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Dr. Matthew Nkoom

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Lecturer, School of Built Environment

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Dr. Matthew Nkoom, a Lecturer at the University of Environment and Sustainable Development, Somanya-Ghana, holds a PhD in Environmental Science and Engineering from Hohai University, Nanjing-China, a Master of Science degree in Environmental Science, from Wageningen University, Wageningen-Netherlands, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Renewable Natural Resources from University for Development Studies, Tamale-Ghana. As an environmental toxicologist/chemist, he is keenly interested unraveling the effects of xenobiotics in aquatic organisms. His area of research includes water quality monitoring and assessment, bioconcentration and biological effects of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products, health risk assessment of emerging contaminants and waste management. He has about 10 years research and 2 years of lecturing experience with over 25 publications in referred journals.

1. Water quality monitoring and assessment
2. Bioconcentration and biological effects of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products
3. Health risk assessment of emerging contaminants
4. Waste management”

1. Nkoom, M., Lu, G., Liu, J., 2022. Chronic toxicity of diclofenac, carbamazepine and their mixture to Daphnia magna: a comparative two-generational study. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res.

2. Pienaah, C.K.A., Cobbina, S.J., Nkoom, M., Dangana, M., Doodaa, E., Joseph, A., Antwi, G., 2022. Protecting species diversity and ecological structure in relation to sustainable development goals ( SDGs ) 14 and 15 . A scoping review. J. Biodivers. Environ. Sci. 20, 8594.

3. Nkoom, M., Lu, G., Liu, J., and Dong, H., 2020. Biological uptake, depuration and biochemical effects of diclofenac and carbamazepine in Carassius carassius. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 205, 111106.

4. Nkoom, M., Lu, G., Liu, J., Yang, H., and Dong, H., 2019. Bioconcentration of the antiepileptic drug carbamazepine and its physiological and biochemical effects on Daphnia magna. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 172: p. 11-18.

5. Nkoom, M., Lu, G., Liu, J., Dong, H., and Yang, H., 2019. Bioconcentration, behavioral, and biochemical effects of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac in Daphnia magna. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 26:57045712.

6. Nkoom, M., Lu, G., and Liu, J., 2018. Occurrence and ecological risk assessment of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in Taihu Lake, China: a review. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts. 20(12): p. 1640-1648.

7. Jiang, R., Lu, G., Nkoom, M., Yan, Z., Wu, D., Liu, J., Dang, T., 2020. Mineralization and toxicity reduction of the benzophenone-1 using 2D/2D Cu2WS4/BiOCl Z-scheme system: Simultaneously improved visible-light absorption and charge transfer efficiency, Chemical Engineering Journal, 400, p. 125913.

8. Biney, E., E, Nkoom, M., Darkwah, W., K., Puplampu, J., B. 2020. High-Performance Liquid Chromatography Analysis and Antioxidant Activities of Extract of Azadirachta Indica (Neem) Leaves. Pharmacognocy Research. 12(1):2934.

9. Darkwah, W. K., Koomson, D. A., Miwornunyuie, N., Nkoom, M. & Puplampu, J. B., 2020. Review: phytochemistry and medicinal properties of Solanum torvum fruits, All Life, 13 , 498506.

10. Darkwah W., K. and Nkoom M., 2019. Free Radicals Scavenging Activity and Oxidative DNA Damage Protecting Property of Methanol Extract from Honeycrisp Apple. Pharmacognocy Journal.11 (4).

11. Jiang, R., Wu, D., Lu, G., Yan, Z., Liu, J., Zhou, R. and Nkoom, M., 2019. Fabrication of Fe3O4 quantum dots modified BiOCl/BiVO4 pn heterojunction to enhance photocatalytic activity for removing broad-spectrum antibiotics under visible light. Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers. 96: 681-690.

12. Runren, J., Lu, G., Zhou, R., Yang, H., Yan, Z., Wu, D., Liu, J., Nkoom, M., 2019. Switching g-C3N4 morphology from double-walled to single-walled microtubes induced high photocatalytic H2-production performance. Journal of Alloys and Compounds. 153166.

13. Yang, H., Lu, G., Yan, Z., Liu, J., Dong, H., Jiang, R., Zhou, R., Zhang, P., Sun, Y., Nkoom, M., 2019. Occurrence, spatial-temporal distribution and ecological risks of pharmaceuticals and personal care products response to water diversion across the rivers in Nanjing, China. Environmental Pollution. 255, 113132.

14. Dong, H., Lu, G., Yan, Z., Liu, J., Yang, H., Zhang, P., Jiang, R., Bao, X., Nkoom, M., 2019. Distribution, sources and human risk of perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) in a receiving riverine environment of the Nanjing urban area, East China, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 381, p. 120911.

15. Liu, J., Lu, G., Zhang, F., Nkoom, M., Yan, Z., and Wu, D., 2018. Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) in a Large, Highly Polluted Freshwater Lake, China: Occurrence, Fate, and Risk Assessment. International journal of environmental research public health 15(7): p. 1529.

16. Dong, H., Lu, G., Yan, Z., Liu, J., Nkoom, M., and Yang, H., 2018. Responses of antioxidant and biotransformation enzymes in Carassius carassius exposed to hexabromocyclododecane. Environmental toxicology and pharmacology 62: p. 46-53.

17. Lu, G., Liu, J., Zhang, F., Nkoom, M., and Wu, D., 2018. Interactive Effects of BDE-153 and its Metabolite 2, 4-DBP on Biochemical Status in Crucian Carp (Carassius auratus). Polish Journal of Environmental Studies. 27(3).

18. Dong, H., Lu, G., Yan, Z., Liu, J., Yang, H., and Nkoom, M., 2018. Bioconcentration and effects of hexabromocyclododecane exposure in crucian carp (Carassius auratus). Ecotoxicology. 27(3): p. 313-324.

19. Ma, B., Lu, G., Yang, H., Liu, J., Yan, Z., and Nkoom, M., 2018. The effects of dissolved organic matter and feeding on bioconcentration and oxidative stress of ethylhexyl dimethyl p-aminobenzoate (OD-PABA) to crucian carp (Carassius auratus). Environmental Science and Pollution Research 25(7): p. 6558-6569.

20. Wu, D., Yao, J., Lu, G., Liu, F., Zhou, C., Zhang, P., and Nkoom, M., 2017. Adsorptive removal of aqueous bezafibrate by magnetic ferrite modified carbon nanotubes. RSC Advances. 7(63): p. 39594-39603.

21. Okoffo, E.D., Nkoom, M., Ofori, A., Bosompem, O.A., and Akwasi, E., 2016. Assessment of Groundwater Quality in selected Cocoa Growing Communities in the Dormaa West District of Ghana. Res. J. Chem. Env. Sci. 4: p. 82-88.

22. Okoffo, E., Ofori, A., Nkoom, M., and Bosompem, O., 2016. Assessment of the physicochemical characteristics of soils in major cocoa producing areas in the Dormaa West District of Ghana. International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research 5(2): p. 62-68.

23. Luure, P., Asare, W., Cobbina, S., Duwiejuah, A., and Nkoom, M., 2015. Microbial Contamination of Ghanaian Cedi Notes from Traders of the Tamale Central Market, Ghana. British Microbiology Research Journal. 5(2): p. 139.

24. Frimpong, J., Amoako, E., and Nkoom, M., 2015. Assessment Of The Physicochemical And Microbial Quality Of Water In Ke-Nya Stream At Babato-Kuma Community In The Kintampo North Municipal Assembly Of Brong Ahafo Region Of Ghana. International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research. 4(6): p. 405-411.

25. Cobbina, S.J., Nsonwah, E., Duwiejuah, A.B., and Nkoom, M., 2014. Assessment of Trace Metals in Soil at the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation (BOST) Facility in Buipe, Ghana. Res J. Chem. Environ. Sci. 2(3): p. 40-47.

26. Akuffo, I., Cobbina, S., Alhassan, E., and Nkoom, M., 2013. Assessment of the quality of water before and after storage in the Nyankpala community of the Tolon-Kumbungu District, Ghana. International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research. 2.

27. Nkoom, M., Cobbina, S.J., and Kumi, M., 2013. Assessment of endocrine disrupting trace metals in river Samre at Samreboi in the Wassa Amenfi West District of the western region of Ghana. Journal of Water Resource Protection. 5: p. 983-992.