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Alvin R. Caparanga

Environmental Engineer, Outstanding young Scientist (2010)

Expertise: Polymer recycling, Freeze concentration for environmental application, Chemical Thermodynamics/, Siosorption, Engineering

Dr. Alvin r. caparanga is recognized of his outstanding scientific research in environmental engineering, particularly on the physical and thermodynamic properties of new or alternative solvent systems (i.e., solvent systems for CO2 and/or H2S capture), which have been reported in international peer-reviewed journals and which have contributed to the data bank of properties. Knowledge of these properties is indispensible in the design of processes and equipment systems, including such applications as CO2 absorption during its capture and sequestration. Moreover, such solvent systems have been demonstrated to improve absorption rate and efficiency and to lower energy requirement during solvent regeneration.

Affiliation

Subject Chair, Chemical Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Mapua Institute of Technology Intramuros, Manila

Subject Chair, Chemical Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Mapua Institute of Technology Intramuros, Manila

Association

    • Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineers - Metro Manila Academe Chapter, Founding Member
    • Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineers - Metro Manila Academe Chapter, Board of director
    • Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineers - Metro Manila Academe Chapter, Auditor

Employment

    • Polymerization Sec./PENTAX (Asahi Optical Cavite Phils. Corp., Gateway Bus. Park, G. Trias, Cavite, Production Leader / Supervisor, 1992 Je - 1994 Ja
    • School of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Mapua Institute of Technology Intramuros, Manila, Subj. Chair, Chemical Engineering, 2003 Ap - 2008 S
    • Thermodynamics Laboratory Department of Chemical Engineering, Chung Yuan Christian University, Post-doctoral Research Associate, 2008 S - 2009 Ag
    • School of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Mapua Institute of Technology Intramuros, Manila, Research Coordinator / Research Head, 2000 Ap - 2003 Mr

Award

    • Outstanding Faculty of Chemical Engineering/ Chemistry, Mapua Institute of Technology, 2002
    • Outstanding Young Scientist Award, NAST-DOST, 2009

Research

    • Kinetics of absorption of carbon dioxide in AMP + MDEA + water [Completed]
    • Equilibrium solubility of carbon dioxide in 2-amino-2-methyl-l-propanol:+ piperazine + water [Completed]
    • Diffusion coefficients of aqueous ionic liquids from electrolytic conductivity data [Completed]
    • Sorption og Cr(IV on Sargassum ilicifolium-chitosan admix [Completed]
    • A simpl approach to predict molarheat capacity of ionic liquids using group addivity analysis [Completed]

Papers Presented

    • Chemical Engineering at the Forefront of Global Challenge, Regional Symp. on Chemical Engineering, Manila Hotel, Manila, Philippines
    • Collaborative Research and Development in Chemical Engineering, 1st Regional Conference on Chemical Engineering, Century Park Hotel, Manila, Philippines

Education

    • Mapua Institute of Technology, Intramuros, Manila, Philippines, Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Engineering, 2008
    • University of the Philippine Diliman, Quezon City, Master of Science and Chemical Engineering, 1996 Ap
    • Mapua Institute of Technology, Intramuros, Manila, BS in Chemical Engineering, 1991 N

Publication

    • Cheng, M.-D., Caparanga, A.R., Soriano, A.N., M.-H. Li, M.-H., (In Press) Solubility of COZ in the solvent system (water + monoethanolamine + triethanolamine)
    • The Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics, Corrected Proof, Available online 9 September 2009 (DOI:.10:1016/j jct.2009.09.005).
    • Chen, Y.-R., Caparanga, A.R., Soriano, A.N., Li, M.-H., (In Press) Liquid heat capacity of the solvent system (piperazine + 2-amino-2-methyl-propanol + water)
    • The Journal of Chemical Thetmodynamics, Corrected Proof, Available online 13 November 2009 (DOI:, IO.1016/j jct.2009.11:006)
    • Caparanga, A.R., Rodriguez, B.I.,Jr., Aguilar, F.M., (2007 S) The effects of Na' and nonionic surfactant on the biosorption of lead (II) using Sargassum ilicifolium
    • Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment Volume 11, No. 3
    • Bathan, R.S., Dagbay, K.B., Caparanga, A.R., (2008 O) Bioconversion of water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) at its optimum age into bioethanol via separate hydrolysis and fermentation
    • Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineers Journal Volume 11, No. 1
    • Wang, M.-H., Soriano, A.N., Caparanga, A.R., Li, M.-H., (2009) Mutual diffusion coefficients of aqueous solutions of some glycols
    • Fluid Phase Equilibria Volume 285, No. 1-2
    • Caparanga, A.R., Basilia, B.A., Dagbay, K.B., Salvacion, J.W.L., (2009 S) Factors affecting degradation of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) during pre-flotation conditioning
    • Waste Management Volume 29, No. 9
    • Lagumbay, L.J.L.I., Agapito, A.M., Caparanga, A.R., Soriano, A.N., Li, M.-H., (2009 O) Diffusion coefficients of aqueous ionic liquids from electrolytic conductivity data
    • Fluid Phase Equilibria
    • Yang, Z-Y., Soriano, A.N., Caparanga, A.R., Li, M.-H., (2009 Ag) Equilibrium solubility of carbon dioxide in 2-amino-2-methyl-l-propanol:+ piperazine + water
    • The Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics
    • Huang, Y.-M., Soriano, A.N., Caparanga, A.R., Li, M.-H., (2009 Ag) Kinetics of absorption of carbon dioxide in AMP + MDEA + water
    • Chemical Engineering Science
    • Berdan, H.F., Caparanga, A.R., Dagbay, K.B., () Sorption of Cr(IV) on Sargassum ilicifolium - chitosan admix
    • (manuscript in preparation)
    • Agapito, A.M., Lagumbay, L.J.L.I., Caparanga, A.R., Li, M.-H., (2009 Je) A simple approach to predict molar heat capacity of ionic liquid s using group additivity analysis
    • Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers
    • Lavapie, C.R.N., Anog, E.S., Caparanga, A.R.,, (2008 O) An enthalpy-concentration diagram for freeze-concentration of coconut water
    • Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineers Journal Volume 11, No. 1
    • Cheng, Y.-C., Hsu, C.H., Lan, K.H., Munoz, J.C., Caparanga, A.R., (2009 N) Desmearing of FR4 epoxy resin using NMP-based sweller
    • Journal of Electronic Materials Volume 38, No. 11

Trainings

    • 2008 Joint Taiwan/Korea/Japan Chemical Engineering Conference and 55th Annual Conference of Taiwan I, 2008 N 20-22, Tatung University, Taipei, Taiwan
    • 1st Regional Conference on Chemical Engineering: Collaborative Research and Development in Chem.Eng, 2009 D1-2, Century Park Hotel, Manila, Philippine
    • Regional Symp. on Chemical Engineering: "Chemical Engineering at the Forefront of Global Challenge", 2009 Ja 22-23, Manila Hotel, Manila, Philippines
    • 69th Annual Convention of Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2008 F 27- Mr 1, Cebu City