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Isaac Owusu-Agyeman

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About me

Isaac is a researcher at the Department of Industrial Biotechnology and the deputy coordinator and KTH responsible person for the Sjöstadsverket Water Innovation Centre (formerly Hammarby Sjöstadsverket). He sees energy and water as two major challenges facing the world today. Isaac wishes to be able to bring the two issues under the same umbrella. He holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering with a focus on Carbon Recovery Systems for Sustainable Sewage Treatment Plants. Isaac's research interests include recovery of pure chemicals from waste, mixed microbiome fermentation, anaerobic digestion, nanofiltration/reverse osmosis, wastewater treatment, and water treatment.

Isaac has also been a doctoral researcher at the Chemical and Process Engineering faculty at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany with a research grant from the DAAD-German Academic Exchange Service from Oct. 2015 to Dec 2017. His work at KIT was on solar-powered membrane systems for drinking water treatment.

In 2009, Isaac graduated with First class Hons in Environmental Science from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. Having been awarded a 2-year scholarship for academic excellence by STINT-The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in August 2010,  Isaac obtained his Master's degree in Environmental Engineering from KTH  in July 2012.  His Master's degree project was done at Hammarby Sjöstadsverk, a research pilot facility operated by IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute and KTH. The topic of the thesis was "Systems for ammonium concentration for further removal in the partial nitritation/Anammox technology".  After his Master's degree, Isaac lectured at the Department of Civil Engineering, Accra Institute of Technology, Ghana between March 2014 and June 2015.


Engineering Chemistry (KE1140), assistant | Course web

Water and Wastewater Handling (AE2304), teacher | Course web