Prof. (Mrs.) Helen Michelle Korkor Essandoh

Associate Professor

Dept: Civil Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering

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Research Areas/Interests

  Research undertaken has mainly focused on domestic and industrial wastewater treatment, onsite sanitation and faecal sludge management, wate...~more


     Journal articles

    1. Acquah, M., Essandoh, H. M. K., Oduro-Kwarteng, S., Appiah-Effah, E. and Owusu-Antwi, P. (2021). Degradation and accumulation rates of fresh human excreta during vermicomposting by Eisenia fetida and Eudrilus eugeniae. Journal of Environmental Management 293, 1- 8.
    2. Nsiah-Gyambibi, R., Essandoh, H. M. K., Asiedu, N. Y. and Fei-Baffoe, B. (2021). Valorization of fecal sludge stabilization via vermicomposting in microcosm enriched substrates using organic soils for vermicompost production. Heliyon 7 (2021) e06422.
    3. Nyieku, F.E., Essandoh, H.M.K., Armah, F.A.and Awuah, E. (2021). Environmental conditions and the performance of free water surface flow constructed wetland: a multivariate statistical approach. Wetlands Ecology and Management 29, 381 – 395.DOI:1007/s11273-021-09785-w
    4. Osayomwanbo, O., Essandoh, H. M. K. and Isoken, T. A. (2021). Removal of pollutants by mycelium colonized sawdust. Water Practice and Technology 16 (3): 1036–1047.
    5. Oduro-Kwarteng, S., Addai, R and Essandoh, H. M. K. (2021). Healthcare waste characteristics and management in Kumasi, Ghana. Scientific African
    6. Siabi, W. K., Owusu-Ansah, E. D. J., Essandoh, H. M. K. and Asiedu, N. Y (2021). Modelling the adsorption of iron and manganese by activated carbon from teak and shea charcoal for continuous low flow. Water-Energy Nexus, 4, 88-94.
    7. Wiafe, S., Buamah, R. and Essandoh, H. (2021). Heavy Metals Pollution of Owerri and Asuokofi Rivers in Konongo, Ghana. American Journal of Environmental Sciences17(2), 31-42.
    8. Nkansah, J., Oduro-Kwarteng, S., Essandoh, H., Kuffuor, R. (2021). Enhancing food waste compost quality with nutrient amendments. International journal of recycling organic waste in agriculture. doi: 10.30486/ijrowa.2021.1901356.1121
    9. Nyieku, F.E., Essandoh, H.M.K., Armah, F.A.and Awuah, E. (2020). Joint influence of hydraulic load and hydraulic retention time on oilfields wastewater contaminant removal dynamics in free water surface flow constructed wetland. SN Applied Sciences 2,
    10. Dwumfour-Asare, B., Nyarko, K.B., Essandoh, H.M.K., and Awuah, E. (2020). Domestic greywater flows and pollutant loads: a neighbourhood study within a university campus in Ghana: Characteristics of greywater in a residential neighbourhood. Scientific African, 9.
    11. Appiah-Brempong, M., Essandoh, M.K., Asiedu, N.Y. and Momade, F.W.Y. (2020). An insight into artisanal leather making in Ghana. Journal of Leather Science and Engineering2, 25.
    12. Kumatse, I.M., Essandoh, H.M.K. and Asiedu, N.Y. and Oduro-Kwarteng, S. (2020). Evaluation of selected activated carbon filters and sand media for nutrient and pathogen removal from an anaerobic baffled reactor effluent system. Scientific African, 523.
    13. Salifu, A., Essandoh, M.K., Traore, A.N. and Potgieter, N (2019). Water source quality in Ahenema Kokoben, Ghana. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development washdev2019048.
    14. Wiafe S., Richard Buamah, R. Essandoh, H. and Darkwah, L. (2019). Assessment of Typha capensis for the remediation of soil contaminated with As, Hg, Cd and Pb. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 191:346
    15. Owusu-Nimo, F., Oduro-Kwarteng, S., Essandoh, H., Wayo, F. and Shamudeen, M. (2019). Characteristics and management of landfill solid waste in Kumasi, Ghana. Scientific African 3, 1-9.
    16. Wiafe, S., Buamah, R., Essandoh, M.K. and Darkwah, L. (2019). Bioremediation of Soil and Water Contaminated with As, Hg, Cd, and Pb Using Heliconia psittacorum. Journal of Environmental and Public Health, 2019: 1-7.
    17. Dwumfour-Asare, B., Nyarko, K.B., Essandoh, H.M.K., Awuah, E., Anim, K.K.A. and Quaye, A. (2018). Greywater in the drains of a sewered community in Ghana. Water Practice and Technology 13(4), 965 – 979. doi: 10.2166/wpt.2018.103
    18. Dwumfour-Asare, B., Nyarko, K.B., Awuah, E., Essandoh, H.M.K., Gyan, B.A. and Ofori-Addo, H. (2018). Indigenous plants for informal greywater treatment and reuse by some households in Ghana. Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination 8(4), 553-565.
    19. Wiafe, S., Buamah, R., Essandoh, H. and Darkwah, L. (2018). Mapping, characterisation and dispersion of metallic pollutants within a catchment of illegal gold mining activities in Ghana. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 11(1), 111-120. DOI: 10.3844/ajeassp.2018.111.120
    20. Owusu-Antwi, P., Buamah, R., Kuwornu, I.S, Essandoh, , Awuah, E. and Anno, K.A. (2017). Nutrient and microbial reduction properties in pervious composites for blackwater treatment. Management Studies, 5(3), 212-218.
    21. Oduro-Kwarteng, S., Anarfi, K. P. and Essandoh, H.M.K. (2016). Source separation and recycling potential of municipal solid waste in Ghana. Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, 27 (2)
    22. Owusu-Antwi, P., Buamah, R. Essandoh, H., Molla, A.S., Esi Awuah, E. and Anno K.A. (2015). The potential of subsurface infiltration for the treatment of Biofil toilet technology effluent. Management Studies, 3 (11-12), 281-299. 
    23. Awuah, E., Gyasi, S. F., Anipa, H.M.K. and Sekyiamah, K.E. (2014). Assessment of rainwater harvesting as a supplement to domestic water supply: Case Study in Kotei-Ghana. International Research Journal of Public and Environmental Health 1 (6), 126-131.
    24. Awuah, E. Gyasi, S.F. Anipa, H.K. and Adjei, A. (2014). Microbial quality of sachet and bagged drinking water: A case study in Kumasi, Ghana. Research Journal of Microbiology 9 (4), 199 – 207.
    25. Essandoh, H. M. K., Tizaoiu, C. and M. H. A. Mohamed (2013). Removal of dissolved organic carbon and nitrogen during simulated soil aquifer treatment. Water Research 47 (11), 3559–3572.
    26. Essandoh, M. K., Tizaoui C. and Mohamed, M. H. A. (2012): Removal of Estrone (E1), 17β-Estradiol (E2) and 17α-Ethinylestradiol (EE2) During Soil Aquifer Treatment of a Model Wastewater, Separation Science and Technology, 47:6, 777-787.
    27. Essandoh, H. M. K., Tizaoui, C., Mohamed, M. H. A., Amy, G. & Brdjanovic, D. (2011). Soil aquifer treatment of artificial wastewater under saturated conditions. Water Research, 45 (14), 4211-4226.
    28. Essandoh, H. M. K., Tizaoui, C., Mohamed, M. H. A., Amy, G. and Brdjanovic, D. (2010). Fate of triclocarban during soil aquifer treatment: soil column studies. Water Science and Technology, 61 (7), 1779-1785.
    29. Nyarko K. B., Oduro-Kwarteng S., Essandoh H. M. K., (2007). Computer modelling of hydraulic performance of the Kumasi Distribution Network. Journal of Engineering and Technology 1 (1), 67 – 74.


    Book chapter

    1. Essandoh, H.M.K.(2018). Meta-profile of Civil Engineering in Africa in Stanley M. Shitote. (Ed.) Design and Implementation of Degree Programmes in Civil Engineering. Deutso University Pres, Bilbao. 73 – 82


    Conference proceedings/publications

    1. Osarenotor, O. and Essandoh H.M.K. (2020). Hydrogen peroxide production potential of pleurotus ostreatus during white-rot degradation of wood. Recent Advances in Biotechnology (RAIB) Annual symposium and workshop held at the Precious Cornerstone University, Ibadan Nigeria from 24th – 26th February 2020
    2. Osarenotor, O., Essandoh H.M.K. and Aighewi, I.T. (2019). Source identification and risk assessment of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon in wastewater from slaughterhouse in close proximity to river in Nigeria. 8th APHW International Conference on emerging technologies in urban water management organised by the Centre of Excellence in Disaster Mitigation and Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Rooke, India from 22nd – 23rdNovember 2019
    3. Dwumfour-Asare, B., Nyarko, K.B., Essandoh, H.M.K. and Awuah, E. (2019). Microcosm design of indigenized onsite constructed wetland for greywater treatment in Ghana. 8th International Symposium on Wetland Pollution Dynamics and Control, 17th – 21st June 2019 Aarhus University, Denmark
    4. Oduro-Kwarteng, S., Nyarko, K. B. and Anipa, H. (2003). Assessment of training needs of operating staff of small towns piped water systems in Ghana: In Dzisi, K.A. and Fiagbe. Y. A. K. (eds). Proceedings of the 3rd College of Engineering Research Retreat, Busua Beach Resort, August 5th – 8th, 2003, 150 – 155.
    5. Awuah, E., Anipa, H. K. and Adjei, A. Assessment of sachet and bagged water quality in the Kumasi Metropolis. Proceedings of the 3rd School of Engineering Research Retreat held at the Busua Beach Resort, August 5th – 5th
    6. Awuah, E. and Anipa H. M. K. Rainwater harvesting as a supplement of domestic water supply: Case study at Kotei. Proceedings of the 2nd School of Engineering Research Retreat held at Elmina from 19th – 21st September 2002.

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