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Lydia Otoo Amponsah

Country of origin: Ghana Currently in: Ghana, Kumasi General field of specialization: Engineering sciences
Academic Background


2015 Master Engineering sciences
2012 Undergraduate Physics
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Chemical Sciences

Local scale assessment of heavy metals and xenobiotics in two informal e-waste recycling sites in Ghana. Aimed at quantifying anthropogenic pollution and determining human health and ecological risks posed to residents, workers and the environment as a whole.

Research Keywords: 
heavy metals
Human health risk assessment
Ecological risk assessment

Publications resulting from Research: 

Mercury levels at Dagomba Line, an e-waste recycling site in Kumasi, Ghana (manuscript)

Ecological risks and bioaccessibility of Pb, Cu, Cr and Ar in informal recycling sites in Ghana (manuscript)

Magnetic Susceptibility of surface soils from an e-waste recycling site in Ghana (manuscript)

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Higher Education Study

Workshop and Conference Attended

2018 University of Ghana, Legon. 2nd SETAC Central/West Africa Regional Conference
2016 KNUST, Kumasi-Ghana. Short Course conducted under the framework of the DANIDA funded- Building Stronger Universities (BSUII) project
2016 KNUST, Kumasi-Ghana. Workshop on Research Capacity Building for Academia-Industry Partnership


Society for Environmental Toxicology and pollution Control

Presentation given

“Mercury Levels at Dagomba Line, an E-Waste Recycling Site In Kumasi, Ghana”
University of Ghana, Legon, Accra.
Event: 2nd SETAC Central/West Africa Regional Conference
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Sep 2012
Whittaker Award
Award for best female student, Physics Department, Kumasi-Ghana
OWSD 6th General Assembly certificate: download

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