vol. 6 no. 2 (2006)


This journal "isprimarily intended to serve as vehicle for the dissemination of research outputs and/or innovations developed in the field of chemical engineering by researchers not only from the ASEAN nations but also from some non-ASEAN countries. The overwhelming response to our invitation for papers is very encouraging. We would like to consider this continually growing number of researchers responding positively to our call as a very optimistic sign that this journal can be sustained in the years to come.

ASEAN Journal of Chemical Engineering Volume 6 Number 1, June 2006, features seven (7) papers presented during RSCE 2003 and RSCE 2004. Of these papers, one came from Indonesia, two each from the Philippines and Malaysia and one each from Korea and Bangladesh. From these papers, find out how

Sripathi Rao K and Ravindra P. (Malaysia)proved that the biosorption of metals showed that the dead fungal biomass was found to be more effectivethan livingfungus by usinga selectedstrain, PhanerochaetechlJlsosporium, n the reduction of toxic metals;

Suryo PUlwono(Indonesia)the experimentalstudy of nonadiabatic fixed-bed reactor for controllingpropylene gas was made under flow reversal operation and also how the simulationresults for the variation of concentration, flow rate, and cycle time showed the experimentallyobserved behavior;

Amer Ali Saoud, Rosli Mohd Yunus and Ramlan Abd. Aziz (Malaysia) how the Microwave-AssistedProcess (MAP) was used to accelerate the extraction of target compounds, and used for the extraction of compounds from various plant and animal tissuesor of undesirable components from raw materials;

Cannela R. Centeno, Carl Renan E. Estrellan,Julius B. Maridable, LeonUaC. Abellaand Susan M. Gallardo (Philippines)investigatedthe effectof the different initial concentrations of polychlorinatedbiphenyls (PCBs)on its degradation in water matrix using UVIH202 and on the formationof reaction intermediatesor products;

Bambang Veriansyah, Benedictus Prabowo and Jae-Duck Kim (Korea) how the SupercriticalWater Oxidation (SCWO)has proven to be a very promising method for the treatment of various types of wastewaters with its extremely efficient organic waste destructionof 99.99 % with now of the emissionsassociatedwith incineration;

Josephine BOlja,Joseph Auresenia and Susan M. Gallardo (Philippines)they presented the kineticsof polychlorinatedbiphenyl (PCB) degradation in a completely mixed three- phase fluidized-bedbiofilmreactor using an initialPCB concentration of 40 ppm;

M. J. Uddin,M. M. R. Khan, M. S. Iftekharand M. A. Islam (Bangladesh)the Rice Husk Ash (RHA) used as a potential adsorbent for Chromium (VI) removal from tannery wastewater.

LET US CONGRATULATE ourselves for the continuous and earnest production not only of authoritative research outputs-papers published in journals and read in conferences, experimental results that await publication and verification in our own campuses, among others-but also useful and practical knowledge that would help the regionand the world at large to develop industriallyand technically.

We look forward to more contributions, especially from the nations less represented during our past issues,for another fruitfuland equallyproductive year ahead.

Table of Contents


Methane Conversion to Liquid Hydrocarbons over W-ZSM-5 and W Loaded Cu/HZSM-5 Abstract Full Text
Didi Dwi Anggoro, Nor Aishah Saidina Amin 58-65
Alcoholysis of Nyamplung Seed Oil Using Potassium Carbonate Catalyst Abstract Full Text
Sofiyah 66-69
Use of a Novel Algorithm to Determine Cyclic Steady State Abstract Full Text
Luis E Razon 70-75
Kinetic of CO2 Decomposition by Gliding Arc Plasma Abstract Full Text
Antonius Indarto, Jae-Wook Choi, Hwaung Lee, Hyung Keun Song 76-81
Base Case Simulation of a Semi-Batch Emulsion Copolymerization Process Abstract Full Text
Iwan Harsono, Herman Hindarso, Nani Indraswati 82-90
Silvlated MCM-41 Synthesized from RiceHusk Abstract Full Text
N. Ketcome, N. Grisdanurak 91-97
Effect of MgCI2 and CaCI2 on the Bubble Point of Mixed- Solvents (Toluene-Isopropyl Alcohol-H20 System) Abstract Full Text
Nathaniel P. Dugos, Noel P. Cabigon, Yolanda P. Brondial 98-103