faculty & staff

dr. Rowena B. Carpio

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR 2
Email: rbcarpio@up.edu.ph
Room: ChE Room 1

Research InterestsBiofuel production, Wastewater Treatment, Biomass and by-products utilization, Thermochemical Processing

Google scholar link: https://scholar.google.com/citations?view_op=list_works&hl=en&user=wUuwTnUAAAAJ

Academic History

BS Chemical Engineering, University of the Philippines Diliman, 2002

Diploma, Environmental and Natural Resources Management, University of the Philippines Los Baños, Open University, 2009

MS Energy Engineering, University of the Philippines Diliman, 2014

PhD Chemical Engineering, University of the Philippines Diliman, 2017

selected publications

Refereed Journals

R.B. Carpio, Y. Zhang, C. Kuo, W. Chen, L. Charles, R. De Leon, Effects of reaction temperature and reaction time on the hydrothermal liquefaction of demineralized wastewater algal biomass, Bioresour. Technol. Reports. 14 (2021) 1–10. doi: 10.1016/j.biteb.2021.100679.

Pinzon IAP, Razal RA, Mendoza RC, Carpio RB, Eusebio RCP. Parametric study on microwave-assisted extraction of runo (Miscanthus sinensis Andersson) dye and its application to paper and cotton fabric. Biotechnol Rep (Amst). 2020 Nov 11;28:e00556. doi: 10.1016/j.btre.2020.e00556.

R.B. Carpio, Y. Zhang, C. Kuo, W. Chen, L. Charles, R.L. De Leon, Characterization and thermal decomposition of demineralized wastewater algae biomass, Algal Res. 38 (2019) 101399. doi:10.1016/j.algal.2018.101399.

K.I. Lawas, S. Doliente, R. Carpio, V. Migo, C. Alfafara, Parametric study of corn cob biochar (CCBc) yield via microwave pyrolysis, MATEC Web Conf. 268 (2019) 04005. doi:10.1051/matecconf/ 201926804005.

R. Carpio, C.-T. Kuo, R. De Leon, L.C. Schideman, Y. Zhang, Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Demineralized Wastewater Algal Biomass, Int. J. Smart Grid Clean Energy. 7 (2018) 13–23. doi:10.12720/ sgce.7.1.13-23.

C.L. V. Chao, R.B. Carpio, K.J. Yap, R.L. De Leon, Influence of Potassium Carbonate (K2CO3) as Catalyst on Biocrude Oil Yield and Properties via Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Spirulina, Int. J. Smart Grid Clean Energy. 7 (2018) 42–47. doi:10.12720/ sgce.7.1.42-47.

W. Villaver, R.B. Carpio, K.J. Yap, R.L. De Leon, Effects of Temperature and Reaction Time on Yield and Properties of Biocrude Oil Produced by Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Spirulina platensis, Int. J. Smart Grid Clean Energy. 7 (2018) 32–41. doi:10.12720/sgce.7.1.32-41.

R.B. Carpio, R.L. De Leon, M.R. Martinez-Goss, Growth, lipid content, and lipid profile of the green alga, Chlorella vulgaris Beij., under different concentrations of Fe and CO2, J. Eng. Sci. Technol. 10 (2015) 19–30.

Oral presentation

Rowena B. Carpio, Yuanhui Zhang, Rizalinda de Leon. Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Wastewater Algal Biomass: A Comparative Study using a Tubular and Parr Batch Reactors. 2019 5th international Conference on Biotechnology and Agriculture Engineering. Mar 26-29, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan.

K.I.A Lawas, S.S. Doliente, R.B. Carpio, V.P. Migo & C.G. Alfafara. (2018). Production and Characterization of Biochar from Microwave Pyrolysis of Corn Cob Wastes. 2018 International Conference on the Biomass-Environment-Food-Energy-Water Nexus, “Towards a sustainable bioeconomy: Working in harmony with the environment-food-energy-water nexus”. Selangor, Malaysia. Dec 12 – 13, 2018

K.I.A Lawas, S.S. Doliente, R.B. Carpio, V.P. Migo & C.G. Alfafara. Parametric Study of Corn Cob Biochar (CCBc) Yield via Microwave Pyrolysis. 25th Regional Symposium on Chemical Engineering Intensifying the Role of Chemical Engineering for Sustainable Cities and Communities of the Future. Manila, Philippines. Nov. 21 – 22, 2018

Rowena B. Carpio, Buchun Si, Chih-Ting Kuo, Rizalinda L. de Leon, Lance Charles Schideman, Yuanhui Zhang. Biogenic silica particles from wastewater algae biomass. 14th ERDT Conference, 2017 AEESEAP Workshop & 27th Execuitve Committee Meeting, International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Ecosystems (ICSEE). Cebu City, Philippines. Oct. 18-20, 2017

Rowena B. Carpio, Chih-Ting Kuo, Rizalinda de Leon, Lance Charles Schideman, Yuanhui Zhang. Hydrothermal liquefaction of demineralized wastewater algae biomass. 2017 2nd International Conference on New Energy and Applications (ICNEA 2017). Tokyo, Japan. Nov. 2-4, 2017

Poster presentation

Jerico Valderrama Gallano, Jewel A. Capunitan, Veronica P. Migo, Rowena B. Carpio, Victoria P. Migo-Sumagang. Schwertmannite-mediated Fenton Process for the Treatment of Paint Manufacturing Wastewater. Poster presentation during the 48th Annual Convention of the Kapisanang Kimika ng Pilipinas- Southern Tagalog, Inc. Sept 5-6, 2019

Jerric John A. Castillo, Jewel A. Capunitan, Veronica P. Migo, Rowena B. Carpio, Ma. Victoria P. Migo-Sumagang. Color and COD Removal from Pulp Wastewater by Fenton Process Using Schwertmannite Catalyst. Poster presentation during the 48th Annual Convention of the Kapisanang Kimika ng Pilipinas- Southern Tagalog, Inc. Sept. 5-6, 2019

A.U. Mawili, S.S. Doliente, R.P. Gentallan Jr., R.B. Carpio, V.P. Migo & G.A.M. Guerrero. Parametric study of rice seed desiccation by rice hull ash (RHA)-derived silica gel. Poster presentation in the 47th Annual Convention of the Kapisanang Kimika ng Pililipina – Southern Tagalog Inc. Batangas State University, Batangas City, Philippines. Sept. 6-7, 2018

I.A Lawas, S.S. Doliente, R.B. Carpio, V.P. Migo, C.G. Alfafara. Biochar production from microwave pyrolysis of corncob wastes. Poster presentation in the 6th Materials of Value and Essence (MOVE) Symposium titled “Building The Future Through Innovations”. De LaSalle University Laguna Campus, Philippines. July 4 – 5, 2018 

courses taught

ChE 170. Instrumentation and Process Control and Dynamics

PPT 170. Instrumentation and Process Control for the Pulp and Paper Industry

ChE 142. Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I

ChE 143. Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II

ChE 193. Plant Design

ChE 240. Advanced Control Theory and Application