ศูนย์วิจัยและพัฒนาพลังงานทดแทน

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand, 40002
Tel.080-4614416
Email: Aerd.kku2552@gmail.com
https://aerd.kku.ac.th/

Background

An establishment of AERD Center in KKU aimed to conduct a renewable energy research and development with excellence in research and development, academic service consultation, taching and learning curriculum, also training and seminars on the power side The structure of the center consists of the following research groups. 1) Alternative energy research groups include research on biomass, solar energy, micro-hydro power, fuel cells, as well as the implementation of results. Research into national policies such as energy consumption policies in the country for higher efficiency. Energy consumption standards Or establishing an energy information and communication database system, etc. 2) Research group of energy technologies and equipments, including energy-saving equipment. Technologies to produce fuels in the form of solids, liquids and gases

Goal & Mission

  • Conduct and manage researches to meet an international standard, focusing on innovation and leadership.
  • Support and develop human resources for being a good researcher and performing a high standard research.
  • Direct and Make policy of social services according to changes of technology every 5 years.
  • Support courses in the University for Alternative Energy Topics.

• Transfer alternative energy researches and technology to community.

Director

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tanakorn Wongwattanasatian

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand, 40002

Email: tanakorn@kku.ac.th
Tel: 080-4614416

Research Team

  • Assoc. Prof. Amnart Suksri
    Address : Department of Electrical Engineering Faculty of Engineering ,Khon Kaen University

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kanyarat Holasut
    Address : Department of Chemical engineering Faculty of Engineering ,Khon Kaen University

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kiatfa Tangchaichit
    Address : Department of Mechanical Engineering Faculty of Engineering ,Khon Kaen University

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mallika Kongkietkajorn
    Address : Department of Biotechnology Faculty of Technology Khon Kaen University

  • Assoc.Prof.Dr. Sophon Boonlue
    Address : Department of Microbiology Faculty of Science, Khon Kaen University

  •  Asst. Prof. Dr. Varinrumpai Seithtanabutara
    Address : Department of Chemical engineering Faculty of Engineering ,Khon Kaen University

  • Asst. Prof. Kittipong Laloon
    Address : Department of Agricultaral Engineering Faculty of Engineering ,Khon Kaen University

  • Prof.Dr. Alissara Reungsang
    Address : Department of Microbiology Faculty of Science, Khon Kaen University

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr.Pakawadee Kaewkannetra
    Address : Department of Microbiology Faculty of Science, Khon Kaen University

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr.Lakkana Laopaiboon
    Address : Department of Microbiology Faculty of Science, Khon Kaen University

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr.Pattana Laopaiboon
    Address : Department of Microbiology Faculty of Science, Khon Kaen University

  • Asst. Prof. Surapol Padungthon
    Address : Department of Environmental Engineering Faculty of Engineering ,Khon Kaen University

Recent Publication

2020

  1. Performance enhancement of a photovoltaic module by passive cooling using phase change material in a finned container heat sink, Solar Energy, Impace factor 4.608
  2. Effect of dual-frequency pulsed ultrasonic excitation and catalyst size for biodiesel production, Renewable Energy, Impace factor 6.274
  3. Reducing PV module temperature with radiation based PV module

incorporating composite phase change material, Journal of Energy Storage, Impace factor 3.762

  1. Comparison of free fatty acid conversion yields for esterification

assisted by single- and dual-frequency sonication, Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, Impace factor 2.602

  1. A novel process for biodiesel production from sludge palm oil, MethodsX, Impace factor 3.782
  2. Biofuels of Green Diesel–Kerosene–Gasoline Production from Palm Oil : Effect of Palladium Cooperated with Second Metal on Hydrocracking Reaction, catalysts, Impace factor 3.444
  3. Impact of Pulsed Electric Field on Glycerin Sedimentation from

Biodiesel Production Process, Key Engineering Materials, Impace factor 0.350

  1. Effects of Micro-Eggshells Filler on Tracking and Erosion Resistance of Silicone Rubber Composites, Key Engineering Materials, Impace factor 0.350
  2. Upgrading Bagasse Quality by Torrefaction for a Biomass Power Plant, Key Engineering Materials, Impace factor 0.350
  3. Optimal Condition of Torrefied Biomass Production With High Energy Yield, TEST Engineering & Management, Impace factor 0.101
  4. Analysis of Domestic Energy consumption: A Case Study for North-eastern Region of Thailand, TEST Engineering & Management, Impace factor 0.101

 

2019

  1. Co-Digestion of Napier Grass with Food Waste and Napier Silage with Food Waste for Methane Production, Energies, Impace factor 2.676

2.Minimization of Losses in Solar Photovoltaic Modules by Reconfiguration under Various Patterns of Partial Shading, Energies, Impace factor 2.676

  1. Effect of partial shading patterns and degrees of shading on Total Cross-Tied (TCT) photovoltaic array configuration, Energy Procedia, Snip 0.799
  2. Effect of height to diameter ratio of chilled water storage tank on temperature gradient during discharging, Energy Procedia, Snip 0.799
  3. Pulse sonication assisted transesterification in an atmospheric reactor, Energy Procedia, Snip 0.799
  4. Temperature Compensation of Photovoltaic cell using Phase Change Materials, International Journal of Engineering & Technology, Snip 0.810
  5. Biomass pellets produced from filler cake as waste to energy in sugar industry, IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, Snip 0.327
  6. Cooling enhancement of photovoltaic cell via the use of phase change materials in a different designed container shape, IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, Snip 0.327
  7. The effect of electric field on glycerine sedimentation and reaction acceleration using multiple high voltage electrodes designed for biodiesel production, IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, Snip 0.327
  8. Modification of SI Engine and Engine Performance Fueled with Hythane, ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, Snip 0.594
  9. Combination of fatty acids extraction and enzymatic esterification for biodiesel production using sludge palm oil as a low-cost substrate, Renewable Energy, Impace factor 5.439
  10. Optimization of Bio-Hydrogenated Kerosene from Refined Palm Oil by Catalytic Hydrocracking, Energies, Impace factor 2.707

13.Production of bio-hydrorenated kerosene by catalytic hydrocracking from refined bleached deodorised palm/ palm kernel oils, Renewable Energy, Impace factor 5.439

  1. Ethanol production from sweet sorghum juice under very high gravity fermentation by saccharomyces cerevisiae : Aeration Strategy and Its Effect on Yeast Intracellular Composition, Chiang mai Journal of Science, Impace factor 0.342
  2. Improvement of Bioethanol Production from sweet sorghum juice under very high gravity Fermentation: effect of nitrogen, osmoprotectant, and aeration, Energies, Impace factor 2.707
  3. A novel aeration strategy in repeated-batch fermentation for efficient ethanol production from sweet sorghum juice, Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering, Impace factor 1.911
  4. Batch butanol fermentation from sugarcane molasses integrated with a gas stripping system: Effects of sparger types and gas flow rates, Asia-Pacific Journal of Science and Technology, Snip 0.068

 

2018

  1. The potential of the newly isolated thermotolerant yeast Pichia kudriavzevii RZ8-1 for high-temperature ethanol production, Brazilian Journal of Microbiology, Impace factor 1.091
  2. Optimisation of biodiesel production from refined palm oil with heterogeneous Cao catalyst using pulse ultrasonic waves under a vacuum condition, Energy Conversion and Management, Impace factor 5.589
  3. Simulation of concentrated slop combustion in cyclone furnace using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, Snip 0.567
  4. An experimental investigation of concentrated slop combustion characteristics in cyclone furnace, IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, Snip 0.567
  5. Simulation of photovoltaic module configuration for different shaded patterns
  6. Organic filler from golden apple snails shells to improve the silicone rubber insulator properties, IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, Snip 0.567
  7. Comparison of airflow-uniformity in different ceiling-diffuser designs with various concentric circles in shrimp freezer using CFD, IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, Snip 0.567
  8. Decreasing turbulent helium flow in hard disk drive, IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, Snip 0.567
  9. The evaluation of bio-energy produced from ethanol fermentation using corncob dust hydrolysate, Energy Procedia, Snip 0.586
  10. Computational Design of a Cyclone Furnace for Concentrated Slop Combustion: A Potential Method of Converting Waste to Energy in the Alcohol Industry, Waste and Biomass Valorization, Impace factor 1.337
  11. Combustion characteristics of spent coffee ground mixed with crude glycerol briquette fuel, Combustion Science and Technology, Impace factor 1.132
  12. coconut shell power and electrical tree inhibition of solid insulator, Key Engineering Materials, Snip 0.303
  13. Enhancement of Butanol Production Efficiency from Sweet Sorghum Stem Juice by Clostridium beijerinckii Using Statistical Experimental Design, Chiang Mai Journal of Science, Snip 0.409
  14. Characterization of A Lipopeptide Surfactant From Lipase-Producing Bacillus amyloliquefaciens E1PA and Its Role in Lipase-Catalyzed Oil Hydrolysis, Walailak Journal of Science and Technology (WJST), Snip 0.317

Research Highlight

Filter cake pellet as waste to energy for boiler in sugar mill

 

Modification of SI engine and performance fueled with Hythane

Net Zero Energy Building

 

 

 

Research Collaborations

1. Research University Network, RUN
2. The sugar factory began to be fertile.
3. Thai Beverage Energy Company Limited
4. The University of Manchester
5.S.Khon Kaen Company Limited
6.Mahachai Group Company Limited
7.Thai-German Institute
8. Energy Systems Research Institute Songkhanakarin University
9. Maharat Nakhon Ratchasima Hospital
10. Nongkung Sri Hospital

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