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PESTAÑO, Lola Domnina B.

PESTAÑO, Lola Domnina B.

Academic Qualifications

Research Highlights

Research Interests

Academic Qualifications

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering,University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines, 2014
  • Master of Science in Chemical Engineering,University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines, 1993
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering,University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 1981

Research Highlights

  • Drying, a unit operation involving the removal of moisture content (MC) from a wet solid, of agricultural products is of great importance for the preservation of food by human beings. The researcher’s experimental studies on thin-layer drying were done on mango slices, cassava slices, coconut slices, and banana saba slices. The research develops a drying method to determine the suitable thin-layer mathematical model that describes the drying kinetics of thinly sliced Philippine fruit or crop and subsequently to predict the optimum drying temperature and drying time to attain the suitable moisture content improve the quality and increase the shelf life of the products.
  • Torrefaction is a thermal method for the conversion of biomass operating in the low temperature range of 200oC-300oC under atmospheric conditions in absence of oxygen. Dried coconut leaves were torrefied at different feedstock conditions. Torrefaction of dried coconut leaves significantly improved the heating value compared to that of the untreated biomass. Proximate compositions of the torrefied biomass also improved and were comparable to coal. Physical and combustion characteristics of torrefied biomass were superior making it more suitable for fuel applications.

Research Highlights

  • Food Sustainability
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Process Design
  • Equipment Design

Courses Handled

Major Recognitions

Professional Activities

Courses Handled

  • Heat & Mass Transfer
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering Design 1 & 2
  • Research 1 & 2

Major Recognitions

  • ASEAN Eng., ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organization (AFEO) Governing Board & Phil. Technological Council, 2018
  • Professorial Medal Award, Office of the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, UST, 2018
  • ElectedMember,The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (University of the Philippines – Chapter 045), 2015
  • OutstandingProfessor,Chemical Engineering –University of Santo Tomas – Faculty of Engineering, 2014
  • Iskolarng BayanAwardee,University of the Philippines – Diliman, 2015

Professional Activities

  • Member,TechnicalCommittee,International Conference on Renewable Energy and Conversation (ICREC)
  • AssociateMember (UACSE), The Institute of Research Engineers and Doctors (IRED)
  • AssociateMember, National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP), 2016-present
  • Lifetime Member, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (University of the Philippines – Chapter 045)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Agriculture and Food Research

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

  • Beatriz San Mateo, Jervin Valorozo, Ma. Niña Jasmer Yturralde and Lola Domnina ʱٲñ
  • Numerical Simulation of the Drying Kinetics of Sweet Potato to Prevent the Growth of the Fungi Rhizopus oryzae F I V Obregon, M B C Silvano, J G Vicencio, and L D B ʱٲñ doi:10.1088/1757-899X/778/1/012076
  • The Investigation of the Effects of Banana Maturity on the Drying Kinetics of Thinly-Sliced Saba (Musa balbasiana) Using Hot-Air Dryer Lola Domnina ʱٲñ, John Paul Bautista, Reizl Leguiab, and Sean Danielle Puri DOI: 10.9734/bpi/naer/v16/8082D
  • . Patricia Janelle Ferrer, Vanessa Ferl Quilinguen, Jeremiah Rosario, and Lola Domnina ʱٲñ
  • W.I. Jose,L.D.B.ʱٲñ. Production of Solid Fuel by Torrefaction Using Coconut Leaves as Renewable Biomass. Int. Journal of Renewable Energy Development (IJRED) 5 (3) 2016: 187-197 ISSN: 2252-4940
  • A.P.L. Almajose,L.D.B.ʱٲñ. Formulation of a Non-linear decay model for data analysis and mathematical modeling – Proceedings of The 23rd Regional Symposium on Chemical Engineering (RSCE 2016) page(s): 444-448
  • A.P.L. Almajose,L.D.B.ʱٲñ. Numerical simulation research for Chemical Engineering applications in heat transfer using Visual Basic for Application (VBA) programming – Proceedings of The 23rd Regional Symposium on Chemical Engineering (RSCE 2016) page(s): 494-499
  • A.P.L. Almajose,L.D.B.ʱٲñ. .International Journal of Computing Communications & Instrumentation Engg. (IJCCIE) Vol. 3, Issue 2 (2016) ISSN 2349-1469 EISSN 2349-1477
  • W.I. Jose,L.D.B.ʱٲñ. Mathematical Modelling of the Drying Process of Coconut Meat. Philippine Journal of Coconut Studies (PJCS) Vol. XXXIX Dec. 2016 11-21
  • F.I. Labutong, J.S. Pastores, A.C. Yeung,L.D.B.ʱٲñ. Mathematical Modeling of Thin Layer Drying Kinetics of Carabao Mango in a Hot-Air Dryer. Acta Manilana 64 (2016) pp. 59-66, ISSN: 0065-1370
  • A.P.L. Almajose,L.D.B.ʱٲñ. Numerical simulation research for chemical engineering applications in heat transfer using visual basic for application (VBA) programming [online]. In:Asia Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering Congress 2015:APCChE2015, incorporating CHEMECA 2015. Melbourne: Engineers Australia, 2015: pp. 114-120 ISBN 978-192-21-0747-3
  • A.P.L. Almajose,L.D.B.ʱٲñ. Formulation of a nonlinear decay model for data analysis and mathematical modelling. ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING – RSCE2016 ISBN 978-604-73-4690-3, pp. 114-120. MELBOURNE, ENGINEERS AUSTRALIA 2015
  • W.I. Jose,L.D.B.ʱٲñ. Mathematical Modeling of the Drying Process of Coconut Meat – Seek Digital Library Digital Object (2015) ISBN: 978-1-63248-055-2 doi: 10.15224/ 978-1-63248-055-2-80, Page(s): 142 – 146
  • W.I. Jose,L.D.B.ʱٲñ. Engineering an Improved Coconut Processing System in the Philippines at the Farm-Level Journal of Advanced Agricultural Technologies (JOAAT) ISSN:2373-423X (Posted to all authors), (2015) Page(s): 58 – 62
  • W.I. Jose,L.D.B.ʱٲñ. Mathematical Modeling of the Drying Process of Coconut Meat – Proceedings of the 3rd Int’l Conference on Advances in Applied Science and Environmental Engineering ASEE 2015 ISBN: 978-1-63248-055-2 Page(s): 32