001 – 2004)
  • MR 172 Mineral Chemistry I                                      (2001 – 2007)
  • MC/EL 168 Basic Materials Science                          (2005 – 2007)
  • MN 279 Extractive Metallurgy                                     2004
  • MR 473 Heap Leaching Technology                             2003
  • MR 269 Alluvial Mining and Processing                        2002
  • Postgraduate
    • MR 582 Nonferrous Metals Beneficiation

 

Project Supervision

  • 5 MSc/MPhil in the last 5 years
  • 70 BSc in the last 10 years

 

Record of Service to the University Community

2017 - Date                 Head, Minerals Engineering Department

2016 – 2017                Exams Officer, School of Postgraduate Studies

2014 - 2016                 Head, Minerals Engineering Department

2013 - 2014                 Coordinator, University Examinations

2013 – 2014                Faculty Examinations Officer, FMRT

2006 – 2007                Coordinator, University Examinations

2006 – 2007                Faculty Examinations Officer, FMRT

2006 – 2007                Departmental Training Officer, Mineral Engineering

2006 - 2007                 Chairman, University Examinations Auditing Board

2005 – 2006                Head of Department, Mineral Engineering

2004 – 2005                Coordinator, University Examinations

2003 – 2005                Faculty Examinations Officer, FMRT

2001 – 2003                Departmental Examinations Officer, Mineral Engineering

2001 – 2007:               Member, Computer Services Management Board

 

Other Professionally Related Experience

March-May 2012: Postdoctoral Researcher, Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology, SMaRT@UNSW, Sydney, Australia. Some of the major jobs executed include;

  • Assisted Undergraduate and Graduate Students in the design and implementation of their research experiments
  • Worked as part of a team that researched into the development of slag foaming agents from waste plastics-metallurgical coke blends for utilisation in Electric Arc Furnace Steelmaking.
  • Developed the concept of Novel Applications of Postconsumer Plastics in the Reduction of Manganese Oxides in the Ferromanganese Process.
  • Developed the concept of Novel Applications of Postconsumer Plastics in the Reduction of Iron Oxides in Iron and Steelmaking Technology

 

Consultancy Services to the Minerals and Allied Industry

I have consulted directly or worked as part of a consulting team in executing several projects for both local and international companies and bodies. The following are some of the jobs done.

2016                Gold Recovery Company, Ghana Limited. Short Course, Fundamentals of                                                Metallurgical Engineering

2016                Gold Recovery Company, Ghana Limited. Short Course, Metals Extraction Processes: Theory and Practice

2016                Gold Recovery Company, Ghana Limited. Short Course, Applications of Waste Polymers in   Metals Extraction Processes

2015                Chirano Mines. Ore testing and statistical analysis

2015                Adamus Resources Limited. Ore testing and statistical analysis

2015                Goldfields Ghana Limited. Short course

2015                AngloGold Ashanti, Iduapriem Mine. Leach recovery improvement

2015                Goldfields Ghana Limited. Spent heaps resource estimation.

2014                Goldfields Ghana Limited CIL Plant Audit

2014                Kinross Chirano Mines. Education of Plant Operators.

2014                Newmont Ghana. Ore Testing towards Recovery Improvement.

2014                Adamus Resources. Acid-base Accounting

2006                Bogoso Gold (Development of a training manual and organisation of a short course for plant operators, foremen and supervisors)

2003 - 2006:    Nominated Examination Supervisor, Tarkwa-Region: Schools of Isolated and Distance Education (SIDE), Perth, WA, Australia

2002 - 2003:    Abosso Goldfields, Damang (Determination of Work Indices of Run-of-Mine                   Ore).

2002:               Member of a team that delivered a 9-month Course on Fundamentals of Metallurgical Engineering (with emphasis on Gold) for three Burkinabe Nationals (European Union Sponsored Programme)

2001 - 2007:    Consultant, Short Course on Fundamentals of Metallurgical Engineering for Non-Degree Workers in the Mining Industry

 

Details of Some Research/Projects Undertaken

Research Conducted

2017 - Date     Application of Polymer Reduction Technology to the Production of Metals from Waste Ink Toner Cartridges

2017 - Date     Application of Polymer Reduction Technology to the Production of Ferrosilicon Alloys from the Pudo Iron Ore

2015 - Date     Application of Polymer Reduction Technology to the Production of Metals from Iron Ores: Case Studies – Limonite and Siderite Ores from China

2014 - Date     Development of Pulverised Carbonaceous Materials from Blends of Pure Water Sachets and Selected Biomass Materials for their Subsequent Utilisation as Slag Foaming Agents in Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) Steelmaking

2014 - Date     Recovery of metal values from waste electronic components (TVs, Computers, Mobile Phones, etc.)

2014 - Date     Application of Polymer Reduction Technology to the Production of Metals from Iron Ores in the Sub-Region: Case Studies – Akpafu-Todzi Iron Ore, Ghana; Shieni Iron Ore, Ghana; Pudo Iron Ore, Ghana; Itakpe Kogi Iron Ore, Nigeria; Agbaja Iron Ore, Nigeria; Mt. Tokadeh Iron Ore, Liberia; TMBR Iron Ore, Nigeria

2013 - Date     Carbothermal upgrading of the Awaso Bauxite Deposit using locally available Waste Polymers as Reductants

2013 - Date     Recovery of Metal and Metal Oxide values from Spent Primary Cells by Microwave Technology

2013 - Date:    Production of Cementitious Materials from Rice Husk Ash (RHA), Sea Shells and Local Clay Materials

2013 - Date:    Application of Polymer Reduction Technology to the Production of Metals from Iron Ores in the Sub-Region: Case Study, Tokadeh Magnetite Ore, Liberia

2013 - Date:    Production of Carbonaceous Reductants from End-of-Life Thermosetting Polymers for their subsequent utilisation as Reductants in Metal Production. Case Study: End-of-Life Electrical Switches

2012 – Date:   De-polymerisation of Waste Plastics to Produce Liquid Fuel (Diesel)

2012 – Date:   Novel Applications of Postconsumer Plastics in the Reduction of Manganese Oxides in the Ferromanganese Process

2007 – Date:   Research on the Utilisation of Waste Plastics in Iron and Steelmaking Technologies

2010 - Date:    Sustainable Utilisation of Petroleum Coke as Reductants in Iron and Steelmaking Technologies

2010 – Date:   Recycling of Waste Engine Oil

2009 - Date:    Recycling Biomass Waste (Sawdust, Coconut Shells and Palm nut Shells) into Iron and Steelmaking Technologies

2010 - Date:    Production of Syngas from Waste Plastics

2010 – Date:   Controlling of Carbon Dioxide Emissions during Calcination of Rhodochrosite (MnCO3)

2007 – Date:   Pre-reduction of Higher Manganese Oxides in the Ferromanganese Process

 

Publications Arising out of Research

 

Journal Publications

  1. Dankwah, J. R., Yussif, I., Hinson, O. S., Owusu, C. K., Agorhom, E. A. and Koshy, P. (2018), “Application of Microwave Technology to the Production of Iron Nuggets from the Sheini Iron Ore using Mixed Plastics Waste as Reductants”, Ghana Journal of Technology, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 79 - 87.
  2. Dankwah, J. R., Dankwah, J., and Dankwah, J. B. (2017), “Effect of Waste Plastics Addition on the Reduction of MnO from Silicomanganese Slag”, Ghana Journal of Technology, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 69 - 76.
  3. Aakyiir, M. N. and Dankwah, J. R. (2017), “Application of Microwave Energy for Production of Iron Nuggets from the Pudo Iron Ore using ‘Pito’ Waste and its Blend with HDPE as Reductant”, Ghana Mining Journal, Vol. 17 No. 1, pp. 78 – 84
  4. Dankwah, J. R. and Buah, W.K. (2017), “Recycling Waste Polyurethane as Carbon Resource in Ironmaking”, Ghana Mining Journal, Vol. 17 No. 1, pp. 73 - 77.
  5. Aakyiir, M. N. and Dankwah, J. R., (2017), “Recycling Blends of Waste Groundnut Shells and High Density Polyethylene as Reductants in the Microwave Production of Iron Nuggets from the Pudo Iron Ore”, Ghana Journal of Technology, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 45 - 50.
  6. Buah, W. K. and Dankwah, J. R. (2016), “Sorption of Heavy Metals from Mine Wastewater by Activated Carbons Prepared from Coconut Husk”, Ghana Mining Journal, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 36 - 41.
  7. Fosu, A. Y., Fosu, N., Owusu, K. B. and Dankwah, J. R. (2016), “Carbothermal Upgrading of the Awaso Bauxite Ore using Sawdust and Coconut Shells as Reductant”, Ghana Mining Journal, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 58-64
  8. Dankwah, J. R., Agbenuvor, B. S. and Koshy, P. (2016), “Production of Iron Nuggets from the Akpafu-Todzi Iron Ore using Waste Plastics and Waste Biomass as Reductants” Ghana Journal of Technology, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 53-60
  9. Nkrumah, E. and Dankwah, J. R. (2016), “Recycling Blends of Rice Husk Ash and Snail Shells as Partial Replacement for Portland Cement in Building Block Production” Ghana Journal of Technology, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 67-74
  10. Dankwah, J. R., Amankwah, D. and Nkrumah, E. (2016), “Production of Liquid Fuels from Discarded Pure Water Sachets: Effect of Catalyst Loading on the Amount of Liquid Produced” Ghana Journal of Technology, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 61-66
  11. Dankwah, J. R., Abotar, E., Gordon, J. J. K, and Koshy, P. (2016), “Recycling Waste Electrical Socket as a Carbon Resource in Ironmaking”, Ghana Mining Journal, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 76 - 82.
  12. Dankwah, J. R., Amoah, T., Dankwah, J., and Fosu, A. Y. (2015), “Recycling Mixed Plastics Waste as Reductant in Ironmaking”, Ghana Mining Journal, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 73 – 80
  13. Dankwah, J. R., Adjei-Kyeremeh, F., Dwumah, B. K., Dankwah, J. B. and Koshy, P. (2015) “Microwave Production of Manganese (IV) Oxide using Postconsumer Polypropylene as Reductant”, Ghana Mining Journal, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 65 – 72
  14. Dankwah, J. R., Fosu, A. Y., Fosu, N and Koshy, P, (2015), “Carbothermal Upgrading of the Awaso Bauxite Ore using Waste Pure Water Sachets as Reductant”, Ghana Mining Journal, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 64 - 72.
  15. Dankwah, J. R., Sakyiama, B. O., Acquah, M., Adjei-Kyeremeh, F. and Koshy, P., (2015), “Recycling Spent Primary Cells for the Synthesis of Spinel ZnMn2O4 using Waste Polypropylene as Reductant in a Microwave Oven”, Ghana Mining Journal, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 58 - 63.
  16. Dankwah, J. R. and Koshy, P. (2015), “Effect of Waste Plastics addition on the Reduction of Iron Oxide by Metallurgical Coke”, Journal of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (JUST), Vol. 35, No. 1, pp. 74-88
  17. Dankwah, J. R. (2015), “Recycling Used Pure Water Sachets and their Blends with Waste Coconut Shells as Carbon Resources in Iron Making”, African Journal of Applied Research (AJAR), Vol. 1 issue 1, pp. 520-532
  18. Dankwah, J. R. and Baawuah, E. (2015), “Effect of LLDPE Addition on the Reduction, Carburisation and Desulphurisation of FeO in EAF Slags by Metallurgical Coke”, International Journal of Scientific and Technology Research (IJSTR), Vol. 4 issue 3, pp. 221-226
  19. Dankwah, J. R. and Baawuah, E. (2015), “Recycling Waste Bakelite as a Carbon Resource in Ironmaking”, International Journal of Scientific and Technology Research (IJSTR), Vol. 4, Issue 2, pp. 257-261
  20. Dankwah, J. R. and Koshy, P. (2014), “Effect of HDPE addition on the Pre-reduction of Mn3O4 to MnO by Metallurgical Coke”, High Temperature Materials & Processes Vol. 33, Issue 4, pp. 345-353
  21. Dankwah, J. R. and Koshy, P. (2014), “Reduction of FeO in EAF Steelmaking Slag by Blends of Metallurgical Coke and End-of-Life Polypropylene”, High Temperature Materials & Processes, Vol. 33, Issue 2, pp. 107-114
  22. Dankwah, J. R., Koshy P. and Sahajwalla, V. (2014), “Reduction of FeO in EAF            Steelmaking Slag by Blends of Metallurgical Coke and End-of-Life Polyethylene       Terephthalate”, Ironmaking and Steelmaking, Vol. 41, No. 6, pp. 401-409   
  23. Dankwah, J. R. (2014), “Simultaneous Production of Syngas and MnO from MnCO3-Waste Polymer Composite Pellets”, International Journal of Scientific and Technology Research (IJSTR), Vol. 3, Issue 2, pp. 321-325
  24. Dankwah, J. R. (2014), “Recycling Blends of HDPE and Coconut Shells as Reducing Agent for the Production of Metallic Iron from Iron Oxide (Fe2O3)”, International Journal of Scientific and Technology Research (IJSTR), Vol. 3, Issue 1, pp. 40-46
  25. Dankwah, J. R. (2014), “Reduction of FeO in EAF Steelmaking Slag by End-of-Life Polystyrene and its Blend with Metallurgical Coke”, International Journal of Engineering Research and Applications (IJERA), Vol. 4, Issue 1-3, pp. 274-279
  26. Dankwah, J. R. (2013), “Recycling Blends of Waste Plastics and Biomass as Reducing Agent for the Production of Metallic Iron from Iron Oxide”, International Journal of Engineering Science and Technology (IJEST), Vol. 5, No. 12, pp. 1967-1976
  27. Dankwah, J. R. (2013), “Effect of Waste Plastics (HDPE) Addition on the Reduction, Carburisation and Desulphurisation of Iron Oxide by Petroleum Coke”, International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology (IJERT), Vol. 2, Issue 12, pp. 874-880
  28. Dankwah, J. R. and Koshy, P. (2013),Production of Metallic Iron from Iron Oxide (Fe2O3) using End-of-Life Rubber Tyre and its Blends with Metallurgical Coke as Reductants”, International Journal of Engineering Research in Africa, Vol. 10, pp. 1-12, doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/JERA.10.1
  29. Blagus, A. V., Dankwah, J. R. and Sahajwalla, V. H. (2013), “Interfacial Reactions between Coke/HDPE Blends and High Carbon Ferromanganese Slag”, ISIJ International, 53(1), pp. 41-47
  30. Dankwah, J. R. and Asamoah D. N. (2013), “Utilisation of Postconsumer Plastics in Pre-reduction of Higher Manganese Oxides in Ferromanganese Process”, Ironmaking and Steelmaking, 40(2), pp. 138-146
  31. Dankwah, J. R., Koshy, P., O’Kane, P. and Sahajwalla, V. (2012), “Reduction of FeO in EAF Steelmaking Slag by Blends of Metallurgical Coke and End-of-Life Tyres”, Steel Research International, 83(8), pp. 766-774
  32. Dankwah, J. R., Koshy, P., Saha-Chaudhury, N. M., O’Kane, P., Skidmore, C., Knights, D. and Sahajwalla, V. (2011), “Reduction of FeO in EAF Steelmaking Slag by Blends of Metallurgical Coke and Waste Plastics”, ISIJ Int., 51(3), pp. 498–507

 

Conference Presentations/Publications

  1. Aakyiir, M. N., Atule, P. A. and Dankwah, J. R. (2017). “Assessment of the Kusanaba Graphitic Deposit and its Blends with Polystyrene as Reductants for Metallic Iron Production from the Pudo Iron Ore”. 2nd International Conference on Engineering, Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship (ESTE 2017), August 16-18, 2017, IDL Conference Centre, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana (Oral Presentation)
  2. Dankwah, J. B., Dankwah, J. and Dankwah, J. R. (2017). “Production of Liquid Fuels from Mixed Plastics Waste: Effect of Catalyst Loading on the Amount of Liquid Produced”. 2nd International Conference on Engineering, Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship (ESTE 2017), August 16-18, 2017, IDL Conference Centre, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana (Oral Presentation)
  3. Aakyiir, M. N. and Dankwah, J. R. (2017). “Production of Iron Nuggets from the Pudo Iron Ore using Waste Shea Nut Shells and its Blends with HDPE as Reductant: The Microwave Approach”. 2nd International Conference on Engineering, Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship (ESTE 2017), August 16-18, 2017, IDL Conference Centre, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana (Oral Presentation)
  4. Dankwah, J. R., Zaharia, M. and Koshy, P. (2017). “Effect of End-of-Life Tyre Blending with Metallurgical Coke on Slag Foaming in Electric Arc Furnace Steelmaking”. 2nd International Conference on Engineering, Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship (ESTE 2017), August 16-18, 2017, IDL Conference Centre, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana (Oral Presentation)
  5. Dankwah, J., Dankwah, J. B. and Dankwah, J. R. (2017). “Effect of Waste Plastics Addition on the Reduction of Manganese (II) Oxide from Silicomanganese Slag”. 2nd International Conference on Engineering, Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship (ESTE 2017), August 16-18, 2017, IDL Conference Centre, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana (Oral Presentation)
  6. Dankwah, J. R., Yussif, I., Hinson, O. S., Owusu, C. K., Agorhom, E. A. and Koshy, P. (2017). “Generation of Carbonaceous Materials from Mixed Plastics Waste for use as Reductants in the Production of Metallic Iron from the Sheini Iron Ore”. 2nd International Conference on Engineering, Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship (ESTE 2017), August 16-18, 2017, IDL Conference Centre, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana (Oral Presentation)
  7. Dankwah, J. R., Agbenuvor, B. S., Baah, E. O. and Awotwe-Appiah, F. B. (2017), “Production of Iron Nuggets from the Akpafu-Todzi Iron Ore using Waste Plastics and Waste Biomass as Reductants” Proceedings of the AISTech 2017 Iron & Steel Technology Conference and Exposition, 8-11 May 2017, Nashville, TN, USA
  8. Dankwah, J. B., Dankwah, J., Koshy, P. and Dankwah, J. R. (2017). “Production of Metallic Iron from the Opon Mansi Iron Ore using Carbonaceous Materials Generated from Discarded ‘Take-Away’ Food Containers”. 56th Annual Conference of Metallurgists” (COM 2017), August 27 -30, 2017, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Vancouver, BC, Canada (Paper ID: 9666)
  9. Amankwaa-Kyeremeh, B., Dankwah, J. B, Dankwah, J. and Dankwah, J. R., (2017). “Production of Metallic Iron from Pudo Iron Ore Using Carbonaceous Materials Generated from End-of-Life Tyres”. 56th Annual Conference of Metallurgists” (COM 2017), August 27 -30, 2017, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Vancouver, BC, Canada (Paper ID: 9665)
  10. Dankwah, J. R., Aakyiir, M. N. and Koshy, P., (2016), “Microwave Production of Iron Nuggets from the Pudo Iron Ore using Charred ‘Pito’ Waste as Reductant” Proceedings of the 4th UMaT International Mining and Mineral Conference, 3rd-6th August, Tarkwa, Ghana, pp. MR93-MR99
  11. Ampiah, I. K. and Dankwah, J. R. (2016), “Recycling Blends of Rice Husk Ash and Sea Shells as Partial Replacement for Portland Cement in Building Block Production” Proceedings of the 4th UMaT International Mining and Mineral Conference, 3rd-6th August, Tarkwa, Ghana, pp. MR9-MR14
  12. Nkrumah, E. and Dankwah, J. R. (2016), “Recycling Blends of Rice Husk Ash and Snail Shells as Partial Replacement for Portland Cement in Building Block Production” Proceedings of the 4th UMaT International Mining and Mineral Conference, 3rd-6th August, Tarkwa, Ghana, pp. MR1-MR8
  13. Dankwah, J. R., Agbenuvor, B. S. and Koshy, P. (2016), “Production of Iron Nuggets from the Akpafu-Todzi Iron Ore using Waste Plastics and Waste Biomass as Reductants” Proceedings of the 4th UMaT International Mining and Mineral Conference, 3rd-6th August, Tarkwa, Ghana, pp. MR15-MR23
  14. Dwumah Jnr, D., Asamoah, D. N., Koshy, P, and Dankwah, J. R. (2016), “Production of Metallic Iron from Mt Tokadeh Iron Ore using Waste Polymers as Reductant” Proceedings of the 4th UMaT International Mining and Mineral Conference, 3rd-6th August, Tarkwa, Ghana, pp. MR24-MR29
  15. Dankwah, J. R., Amankwah, D. and Nkrumah, E. (2016), “Production of Liquid Fuels from Discarded Pure Water Sachets: Effect of Catalyst Loading on the Amount of Liquid Produced” Proceedings of the 4th UMaT International Mining and Mineral Conference, 3rd-6th August, Tarkwa, Ghana, pp. MR168-MR173-yyy
  16. Dankwah, J. R., Abotar, E., Gordon, J. J. K, and Koshy, P. (2016), “Recycling Waste Electrical Socket as a Carbon Resource in Ironmaking”, Proceedings of the 4th UMaT International Mining and Mineral Conference, 3rd-6th August, Tarkwa, Ghana, pp. MR153-MR160
  17. Darmey, J., Gbenartey, E., Gordon, J. J. K. and Dankwah, J. R. (2016), “Comparing Palm Nut Shells, High Density Polyethylene, Polypropylene and Polyethylene Terephthalate Wastes as Reductants in the Upgrading of Low Grade Awaso Bauxite Ore”, Proceedings of the 4th UMaT International Mining and Mineral Conference, 3rd-6th August, Tarkwa, Ghana, pp. MR268-MR273
  18. Dankwah, J. R., Amoah, T., Dankwah, J., Dambring, P. D. and Koshy, P. (2015). “Generation of Carbonaceous Materials from Mixed Plastics Waste and their subsequent Utilisation as Reductant in the Production of Metallic Iron from Medium Grade Itakpe Iron Ore”. 1st International Conference on Engineering, Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship (ESTE 2015), August 5-8, 2015, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana
  19. Fosu, A.Y., Fosu, N., Owusu, K. B., and Dankwah, J. R. (2015). “Carbothermal Upgrading of the Awaso Bauxite Ore using Waste Palm Nut Shells and Coconut Shells as Reducing Agent”. 1st International Conference on Engineering, Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship (ESTE 2015), August 5-8, 2015, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana
  20. Dankwah, J. R., Dankwah, J., Awotwe-Appiah, F., Fosu, A.Y. and Koshy, P. (2015). Carbothermal Upgrading of the Awaso Bauxite Ore using Waste Polypropylene as Reducing Agent. Conference of Metallurgists (COM 2015), August 23 -26, 2015, Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto, Canada.
  21. Dankwah, J. R., Baawuah, E., Dankwah, J., Awotwe-Appiah, F. and Koshy, P. (2015). Generation of Carbonaceous Material from “Pure Water Sachets” and their Subsequent Utilisation as Reductants for the Opon Mansi Iron Ore. Conference of Metallurgists (COM 2015), August 23 -26, 2015, Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto, Canada.
  22. Dankwah, J. R., Baawuah, E., Dankwah, J. and Koshy, P. (2015). Recycling Mixed Plastic Waste and its Blend with Sawdust as Reductant in Ironmaking. Proceedings of 24th International Mining Congress and Exhibition of Turkey (IMCET 2015), April 14-17, Antalya, Turkey, pp. 1387-1394
  23. Dankwah, J. R., Dankwah, J., Owusu, K. B., and Koshy, P. (2015). Utilisation of Waste Automotive Engine Oil and its Blends with Biomass as Reductants in Ironmaking, Proceedings of AISTech 2015 Conference, May 7-9, Cleveland-Ohio, USA.
  24. Dankwah, J. R., Dankwah, J., Asamoah, D. N., Agyei, G. and Koshy, P. (2015). Reaction Behaviour during Heating of Tokadeh Magnetite Ore with Carbonaceous Material Generated from Waste “Pure Water Sachets”. Proceedings of AISTech 2015 Conference, May 7-9, Cleveland-Ohio, USA.
  25. Dankwah, J. R., Boama-Secu, N., Annang, E. O. and Koshy, P. (2014). Utilisation of Waste Automotive Engine Oil and its Blends with Biomass as Reductants in Ironmaking. 3rd Biennial Conference of the Combined Australian Materials Society (CAMS 2014), 26th -28th Nov, Sydney, Australia. CD 1
  26. Dankwah, J. R., Bonuedi, H. K. and Koshy, P. (2014). Recycling End-of-Life Rubber Tyre, Sawdust and their Blends as Reductants in Ironmaking. 3rd Biennial Conference of the Combined Australian Materials Society (CAMS 2014), 26th -28th Nov, Sydney, Australia (Poster Presentation)
  27. Dankwah, J. R. (2014) Effect of waste plastics addition on the reduction of iron oxide by sawdust. Conference of Metallurgists (COM 2014), 28th Sep-1st Oct, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Vancouver, BC, Canada, pp. 121-130
  28. Dankwah, J. R. (2014) Synthesis of Sulphur-Free Metallic Iron from Iron Oxide using High-Sulphur Carbonaceous Materials as Reducing Agents. Conference of Metallurgists (COM 2014), 28th Sep-1st Oct, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Vancouver, BC, Canada, pp. 131-140
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  30. Dankwah, J. R. and Koshy, P. (2014). Recycling ‘Take-Away-Food’ Food Containers (Polystyrene) as Carbon Resource in Ironmaking. Proceedings of the 3rd UMaT International Mining and Mineral Conference, 30th July-2nd August, Tarkwa, Ghana, pp. 251-258
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  32. Dankwah, J. R. (2014). Recycling Used Pure Water Sachets and their Blends with Waste Coconut Shells as Carbon Resources in Iron Making. Proceedings of the 3rd Applied Research Conference in Africa (ARCA 2014), 7-9 August, Accra, Ghana, pp. 63-74
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  35. Dankwah, J. R. and Asamoah, D. N. (2012). Utilisation of Postconsumer Plastics for the Pre-reduction of Higher Manganese Oxides in the Ferromanganese Process. Proceedings of the 2nd UMaT International Mining and Mineral Conference, 1-4th August, Tarkwa, Ghana, pp. 220-227.
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  37. Sahajwalla, V., Zaharia, M., Kongkarat, S., Dankwah, J., Khanna, R., Saha-Chaudhury, N., O’Kane, P., Skidmore, C., Dicker, J., and Knights, D. (2011). Recycling Waste Polymeric Materials for Slag/Carbon Interactions in EAF Steelmaking. Proceedings of the Conference of Metallurgists, Montreal, QC, Canada
  38. Sahajwalla, V., Zaharia, M., Jang, D. M., Dankwah, J., Saha-Chaudhury, N., O’Kane, P., Skidmore, C., Davis, M., and Knights, D. (2011). Recycling Waste Polymers in Iron Oxide Composite Pellets for Ironmaking. Proceedings of AISTech 2011 Conference, May 2-5, Indianapolis, USA (in CD)
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