Profile-Francis Kwaku Attiogbe

Brief Profile

A professional with a unique combination of experience in Chemical, Environmental (Water Supply & Environmental Sanitation) & Paper Science Engineering’s, strong skills in GC, FTIR and NMR analytical techniques and Certified Six Sigma Green Belt, to bring to the chemical, environmental, paper & forest products and other allied industries and academia

Courses Taught at the Graduate Level

  • EEMA 526: Advanced Processes for Recycling and Reuse of Resources
Institution (Start – End dates)Degree(s)/Diploma(s) /Certificates obtained
State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF), Syracuse, New York (USA). December 2011Ph.D. Environmental & Resource Engineering
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi (Ghana). 2003M.Sc. Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi (Ghana).1996B.Sc. Chemical Engineering

Research Areas

  1. Drinking Water and Wastewater Treatment, Water Quality, Bioremediation of Toxic and Hazardous Industry Chemicals, Chemical Engineering, Pulp & Paper Technology, Solid Waste Management & Engineering, Air Pollution Control and Applied & Environmental Chemistry

Teaching Areas

  1. Water & Wastewater Treatment, Air Quality & Pollution Control, Environmental Chemistry, Engineering Chemistry, Environmental Engineering Laboratory, Solid Waste Management, Industrial & Hazardous Waste Management, Environmental Sanitation, Introduction to Environmental Engineering and Hydrogen & Fuel Cells

Honors and Awards

  1. Herman Joachim Graduate Fellowship, SUNY-ESF, USA, 2007 – 2008 Academic Year
  2. Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) Fellowship, 10 – 28 July, 2006
  3. VLIR-UOS Scholarship, May 27 – July 31, 2005


  1. Benjamin Weyori, Francis Attiogbe, Samuel Gyamfi. Problem-based Learning (PBL) Framework For African Higher Education: A Case Study at UENR, International Research Symposium on PBL (IRSPBL 2020, Aalborg, Denmark). (Accepted)
  2. Kuranchie, F.A., Attiogbe, F., Quarshie, J.T. and Ntibrey, R.A.K. (2020) ‘Land scarcity as a site selection challenge for the management of municipal solid wastes in Accra, Ghana’, Int. J. Environment and Waste Management, Vol. 26, No. 4, pp.423–437. DOI:10.1504/IJEWM.2020.10029038
  3. Raymond C. Francis, Antti Luukkonen, Francis K. Attiogbe, and Donatien P. Kamdem. Bicarbonate Anion and TAED as Activators in Peroxide Bleaching of a Mechanical Pulp. Cellulose Chem. Technol., 2020,  54 (3-4), 319-326. DOI:
  4. Francis K. Attiogbe, Nana Yaa K. Ayim, Joshua Martey. Effectiveness of black soldier fly larvae in composting mercury contaminated organic waste. Scientific African 6 (2019) e00205.
  5. Prosper Naah Angnunavuri, Francis Atta Kuranchie, Francis Attiogbe and Esi nana Nerquaye Tetteh. The potential of integrating vehicular emissions policy into Ghana’s transport policy for sustainable urban mobility. SN Applied Sciences, 2019, 1:1201.
  6. Francis Atta Kuranchie, Prosper Naah Angnunavuri, Francis Attiogbe and Esi Nana Nerquaye Tetteh. Occupational exposure of benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene and xylene (BTEX) to Pump Attendants in Ghana: Implications for policy guidance. Cogent Environmental Science, April 2019.
  7. Francis Attiogbe, Andrews Nkansah and Francis Atta Kuranchie. Shared household septic tank: A case study of Fiapre in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana. AJEST 2019; Vol. 13(3), pp. 126-134. DOI: 10.5897/AJEST2018.2622
  8. Francis Attiogbe and Andrews Nkansah. The Impact of Mining on the Water Resources in Ghana: Newmont Case Study at Birim North District (New Abirem). Energy and Environment Research; Vol. 7, No. 2; 2017, 27-36. ISSN 1927-0569 E-ISSN 1927-0577 doi:10.5539/eer.v7n2p27
  9. Francis Atta Kuranchie, Francis Attiogbe, Ama Mbeaba Quarshie. A review of the impacts and management of oily sludge in the oil and gas industry. International Journal of Research in Engineering and Technology, 2017, Volume: 06 Issue: 07 | Jul-2017, pp. 32-37. eISSN: 2319-1163 | pISSN: 2321-7308.
  10. Francis K. Attiogbe and Tahir Abdul-Razak. Evaluation of the physicochemical properties of Northern Ghana Sclerocarya birrea seed oil and proximate analysis of the process waste. Afr. J. Food Sci., 2016, Vol. 10(4) pp. 48-53. DOI: 10.5897/AJFS2016.1425
  11. Andrews Nkansah, Francis Attiogbe and Engelbert Kumi. Scrap metals’ role in circular economy in Ghana, using Sunyani as a case study. Afr. J. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2015, 9(11): 793-799. DOI:  10.5897/AJEST2015.2000
  12. Esi Awuah, Samuel Fosu Gyasi, William Nettey, Francis Attiogbe, Henk J. Lubberding, Huub J. Gijzen. Atmospheric air pollution associated with macrophyte and algal-based wastewater stabilization ponds in Kumasi, Ghana. JENRM, 2014, Vol. I, No. 2, 88-92
  13. Francis K. Attiogbe. Hydrogen peroxide decomposition in bicarbonate solution catalyzed by cobalt (II). International Journal of Advanced Research (2013), Volume 1, Issue 7, 411-415.
  14. Francis Attiogbe. Comparison of membrane bioreactor technology and conventional activated sludge system for treating bleached kraft mill effluent. Afr. J. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2013, 7(5): 292-306. DOI: 10.5897/AJEST2013.1429.
  15. Francis K. Attiogbe and Raymond C. Francis. Hydrogen peroxide decomposition in bicarbonate solution catalyzed by ferric citrate. Can. J. Chem. 2011, 89: 1289–1296
  16. Francis K. Attiogbe and Raymond C. Francis. Hydrogen peroxide decomposition in bicarbonate solution catalyzed by divalent manganese species. Can. J. Chem. 2011, 89: 1297–1303
  17. Francis K. Attiogbe, Samar K. Bose, Wei Wang, Alastair McNeillie, and Raymond C. Francis. The Peroxymonocarbonate Anions as Bleaching Agents. Part 1. Results with Lignin Model Compounds and Chemical Pulps. BioResources 2010, 5(4), 2208-2220
  18. Francis K. Attiogbe, Wei Wang, Alastair McNeillie, and Raymond C. Francis. The    Peroxymonocarbonate Anions as Bleaching Agents. Part 2. Mechanical Pulp Brightening and the    Effects of Metal Ions. BioResources 2010, 5(4), 2221-2231
  19. Attiogbe, F. K.; Glover-Amengor, M.; Nyadziehe, K. T. Correlating Biochemical and Chemical Oxygen Demand of Effluents – A Case Study of Selected Industries in Kumasi, Ghana. West African Journal of Applied Ecology 2007, 11, 110-118

Professional Affiliation

  1. Ghana Institution of Engineering
  2. American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  3. TAPPI
  4. The National Society of Black Engineers