ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR DR. TAN SOON HUAT

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR DR. TAN SOON HUAT

Qualifications: B.Eng., M.Eng. (UTM), Eng.D. (Sejong)
Expertise: Purification and Functionalization of Carbon Nanotubes and Their Application to Polymer Composites, Pervaporation Separation

 

    1. Ong, Y. T.; Tan, S. H., Pervaporation Separation of a Ternary Azeotrope Containing Ethyl Acetate, Ethanol and Water Using a Buckypaper Supported Ionic Liquid Membrane. Chem. Eng. Res. Des. 2016, 109, 116-126.
    2. Ong, Y. T.; Tan, S. H., Synthesis of the Novel Symmetric Buckypaper Supported Ionic Liquid Membrane for the Dehydration of Ethylene Glycol by Pervaporation. Sep. Purif. Technol. 2015, 143, 135-145.
    3. Shuit, S. H.; Tan, S. H., Biodiesel Production via Esterification of Palm Fatty Acid Distillate Using Sulphonated Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes as a Solid Acid Catalyst: Process Study, Catalyst Reusability and Kinetic Study. BioEnergy Res. 2015, 8, (2), 605-617.
    4. Shuit, S. H.; Ng, E. P.; Tan, S. H., A Facile and Acid-free Approach towards the Preparation of Sulphonated Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes as a Strong Protonic Acid Catalyst for Biodiesel Production. J. Taiwan Inst. Chem. Eng. 2015, 52, 100-108.
    5.  Yee, K. F.; Ong, Y. T.; Mohamed, A. R.; Tan, S. H., Novel MWCNT-Buckypaper/Polyvinyl Alcohol Asymmetric Membrane for Dehydration of Etherification Reaction Mixture: Fabrication, Characterisation and Application. J. Membr. Sci. 2014, 453, 546-555.
    1. Mixed Matrix Membranes for Pervaporation
    2. Pervaporation Based Hybrid Process
    3. Electrospun Membranes for Pervaporation
    1. Studies on the Sulfonated Carbon Nanotubes Catalyst and Membrane Reactor for Biodiesel Production (Completed)
    2. Syntesis of Buckypaper Supported Ionic Liquid Membrane for Pervaporation Process (Completed)
    3. Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes as Pervaporation Buckypaper Membranes and Catalysts for Etherification Reaction (Completed)
    1. Modification of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes for Pervaporation Nanocomposite Membrane (Completed)
    2. Poly(vinyl alcohol) Functionalized Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes/Chitosan Membranes for Dehydration of Acetone via Pervaporation (Completed)
    3. Purification of the Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes (MWCNTs) and the Application of the 3R (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) Concept on the Chitosan/MWCNTs Nanocomposites (Completed)