Research

Biochemical Engineering

The Biochemical Engineering Laboratory, one of the main research groups in The Department of Chemical Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, was established in 1987. In the early years of the laboratory, the research work was mainly focused on the development of bioreactors which included batch, semi continuous, and continuous with the cell recycle bioreactors for the production of acetone and butanol from agricultural based raw materials. However, since 1990 the emphasis of work was shifted towards the use of membrane technology (microfiltration, reverse osmosis, emulsion liquid membrane, pervaporation, and reverse micelles) both for bioreaction and bioseparation due to its promising future. At present, research work in the laboratory is expanded to other fields of biochemical engineering such as tissue engineering and airlift bioreactor design, while fermentation and membrane technology are still of high interests.

Research Interest

  • Bioseparations
  • Hydrolysis of Biomass
  • Fermentation and Enzyme technology
  • Biomaterials

  • Waste utilization
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biofuels

  • Biosensors
  • Postharvest Technology

Publications

Khamkeaw, A., Phisalaphong, M., Jongsomjit, B., Lin, K. Y. A., Yip, A. C. Synthesis of mesoporous MFI zeolite via bacterial cellulose-derived carbon templating for fast adsorption of formaldehyde. 2020. Journal of hazardous materials, 384, 121161.


Prommuak, C., Tharangkool, N., Pavasant, P., Ponpesh, P., Jarunglumlert, T. Computational fluid dynamic design of spent coffee ground cabinet dryer using recycled heat from air compressor. 2020. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 153, 75-84.


Klinthongchai, Y., Prichanont, S., Praserthdam, P. Synthesis, characteristics and application of mesocellular foam carbon (MCF-C) as catalyst for dehydrogenation of ethanol to acetaldehyde. 2020. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 103752.


Laomeephol, C., Guedes, M., Ferreira, H., Reis, R. L., Kanokpanont, S., Damrongsakkul, S., Neves, N. M. Phospholipid‐induced silk fibroin hydrogels and their potential as cell carriers for tissue regeneration. 2020. Journal of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, 14 (1), 160-172.


Boonnoun, P., Shotipruk, A., Kanda, H., Goto, M. Optimization of rubber seed oil extraction using liquefied dimethyl ether. 2019. Chemical Engineering Communications 206 (6) , 746-753.


Nutchawanit, M., Satirapipathkul, C., Mongkholrattanasit, R. The Effects of Cationization on Dyeing Properties of Cotton Fabric Dyed with Marigold and Rose. 2019. International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications, 10 (2).


Powtongsook, S., Nootong, K. Photoautotrophic cultivation of Chlorococcum humicola in stirred tank and airlift photobioreactors under different light settings and light supplying strategies for biomass and carotenoid production. 2019. Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology, 94 (10), 3084-3092.


 

Faculty Members

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Faculty Members

11

Ph.D.Students

23

M.Eng. Students

CONTACT

Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
Chulalongkorn University Payathai Road, Pathumwan Bangkok, 10330

kasidit.n@chula.ac.th

Tel: +66 (0)2-218-6864

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