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Separation Technology Research

Overview

The research has emphasized on enhancement of selectivity for extracting metal ions with similar charge; i.e. ions of metals in the lanthanide and actinide series which are found in certain parts of the country. Both chemical reaction and simultaneous extraction/stripping have been utilized for the research. Separation of gaseous mixtures with adsorption has also been studied in order to reduce energy consumption of separation processes, especially removal of dilute impurities and relatively low temperature separation. In addition, various adsorbents have been produced from local resources; i.e. volcanic rock and agricultural waste, under appropriate conditions, in particular at low temperature.

Research Interest


Development of hybrid aerobic/anaerobic bioreactor systems for biological wastewater treatment, and bioprocess (e.g. food processing and cell cultivation).
Water resource utilization and reuse

Contact

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

Telephone 662.218.6891
Fax 662.218.6877
Email ura.p@chula.ac.th

Publications

Srirachat, W., Wannachod, T., Pancharoen, U., Kheawhom, S. Effect of polarity and temperature on the binary interaction between D2EHPA extractant and organic solvents (kerosene, n-heptane, chlorobenzene and 1-octanol): Experimental and thermodynamics. 2017. Fluid Phase Equilibria 434 , 117-129.

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.

Pirom, T., Wongsawa, T., Wannachod, T., Sunsandee, N., Pancharoen, U., Kheawhom, S. Amoxicillin removal from aqueous solutions using hollow fibre supported liquid membrane: kinetic study. 2017. Chemical Papers , 1-12.

Wongkaew, K., Wannachod, T., Mohdee, V., Pancharoen, U., Arpornwichanop, A., Lothongkum, A. Mass transfer resistance and response surface methodology for separation of platinum (IV) across hollow fiber supported liquid membrane. 2016. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry 42 , 23-35.

Wannachod, T., Hronec, M., Soták, T., Fulajtárová, K., Pancharoen, U., Nootong, K. Influence of salt on the solubility and tie-line data for water + formic acid + methyl isobutyl ketone at T = 298.15 K. 2016. Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data 61 (7) , 2433-2439.


People

1
Lecturers
4
Ph.D.
Students
2
M.Eng.
Students
Dr. Ura Pancharoen
D.Eng.Sc. (NJIT, USA)