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Philemon Kumi known as Phil


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Ph.D Environmental Biotechnology 2015 (University of South Wales, United Kingdom)
Improving the Bioconversion of Lignocellulosic Feedstock to Bio-fuels and Chemicals

MSc. Renewable Energy and Resource Management 2010 (University of Glamorgan)

BSc. Biological Sciences 2007 (University of Cape Coast)


Kumi, P.J., Henley, A., Shana, A., Wilson, V., Esteves, S.R., Volatile fatty
acids platform from thermally hydrolysed secondary sewage sludge enhanced through recovered
micronutrients from digested sludge, Water Research (2016), doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2016.05.030.

B. Tao, P. Passanha, P. Kumi, V. Wilson, D. Jones, S. Esteves, Recovery and concentrationof thermally hydrolysed waste activated sludge derived volatile fatty acids and nutrients by microfiltration, electrodialysis and struvite precipitation for polyhydroxyalkanoates production, Chemical Engineering Journal (2016), doi:

P. J. Kumi · P. Passanha · R. M. Dinsdale · J. P. Reed · A. J. Guwy · S. R. Esteves (2015). Lignocellulosic Hydrolysate For Polyhydroxyalkanoates Biosynthesis: Impact On PHA Harvesting Time Conference: 14th World Congress on Anaerobic Digestion, Viña del Mar,Chile, Volume: IWA 3114158

B. Tao1*, P. Passanha1, P. Kumi1, R. Dinsdale1, A. Guwy1, V. Wilson2, D. Jones2 and S. Esteves1* (2015). Concentration of volatile fatty acids and removal of nutrients from anaerobic hydrolysates of thermally pretreated waste activated sludges for polyhydroxyalkanoates production. Conference: AD14 World Congress on Anaerobic Digestion, At Viña del Mar,Chile

Kumi P. J., Williams H. G., Dinsdale R. M. , Shipley G. , Reed J. P. and Guwy A. J.(2013) Increasing the Release of Soluble Carbohydrates from a Recalcitrant Lignocellulosic Biomass for Biohydrogen Production. 13th World Congress on Anaerobic Digestion. P1125 IWA‐11910

Williams H.G., Kumi, P.J., Devlin, D., Williams, J., Dinsdale, R., Esteves, S., Guwy, A. Lawrenson, G. (2011) Squeezing More Energy From Feedstocks: Enzyme Addition And Enzymatic Activity Monitoring. 16th European Biosolids & Organic Resources Conference & Exhibition 14-16th November 2011, The Royal Armouries, Leeds, UK.


Enzymatic Pre-treatment of Lignocellulosic Biomass for Anaerobic Digestion
Biological System Enhancement of Thermophilic Two-Stage Biohydrogen and Biomethane Anaerobic Digestion
Mass Balance in Biomass Conversion

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