Prof. Bright Kwakye-Awuah

Associate Professor

Dept: Physics
Department of Physics
KNUST, Kumasi

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My main area of interest are Microporous and Mesoporous Materials. Specifacally, I research into the synthesis, characterizaion and application of zeo...~more

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    Carlos Hernandez-Tamargo, Bright Kwakye-Awuah, Alexander J O'Malley, Nora H. de Leeuw (2021). Mercury exchange in zeolites Na-A and Na-Y studied by classical molecular dynamics simulations and ion exchange experiments. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 315:110903. doi:10.1016/j.micromeso.2021.110903

    Bright Kwakye-Awuah, Eric Kwabena Kyeh Abavare, Baah Sefa-Ntiri, Isaac Nkrumah, Elizabeth Von-Kiti & Craig Williams (2021). Synthesis and characterization of geopolymer-zeolites from Ghanaian Kaolin samples by variation of two synthesis parameters. J Therm Anal Calorim (2021).

    Eric KK Abavare, Bright Kwakye-Awuah, Oswald A Nunoo, Peter Amoako-Yirenkyire, G Gebreyesus, Abu Yaya, Keshaw Singh (2021). The stability of 3C-SiC (1 1 1) on Si (1 1 1) thin films: First-principles calculation. Chemical Physics Letters 766 (2021) 138318.

    LK Labik, B Kwakye-Awuah, B Sefa-Ntiri, EKK Abavare, I Nkrumah, C Williams (2020). Electricity Generation Using a Hybridized Zeolite Adsorption Heat Pump and Heat Engine. Applied Physics Research; 2(4):75 – 84.

    Linus Kweku Labik, Bright Kwakye-Awuah, Eric Kwabena Kyeh Abavare, Baah Sefa-Ntiri, Isaac Nkrumah & Craig Williams (2020). Adsorption Characteristics of Zeolite A Synthesized from Wassa Kaolin for Thermal Energy Storage. Journal of Materials Science Research, 9(3): 21 – 33.

    Sefa?Ntiri, B. Kwakye?Awuah, R. Edziah, B. Anderson, F. A. Armah, P. Mensah?Amoah, S. S. Sackey, F. Sam, A. G. Akyea, S. Yunus, E. Tatchie, B. K. Nkansah, F. Kumi (2020). Dissolved organic matter in hand?dug well water as groundwater quality indicator: assessment using laser?induced fluorescence spectroscopy and multivariate statistical techniques. SN Applied Sciences.

     Bright Kwakye-Awuah, Baah Sefa-Ntiri, Elizabeth Von-Kiti, Isaac Nkrumah Craig Williams (2019). Adsorptive Removal of Iron and Manganese from Groundwater Samples in Ghana by Zeolite Y Synthesized from Bauxite and Kaolin. Water (MDPI), 11(9), 1 – 19.

    Bright Kwakye-Awuah, Baah Sefa-Ntiri, Elizabeth Von-Kiti, Isaac Nkrumah Craig Williams (2019) Adsorptive Removal of Iron and Manganese from Groundwater Samples in Ghana by Zeolite Y Synthesized from Bauxite and Kaolin. Water, 11(9), 1 – 19.


    Bright Kwakye-Awuah, Ralph Kwakye, Baah Sefa-Ntiri, Isaac Nkrumah, Elizabeth Von-Kiti, Craig Williams (2018) Comparison of the Recycling Efficiency of Metakaolin and  Laboratory-Synthesized Zeolite Types LTA and LSX on Used Lubricant Engine Oil. Applied

    Physics Research; 10(4); 11 – 21.

    A. Donkor, R. Buamah and Bright Kwakye-Awuah (2016) Defluorination Of Drinking Water Using Surfactant Modified Zeolites. Journal of Science and Technology, 36(1); 15 21.

    Bright Kwakye-Awuah, Elizabeth Von-Kiti, Isaac Nkrumah, Rose Erdoo Ikyreve, Iza  Radecka & C. Williams (2016) Parametric, Equilibrium, and Kinetic Study of the Removal of Salt Ions from Ghanaian Seawater by Adsorption onto Zeolite X. Desalination and Water  Treatment, 21654 – 21663.

    Joel B. Awuah, Nelson Y. Dzade, Richard Tia, Evans Adei, Bright Kwakye-Awuah, C. Richard A. Catlow and Nora H. de Leeuw (2016) A density functional theory study of arsenic immobilization by the Al(III)-modified zeolite clinoptilolite. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 18, 11297 – 11305

    O. Asimeng, Bright Kwakye-Awuah, and E. E. Kaufman (2015) Effect of Hydroxyapatite on Structure, Morphology and Tensile Properties of Polyethylene/Starch Blend. International Journal of Advance Research in Science and Technology, 4(8); 495 – 500.

    Nkrumah, F. Ampong, Bright Kwakye-Awuah and T. Eve (2015) Optical and Structural Properties of Pbcds Ternary Thin Films Deposited By Chemical Bath Deposition. Advances in Physics, 11(1):2954 – 2959.

    Sefa-Ntiri · Bright Kwakye-Awuah · P. Mensah-Amoah · C. Williams (2015) Removal of Pb2+ and Fe2+ from Water Samples in Ghana by Synthetic Zeolites as Measured by Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy and Light Transmission Experiments. International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), 4(7):220 - 227.

     Bright Kwakye-Awuah Production of silver-loaded zeolites and investigation of their antimicrobial activity. PhD Thesis. University of Wolverhampton, 2008

    Bright Kwakye-Awuah, E. Von-Kiti, R. Buamah, I Nkrumah, C Williams. Effect of crystallization time on the hydrothermal synthesis of zeolites from kaolin and bauxite IJSER, 2014

     Bright Kwakye-Awuah, Linus Labik, Isaac Nkrumah, Craig Williams (2014). Removal of Arsenic in river water samples obtained from a minning community in Ghana using laboratory synthesized zeolites. International Journal of Advanced Scientific and Technical Research, 4(4), 304 – 315.

    Bright Kwakye-Awuah, DD Wemegah, I Nkrumah, C Williams, I Radecka. Antimicrobial activity of silver-zeolite LTA on heavily-contaminated underground Ghanaian waters. Int. J. Sci. Res.(IJSR) 2 (11), 26-31, 2013

    Bright Kwakye-Awuah, E Von-Kiti, I Nkrumah, C Williams. Towards the Zeolitization of Bauxite: Thermal Behaviour of Gibbsite in High-Alumina-Ghanaian Bauxite. International Journal of Engineering 2 (10), 2013

    Bright Kwakye-Awuah, L. K Labik, I Nkrumah, C Williams. Removal of ammonium ions by laboratory-synthesized zeolite linde type A adsorption from water samples affected by mining activities in Ghana. Journal of water and health 12 (1), 151-160, 2014.

    Bright Kwakye-Awuah, FJK Adzabe, I Nkrumah, C Williams. Application of laboratory-synthesized ammonium zeolite LTX as soil amendment additive. Int. J. Sci. Basic Appl. Res.(IJSBAR) 12 (1), 67-141, 2013

    Bright Kwakye?Awuah, I Radecka, MA Kenward, CD Williams. Production of silver?doped analcime by isomorphous substitution technique. Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology: International Research in …2008

    Bright Kwakye?Awuah, C Williams, MA Kenward, I Radecka (2008). Antimicrobial action and efficiency of silver?loaded zeolite X. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 104(5), 1516 – 1524.

    Bright Kwakye-Awuah (2003). Photochemical destruction of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and formaldehyde (HCHO) in artificial snow. Master Thesis, University of Bremen, Germany.

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