Kuo-Lun Tung Professor

Kuo-Lun Tung Professor
童國倫 教授
email: kltung@ntu.edu.tw
office:Tseng Jiang Hall(N)N612
Lab Info
Membrane Filtration Laboratory
Tseng Jiang Hall(N)N613 ; Dept.of Chemical Engineering 103A.B
  • Education Background

B.S.Ch.E. National Taiwan University 1991
M.S.Ch.E. National Taiwan University 1994
Dr.S.Ch.E. National Taiwan University 1998

  • Professional Experiences

Process Engineer, Ho-Tai Industry Co, Ltd. (Production of Activated Carbon), 1991~1992
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Chung Yuan University, 1999~2003
Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Chung Yuan University, 2003~2006
Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Chung Yuan University, 2006~2012
Deputy Director, R&D Center for Membrane Technology, Chung Yuan University, 2006~2009
Director, R&D Center for Membrane Technology, Chung Yuan University, 2009~2012

  • Research Topic

Inorganic Membrane Fabrication
The major research efforts focus on the manufacture and performance test of ceramic membrane fabricated by plasma spray coating technique. Various surface modification techniques are adopted to prepare inorganic membranes for different applications.

Membrane Filtration Mechanism
Our present interest lies on the study of mechanisms of microfiltration for soft gel particles, affinity ultrafiltration for protein mixture separation and nanofiltraton for wastewater treatment.

Membrane Module Design
The goal of this work is to build a platform in the center for membrane module design. By utilizing CFD simulation technique and verifying with experimental data, the criteria for op-timum design or modification can be provided. The design of spiral-wound and hollow fiber module are currently under conduction.

Multi-scale Simulation
We currently utilize the MD and MC simulation techniques to study the gas transport mechanism through membrane. The next step is to build a multi-scale simulation platform for examining the microscopic mechanism of membrane fouling.

  • Recent Research Topic

1. Advanced Technologies for Biological Processes and Separation Technologies: (III) Affinity Membrane Filtration for Protein Purification, (PI; #NSC 97-2221-E-033-024-MY3; sponsored by NSC; NT$3,601,000; 2008/08/01-2011/07/31).
2. Study on Integrated Membrane System (1/3), (PI; #98TWC04; sponsored by Taiwan Water Corporation; NT$2,120,000; 2009/10/01-2010/09/30).
3. Study on Fabrication of Macroporous Ceramic Membrane Using Plasma Spray Coating Technique, (PI; #NSC 99-2221-E-033-039-MY3; sponsored by NSC; NT$ 3,662,000; 2010/08/01-2013/07/31).
4. Molecular Simulation Study on the Microstructure and Transport Mechanism of the Polymeric Membrane for Dehydration in Alcohol Fuel Preparation Process, (PI; #NSC 100-2623-E-033-002-NU; sponsored by NSC/INER; NT$760,000; 2011/01/01-2011/12/31).
5. Membrane Characterization and Filter Evaluation of Disposable Vent Filter for Medical and Laboratorial Devices Protection, (PI; NSC 100-2622-E-033-003-CC3; sponsored by NSC/Finetech Research and Innovation Co.; NT$1,057,120; 2011/06/01-2012/05/31).
6. Study on Integrated Membrane System (2/3), (PI; #100TWC10; sponsored by Taiwan Water Corporation; NT$2,450,000; 2011/07/01-2012/06/30).
7. Flow Channel Design and Fluoropolymer Membrane Adhesion Technology Development for a Flat-plate Module, (PI; M10000071000304-182/1000520; MOEA SBIR/AquaLab Technol. Co.; NT$2,000,000; 2011/10/01-2012/06/30).
8. Scale-up Design of Flow Channel and Flat-plate Module in a Full-scale Membrane Module, (PI; #1000519; sponsored by AquaLab Technol. Co.; NT$1,500,000; 2011/10/01-2012/12/31).
9. Development of Key Materials, Process and System of Membrane Technology for Energy Conservation and Carbon Capture (2/2), (co-PI; #NSC 101-3113-E-033-001-; sponsored by NSC/NSTP-Energy; NT$16,615,000; 2012/01/01-2012/12/31).

International Cooperation Project
10. Preparation, Characterization and Application of Organic Solvent Nanofiltration (OSN) Composite Membranes, (PI; NSC 101-2911-I-033-502-MY2; UK – Taiwan Joint Project Grant; National Science Council (NSC)-The Royal Society (RS); co-PI from UK: Imperial College London, Dept. of Chem. Eng., Prof. Andrew G. Livingston, FREng; 2012/01/01-2013/12/31)

  • Honor
  1. 獲國科會優秀年輕學者計畫 (2013)
  2. 新穎無機膜製備技術獲國際媒體Discovery Channel專訪報導 (2013)
  3. 榮獲Elsevier 期刊 J. TIChE (台灣化工學會會誌) 傑出審稿委員 (2014)
  4. 獲選擔任「國際水協會(IWA)」薄膜技術組秘書長(Secretary) (2014)
  5. 獲邀於TEDxTaipei專題演講新穎無機膜製備技術 (2014)
  6. 獲2014年台灣化學科技「產業菁英獎暨產品創新獎」臺大石化中心團體獎 (2014)
  7. 與研究團隊榮獲第十五屆「光寶創新獎」金賞 (2015)
  8. 與臺大牙醫學院李伯訓教授共同指導楊安之同學獲科技部103年度大專學生研究計畫研究創作獎 (2015)
  9. 榮獲Elsevier 期刊 J. Membrane Science 傑出審稿委員 (2015)
  10. 榮獲科技部工程司104年度「產學成果傑出獎」(2015)
  11. 指導 陳子豪同學,榮獲第十屆亞澳薄膜學會會議(AMS10)「口頭論文發表競賽」第一名 (2016)
  12. 指導 陳奕叡同學,榮獲第十屆亞澳薄膜學會會議(AMS10)「最佳海報論文獎」,(2016)
  13. 指導 陳珮鵑同學,參加”有機/無機混成材料與紡織品工業基礎計術深耕計畫. 2016年專題論文競賽.”榮獲佳作的成績 (2016)
  14. 指導 陳建樺同學,榮獲第64屆台灣化學工程學會「口頭論文發表傑出獎」,(2017)
  15. 獲2017年台北國際發明競賽 金牌獎(Gold Medal Award) (2017)
  16. 獲2017年美國匹茲堡發明競賽金牌獎(Gold Medal Award) 2017 the Invention & New Product Exposition (INPEX), Pittsburgh, USA (2017)
  17. 獲2017年第14屆國家新創獎—學研新創類傑出獎 (2017)
  18. 獲選擔任「國際水協會(IWA)」薄膜技術委員會 副會長 (Vice Chair) (2017)
  19. 獲國立臺灣大學「慶琅先生講座」 (2017)
  1. Wu, S.E, K.J. Hwang, T.W. Cheng, T.C. Hung and K.L. Tung (2017) “Effectiveness of a Hydrocyclone in Separating Particles Suspended in Power Law Fluids,” Powder Technol., 320, 546-554 (SCI).
  2. Lin, Y.K., V.-H. Nguyen, J. C.-C. Yu, J. C.-S. Wu, K. C.-W. Wu, K.L. Tung and C.L. Chen (2017) “Biodiesel Production by Pervaporation-Assisted Esterification and Pre-Esterification Using Graphene Oxide/Chitosan Composite Membranes,” J. Taiwan Inst. Chem. Eng., 79, 23-30 (SCI).
  3. Kaneti, Y.V., S. Dutta, M.S.A. Hossain, M. Shiddiky, K.L. Tung, F.K. Shieh, C.K. Tsung, K. C.-W. Wu, and Y. Yamauchi (2017) “Strategies for Improving the Functionality of Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks: Tailoring Nanoarchitectures for Functional Applications,” Adv. Materials., 182, 29(38) 1700213 (SCI).
  4. Wu, S.E., K.J. Hwang, T.W. Cheng, C.H. Chien and K.L. Tung (2017) “Integrating Microfiltration with Cocrystallization for Separating Glucose from Ethanol Aqueous Solution,” J. Taiwan Inst. Chem. Eng., 78, 344-350 (SCI).
  5. Ko, C.C., C.H. Chen, Y.R. Chen, Y.H. Wu, S.C. Lu, F.C. Hu, C.L. Li and K.L. Tung (2017) “Increasing the Performance of Vacuum Membrane Distillation Using Micro-Structured Hydrophobic Aluminum Hollow Fiber Membranes,” Applied Sci., 7(4), 357 (SCI).
  6. Lin, P.C., Y.R. Chen, K.T. Hsu, T.N. Lin, K.L. Tung, J.L. Shen and W.R. Liu (2017) “Nano-sized Graphene Flakes: Insights from Experimental Synthesis and First Principles Calculations,” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 19(9), 6338-6344 (SCI) (Paper featured as “Front Cover” of this issue in PCCP).
  7. K.L. Tung, H.R. Damodar, R.A. Damodar, J.H. Tsai, C.H. Chen, S.J. You and M.S. Huang (2017) “Imaging the Effect of Aeration on Particle Fouling Mitigation in a Submerged Membrane Filtration System Using a Photointerrupt Sensor Array,” Separa. Sci. Technol., 52(2), 228-239 (SCI).
  8. Qian, X. and K.L Tung (2017) “Special Issue Forward: PacifiChem 2015-Advanced Membrane Separations Symposium,” Separa. Sci. Technol., 52(2), 155 Guest Editor (SCI).
  9. Hu, C.C., T.R. Su, C.W. Chang, T.J. Lin and K.L. Tung (2017) “Yellowish and Blue-luminescent Graphene Oxide Quantum Dots Prepared from Microwave-assisted Hydrothermal Route Using H2O2 and KMnO4 as Oxidizing Agents,” New J. Chem., in press (MS#: NJ-ART-09-2017-003337R1), (SCI).
  10. Wu, S.E., Y.C. Lin, K.J. Hwang, T.W. Cheng and K.L. Tung (2017) “High-efficiency Hollow Fiber Arrangement Design to Enhance Filtration Performance by CFD Simulation,” Chem. Eng. Process.: Process Intensif., in press (MS#: CEP-2017-584R1), (SCI).
  11. Wu, S.E, K.J. Hwang, T.W. Cheng, K.L. Tung, E. Iritani and N. Katagiri (2017) “Structure Design of Rotating-Disk Dynamic Microfiltration in Improving Filtration Performances for Fine Particle Removal,” J. Taiwan Inst. Chem. Eng., in press (MS#: JTICE-D-17-01984R1) (SCI).
  12. Wu, S.E., N.J. Lin, C.Y. Chou, C.C. Hu and K.L. Tung (2017) “Biofouling Mechanism of Polysaccharide-Protein-Humic Acid Mixtures on Polyvinylidene Fluoride Microfiltration Membranes,” J. Taiwan Inst. Chem. Eng., in press (DOI: 10.1016/j.jtice.2017.08.013) (SCI).
  13. Drioli, E., C.D. Ho, E. Iritani and K.L. Tung (2017) “Forward of WFC12 Special Issue and In Memory of Prof. K.J. Hwang,” J. Taiwan Inst. Chem. Eng., in press Guest Editor (SCI).
  14. Chen, Y.R., L.H. Chen, C.H. Chen, C.C. Ko, C.J. Chuang, Y.F. Lin and K.L. Tung (2017) “Densely Packed Hydrophobic Alumina Hollow Fiber Membranes for Sucrose Concentration by Vacuum Membrane Distillation,” J. Membrane Sci., in press (MS#: MEMSCI_2017_1493R1) (SCI).
  15. Huang, C.Y., C.C. Ko, C.T. Huang, K.L. Tung and Y.C. Liao (2017) “A Simple Coating Method to Prepare Superhydrophobic Layers on Ceramic Alumina for Vacuum Membrane Distillation,” Separa. Puri. Technol., in press (DOI: doi:10.1016/j.seppur.2016.12.037) (SCI).
  16. K.L. Tung, D.J. Lee, K.J. Hwang and B. Van der Bruggen (2017) “Filtering a Better Future: WFC12 Special Issue Forward,” Separa. Puri. Technol., in press Guest Editor (February 2018) (SCI).
  17. Chen, L.H., A. Huang, Y.R. Chen, C.H. Chen, C.C. Hsu, F.Y. Tsai and K.L. Tung (2017) “Omniphobic Desalination Membranes: Effective Deposition of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles,” Desalination, in press (SCI).
  18. Hsu, P.Y., T.Y. Hu, C.H. Chang, K. C.-W. Wu, K.L. Tung and S.J. Lue (2017) “Highly Zeolite-loaded Polyvinyl Alcohol Composite Membranes for Alkaline Fuel Cell Electrolytes,” Polymers, in press (MS#: polymers-247883R1) (SCI).
  19. Lin, Y.F., C.Y. Wu, T.Y. Liu, K.-Y. A. Lin, K.L. Tung and T.W. Chung (2017) “Synthesis of Mesoporous SiO2 Xerogel/Chitosan Mixed-Matrix Membranes for Butanol Dehydration,” J. Ind. Eng. Chem., in press (SCI).
  20. Ali, A., J.H. Tsai, K.L. Tung, E. Drioli and F. Macedonio (2017) “Designing and Optimization of Continuous Direct Contact Membrane Distillation Process,” Desalination, in press (SCI).