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Biochemical Engineering Research

Overview

The Biochemical Engineering Laboratory, one of the main research groups in The Department of Chemical Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, was started since 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

Contact

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

Telephone 662.218.6860
Fax 662.218.6877
Email seeroong.p@chula.ac.th

Publications

Wongkaew, K., Fulajtárova, K., Hronec, M., Mohdee, V., Pancharoen, U., Nootong, K. Measurement of the solubility of the salt of 2-mercaptobenzothiazole with cyclohexylamine and tert-butylamine in various solvents at low temperatures: Models and thermodynamic parameters. 2017. Fluid Phase Equilibria 434 , 141-151.

Chankow, S., Luemunkong, S., Kanokpanont, S. Conformational transitions of Thai silk fibroin secondary structures. 2017. BMEiCON 2016 - 9th Biomedical Engineering International Conference

P. Ponpesh, D. K. Giles, D. Downey One-step synthesis of amine-functionalized TiO2 surface for photocatalytic decolorization under visible light irradiation. 2017. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry 45 , 229-236.

P. Ponpesh, D. K. Giles, D. Downey One-step synthesis of amine-functionalized TiO2 surface for photocatalytic decolorization under visible light irradiation. 2017. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry 45 , 229-236.

Phomrak, S., Phisalaphong, M. Reinforcement of Natural Rubber with Bacterial Cellulose via a Latex Aqueous Microdispersion Process. 2017. Journal of Nanomaterials 2017