Dr. Bunjerd Jongsomjit

ดร. บรรเจิด จงสมจิตร

Research Profile



Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 2002 M.S. in Chemical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 1998 B.S. in Chemistry with 2ndclass honors, Kasetsart University, 1990

Research Interest

My research focuses on heterogeneous catalysis including: (i) catalytic ethanol transformation into other value-added products such as ethylene, diethyl ether, acetaldehyde, butanol, etc., (ii) development of polymerization catalysts such as Ziegler-Natta and metallocene catalysts for olefin polymerization, and (iii) methanol synthesis via CO and CO2 hydrogenationover copper-based catalysts.



Development of solid acid catalysts such as mixed-phase alumina, acid-modified clay, La and Zr-modified SBA-15, Pd modified beta zeolite and W/TiO2 , for ethanol dehydration to ethylene and diethyl ether.
Development of solid catalysts such as activated carbons, MgAl mixed oxides, and supported AgLi for ethanol dehydrogenation to acetaldehyde and butanol.
Development of Ziegler-Natta catalysts for gas-phase polymerization.
Utilization of CO2 for methanol synthesis.

Selected Publications

The effect of different prepared TiCl4-MgCl2 catalysts on the behavior of gas-phase ethylene/1-hexene copolymerization

T Pongchan, P Tumawong, W Phiwkliang, S Samingprai, P Praserthdam, …
South African Journal of Chemical Engineering 46, 56-64

The influence of mild air conditions on the chemical properties and pyrolysis behavior of empty fruit brunches during torrefaction

S Jadsadajerm, M Phongaksorn, K Areechon, P Thabwaew, B Jongsomjit, …
Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, 1-14

Investigation on deactivation of Cu-Cr catalyst for direct ethanol dehydrogenation to ethyl acetate, acetaldehyde, and hydrogen

S Preedavijitkul, C Autthanit, S Jadsadajerm, C Srijaroen, P Praserthdam, …
Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers 147, 104895

Cellulose acetate/nanoclay composite membranes with enhanced mechanical properties and improved permeance in gas separation

NC Juntadech, T Juntadech, S Niamlang, B Jongsomjit
Journal of Applied Polymer Science, e54032

Research Groups