ELECTROCHEMISTRY & CORROSION
The field of chemical engineering has broadened from the traditional one, that typically based on petroleum and petrochemical industries, to be an interdisciplinary area. We aim to advance chemical engineering education through research on processing natural resources for advanced materials by addressing issues on energy, biomedical, environmental and agriculture.
FASCINATING NANOMATERIALS AND EXCITING RESEARCH AREAS
Our research group exploits the utilization of solid wastes and natural resources by processing them to become advanced functional nanomaterials; their unusual structural and surface properties for various applications. Research in our group centers around nanoparticles and nanostructure porous materials since these offer unprecedented level of flexibility and control. The versatility of their composition and structure allows envisioning new applications in energy, environmental, biomedical and agricultural. Read more
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Cellulose aerogel has excellent properties due to its very high surface area and large pore volume. We developed a process to manufacture such materials from coir fiber and other abundant natural biomass. The aerogel have many potential applications such as adsorbent for dyes and absorbent for oil spill. It may be carbonized to produce carbon aerogel having extraordinary properties suitable for many applications. Read more
Starting from bagasse ash, solid waste remaining after combusting bagasse to produce energy in sugar mill, silica aerogel and other mesoporous silica have been successfully synthesize under ambient pressure. The porous silicas have many potential applications such as for dessicant, slow-released fertilizer, catalyst host, heat insulation, etc. Read more
Magnetite (Fe3O4) nanoparticles have many potential applications for environment, biomedical, and energy storage and conversion. We proposed been a simple electrooxidation of iron in water. No chemicals other than water are used. Alternating monopolar configuration has been demonstrated to be able to produce high-throughput production of the nanoparticles. The electrochemical reactor is easy to scale-up for mass production. Read more
Our most recent peer review publications in reputable WoS journals
Activated carbon nanofibers derived from coconut shell charcoal for dye removal application, Advanced Powder Technology, (2020), Widiyastuti Widiyastuti, Mahardika Fahrudin Rois, Ni Made Intan Putri Suari, Heru Setyawan Free Download
Novel monopolar arrangement of multiple iron electrodes for the large-scale production of magnetite nanoparticles for electrochemical reactors, Advanced Powder Technology (2020), Puspita Nurlilasari, Widiyastuti Widiyastuti, Heru Setyawan
High-throughput production of magnetite nanoparticles prepared by the monopolar arrangement of iron electrodes in water, Chemical Engineering Science (2019), Puspita Nurlilasari, Widiyastuti Widiyastuti, Heru Setyawan, Ferry Faizal, Mitsuki Wada, I. Wuled Lenggoro
NEWS! AND ARTICLES
A new method that uses nitrogen-rich biomass to produce N-doped carbon aerogel has been developed by our team. In conventional technology, N-doped carbon aerogels are produced through a two-step method including the preparation of carbon framework followed by nitriding with ammonia at high temperature. The carbon framework is typically prepared by using a template such […]
Jumlah rata-rata timbulan limbah harian di kota metropolitan dan kota besar di Indonesia sebanyak 1.300 ton dan 480 ton per harinya (Dirjen PSLB3 Kementerian Lingkungan Hidup dan Kehutanan, 2019). Apabila ditinjau lebih lanjut, jenis limbah yang dominan dihasilkan di Indonesia adalah organik (50%), plastik (15%), kertas (10%) dan sisa limbah lainnya. Limbah biomassa, sebagai bagian […]
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BUKU & MATERI KULIAH
Beberapa modul kuliah dapat dibaca dan diunduh di sini. Modul yang tersedia adalah Proses Perpindahan (html dan pdf) yang meliputi analogi perpindahan, dan perpindahan panas dan massa dan Kimia Fisika (pdf) yang meliputi wujud zat, teori kinetika gas, larutan, elektrokimia dan kimia permukaan (sol, adsorpsi, dll.).