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Assoc. Prof. James Ransford Dankwah

jrdankwah@umat.edu.gh


Position

Senior Lecturer

Department

Minerals Engineering

Research Interest

Ferrous Metals Processing, Ferroalloys Processing, Electrochemistry and Electrometallurgy, Corrosion Basics and Engineering, General Extractive Metallurgy, Solid Waste Management and Processing, Applied Polymer Science and Engineering, Composite Materials




2012
PhD

1999
MSc

1990
BSc

2008--2012
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
1996--1999
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
1986--1990
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
2010
Graduate Research School (UNSW) Competitive Award for Conference Presentation in the US
2008
Materials Science Funded Scholarship, provided by School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (2008-2011)
2008
Ghana Government Scholarship to pursue a PhD programme at University of New South Wales, Australia (2008-2012)
2006
Certificate of Honour (Founding Senior Member of the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Tarkwa
1996
Statens Lånekassen for Utlendinger: Norwegian Government Merit Scholarship to pursue MSc Programme at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Glöshaugen-Trondheim, Norway (1996-1999)
1992
Statens Lånekassen for Utlendinger: Norwegian Government Scholarship to pursue Introductory Programme in Norwegian Language at Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Dragvoll-Trondheim, Norway (1992-1993)
1983
Ghana Government Scholarship, Ghana Secondary Technical School, Takoradi (1983-1985)
1979
Ghana Government Scholarship, New Edubiase Secondary School (1979-1983)
2012--Date
Senior Lecturer
2001--2007
Lecturer
  1. James R. Dankwah (2014), "Simultaneous Production of Syngas and MnO from MnCO3-Waste Polymer Composite Pellets", International Journal of Scientific and Technology Research, Vol. 3 No. 2, pp. 321-325

  2. James R. Dankwah (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, Vol. 3 Issue 1, pp. 40-46

  3. James R. Dankwah (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, Vol. 4 Issue 1-3, pp. 274-279

  4. Dankwah, J. R. (2014), "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), Accepted for Publication, ,

  5. 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 (2) , pp. 321-325

  6. 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 (1) , pp. 40-46

  7. 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 Scientific and Technology Research (IJSTR), Vol. 4 (1-3) , pp. 274-279

  8. James R. Dankwah and Pramod Koshy (2013), "Effect of HDPE addition on the Pre-reduction of Mn3O4 to MnO by Metallurgical Coke", High Temperature Materials & Processes, http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/htmp-2013-0069 http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/htmp-2013-0069, pp. 1-9

  9. James R. Dankwah and Pramod Koshy (2013), "Reduction of FeO in EAF Steelmaking Slag by Blends of Metallurgical Coke and End-of-Life Polypropylene", High Temperature Materials & Processes, http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/htmp-2013-0035 http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/htmp-2013-0035, pp. 1-8

  10. James R. Dankwah, Pramod Koshy and Veena Sahajwalla (2013), "Reduction of FeO in EAF Steelmaking Slag by Blends of Metallurgical Coke and End-of-Life Polyethylene Terephthalate", Ironmaking & Steelmaking, http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1179/1743281213Y.0000000125 http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1179/1743281213Y.0000000125, http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1179/1743281213Y.0000000125

  11. James R. Dankwah (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 Issue 1, pp. 1-12

  12. James R. Dankwah and Daniel N. Asamoah (2013), "Utilisation of Postconsumer Plastics in Pre-reduction of Higher Manganese Oxides in Ferromanganese Process", Ironmaking & Steelmaking, Vol. 40 Issue 2, pp. 138-146

  13. Alexander V. Blagus, James R. Dankwah and Veena H. Sahajwalla (2013), "Interfacial reactions between Coke/HDPE blends and high carbon ferromanganese slag", ISIJ International, Vol. 53 No. 1, pp. 41-47

  14. James R. Dankwah (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, Vol. 5 No. 12, pp. 1967-1976

  15. James R. Dankwah (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, Vol. 2 Issue 12, pp. 874-880

  16. Dankwah, J. R. and Asamoah, D. N. (2013), "Utilisation of Postconsumer Plastics in the Pre-reduction of Higher Manganese Oxides in the Ferromanganese Process", Journal of Iron Making and Steelmaking, 40(2) , pp 138-146

  17. 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 Scientific and Technology Research (IJSTR), Vol. 5 (12) , pp. 1967-1976

  18. Dankwah, J. R .and Koshy, P (2013), "Effect of HDPE addition on the Pre-reduction of Mn3O4 to MnO by Metallurgical Coke High Temperature Materials & Processes", http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/htmp-2013-0069, , pp. 1-9

  19. 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 (12) , pp. 874-880

  20. 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

  21. Dankwah, J. R .and Koshy, P (2013), "Reduction of FeO in EAF Steelmaking Slag by Blends of Metallurgical Coke and End-of-Life Polypropylene, High Temperature Materials & Processes", , doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/htmp-2013-0035 , pp. 1-8

  22. Dankwah, J. R., Koshy P and Sahajwalla, V (2013), "Reduction of FeO in EAF Steelmaking Slag by Blends of Metallurgical Coke and End-of-Life Polyethylene Terephthalate", Ironmaking and Steelmaking, doi: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1179/1743281213Y.0000000125 ,

  23. Dankwah, J. R. (2013), "Effect of Waste Plastics (HDPE) Addition on the Reduction, Carburisation and Desulphurisation of Iron Oxide by Petroleum Coke", Proceedings of AISTech 2013 Conference, May 6-9, Pittsburgh, USA CD-1, ,

  24. Dankwah, J. R. (2013), "Reduction of Iron Oxide (Fe2O3) Using a Blend of Waste Plastics and Biomass as a Reducing Agent", Proceedings of AISTech 2013 Conference, May 6-9, Pittsburgh, USA, CD-1, ,

  25. James R. Dankwah, Pramod Koshy, Paul O"?Kane, and Veena Sahajwalla (2012), "Reduction of FeO in EAF Steelmaking Slag by Blends of Metallurgical Coke and End-of-Life Tyres", Steel Research International, Vol. 83 No. 8, pp. 766-774

  26. J.R. Dankwah, P. Koshy, N. M. Saha-Chaudhury, P. O"?Kane, C. Skidmore, D. Knights, and V. Sahajwalla (2011), "Reduction of FeO in EAF Steelmaking Slag by Blends of Metallurgical Coke and Waste Plastics", ISIJ International, Vol. 51 No. 3, pp. 498507

  1. James R. Dankwah (2014), "Synthesis of Sulphur-free Metallic Iron from Iron Oxide using High-Sulphur Carbonaceous Materials as Reducing Agents", 3rd UMaT International Mining and Mineral Conference, CD-1
  2. James R. Dankwah and Pramod Koshy (2014), "Recycling "Take Away Food" Containers (Polystyrene) as a Carbon Resource in Iron Making", 3rd UMaT International Mining and Mineral Conference, CD-1
  3. James R. Dankwah (2013), "Effect of Waste Plastics (HDPE) Addition on the Reduction, Carburisation and Desulphurisation of Iron Oxide by Petroleum Coke", Proceedings of AISTech 2013 Conference, May 6-9, Pittsburgh, USA, CD-1
  4. James R. Dankwah (2013), "Reduction of Iron Oxide (Fe2O3) Using a Blend of Waste Plastics and Biomass as a Reducing Agent", Proceedings of AISTech 2013 Conference , May 6-9, Pittsburgh, USA, CD-1
  5. James R. Dankwah and Daniel N. Asamoah (2012), "Utilisation of Postconsumer Plastics for the Pre-reduction of Higher Manganese Oxides in the Ferromanganese Process", 2nd UMaT International Mining and Mineral Conference, 1-4th August, Tarkwa, Ghana, pp. 220-227
  6. James R. Dankwah (2012), "Recycling of Waste Plastics and Biomass as Reducing Agents for the Production of Metallic Iron from Iron Oxide", Proceedings of the 2nd UMaT International Mining and Mineral Conference, 1-4th August, Tarkwa, Ghana, pp. 179-186
  7. V. Sahajwalla, M. Zaharia, D.M. Jang, J. R. Dankwah, N. Saha-Chaudhury, P. O"?Kane, C. Skidmore, M. Davis and D. Knights (2011), "Recycling Waste Polymers in Iron Oxide Composite Pellets for Ironmaking", Proceedings of AISTech 2011 Conference, May 2-5, Indianapolis, USA, CD-1
  8. James R. Dankwah (2010), "Simultaneous Production of Metallic Iron and Syngas from EAF slags using Waste Plastic Sachet Bags as a Reducing Agent", Proceedings of the 1st UMaT International Mining and Mineral Conference, 4-7th August, Tarkwa, Ghana., www.umat.edu.gh
  9. J.R.Dankwah, P.Koshy, N.M. Saha-Chaudhury, P. O"?Kane, C. Skidmore, D. Knights, and V. Sahajwalla (2010), "Kinetics of Reduction of FeO in Slag by Blends of Metallurgical Coke and Waste Plastics", Proceedings of AISTech 2010 Conference, May 3-6, Pittsburgh, USA, CD-1
2014--Date
Production of Cement from Sea Shells, Snail Shells and their Blends with Rice Husk Ash
2013--Date
Microwave Processing of Metals from Oxides using Waste Plastics as Reducing Agents
2013--Date
Recycling of Zinc-Carbon Batteries: Production of Manganese II Oxide and Recovery of Zinc, Graphite and Ammonium Chloride
2013--Date
Sustainable Utilisation of Waste Glass in Concrete Products
2013--Date
Sustainable Utilisation of Waste Automotive Engine Oil as Carbon and Hydrogen Resources in Iron and Steelmaking
2013--Date
Upgrading of Ghanaian Bauxite Ore Using Locally available Carbonaceous Materials
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
2012--Date
Pyrolytic Refining of Waste Automotive Engine Oil
2010--Date
Sustainable Utilisation of Petroleum Coke as Reductants in Iron and Steelmaking Technologies
2010--Date
Attenuation of Carbon Dioxide Emissions During Calcination of Rhodochrosite (MnCO3)
2009--Date
Recycling Biomass Waste (Sawdust, Coconut Shells and Palm nut Shells) into Iron and Steelmaking Technologies
2009--Date
Production of Syngas from Waste Plastics
2007--Date
Utilisation of Waste Plastics in Iron and Steelmaking Technologies
2007--Date
Pre-reduction of Higher Manganese Oxides in the Ferromanganese Process
Electrometallurgy
Ferrous Metallurgy
Metallurgical Thermodynamics
Principles of Materials Science
Metallurgy
Basic Physical Chemistry
Hydrometallurgy
Hydrometallurgical Applications
Heap Leaching Technology
Assaying
Analytical Chemistry
Physical Chemistry
Physical and Analytical Chemistry
Mineral Chemistry
Process Instrumentation
Extractive Metallurgy
Alluvial Mining and Processing
Basic Materials Science
Non-Ferrous Materials Processing (Postgraduate Module)
Computer Applications in Mineral Engineering