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Luis F. Razon

Expertise: Biofuel Production, Biodiesel Production, Bioenergy, Biogas, Biodiesel, Transesterification

His research interests are chemical reactor dynamics and the development of novel feedstocks and catalysts for biodiesel production. He earned the degrees of BS Chemical Engineering (magna cum laude) at De La Salle University, and MS and PhD Chemical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA. He was later a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Notre Dame, Product Development Manager at Mead Johnson Nutritionals and Director of the University Research Coordination Office of De La Salle University. Prof. Razon is also a member of the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP).

Affiliation

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines

Employment

    • Department of Chemical Engineering, De La Salle University, Professor, 2001 September - Present

Papers Presented

    • Development of an online refractive index monitoring system to detect the end point of transesterification reaction, 2015 International Conference on Humanoid, Nanotechnology, Information Technology, Communication and Control, Environment and Management (HNICEM), Cebu City, Philippines
    • A methodology for criticality analysis in symbiotic bioenergy parks, 6th International Conference on Applied Energy - ICAE2014, Taipei, Taiwan
    • Modeling Reverse-Flow Monolith Reactor for Production of Syngas by Partial Oxidation of Methane, 5th International Symposium on Design, Operation and Control of Chemical Processes, PSE ASIA, Singapore

Publication

    • Fortun, N.T., Lao, A.R., Razon, L.F., & Mendoza, E.R., (2018) Multistationarity in Earth's Pre-Industrial Carbon Cycle Models
    • Manila Journal of Science Volume 11
    • Fortun, N.T., Mendoza, E.R., Razon, L.F., & Lao, A.R., (2018) A Deficiency-One Algorithm for power-law kinetic systems with reactant-determined interactions
    • Journal of Mathematical Chemistry
    • Promentilla, M.A.B., Aviso, K.B., Lucas, R.I.G., Razon, L.F., & Tan, R.R., (2018) Teaching Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) in Undergraduate Chemical Engineering Courses
    • Education for Chemical Engineers Volume 23
    • Razon, L.F., (2018) Reactive nitrogen: A perspective on its global impact and prospects for its sustainable production
    • Sustainable Production and Consumption Volume 15
    • Angeles, D.A., Tan, R.R., Aviso, K.B., Are, K.R.A.G., & Razon, L.F., (2018) Fuzzy optimization of the automotive ammonia fuel cycle
    • Journal of Cleaner Production Volume 186
    • Tan, R.R., Aviso, K.B., Chiu, A.S.F., Promentilla, M.A.B., Razon, L.F., Tseng, M.-L., & Yu, K.D.S., (2017) Towards "climate-proof" industrial networks
    • Resources, Conservation and Recycling Volume 127
    • Angeles, D.A., Are, K.R.A.G., Aviso, K.B., Tan, R.R., & Razon, L.F., (2017) Optimization of the Automotive Ammonia Fuel Cycle Using P-Graphs
    • ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering Volume 5, No. 9
    • Khang, D.S., Tan, R.R., Uy, O.M., Promentilla, M.A.B., Tuan, P.D., Abe, N., & Razon, L.F., (2018) A design of experiments approach to the sensitivity analysis of the life cycle cost of biodiesel
    • Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy Volume 20, No. 3
    • Benjamin, M.F.D., Cayamanda, C.D., Tan, R.R., & Razon, L.F., (2017) P-graph approach to criticality analysis in integrated bioenergy systems
    • Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy Volume 19, No. 7
    • Knothe, G., Razon, L.F., & de Castro, M.E.G., (2017) Methyl esters (biodiesel) from Melanolepis multiglandulosa (alim) seed oil and their properties
    • Biofuels Volume 9, No. 4
    • Knothe, G.H., & Razon, L.F., (2016) Biodiesel fuels
    • Progress in Energy and Combustion Science (PECS) Volume 58
    • Knothe, G., Razon, L.F., Madulid, D.A., Agoo, E.M.G., & de Castro, M.E.G., (2017) Methyl esters (biodiesel) from Pachyrhizus erosus seed oil
    • Biofuels Volume 9
    • Knothe, G., Razon, L.F., Madulid, D.A., Agoo, E.M.G., & de Castro, M.E.G., (2017) Fatty Acid Profiles of Garuga floribunda, Ipomoea pes-caprae, Melanolepis multiglandulosa and Premna odorata Seed Oils
    • Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society Volume 94, No. 2
    • Benjamin, M.F.D., Tan, R.R., & Razon, L.F., (2017) Assessing the Sensitivity of Bioenergy Parks to Capacity Disruptions using Monte Carlo Simulation 
    • Chemical Engineering Transactions Volume 56
    • Benjamin, M.F.D., Cayamanda, C.D., Belmonte, B.A., Tan, R.R., & Razon, L.F., (2016) A Risk-based Criticality Analysis in Bioenergy Parks using P-graph Method
    • Chemical Engineering Transactions Volume 52
    • Knothe, G., Razon, L.F., Madulid, D.A., Agoo, E.M.G., & de Castro, M.E.G., (2016) Fatty Acid Profiles of Some Fabaceae Seed Oils
    • Journal of the Americal Oil Chemists' Society Volume 93, No. 7
    • Khang, D.S., Tan, R.R., Uy, O.M., Promentilla, M.A.B., Tuan, P.D., Abe, N., & Razon, L.F., (2017) Design of experiments for global sensitivity analysis in life cycle assessment: The case of biodiesel in Vietnam
    • Resources, Conservation and Recycling Volume 119
    • Khang, D.S., Promentilla, M.A.B., Tan, R.R., Abe, N., Tuan, P.D., & Razon, L.F., (2016) Multi-criteria approach to assess stakeholders preferences for selection of biodiesel feedstock in Vietnam
    • International Journal of Business and Systems Research Volume 10, No. 2/3/4
    • Canter, C.E., Razon, L.F., & Blowers, P., (2015) Large-Scale Cultivation of Microalgae for Fuel
    • In: Process Design Strategies for Biomass Conversion Systems, Eds. Ng, D.K., Tan, R.R., Foo, D.C., & El-Halwagi, M.M.
    • Co, D.M.S., Bugtai, N.T., Razon, L.F., & Pobre, R.F., (2015) Development of an online refractive index monitoring system to detect the end point of transesterification reaction
    • 2015 International Conference on Humanoid, Nanotechnology, Information Technology,Communication and Control, Environment and Management (HNICEM), Cebu City
    • Tan, R.R., Benjamin, M.F.D., Cayamanda, C.D., Aviso, K.B., & Razon, L.F., (2016) P-Graph Approach to Optimizing Crisis Operations in an Industrial Complex
    • Industrial Engineering and Chemistry Research Volume 55, No. 12
    • Holaysan, S.A.K., Razon, L.F., & Tan, R.R., (2015) Development of a modified Luus-Jaakola adaptive random search algorithm for design of integrated algal bioenergy system
    • Chemical Engineering Transactions Volume 45
    • Aviso, K.B., Chiu, A.S.F., Yu, K.D.S., Promentilla, M.A.B., Razon, L.F., Ubando, A.T., Sy, C.L., & Tan, R.R., (2015) P-graph for optimising industrial symbiotic networks
    • Chemical Engineering Transactions Volume 45
    • Benjamin, M.F., Ubando, A., Razon, L., & Tan, R.R., (2015) Analyzing the Disruption Resilience of Microalgal Multi-functional Bioenergy Systems using Dynamic Inoperability Input-output Modeling
    • Chemical Engineering Transactions Volume 45
    • Benjamin, M.F.D., Ubando, A.T., Razon, L.F., & Tan, R.R., (2015) Analyzing the disruption resilience of bioenergy parks using dynamic inoperability input–output modeling
    • Environment Systems and Decisions Volume 35, No. 3
    • Knothe, G., de Castro, M.E.G., & Razon, L.F., (2015) Methyl Esters (Biodiesel) from and Fatty Acid Profile of Gliricidia sepium Seed Oil
    • Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society Volume 92, No. 5
    • Benjamin, M.F.D., Tan, R.R., & Razon, L.F., (2015) Probabilistic multi-disruption risk analysis in bioenergy parks via physical input–output modeling and analytic hierarchy process
    • Sustainable Production and Consumption
    • Benjamin, M.F.D., Tan, R.R., & Razon, L.F., (2014) A Methodology for Criticality Analysis in Symbiotic Bioenergy Parks
    • Energy Procedia Volume 61
    • Knothe, G., Phoo, Z.W.M.M., de Castro, M.E.G., & Razon, L.F., (2015) Fatty Acid Profile of Albizia lebbeck and Albizia saman Seed Oils
    • European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology Volume 117, No. 4
    • Khang, D.S., Razon, L.F., Madrazo, C.F., & Tan, R.R., (2014) In Situ Transesterification of Coconut Oil using Mixtures of Methanol and Tetrahydrofuran
    • Chemical Engineering Research and Design Volume 92, No. 8
    • Razon, L.F., (2013) Life Cycle Analysis of an Alternative to the Haber-Bosch Process: Non-Renewable Energy Usage and Global Warming Potential of Liquid Ammonia from Cyanobacteria
    • Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy Volume 33, No. 2
    • Benjamin, M.F.D., Tan, R.R., & Razon, L.F., (2015) A methodology for criticality analysis in integrated energy systems
    • Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy Volume 17, No. 4
    • Phoo, Z.W.M.M., Razon, L.F., Knothe, G., Ilham, Z., Goembira, F., Madrazo, C.F., Roces, S.A., & Saka, S., (2014) Evaluation of Indian milkweed (Calotropis gigantea) seed oil as alternative feedstock for biodiesel
    • Industrial Crops and Products Volume 54
    • Razon, L.F., (2015) Is nitrogen fixation (once again) “vital to the progress of civilized humanity”?
    • Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy Volume 17, No. 2
    • Knothe, G., Razon, L.F., & Bacani, F.T., (2013) Kenaf oil methyl esters
    • Industrial Crops and Products Volume 49
    • Razon, L.F., Bacani, F.T., Evangelista, R.L., & Knothe, G., (2013) Fatty Acid Profile of Kenaf Seed Oil
    • Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society Volume 90, No. 6
    • Phoo, Z.W.M.M., Ilham, Z., Goembira, F., Razon, L., & Saka, S., (2013) Physico-Chemical Properties of Biodiesel from Various Feedstocks
    • In: Yao T. (eds) Zero-Carbon Energy Kyoto 2012. Green Energy and Technology. Springer, Tokyo
    • Razon, L.F., (2012) Life cycle energy and greenhouse gas profile of a process for the production of ammonium sulfate from nitrogen-fixing photosynthetic cyanobacteria
    • Bioresource Technology Volume 107
    • Co, C.E.T., Tan, M.C., Diamante, J.A.R., Yan, L.R.C., Tan, R.R., & Razon, L.F., (2011) Internal mass-transfer limitations on the transesterification of coconut oil using an anionic ion exchange resin in a packed bed reactor
    • Catalysis Today Volume 174, No. 1
    • Razon, L.F., & Tan, R.R., (2011) Net energy analysis of the production of biodiesel and biogas from the microalgae: Haematococcus pluvialis and Nannochloropsis
    • Applied Energy Volume 88, No. 10
    • Charvet, C.J.S.P., Duya, M.R.J.V., Miller, A.V.G., & Razon, L.F., (2010) Evaluation of the Biodiesel Fuel Properties of Fatty Acid Methyl Esters from Carica papaya L.
    • Philippine Agricultural Scientist Volume 94, No. 1
    • Nun, S., Foo, D.C.Y., Tan, R.R., Razon, L.F., & Egashira, R., (2011) Fuzzy automated targeting for trade-off analysis in batch water networks
    • Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering Volume 6, No. 3
    • Razon, L.F., (2011) Net Energy Calculations for Production of Biodiesel and Biogas from Haematococcus pluvialis and Nannochloropsis sp.
    • In: Yao T. (eds) Zero-Carbon Energy Kyoto 2010. Green Energy and Technology. Springer, Tokyo
    • Razon, L.F., (2009) Alternative crops for biodiesel feedstock
    • CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources Volume 4, No. 056
    • Lai, Y.L., Choong, T.S.Y., Chuah, T.G., Ahamad, I.S., & Razon, L.F., (2009) Hybrid Algorithm for Acceleration of Convergence to Cyclic Steady State
    • Journal of Applied Sciences Volume 9, No. 17
    • Velasquez, J.M., Jhun, K.S., Bugay, B., Razon, L.F., & Tan, R.R., (2009) Investigation of process yield in the transesterification of coconut oil with heterogeneous calcium oxide catalyst
    • Journal - The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia Volume 70, No. 4
    • Razon, L.F., (2010) Selection of philippine plant oils as possible feedstocks for biodiesel
    • The Philippine Agriculturist Volume 91, No. 3
    • Bicol, J.P.G., & Razon, L.F., (2007) Evaluation of biodiesel from Canarium ovatum (pili) pulp oil and Psophocarpus tetragonolobus (winged bean) seed oil
    • Philippine Agricultural Scientist Volume 90, No. 3
    • Razon, L.F., (2006) Stabilization of a CSTR in an Oscillatory State by Varying the Thermal Characteristics of the Reactor Vessel
    • International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering Volume 4, No. 1
    • Razon, L.F., (2005) Effect of reactor heat capacity on the stability and start-up time of a diabatic controlled-cycled stirred tank reactor
    • Chemical Engineering Communications Volume 192, No. 9
    • Razon, L.F., & Schmitz, R.A., (1987) Multiplicities and Instabilities in Chemically Reacting Systems - A Review
    • Chemical Engineering Science Volume 42, No. 5
    • Razon, L.F., Chang, S.-M., & Schmitz, R.A., (1986) Chaos During the Oxidation of Carbon Monoxide on Platinum - Experiments and Analysis
    • Chemical Engineering Science Volume 41, No. 6
    • Razon, L.F., & Schmitz, R.A., (1986) Intrinsically Unstable Behaviour During the Oxidation of CO on Platinum
    • Catalysis Reviews Volume 28, No. 1
    • Schmitz, R.A., D’Netto, G.A., Razon, L.F., & Brown, J.R., (1984) Theoretical and Experimental Studies of Catalytic Reactions
    • In: Nicolis G., Baras F. (eds) Chemical Instabilities. NATO ASI Series (Series C: Mathematical and Physical Sciences), Springer, Dordrecht Volume 120