Staff Profile: Dr. Albert Kobina Mensah
Dr. Albert Kobina Mensah holds a B.Sc. degree from the University of Cape Coast in Ghana, an M.Sc. from the Kenyatta University in Kenya and holds a PhD from the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany. Albert is an environmental soil scientist by profession. He has published more than 20 refereed scientific articles in these areas and has more than 20 selected media and feature articles on better society and public policy.
Albert has served as a reviewer in journals such as the Science of The Total Environment, Ecological Engineering, Agronomy, Environmental Pollution, British Ecological Society’s Peoples and Nature, Sustainability and Africa Geographical Reviews. He has taught in Ghana and Germany in mining and environmental protection in Africa. He has experience in public policy advocacy and has spoken on several media platforms in Ghana on better society and artisanal and small-scale mining sustainability.
Research Overview / Output / Interest
Soil science; soil contamination and pollution, soil trace elements; soil potentially toxic elements and remediation; phytoremediation; environmental risk assessment; redox chemistry of potentially toxic elements; artisanal and small-scale mining sustainability.
Ongoing research projects
pH effect experiment -Acid-Neutralization Capacity (ANC) to study metal mobility with pH in e-wastes contaminated sites
Heavy metal (loids) mobility as affected by addition of soil amendments in e-wastes contaminated sites
Remediation of soil quality (Dynamics in Mineral N, and P, CEC, BS, ESP and DOC) in e-wastes contaminated sites
Phytoremediation potential of ryegrass for As-contaminated gold mine tailings
Phytoremediation potential of ryegrass for potentially toxic elements in contaminated gold mine tailings
Human health impacts of potentially toxic elements in contaminated gold mine tailings