PESTAÑO, Lola Domnina B.

PESTAÑO, Lola Domnina B.

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Academic Qualifications

Research Highlights

Research Interests

Academic Qualifications

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering, University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines, 2014
  • Master of Science in Chemical EngineeringUniversity of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines, 1993
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical EngineeringUniversity of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 1981

Research Highlights

  • Drying, a unit operation involving the removal of moisture content (MC) from a wet solid, of agricultural products is of great importance for the preservation of food by human beings. The researcher’s experimental studies on thin-layer drying were done on mango slices, cassava slices, coconut slices, and banana saba slices. The research develops a drying method to determine the suitable thin-layer mathematical model that describes the drying kinetics of thinly sliced Philippine fruit or crop and subsequently to predict the optimum drying temperature and drying time to attain the suitable moisture content improve the quality and increase the shelf life of the products.
  • Torrefaction is a thermal method for the conversion of biomass operating in the low temperature range of 200oC-300oC under atmospheric conditions in absence of oxygen. Dried coconut leaves were torrefied at different feedstock conditions. Torrefaction of dried coconut leaves significantly improved the heating value compared to that of the untreated biomass. Proximate compositions of the torrefied biomass also improved and were comparable to coal. Physical and combustion characteristics of torrefied biomass were superior making it more suitable for fuel applications.

Research Highlights

  • Food Sustainability
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Process Design
  • Equipment Design

Courses Handled

Major Recognitions

Professional Activities

Courses Handled

  • Heat & Mass Transfer
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering Design 1 & 2
  • Research 1 & 2

Major Recognitions

  • ASEAN Eng., ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organization (AFEO) Governing Board & Phil. Technological Council, 2018
  • Professorial Medal Award, Office of the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, UST, 2018
  • Elected MemberThe Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (University of the Philippines – Chapter 045), 2015
  • Outstanding Professor, Chemical Engineering – University of Santo Tomas – Faculty of Engineering, 2014
  • Iskolar ng Bayan AwardeeUniversity of the Philippines – Diliman, 2015

Professional Activities

  • Member, Technical Committee, International Conference on Renewable Energy and Conversation (ICREC)
  • Associate Member (UACSE), The Institute of Research Engineers and Doctors (IRED)
  • Associate Member, National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP), 2016-present
  • Lifetime Member, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (University of the Philippines – Chapter 045) 
  • Reviewer, Journal of Agriculture and Food Research

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

  • Development and characterization of perlite from Lamba, Albay, Bicol as packing material and the design of a packed column for the absorption of ammonia gas. Beatriz San Mateo, Jervin Valorozo, Ma. Niña Jasmer Yturralde and Lola Domnina Pestaño 
  • Numerical Simulation of the Drying Kinetics of Sweet Potato to Prevent the Growth of the Fungi Rhizopus oryzae F I V Obregon, M B C Silvano, J G Vicencio, and L D B Pestaño doi:10.1088/1757-899X/778/1/012076
  • The Investigation of the Effects of Banana Maturity on the Drying Kinetics of Thinly-Sliced Saba (Musa balbasiana) Using Hot-Air Dryer Lola Domnina Pestaño, John Paul Bautista, Reizl Leguiab, and Sean Danielle Puri DOI: 10.9734/bpi/naer/v16/8082D
  • Process Design of Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) Production Using Low-Pressure Oil Extraction. Patricia Janelle Ferrer, Vanessa Ferl Quilinguen, Jeremiah Rosario, and Lola Domnina Pestaño 
  • W.I. Jose, L.D.B. Pestaño. Production of Solid Fuel by Torrefaction Using Coconut Leaves as Renewable Biomass. Int. Journal of Renewable Energy Development (IJRED) 5 (3) 2016: 187-197 ISSN: 2252-4940
  • A.P.L. Almajose, L.D.B. Pestaño. Formulation of a Non-linear decay model for data analysis and mathematical modeling – Proceedings of The 23rd Regional Symposium on Chemical Engineering (RSCE 2016) page(s): 444-448
  • A.P.L. Almajose, L.D.B. Pestaño. Numerical simulation research for Chemical Engineering applications in heat transfer using Visual Basic for Application (VBA) programming – Proceedings of The 23rd Regional Symposium on Chemical Engineering (RSCE 2016) page(s): 494-499
  • A.P.L. Almajose, L.D.B. Pestaño. Numerical Simulations Research for Applications in Binary Distillation Using Visual Basic for Application (VBA) Programming and Ponchon-Savarit MethodInternational Journal of Computing Communications & Instrumentation Engg. (IJCCIE) Vol. 3, Issue 2 (2016) ISSN 2349-1469 EISSN 2349-1477 
  • W.I. Jose, L.D.B. Pestaño. Mathematical Modelling of the Drying Process of Coconut Meat. Philippine Journal of Coconut Studies (PJCS) Vol. XXXIX Dec. 2016 11-21
  • F.I. Labutong, J.S. Pastores, A.C. Yeung, L.D.B. Pestaño. Mathematical Modeling of Thin Layer Drying Kinetics of Carabao Mango in a Hot-Air Dryer. Acta Manilana 64 (2016) pp. 59-66, ISSN: 0065-1370
  • A.P.L. Almajose, L.D.B. Pestaño. Numerical simulation research for chemical engineering applications in heat transfer using visual basic for application (VBA) programming [online]. In: Asia Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering Congress 2015: APCChE 2015, incorporating CHEMECA 2015. Melbourne: Engineers Australia, 2015: pp. 114-120 ISBN 978-192-21-0747-3
  • A.P.L. Almajose, L.D.B. Pestaño. Formulation of a nonlinear decay model for data analysis and mathematical modelling. ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING – RSCE2016 ISBN 978-604-73-4690-3, pp. 114-120. MELBOURNE, ENGINEERS AUSTRALIA 2015
  • W.I. Jose, L.D.B. Pestaño. Mathematical Modeling of the Drying Process of Coconut Meat – Seek Digital Library Digital Object (2015) ISBN: 978-1-63248-055-2 doi: 10.15224/ 978-1-63248-055-2-80, Page(s): 142 – 146
  • W.I. Jose, L.D.B. Pestaño. Engineering an Improved Coconut Processing System in the Philippines at the Farm-Level Journal of Advanced Agricultural Technologies (JOAAT) ISSN:2373-423X (Posted to all authors), (2015) Page(s): 58 – 62
  • W.I. Jose, L.D.B. Pestaño. Mathematical Modeling of the Drying Process of Coconut Meat – Proceedings of the 3rd Int’l Conference on Advances in Applied Science and Environmental Engineering ASEE 2015 ISBN: 978-1-63248-055-2 Page(s): 32

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