Study Program of Bioprocess Engineering,
Department Agricultural Engineering,
Faculty of Agricultural Technology,
University of Brawijaya
Jalan Veteran 1, Malang 65145 - INDONESIA
Phone: (62) 341 571 708, Fax: (62) 341 568 415
Email: Y_Wibisono@ub.ac.id; WibisonoxY@gmail.com
- Journal of Biosystems Engineering (published by Korean Society for Agricultural Machinery) - Editorial Board Member (since 2015)
- Energy Conversion and Management (Elsevier) - Reviewer (since 2015)
- Separation and Purification Technology (Elsevier) - Reviewer (since 2015)
- International Journal of Renewable Energy Development (Undip) - Reviewer (since 2015)
- Journal of Membrane Science (Elsevier) - Reviewer (since 2016)
- International Journal of Mechanical Sciences (Elsevier) - Reviewer (since 2017)
- Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy (American Institute of Physics) - Reviewer (since 2017)
- Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering (Wiley) - Reviewer (since 2018)
News and Highlights
Best Researcher Kurita - AIT Research Grant 2018
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KURITA – AIT RESEARCH GRANT 2018
Purpose of the Grant
Kurita-AIT Research Grant aims to promote human resources development through researches to solve water and/or environmental problems in South East Asia.
The focal research area in 2018 is water-related Environmental Science and Technology.
Target countries in 2018
Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam
2018 Research Period
From September 1st, 2018 – August 31st, 2019
・master degree candidate or higher
・researchers under 40 years of age OR fresh graduate not more than 3 years after the graduation of PhD program or master program
・must conduct research at universities, colleges, or research institutes
Open for application: April 1st-May 15th, 2018 (Indonesia and Vietnam)
April 1st-May 31st, 2018 (Thailand)
AWARDEES FROM INDONESIA
Kurita AIT RG 2016 from Indonesia
Dr. Megawati Zunita, Institut Teknologi Bandung
Mr. Choerudin, Institut Teknologi Bandung
Ms. Wulan Safrihatini Atikah, Politeknik STTT Bandung
Ms. Sari Ayu Wulandari, Universitas Dian Nuswantoro, Semarang
Dr. Yusuf Wibisono, Universitas Brawijaya, Malang
The committee has selected Dr. Yusuf Wibisono as the best researcher from Indonesia. He will be invited to visit Kurita Research facilities in Tokyo and give a special lecture in August 2018 accompanied with the best researcher from Thailand and Vietnam.
The awardees of Kurita-AIT RG 2017 from Indonesia are as follows:
Hasan Khomaini, Jenderal Achmad Yani University
Mukhlish Jamal Musa Holle, Universitas Gadjah Mada
Zatil Afrah Athaillah, Research Center for Chemistry, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI)
Isty Adhitya Purwasena, Institut Teknologi Bandung
Chusnul Arif, Bogor Agricultural University
Mariana Marselina, Institut Teknologi Bandung
Dwi Rasy Mujiyanti, University of Lambung Mangkurat
Bayu Taruna Widjaja Putra, University of Jember
Putri Nilam Sari, Andalas University
Anang-Bagus Setiawan, Indonesian Institute for Sustainable Mining (IISM)
Silvia Landa, Alpha – I
Member of the national selection committees (Indonesia)
Prof. Tjandra Setiadi (Chair), Institut Teknologi Bandung
Prof. Yulinah Trihadiningrum, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh November
Prof. Setijo Bismo, Universitas Indonesia
Assoc. Prof. Agus Jatnika Effendi, Institut Teknologi Bandung
*** March 2018 ***
New research trends: Surface modification of spacers
Another our research work just recently featured in Membrane Technology, Volume 2016, Issue 4, April 2016, Pages 10-11.
In the Research Trends section, our article entitled Hydrogel-coated feed spacers in two-phase flow cleaning in spiral wound membrane elements: a novel platform for eco-friendly biofouling mitigation, is selected as new research trend in membrane technology research. This paper has recently published in a prestigious journal of Water Research.
*** April 2016 ***
Wetsus S&T Newsletter: The science of bubbles leads to cleaner water purification membranes
Our works just recently featured in Wetsus Science&Technology Newsletter, Spring Edition 2015. This newsletter has a readership of about 6000 scientists and technologist worldwide.
As mentioned by Bert Hamelers, Program Director at Wetsus, the key element of the success of Wetsus is its people. He said: "Good facilities are a prerequisite for good science, but the facilities are purely a necessary tool. The crucial element of the success of Wetsus is the group of people performing science. At the heart of this group are the PhD researchers, young people who have taken the bold choice to pursue science as the start of their career. It is their dedication and creativity that pushes our research forward".
And we proud to be part of this young people.
This newsletter stated about our research within the article entitled "The science of bubbles leads to cleaner water purification membranes", writen by Lisa Zyga, IL, USA.
In their review, published in the Journal of Membrane Science, the scientists systematically analyzed the results of 195 papers published since 1989 that investigated the effectiveness of two-phase flow cleaning in membrane processes. Two-phase flow, which refers to the use of a gas and a liquid flowing in either the same or opposite directions, has an advantage over single-phase (liquid only) flow in that it creates instabilities within the flow. The instabilities sweep away fouling from membrane surfaces or feed spacers in spiral-wound membrane elements. The effectiveness of the gas bubbles on cleaning depends on many variables, such as gas flow rate, liquid flow rate, temperature, bubble-bubble interactions, bubble-particle interactions, and more. The scientists wanted to determine which conditions are optimal for membrane cleaning.
OCT News: Non-medical application of OCT in our paper
|Hydrogel article featured in OCT News|
Our recent paper entitled Hydrogel-coated feed spacers in two-phase flow cleaning in spiral wound membrane elements: A novel platform for eco-friendly biofouling mitigation (doi:10.1016/j.watres.2014.12.030) has been featured in OCT News.
A very accurate and exhaustive paper
|Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering Journal|
Our paper entitled Two-phase flow in membrane processes: A technology with a future (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2013.10.072) has been featured and highlighted in the journal article by Reverberi et al. (2014) entitled Membrane processes for water recovery and decontamination published in Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering (doi:10.1016/j.coche.2014.10.004).
Our paper has been highlighted as of special interest and has been described as:
"A very accurate and exhaustive paper presenting the state-of-the-art concerning the beneficial effects of a two-phase flow (gas–liquid) in membrane processes. This paper allows to identify key factors for the application of such a method in aqueous separation and purification processes."
Two-phase flow cleaning technology itself has been considered by Reverberi et al. (2014) as: "a very promising technique and a challenging research topic."
As mentioned in the journal homepage, Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering is devoted to bringing forth short and focused review articles written by experts on current advances in different areas of chemical engineering. The goals of each review article in the journal are:
1. To acquaint the reader/researcher with the most important recent papers in the given topic.
2. To provide the reader with the views/opinions of the expert in each topic.
Research on two-phase flow in membranes featured in Waterforum Magazine
A dutch magazine specialized in water technology, Waterforum, reported the research on two-phase flow in membrane processes conducted by University of Twente researcher, Yusuf Wibisono.