Dr. Shadrack Fosu

ACADEMIC DEGREES EARNED

PhD in Engineering (Minerals and Materials), 2015

BSc (Hons) in Minerals Engineering, 2010

INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED

Ian Wark Research Institute, University of South Australia, (2011-2015)

University of Mines and Technology, Ghana, (2006-2010)

PROFESSIONAL BODY MEMBERSHIP

Associate Member, IChemE, (2014 to date)

AWARDS

UMaT/UniSA Postgraduate Studies Scholarship, 2010

University President’s Scholarship, University of South Australia, 2011-2015

RESEARCH INTEREST

  • Environmental Process Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Process Mineralogy
  • Mineral Flotation
  • Aqueous Metallurgy/Hydrometallurgy
  • Small Scale Mining
  • Environmental Management

SUBJECTS TAUGHT

Principles of Thermodynamics in Environmental Engineering

Land Rehabilitation

Environmental Chemistry

Computer Applications in Environmental Engineering

Instrumentation and Control

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

1. Fosu, S, Pring, A, Skinner, W and Zanin, M, (2015), 'Characterisation of coarse composite sphalerite particles with respect to flotation', Minerals Engineering, vol. 71, no. 0, pp. 105-112.

2. Fosu, S, Skinner, W and Zanin, M, (2015), 'Detachment of coarse composite sphalerite particles from bubbles in flotation: Influence of xanthate collector type and concentration', Minerals Engineering, vol. 71, no. 0, pp. 73-84.

3. Fosu, S., Awatey, B., Skinner, W. and Zanin, M. (2015), Flotation of coarse composite particles in mechanical cell vs. the fluidised bed separator (the HydroFloat), Mineral Engineering, vol.77, no. 0, 6, pp. 137-149.

4. Buah, W. K., Fosu S. and Ndur, S. A. (2016), " Abatement of Heavey Metals Concentration in Mine Wastewater Using Activated Carbons Prepared from Coconut Shells in a Gas-Fired Static Bed Pyrolysis/Activation Reactor". Ghana Journal of Technology. Vol. 1, No.1, PP. 46 -52

CONFERENCES

1. Fosu, S., Pring, A. Skinner, W. and Zanin, M, (2013), Synthesis of galena (PbS) in silica gel composite particles by sulphidisation and hydrothermal reaction. In: Chemeca 2013 (Brisbane, Qld) conference proceedings: Challenging Tomorrow. Barton, ACT: Engineers Australia, 2013: 454-458.

2. Fosu, S., Skinner, W. and Zanin, M. (2014), ‘Influence of sodium isopropyl xanthate (SIPX) concentration on coarse composite Sphalerite flotation’, Australian Colloid and Surface Science Student Conference, 2014 (ACSSSC), Feb., 2014, Ballarat Australia.

3. Fosu, S., Skinner, W. and Zanin, M. (2014), Influence of sodium isopropyl xanthate (SIPX) concentration on detachment of coarse composite sphalerite particles in flotation, In: Chemeca 2014 conference proceedings, “Processing Excellence; Power Our Future”. Sept 28-Oct 01, 2014 Perth, Western Australia.