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Academic Staff : Pramila

Pramila Tamunaidu
B.Eng Chemical Engineering (USM), MSc Chemical Engineering (USM), PhD Energy Science (Kyoto, Japan)
 faculty-academics-Pramila Senior Lecturer
Email:pramila@utm.my
Tel: 03 2203 1523
Research Interest
Professional Membership
Grants
Previous Positions
  • Process Engineer (Corrigo Technical Services Sdn Bhd)

Active in development of standard operating procedures for internal corrosion control and pipeline management for Petronas Carigali Sarawak Operations. Able to perform corrosion assessment and development of training materials

  • Process Engineer (Trident Consultants (M) Sdn Bhd)

Responsibilities include process simulations using HYSIS in order to establish process schemes, compression and heat/cooling requirements, and support development of Design Basis Document for a feasibility study in Qatar Petroleum, Dukhan, Qatar

 

Activities
Selected Publications Journals

  • Tamunaidu P and Bhatia S, 2007. Catalytic cracking of palm oil for the production of biofuels: Optimization studies. Bioresource Technology 98(18): pp 3593-3601
  • Bhatia S, Leng CT and Tamunaidu P, 2007. Modeling and simulation of transport riser reactor for catalytic cracking of palm oil for the production of biofuels. Energy and Fuels 21(6): pp 3076-3083
  • Tamunaidu P and Saka S, 2011. Chemical characterization of various parts of nipa palm (Nypa fruticans). Industrial Crops and Products 34: pp 1423-1428. doi: 10.1016/j.indcrop.2011.04.020.
  • Phaiboonsilpa N, Tamunaidu P and Saka S, 2011. Two-step hydrolysis of nipa (Nypa fruticans) frond as treated by semi-flow hot-compressed water. Holzforschung 65: pp 659-666. doi: 10.1515/HF.2011.046.
  • Tamunaidu P, Kakihira T, Miyasaka H and Saka S, 2011. Prospect of nipa sap for bioethanol production. In: Yao T (ed) Zero-Carbon Energy Kyoto 2010. Green Energy and Technology 2010, Springer, pp 159-164.
  • Tamunaidu P and Saka S, 2012. On-site sugar analysis and pre-treatment of nipa saps. In: Yao T (ed) Zero-Carbon Energy Kyoto 2011. Green Energy and Technology 2011, Springer, pp 107-112.
  • Tamunaidu P and Saka S, 2013. Comparative study of nutrient supplements and natural inorganic components in ethanolic fermentation of nipa sap. Journal of Japan Institute of Energy 92: pp 181-186.
  • Tamunaidu P, Matsui N, Okimori Y and Saka S, 2013. Nipa (Nypa fruticans) saps as a potential feedstock for ethanol production. Biomass and Bioenergy 52: pp 96-102.

Conferences

  • Bhatia S and Tamunaidu P, 2007. Greening the Petroleum Industry. Abstracts of the 7th International Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition (PETROTECH 2007), January 15-19, 2007, New Delhi, India, p 773.
  • Tamunaidu P, Miyafuji H, Matsui N, Ideta Y and Saka S, 2009. Potential of nipa as new energy crop. Abstracts of the 50th Golden Year of Friendship 2008 Indonesia-Japan Symposium, November 1-2, 2008, Jakarta, Indonesia, p 48.
  • Tamunaidu P and Saka S, 2009. Prospect of nipa sap for bioethanol production. Abstracts of the 1st GCOE International Symposium “Zero-Carbon Energy Kyoto 2009”, August 20-22, 2009, Kyoto, Japan, p 88.
  • Rabemanolontsoa H, Ayada S, Tamunaidu P and Saka S, 2009. Characterization in chemical composition of various biomass resources and their potential for bioethanol production. Abstracts of the 1st GCOE International Symposium “Zero-Carbon Energy Kyoto 2009”, August 20-22, 2009, Kyoto, Japan, p 95.
  • Tamunaidu P and Saka S, 2010. Characterization of nipa frond as raw material for useful fuel and chemical. Abstracts of the 2nd GCOE International Symposium “Zero-Carbon Energy Kyoto 2010”, August 19-20, 2010, Kyoto, Japan, p 84.
  • Tamunaidu P and Saka S, 2011. Potential evaluation of nipa saps for bioethanol production. Abstracts of the 3rd International Symposium Kyoto University Global COE Program with Specially Jointed with BK21 Program, Ajou University. “Zero-Carbon Energy 2011”, August 18-19, 2011, Suwon, Korea, p 55.
  • Tamunaidu P and Saka S, 2011. On-site sugar analysis and pre-treatment of nipa saps. Abstracts of the 3rd International Symposium Kyoto University Global COE Program Specially Jointed with BK21 Program, Ajou University. “Zero-Carbon Energy 2011”, August 18-19, 2011, Suwon, Korea, p 97.
  • Tamunaidu P, Pitiyont B, Miyasaka H and Saka S, 2012. Feasibility study on nipa frond as a raw material for bioethanol production. Abstracts of the 4th International Symposium of Kyoto University Global COE Program in collaboration with the Joint Graduate School of Energy and Enviroment, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi. “Zero-Carbon Energy 2012”, May 22-23, 2012, Bangkok, Thailand, p 48.
  • Tamunaidu P and Bhatia S, 2003. Envisioning biorefinery in Malaysia: Revolutionizing production of biogasoline from palm oil. Proceedings of the 17th Symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineers (SOMChE) ‘Role of Chemical Engineers for Sustainability of Small Medium Industries (SMI)’, December 29-30, 2003, Penang, Malaysia, p 816-821.
  • Tamunaidu P, Miyafuji H, Matsui N, Ideta Y and Saka S, 2008. Potential of nipa as new energy crop. 58th Annual Meeting of the Japan Wood Research Society, March 17-19, 2009, Tsukuba, Japan, p 160.
  • Tamunaidu P and Saka S, 2009. Potential of nipa as new energy crop. Abstracts of the GCOE Kick-off Symposium, January 28-29, 2009, Kyoto, Japan, p 53.
  • Ayada S, Rabemanolontsoa H, Tamunaidu P and Saka S, 2009. 種々種々のバイオマス資源の化学組成. Abstracts of the 59th Annual Meeting of the Japan Wood Research Society, March 15-17, 2009, Matsumoto, Japan, p 59.
  • Tamunaidu P and Saka S, 2010. Prospect of nipa sap for bioethanol production. Proceedings of the 19th Annual Meeting of the Japan Institute of Energy, August 2-3, 2010, Tokyo, Japan, pp 128-129.
  • Tamunaidu P, Matsui N, Okimori Y and Saka S, 2011. Comparative study of nipa saps for bioethanol production from various habitation sites in Thailand. Proceedings of the 20th Annual Meeting of the Japan Institute of Energy, August 9-10, 2011, Osaka, Japan, pp 148-149.
  • Tamunaidu P and Saka S, 2012. Chemical characterization of nipa (Nypa fruticans) frond as potential raw material for fuels and chemicals. Abstracts of the 62th Annual Meeting of the Japan Wood Research Society, March 15-17, 2012, Sapporo, Japan, p 160.
  • Miyasaka H, Morimune K, Matsumura K, Hoshi T, Matsui N, Okimori Y, Takahashi F, Tamunaidu P and Saka S, 2012. Potential of bioethanol production from sugars in nipa sap. Abstracts of the 9th Biomass-Asia Workshop ‘Role of Biomass as Renewable Energy’ with Asia Biomass Office Conference, December 3-4, 2012, Tokyo, Japan, p 27.