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Joseph Oppong Akowuah

Educational History

Some Courses I Teach

 Research Interests

Processing and Storage of Agricultural Crops, Development and Evaluation of Agro-Processing Systems, Biofuels Development

 Areas of expertise

Post-Harvest Engineering

Membership of Professional

 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)

Ghana Society of Agricultural Engineering (GSAE)

 Publications Since 2010

1.Akowuah J. O., Mensah L. D., Chan C. and Roskilly A. (2015). Effects of practices of maize farmers and traders in Ghana on contamination of maize by aflatoxins: Case study of Ejura-Sekyeredumase Municipality. African Journal of Microbiology Research, 9(25); 1658-1666, DOI: 10.5897/AJMR2014.7293; ISSN 1996-0808

2.Kemausuor F., Akowuah J. O., Ofori E., (2013). Assessment of Feedstock Options for Biofuels Production in Ghana. Journal of Sustainable Bioenergy Systems Volume 3,pp 119-128,
doi:10.4236/jsbs.2013.32017, available at

3.SJ Mitchual, K Frimpong-Mensah, NA Darkwa, JO Akowuah (2013). Briquettes from maize cobs and Ceiba pentandra at room temperature and low compacting pressure without a binder.
International Journal of Energy and Environmental Engineering 4 (1), 1-7

4.Akowuah, J. O., Kemausuor, F.and Addo, A. (2012). Influence of storage duration of Jatrophacurcas seed on oil yield and free fatty acid content. Journal of Agricultural and Biological Science, 7(1):42-46, ISSN 1990-6145

5.Akowuah J. O., Kemausuor F., Mitchual S. J. (2012). Physico-chemical characteristics and market potential of sawdust charcoal briquette. International Journal of Energy and Environmental Engineering. doi:10.1186/2251-6832-3-20, available at

6.Bart-Plange, A., Addo, A., Abano E.E., Akowuah, J.O. (2012).Compressive properties of cocoa beans considering the effect of moisture content variations.International Journal of Engineering and Technology Volume 2 No. 5,pp 850-858, ISSN No: 2049-3444

7.A. Addo, A. Bart-Plange and J. O. Akowuah (2012).Particle size evaluation of feed ingredient produced in the Kumasi metropolis, Ghana. ARPN Journal of Agricultural and Biological Science Vol. 7, No. 3pp 177-181,ISSN No: 1990-6145.

8.A Bart-Plange, A Addo, J. O. Akowuah andJ Ampah (2012). Some moisture dependent compressive properties of shea kernel (vitellariaparadoxa L). Canadian Journal of Pure and
Applied Sciences, Vol. 6, No. 3, ISSN No: 1920-3853.

9.Akowuah J. O., Addo A. & Bart-Plange A. (2012). Influence of drying temperature and storage duration on fissuring and milling quality of jasmine 85 rice variety. Journal of Science and
Technology, Vol. 32 No. (2) pp 11-20,,ISSN No: 0855-0395