Fuels, Energy, and Thermal Systems Laboratory

Our one mission is to enable designers from around the world to be able to design interfaces in a much easier way.

ABOUT OUR RESEARCH GROUP

The research group envisions technologies and products toward sustainable energy utilization by training students to scan the technology horizon in search for important questions yet unanswered, needs yet unmet, and opportunities still emerging, and to use the scientific method to seek the answer, the solution or the enabling technology. The Fuels, Energy and Thermal Systems Research Laboratory seeks to develop sustainable processes for the production of alternative fuels (e.g. hydrogen, bioethanol and biodiesel) along with high-value products; produce alternative working fluids and materials for cooling/heat transfer and energy storage (e.g. nanofluids, phase change materials); and evaluate performance and analyze thermal systems (e.g. oscillating head pipes, solar PV panels)

RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS

PUBLICATIONS

  1. Charlimagne M. Montealegre, Emerson R. Dionisio, Lawrence V. Sumera, Jay R T. Adolacion and Rizalinda L. De Leon, Continuous Bioethanol Production Using Saccharomyces cerevisiae Cells Immobilized in Nata De Coco (Biocellulose), International Journal of chemical Engineering and Applications v3(4), 2012. ISSN: 2010-0221.
  2. Jan-Jezreel Saceda, Kamolwan Rintramee, Supattra Khabuanchalad, Sanchai Prayoonpokarach, Rizalinda L. de Leon and Jatuporn Wittayakun, Properties of zeolite Y in various forms and utilization as catalysts or supports for cerium oxide in ethanol oxidation, Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, v18(1) pp 420-424, 25 Jan 2012.
  3. Myra G. Borines, Mark P. McHenry, Rizalinda L. de Leon, Integrated macroalgae production for sustainable bioethanol, aquaculture and agriculture in Pacific Island nations, Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining v5 (6) pp599-608, Nov/Dec 2011.
  4. Borines, M.G., McHenry M.P. and de Leon, R.L. (2011), Bioethanol Production from farming non-food macroalgae in Pacific Island nations: Chemical constituents, bioethanol yields, and prospective species in the Philippines, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 15:4432-4435, doi: 10.1016/j-rser2011.07.109
  5. Myra G. Borines, Rizalinda L. de Leon, Joel L. Cuello, Bioethanol Production from the macroalgae Sargassum spp, Bioresourse Technology v 138, pp 22-29, June 2013.
  6. Joey D. Ocona, b, Trinh Ngoc Tuana, Youngmi Yic, Rizalinda L. de Leonb, Jae Kwang Leea, Jaeyoung Leea, Ultrafast and stable hydrogen generation from sodium borohydride in methanol and water over Fe–B nanoparticles, Journal of Power
  7. Kathrina D. Montalbo, Rizalinda L. de Leon, Onsulang Sopiphun, Saowanee Manadee, Sanchai Prayoonpokarach and Jatuporn Wittayakun, Characterization and Catalytic Performance of Potassium Loaded on Rice Husk Silica and Zeolite NaY for Transesterification of Jatropha seed oil, Quim. Nova, Vol. 36, No. 8, 1116-1120, 2013.
  8. Jesus Marie Tumamao, Joseph Only Novilla, Erika Claire J. Azurin, Rizalinda L. de Leon, Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production using Clinoptilolite-supported,Eosin Y-Sensitized TiO2 for Water Splitting, Philippine Engineering Journal, v33, No. 1 (2012).
  9. Rizalinda L. de Leon, Arturo B. Cortes, Richard Q. Chu, Heat and Mass Transfer in an Adsorption Panel with Rod fins heated by a radiant source: 3D Mathematical Model, Philippine Engineering Journal, V34, No. 1 (2013).
  10. Meng-Wei Wan, Luisa Cyd Charisse Biel, Ming-Chun Lu, Rizalinda de Leon and Susan Arco, Ultrasound-assisted oxidative desulfurization (UAOD) using phosphotungstic acid: effect of process parameters on sulfur removal, Desalination and Water Treatment, v47, issue 1-3, 2012.
  11. Ming-Chun Lu, Luisa Cyd Charisse Biel, Meng-Wei Wan, Rizalinda de Leon & Susan Arco, Oxidative Desulfurization of Fuels with a Transition Metal Catalyst: A Comparative Assessment of Different Mixing Techniques, Int J Green Energy, published online Aug 2013.
  12. Joey D. Ocon, Ludek Jirkovsky, Rizalinda L. de Leon, Amador C. Muriel, Theory-derived law of the wall for parallel flat-plates turbulent flow, CFD letters, vol 4(3) 2012

PAPERS PRESENTED

  1. Rizalinda L. de Leon and Stephen S. Doliente, Design of Experiments and Data Analysis in Energy Research on Bioethanol From Biomass, Philippine Statistical Association Annual Conference, 2013, 12-13 September 2013, The Legend Palawan, Puerto Princesa, Philippines.
  2. Rizalinda L. de Leon, Adrian D. Mendizabal, Nes Daniel L. Sabud, Albert L. Lego, Bryan G. Alamani and J.T. Adolacion, Characterization and In-vitro Release Study of Supramolecular Encapsulated Moringa oleifera Lam. Oil in b-cyclodextrin, Regional Symposium in Chemical Engineering (RSCE) 2013, Bohol, Philippines, Nov 12-13, 2013.
  3. Rizalinda L. de Leon, Lee Ann Farah G. Anquillano, Czarra Pamela T. Jacinto, Mary Kristine N. Macapagal, Cellulase from mixed cultures of Aspergillus niger and Trichoderman reesei on rice hulls, 5thAUN/SEED-Net Regional Conference on Biotechnology, January 23-24, 2013, Bandung, Indonesia.
  4. Hyacinth Mae G. Tambago, Thor Alexis S. Sazon, Gilbert S. Casuyon, Al Christopher C. de Leon, Rizalinda L. de Leon, Synthesis and Properties of Microencapsulated Coconut oil as Phase Change Material for Cooling load reduction, paper presented at the 4th AUN/SEED-Net Regional Conference on Chemical Engineering, Feb 9-10, 2012, Armada Hotel, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
  5. Kristine R. Tolod, Von Karmel N. Ali, Hannah Marie A. Cabrillas, Maria Carmina M. Gammuac, Rizalinda L. de Leon, Comparison  of Different Enzyme Combination for the Conversio of Rice Straw to Glucose, Renewable Energy 202 (RE2010), June 27 0 July 2, 2010, Pacifico Yokohaman, Yokohama, Japan.
  6. Patrick D. Ramoso, Michelle T. Ang, Shyne Marie E. Baticulon, Al Christopher C. De Leon, Rizalinda L. de Leon, Coconut Oil-Stearic Acid Mixtures as Potential Phase Change Material for Cooling Load Reduction, Regional Symposium in Chemical Engineering (RSCE) 2010, Bangkok, Thailand.
  7. Patrick D. Ramoso, Michelle T. Ang, Shyne Marie E. Baticulon, Al Christopher, C. De Leon, Rizalinda L. de Leon, Determination of Phase Change Material from Coconut Oil for Cooling Load Reduction, Regional Symposium in Chemical Engineering (RSCE) 2010, Bangkok, Thailand.

PEOPLE

Rizalinda L. De Leon

Associate Profesor

Fuels, Energy, and Thermal Systems Laboratory

 

Post, University of Houston (January-march, 2011)

PhD Chemical Enginerring, University of the Philippines – Diliman (2007)

MS Energy Engineering, University of the Philippines – Diliman (1988)

BS Chemical Engineering, University of the Philippines – Diliman (1982)

 

Angela D. Escoto

Professor

Fuels, Energy, and Thermal Systems Laboratory

 

PhD Chemical Enginerring, University of the Philippines – Diliman (2001)

MS Chemical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (1982)

BS Chemical Engineering, University of the Philippines – Diliman (1975)

 

Kristian July R. Yap

Assistant Professor

 

Fuels, Energy, and Thermal Systems Laboratory

MS Chemical Engineering, University of the Philippines – Diliman (2014)

BS Chemical Engineering, University of the Philippines – Diliman (2009)