bc_bio_phys_faculty_darko_samuel_aAssistant Professor
Environmental Health Sciences Dept.,
Benedict College
1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204
Tel: (803) 705-4401
Fax: (803) 253-5336
Email: darkos@benedict.edu



University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Engineering, May 2004
Dissertation: "Photoelectrochemical Degradation of Cyanide contaminated wastewater"

University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Master of Engineering in Environmental Engineering, August 2003

Universidad de Oriente, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
B.Sc & M.Sc in Chemical Engineering, July 1994
Thesis: "Design of Fermentor/Dryer for Cocoa beans

Courses Taught

ESC 140           General Environmental Health Science
ESC 330           Solid & Hazardous Waste Management
ESC 449           Water &Wastewater Treatment
ESC 435           Introductory Biostatistics
ESC 434           Environmental Toxicology
ESC 341           Environmental Forensics

Research Interest includes:

Application of photocatalysis for:

  • Development of self-cleaning surfaces (fabric, PVC) for the degradation of odor causing bacteria.
  • Development of technologies for remediation and decontamination of phosphoric esters.

Sustainable Development

  • Processing of Biodiesel from used and virgin oils.
  • Green living and development.

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