CHE_CAPARANGA

ALVIN R. CAPARANGA, PH.D
Dean, School of Chemical, Biological, and Materials Engineering and Sciences
Program Chair, Chemical Engineering

Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, Mapua Institute of Technology
M.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of the Philippines, Diliman
B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Mapua Institute of Technology

Phone: 247-5000 local 43211

Email: arcaparanga@mapua.edu.ph

 

Honors and Awards

  • 2018 Distiguished Chemical Engineer in the Academe (MIT ChE-Chm Alumni Association)
  • 2011 Values Exemplar Award for Professional Discipline, Centennial Edition (Yuchengco Group of Companies)
  • 2010 Outstanding Young Scientist - Environmental Engineering (Department of Science and Technology / National Academy of Science and Technology)
  • 2002 Outstanding Faculty, School of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Mapua Institute of Technology (77th Founding Anniversary of Mapua Institute of Technology)

Research Interest

  • Membrane Applications
  • Waste-to-Energy Research
  • Water and Wastewater
  • Biomass Energy
  • Chemical Thermodynamics
     

Publications

  • D.P. Bernabe, A.R. Caparanga, C.-C. Hu, S.-J. You, K.-R. Lee, J.-Y. Lai. Microporous aluminum fumarate (A520) metal-organic framework as modifier to free-standing mixed-matrix membrane. Mater. Sci. Forum. 934 (2018) 170-175.
  • M. Ebrahimi, A.R. Caparanga, O.B. Villaflores. Weak base pretreatment on coconut coir fibers for ethanol production using a simultaneous saccharification and fermentation process. Biofuels. (2018) 1 – 7.
  • M. Pouriman, A. Dahresobh, A.R. Caparanga, M. Moradipour, M. Mehrpooya. Morphological and physicochemical analysis of high-density polyethylene filled with Salago. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 135 (2018) 46479.
  • L.L. Tayo, A.R. Caparanga, B.T. Doma, C.H. Liao. A review on the removal of pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) using advanced oxidation processes. J. Adv. Oxid.Technol. 21 (2018) 196-214.
  • M.B.M.Y. Ang, V.J. Lau, Y.L. Ji, S.H. Huang, Q.F. An, A.R. Caparanga, H.A. Tsai, W.S. Hung, C.C. Hu, K.R. Lee, J.Y. Lai. Correlating PSf support physicochemical properties with the formation of piperazine-based polyamide and evaluating the resultant nanofiltration membrane performance. Polymers. 9 (2017) 505.
  • R.L.G. Lecaros, G.E.J. Mendoza, W.S. Hung, Q.F. An, A.R. Caparanga, H.A. Tsai, C.C. Hu, K.R. Lee, J.Y. Lai. Tunable interlayer spacing of composite graphene oxide–framework membrane for acetic acid dehydration. Carbon. 123 (2017) 660-667.
  • A.R. Caparanga, R.A.L. Reyes, R.L. Rivas, F.C. De Vera. Effects of air temperature and velocity on the drying kinetics and product particle size of starch from arrowroot (Maranta arundinacae). EPJ Web of Conferences. 162 (2017) 01084.
  • F.C. De Vera, L.A.B. Comaling, I.R.A.M. Lao, A.R. Caparanga, Z. Sauli. Kinetics, mass transport characteristics, and structural changes during air-drying of purple yam (Dioscorea alata L.) at different process conditions. EPJ Web of Conferences. 162 (2017) 01085.
  • A.C. Vilando, A.R. Caparanga, Y.H. Huang, M.C. Lu. Tohdite recovery from water by fluidized-bed homogeneous granulation process. Desalination Water Treat. 96 (2017) 224 – 230.
  • M. Pouriman, A.R. Caparanga, M. Ebrahimi, A. Dahresobh. Characterization of untreated and alkali-treated salago fibers (Genus Wisktroemia spp.). J. Nat. Fibers. (2017) 1-12.
  • M. Ebrahimi, A.R. Caparanga, E.E. Ordoño, O.B. Villaflores. Evaluation of organosolv pretreatment on the enzymatic digestibility of coconut coir fibers and bioethanol via simultaneous saccharification and fermentation. Renew. Energy. 109 (2017) 41-48.
  • M. Ebrahimi, A.R. Caparanga, E.E. Ordoño, O.B. Villaflores, M. Pouriman. Effect of ammonium carbonate pretreatment on the enzymatic digestibility, structural characteristics of rice husk and bioethanol production via simultaneous saccharification and fermentation process with Saccharomyces cerevisiae Hansen 2055. Ind. Crops Prod. 101 (2017) 84-91.
  • M. Ebrahimi, O.B. Villaflores, E.E. Ordoño, A.R. Caparanga. Effects of acidified aqueous glycerol and glycerol carbonate pretreatment of rice husk on the enzymatic digestibility, structural characteristics, and bioethanol production. Bioresour. Technol. 228 (2017) 264-271.
  • A.R. Caparanga, A.S. Balatbat, L.L. Tayo. Effect of heavy metals (Fe3+/Cr6+) on low-level energy generation in a microbial fuel cell. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. 206 (2017) 012031.
  • L.L. Tayo, A. Venault, V.G.R. Constantino, A.R. Caparanga, A. Chinnathambi, S. Ali Alharbi, J. Zheng, Y. Chang. Design of hemocompatible poly(DMAEMA-co-PEGMA) hydrogels for controlled release of insulin. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. Vol. 132 No. 1 (2015) 42365.
  • C.-M Lin, R.B. Leron, A.R. Caparanga, M.-H Li. Henry’s constant of carbon dioxide –aqueous DES (choline chloride/ethylene glycol, choline chloride/glycerol, choline chloride/malonic acid) systems. J. Chem. Thermodyn.Vol. 68 (2014) 216-220.
  • R.B. Leron, A.R. Caparanga, M.-H. Li. Carbon dioxide solubility in a deep eutectic solvent based on choline chloride and urea at T = 303.15-343.15 K. J. Taiwan Inst. Chem. E. Vol. 44 No. 6 (2013) 879-885.
  • K.R. Siongco, R.B. Leron, A.R. Caparanga, M.-H. Li. Molar heat capacities and electrical conductivities of two ammonium-based deep eutectic solvents and their aqueous solutions. Thermochim. Acta. Vol. 566 (2013) 50-56.
  • S.-H. Wu, A.R. Caparanga, R.B. Leron, M.-H. Li. Vapor pressures of aqueous blended-amine solutions containing (TEA/AMP/MDEA) and (DEA/MEA/PZ) at temperatures (303.15 K – 343.15 K). Exp. Therm. Fluid Sci. Vol. 48 (2013) 1-7.
  • Z.-J. Hsu, A.R. Caparanga, R.B. Leron, A.N. Soriano, M.-H. Li. Density of PG+AMP+H2O and solubility of N2O in PG+AMP+H2O. J. Chem. Eng. Jpn. Vol. 46 No. 2 (2013).
  • Y.P. Hsieh, R.B. Leron, A.N. Soriano, A.R. Caparanga, M.-H. Li. Diffusivity, density and viscosity of aqueous solutions of choline chloride/ethylene glycol and choline chloride/malonic acid. J. Chem. Eng. Jpn. Vol. 45 No. 12 (2012).
  • S.-H. Wu, A.R. Caparanga, R.B. Leron, M.-H. Li. Vapor pressure of aqueous choline chloride-based deep eutectic solvents (ethaline, glyceline, maline, and reline) at 30-70°C. Thermochim. Acta. Vol. 544 (2012) 1-5.
  • Y.-C. Lu, A.R. Caparanga, M.-H. Li. Molar heat capacities of some (2-amino-2-hydroxymethyl-1,3-propanediol + glycol systems). J. Chem. Thermodyn. Vol. 51 (2012) 159-164.
  • Y.-C. Lu, A.R. Caparanga, R.B. Leron, M.-H. Li. Molar heat capacity of several aqueous solutions of n-[tris(hydroxymethyl)methyl-3-amino]propanesulfonic acid (TAPS) + glycol. Thermochim. Acta. Vol. 540 (2012) 69-73.
  • Y.-C. Lu, A.R. Caparanga, M.-H. Li. Heat capacity of several mixed-solvent desiccants containing glycol + water + MgCl2. Thermochim. Acta. Vol. 536 No. 1 (2012) 24-29.
  • A.N. Soriano, A.M. Agapito, L.J.L.I. Lagumbay, A.R. Caparanga, M.-H. Li. Diffusion coefficients aqueous ionic liquid solutions at infinite dilution determined from electrolytic conductivity measurements. J. Taiwan Inst. Chem. E. Vol. 42 No. 2 (2011) 258-264.
  • Y.-M. Huang, A.N. Soriano, A.R. Caparanga, M.-H. Li. Kinetics of absorption of carbon dioxide in 2-amino-2-methyl-1-propanol + n-methyldiethanolamine + water. J. Taiwan Inst. Chem. E. Vol. 42 No. 1 (2011) 76-85.
  • A.N. Soriano, A.M. Agapito, L.J.L.I. Lagumbay, A.R. Caparanga, M.-H. Li. A simple approach to predict molar heat capacity of ionic liquids using group-additivity method. J. Taiwan Inst. Chem. E. Vol. 41 No. 3 (2010) 307-314.
  • Z.-Y. Yang, A.N. Soriano, A.R. Caparanga, M.-H. Li. Equilibrium solubility of carbon dioxide in (2-amino-2-methyl-1-propanol + piperazine + water). J. Chem. Thermodyn. Vol. 42 No. 5 (2010) 659-665.
  • M.-H. Wang, A.N. Soriano, A.R. Caparanga, M.-H. Li. Binary mutual diffusion coefficients of aqueous solutions of propylene glycol and dipropylene glycol. J. Taiwan Inst. Chem. E. Vol. 41 No. 3 (2010) 279-285.
  • Y.-R. Chen, A.R. Caparanga, A.N. Soriano, M.-H. Li. Liquid heat capacity of the solvent system (piperazine + 2-amino-2-methyl-1-propanol + water). J. Chem. Thermodyn. Vol. 42 No. 4 (2010) 518-523.
  • M.-D. Cheng, A.R. Caparanga, A.N. Soriano, M.-H. Li. Solubility of CO2 in the solvent system (water + monoethanolamine + triethanolamine). J. Chem. Thermodyn. Vol. 42 No. 3 (2010) 342-347.
  • Y.-R. Chen, A.R. Caparanga, A.N. Soriano, M.-H. Li. Liquid heat capacity of the solvent system (piperazine + n-methyldiethanolamine + water). J. Chem. Thermodyn. Vol. 42 No. 1 (2010) 54-59.
  • P.-Y. Lin, A.N. Soriano, A.R. Caparanga, M.-H. Li. Molar heat capacity and electrolytic conductivity of aqueous solutions of [Bmim][MeSO4] and [Bmim][triflate]. Thermochim. Acta. Vol. 496 No. 1-2 (2009) 105-109.
  • M.-H. Wang, A.N. Soriano, A.R. Caparanga, M.-H. Li. Mutual diffusion coefficients of aqueous solutions of some glycols. Fluid Phase Equilib. Vol. 285 No. 1-2 (2009) 44-49.
  • Y.-C. Cheng, C.-H. Hsu, K.-H. Lan, J.C. Munoz, A.R. Caparanga, A.N. Soriano, M.-H. Li. Desmearing of FR4 epoxy resin using NMP-based sweller. J. Electronic Mater. Vol. 38 No. 11 (2009) 2368-2375.
  • A.R. Caparanga, B.A. Basilia, K.B. Dagbay, J.W.L. Salvacion. Factors affecting degradation of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) during pre-flotation conditioning. Waste Management. Vol. 29 No. 9 (2009) 2425-2428.
  • A.N.B. Arugay, A.R. Caparanga. Reusability of Sargassum cristaefolium in sorption-desorption of Pb2+, Cu2+ and Ni2+ in batch and fixed-bed systems. World Applied Sciences Journal. Vol. 6 N0. 10 (2009) 1326-1334.
  • A.R. Caparanga, B.I. Rodriguez Jr., F.M. Aguilar. The effects of Na+ and nonionic surfactant on the biosorption of lead (II) using Sargassum ilicifolium. Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment. Vol. 11 No. 3 (2007) 82-86.

Paper Presentation in International/Local Conferences

  • Effect of heavy metals (Fe3+/Cr6+) on low-level energy generation in a microbial fuel cell. 2016 Symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineers (SOMCHE). Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia. December 1 – 3, 2016.
  • Improved emulsion breaking for treatment of bilge water by air-induced flotation. Presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Session 555: Emerging Processes for Water and Wastewater Treatment II. Pittsburgh, PA, USA. October 28 – November 2, 2012. (Co-Authors: Alvin R. Caparanga, Alexander Castillo, Aileen D. Nieva)
  • Chemical pretreatment and fermentation of water hyacinth (E.crassipes) at its “optimum age”. Presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Session 406: Biomass Characterization, Pretreatment and Fractionation. Pittsburgh, PA, USA. October 28 – November 2, 2012. (Co-Authors: Alvin R. Caparanga, Jan-Ray M. Oxales)
  • Molar heat capacity and electrolytic conductivity of aqueous solutions of 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium methylsulafte. Adjudged as 4th Best Paper of the Conference. Presented at the 16th ASEAN Regional Symposium on Chemical Engineering. Manila, Philippines. December 2 – 3, 2009. (Co-authors: Alvin R. Caparanga, Pei-Yin Lin, Allan N. Soriano, Meng-Hui Li)
  • Diffusion coefficient of ethylene glycol: Measurement and correlations. Presented at the 16th ASEAN Regional Symposium on Chemical Engineering. Manila, Philippines. December 2 – 3, 2009. (Co-authors: Alvin R. Caparanga, Ming-Hung Wang, Allan N. Soriano, Meng-Hui Li)