Prof. Sampson Oduro-Kwarteng


Dept: Civil Engineering
Dept. of Civil Engineering
Regional Water and Environmental Sanitation Centre, Kumasi (RWESCK)

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Interest Teaching and research Mentoring and supervising students Community participatory learning and action Consultancy services Business developme...~more

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    • Oduro-Kwarteng, S., Addai, R., & Essandoh, H. M. (2021). Healthcare waste characteristics and management in Kumasi, Ghana. Scientific African, 12, e00784.
    • Asare, W., Oduro-Kwarteng, S., Donkor, E. A., & Rockson, M. A. (2021). Incentives for improving municipal solid waste source separation behaviour: the case of Tamale Metropolis, Ghana. SN Social Sciences, 1(5), 1-33.
    • Senanu, B. M., Boakye, P., Oduro-Kwarteng, S., Sewu, D. D., Awuah, E., Obeng, P. A., & Afful, K. (2021). Inhibition of Ammonia and Hydrogen Sulphide Using Plant Waste Materials for Faecal Sludge Odour Control in Dry Sanitation Toilet Facilities.
    • Asilevi, P. J., Boakye, P., Oduro-Kwarteng, S., Fei-Baffoe, B., & Sokama-Neuyam, Y. A. (2021). Indoor Air Quality Improvement and Purification by Atmospheric Pressure Non-Thermal Plasma (NTP).
    • Acquah, M. N., Essandoh, H. M. K., Oduro-Kwarteng, S., Appiah-Effah, E., & Owusu, P. A. (2021). Degradation and accumulation rates of fresh human excreta during vermicomposting by Eisenia fetida and Eudrilus eugeniae. Journal of Environmental Management, 293, 112817.
    • Nkansah, J. B., Oduro-Kwarteng, S., Essandoh, H. M. K., & Kuffuor, R. A. (2021). Enhancing food waste compost quality with nutrient amendments. International journal of recycling organic waste in agriculture.
    • Enyemadze, I., Momade, F. W., Oduro-Kwarteng, S., & Essandoh, H. (2021). Phosphorus recovery by struvite precipitation: a review of the impact of calcium on struvite quality. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development.
    • Asare, W., Oduro-Kwarteng, S., Donkor, E. A., & Rockson, M. A. (2020). Recovery of Municipal Solid Waste Recyclables under Different Incentive Schemes in Tamale, Ghana. Sustainability, 12(23), 9869.

    • Kumatse, I. M., Essandoh, H. M. K., Asiedu, N. Y., & Oduro-Kwateng, 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, 9, e00523.]

    • Obeng, P.A., Oduro-Kwarteng, S., Keraita, B., Bregnhøj, H., Abaidoo, R.C., Awuah, E. and Konradsen, F., (2019). Optimising ventilation to control odour in the ventilated improved pit latrine. Modelling Earth Systems and Environment, 5(1): pp.133-142.

    • Obeng, P.A., Oduro-Kwarteng, S., Keraita, B., Bregnhøj, H., Abaidoo, R.C., Awuah, E. and Konradsen, F., (2019). Redesigning the ventilated improved pit latrine for use in built-up low-income settings. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, 9(2): pp.374-379.

    • Lutterodt, G., Van de Vossenberg, J., Hoiting, Y., Kamara, A.K., Oduro-Kwarteng, S. and Foppen, J.W.A., (2018). Microbial groundwater quality status of hand-dug wells and boreholes in the Dodowa area of Ghana. International journal of environmental research and public health, 15(4): pp.730-742 [Publisher: MDPI]

    • Silvestri, G., Wittmayer, J.M., Schipper, K., Kulabako, R., Oduro-Kwarteng, S., Nyenje, P., Komakech, H. and Van Raak, R., (2018). Transition management for improving the sustainability of WASH services in informal settlements in Sub-Saharan Africa – An exploration. Sustainability, 10(11), pp.4052.  doi:10.3390/su10114052 [Publisher: MDPI]

    • Obeng, P.A., Oduro-Kwarteng, S., Keraita, B., Bregnhøj, H., Abaidoo, R.C., Awuah, E. and Konradsen, F., (2016). Measurement of Odour in On-Site Sanitation Systems in Low-Income Settings. Environmental Processes, 3(1), 217-227.

    • Afful, K., Oduro-Kwarteng, S., Antwi, E.O. and Awuah, E., (2016). Odour Impact Determination of a Communal Toilet: Field Measurement with Panellists Using Dynamic Plume Method and Dispersion Modelling. Open Journal of Air Pollution, 5(01), 1.
    • Obeng, P.A., Oduro-Kwarteng, S., Keraita, B., Bregnhøj, H., Abaidoo, R.C., Awuah, E. and Konradsen, F., (2015). On-Site Sanitation Systems for Low-Income Countries: Technical Guidelines for Groundwater. Impact of Water Pollution on Human Health and Environmental Sustainability, 319. Book chapter,
    • Oduro-Kwarteng, S., Anarfi, K.P. and Essandoh, H.M., (2016). Source separation and recycling potential of municipal solid waste in Ghana. Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, 27(2), 210-226.
    • Rachmadyanto, H., Dijk, M.P.V. and Oduro-Kwarteng, S., (2016). Mapping pro-poor water supply services: what are the technical and institutional options for the utility and private provision in Accra? International Journal of Water, 10(2-3), 246-266.
    • Nyarko, K.B., Oduro-Kwarteng, S., Dwumfour-Asare, B. and Boakye, K.O., (2016). Incentives for water supply to the urban poor and the role of the regulator in Ghana. International Journal of Water, 10(2-3), 267-280.
    • Obeng, P. A., Keraita, B., Oduro-Kwarteng, S., Bregnhoj, H., Abaidoo, R. C., Awuah, E., & Konradsen, F. (2015). Usage and Barriers to Use of Latrines in a Ghanaian Peri-Urban Community. Environmental Processes, 2(1): 261-274
    • Afful,K., Oduro-Kwarteng, S. and Awuah, E. (2015). Assessing public perception of odours in a community: case of Ayigya Zongo, an urban poor community in Ghana. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, 5(2): 224-251                                                                                                                            
    • Oduro-Kwarteng, S.   Munir, S., Monney, I., and Keraita, B. (2015) The potential, impacts, and challenges of pay-as-you-throw for municipal solid waste services in Ghana. Journal of Environmental and Occupational Science, 4(2): 84-91
    • Obeng, P. A., Keraita, B., Oduro-Kwartng, S., Bregnhoj, H., Abaidoo, R. C. and Konradesn, F. (2015). The latrine ownership ladder: a conceptual framework for enhancing sanitation uptake in low-income peri-urban settings, Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, 26 (5): 752 – 763.
    • Wahabu, A., Oduro-Kwarteng, S., Monney, I., & Kotoka, P. (2014). Characteristics of Diverted Solid Waste in Kumasi: A Ghanaian City. American Journal of Environmental Protection,3(5): 225-231
    • Monney, I., Oduro-Kwarteng, S., and Odai S. N. (2014). Assessing human resource capacity needs to meet the MDG targets on water and sanitation in Ghana, Developing Country Studies, 4(10): 17-27
    • Oduro-Kwarteng, S., Monney, I.   & Braimah, I. (2014). Human resource capacity in Ghana's water, sanitation and hygiene sector: analysis of capacity gaps and policy implications. Water Policy, 17 (1): 502-519,                                        
    • Oduro-Kwarteng, S., Nyarko, K. B., Dwumfour-Asare, B., & Agyekum, E. K. (2014) Indicators for Benchmarking Water Supply to the Urban Poor in Ghana. International Journal of Innovative and Studies, 3(4):723-737.
    • Tenkorang, S. J., Odai, S. N., Adjei, K. A., Annor, F. O., Oduro-Kwarteng, S., Nyarko, K. B., & Abu–Madi, M. O. (2014). Impacts of variable energy prices on the financial sustainability of water facilities: case from Ghana. International Journal of Water, 8(2): 200-218.
    • Dramani, D. F., Anornu, G. K., Kabo-bah, A. T., & Oduro-Kwarteng, S. (2014). Groundwater Resources Assessment in Tain River Basin of the Black Volta of West Africa.Energy and Environment Research, 4(3): 96-104.
    • Oduro-Kwarteng, and van Dijk, M. P. (2013). The effect of increased private sector involvement in solid waste collection in five cities in Ghana, Waste Management and Research,     31 (10): 81-92                                                      
    • Nyarko, K.B., Oduro-Kwarteng, S. and Owusu-Antwi, P. (2011). Local Authorities, Community and Private Operators Partnerships in Small Towns Water service delivery in Ghana. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 36 (14): 1078–1084.                                                                                                
    • Ansah M., Awuah, E., Oduro-Kwarteng, S. and Ackerson, N.O.B. (2011). The use of natural system for the treatment of greywater: A case study of Kpeshie Lagoon, Accra, Ghana, International Journal of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, 3(11): 238-250,                                                    
    • Ofosu, S. A., Odai, S. N. and Oduro-Kwarteng, S. (2009). Institutional Arrangements for Managing Water Resources: Experiences of Densu Basin Board in Ghana. International Journal of Engineering Science, 1(1): 75 – 80.
    • Oduro-Kwarteng, S., Nyarko, K. B., Odai, S. N. and Aboagye-Sarfo, P. (2009). Water Conservation potential in educational institution: Case Study of a University Campus in Ghana. Urban Water Journal, 6(6): 449 – 455.      
    • Agyei, P. A., Awuah, E. and Oduro-Kwarteng, S. (2011). Faecal Sludge Management in Madina, Ghana, Journal of Applied Technology in Environmental Sanitation, 1 (3): 239-249.

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