Contact Eric Gbenatey Nartey

Areas of expertise

  • Agrifood Systems
  • Environment and Health
  • Food Safety
  • Waste Management and Resource Efficiency

Background

Eric G. Nartey is a researcher in Environment and Agrifood at the School of Water, Energy and Environment of Cranfield University, UK.  He is a Sue White Fund for Africa (SWF) scholar and his PhD is looking at transforming solid and liquid wastes into fertilizer to minimize urban catchment pollution.

Eric studied his bachelor’s in Zoology at the University of Ghana before completing his master’s degree in Environmental Science from the same university in 2013, specializing in faecal sludge and agro-industrial waste composting for urban crop production. He has worked with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in Ghana since 2014, researching into circular economy of wastes and developing various waste based business models. His hobbies are playing scrabble, listening to music and watching motorsports.

Current activities

Eric's PhD research within the School of Water, Energy and Environment of Cranfield University is investigating how solid and liquid wastes composting system and the associated fertilizer product can contribute to safe crop production and reduce impact on the environment by answering these research questions:

  • What are the nutrient and microbial flows like in faecal sludge (FS) and food waste co-composting systems (FSCS)?
  • What are the kinetics of microbial passage across the different stages of the FSCS?
  • What is the impact of FS compost storage on microbes that are pathogenic and non-pathogenic?
  • What is the impact of FS compost application on soil biodiversity and other integral components of soil?


Publications

Conference Papers

  • Amoah P, Nartey EG & Schrecongost A (2016) Effect of different income housing zones on effluent quality of Biofil® toilet digesters in Accra, Ghana. In: 39th WEDC International Conference, 2016, Kumasi, 11 July - 15 April 2016.