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Maria Natalia Roxas Dimaano

Professor

Expertise: Biodiesel and Alternative Fuels, Materials Science and Engineering, Thermal Energy Storage for Cooling Application

Dr. Ma. Natalia Dimaano is recognized for her work in Biodiesel, Bioethanol, Alternative Fuels, Renewable Energy, Material Science and Engineering (Phase Change Materials), Thermal Energy Storage for Cooling Application. Her research finds uses in Engineering Research and Technology, Energy Storage, and Solar Energy, among others. She is currently a Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Santo Tomas.

Affiliation

Associate Professor 3, Materials science and Chemical Engineering Laboratory, Research Center for the Natural Sciences, University of Santo Tomas, España, Manila

Research

    • Thermal performance characterization of capric acid and lauric acid mixture for low temperature thermal energy storage [Completed]
    • Transient behavior of the C-L acid for thermal energy storage [Completed]
    • The solidification behavior of phase change material for Low-temperature energy storage [Completed]
    • Investigation of esterified arachis hypogaea (Peanut oil) as potential biodiesel fuel source [Completed]
    • Preliminary investigation of phase change materials for solar energy storage in semiconducting materials: Review of possible composites [Completed]
    • Jatropha curcas (tubang bakod) oil for biodiesel production [On-going]
    • Transesterification and smoke emission testing of glycine max (Soybean oil) as potential biodiesel fuel source [Ongoing]
    • Development of composites and nanocomposites from waste and beneficiated materials [On-going]
    • Gypsum wallboard impregnated with pentadecane as a construction material for low temperature energy storage application [On-going]
    • Development of plant-based materials as alternative fuel for two stroke and possibly for four stroke engines: Corn oil methyl ester as fuel for diesel engines [On-going]
    • Practical investigation on the employment of C-L acid as storage material for residential and industrial cooling: Design employing capric and lauric acid mixture as phase change material for process cooling [On-going]
    • Development of plant-based materials as alternative fuels for two stroke and possibly for four stroke engines: Characterization of coco methyl ester (CME) wuth castor oil as an alternative to 2T oil [On-going]
    • Design of a small-scale non-conventional air-cooling system employing the capric and lauric acid system [On-going]
    • Practical investigation on the employment of C-L acid as storage material for residential and industrial cooling: effectiveness of capric-lauric acid impregnated in gypsum wallboard for thermal cooling [On-going]
    • Beneficiation of Jatropha Curcas (Tubang Bakod) meal as fertilizer [Ongoing]
    • Extraction and methylation of non-edible plant seed oils for biofuel production [On-going]
    • Vitrification of steel slag and waste glass and its subsequent transformation to glass ceramics [Completed]

Papers Presented

    • Extraction, Transesterification and Characterization of Bitaog (Calophyllum inophyllum) Seed Oil as a Potential Source of Biofuel, 13th International Student Seminar on Transport Research (ISSOT) Symposium, International Association of Traffic and Safety Sciences, Chiba, Japan
    • Researches on Biodiesel Production from Plant Seed Oils, DOST-JSPS-PRF S&T Workshop: Sharing of Knowledge and Resources through Collaborative Research and Development Initiatives, SEAFDEC, Miag-ao, Iloilo
    • Transesterification of Philippine Jatropha Curcas Oil as an Alternative Biodiesel: Optimization of JME %Yield, ASEAN RSCE 2007, Hotel Melia Purosani, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
    • Jatropha Curcas (Tubang Bakod) Oil as a Potential Biofuel Alternative, Forum on Scientific Research Outputs of JSPS RONP AKU Fellows: Investing in Knowledge for National Development, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Malate, Manila
    • Vitrification of Steel Slag and Waste Slag and Its Subsequent Transformation to Glass? Ceramics , 74th NRCP Annual Meeting: Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries for National Development - Scientific Poster Exhibition, Polkabal-Rigodon Hall, Manila Hotel, Manila
    • Gypsum Wallboard Impregnated with Eutectic Mixture of Capric Acid and Lauric Acid for Thermal Energy Storage Cooling Application, Annual PAASE Meeting & Symposium 27th APAMS: 2007 International S & T Conference - Science, Engineering and Technology in Economic Development, Century Park Hotel, Manila
    • Transesterification and Smoke Emission Testing of Glycine Max (Soybean Oil) as a Potential Biodiesel Fuel Source, Annual PAASE Meeting & Symposium 27th APAMS: 2007 International S & T Conference - Science, Engineering and Technology in Economic Development, Century Park Hotel, Manila, Philippines
    • Industrial Application of Capric-Lauric Acid for Low Temperature Energy Storage: An Option, 2007 PIChE - MMAC Resarch Colloquium, Engineering Conference Hall, UST, Manila, Philippines

Publication

    • Takayuki Watanabe, Dimaano, M.N.R., (2006) Thermal performance characterization of capric acid and lauric acid mixture for low temperature energy storage.
    • Solar Energy: New Researches, Nova Sciences Publishing Co., Inc.
    • Dimaano, M.N.R. Watanabe, T., (2002) The capric and lauric acid mixture with chemical additives as latent heat storage materials for cooling application.
    • Energy-The International Journal Volume 27(9)
    • Dimaano, M.N.R., Watanabe, T., (2003) The transient behavior analysis of the capric acid and lauric acid mixture in a vertical tube
    • Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan Volume 36, No. 12
    • Dimaano, M.N.R. Watanabe, T., (2002) The capric - lauric acid and pentadecane combination as phase change material for cooloing applications.
    • Applied Thermal Engineering Volume 22(4)
    • Dimaano, M.N.R., Watanabe, T., (2002) Performance investigation of the capric and lauric acids mixture as latent heat energy Storage for for a cooling system
    • Solar Energy Volume 72, No. 3
    • Aguirre, I.L.P., Dimaano, M.N.R. et al., (2006) Corn oil methyl ester as fuel for diesel engine.
    • Acta Manilana Volume 24
    • Dimaano, M.N.R., (2009) Optimization of Jathropa Curcas (Tubang Bakod) and Calophyllum Inophyllum (Bitaog) as a viable Source of Activated Carbon for Methylene Blue Adsorption
    • Transactions of the National Academy of Science and Technology. Abstracts of Papers Volume 31, No. 1
    • Dimaano, M.N.R., Antonio, J.P.M., (2009) Preliminary Investigation of Calophyllum Inophyllum (Bitaog) as a Potential Source of Biofuel
    • Transactions of the National Academy of Science and Technology. Abstracts of Papers Volume 31, No. 1

Trainings

    • DOST-JSPS-PRF S&T Workshop, 2007 D 19, SEAFDEC, Miag-ao, Iloilo
    • 13th International Student Seminar on Transport Research (ISSOT) Symposium, International Associatio, 2007 N 20, Chiba, Japan
    • 74th NRCP Annual Meeting: Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries for National Development - Scientific Pos, 2007 Mr 8, Polkabal-Rigodon Hall, Manila Hotel, Manila
    • 2007 PIChE - MMAC Resarch Colloquium, 2007 Ja 12, Engineering Conference Hall, UST, Manila, Philippines