Professor


 

Kuo-Lun Tung Professor

童國倫 教授

phone:(02)3366-3027
fax:(02)2362-3040

email: kltung

office:215

 

Lab Info

Membrane Filtration Laboratory

127

(02) 3366-3012

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 and Membrane Module Design

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.

The goal of module design 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 optimum 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. Award

2013          Distinguished Young Scholar Research Grant, National Science Council (NSC), Taiwan
2012
          Distinguished Professor, CYCU, Taiwan
2012
          University Outstanding Technology Transfer Award of Year 2011, CYCU, Taiwan
2011
          The First National Industrial Technology Innovation Award, (CMT Group), MOEA, Taiwan
                  (經濟部第一屆「國家產業創新獎---學術機構獎」團隊獎)
2011
          Bronze Medal Invention Award, 2011 Taipei International Show and Technomart, MOEA, Taiwan
2011
          Industrial Contribution & Innovative Product Award, (CMT Group), TCIA, Taiwan
                  (台灣化學科技產業協進會2011年「產業菁英獎暨產品創新獎」團隊獎)
2011
          University Distinguished Teaching Award (2nd time), CYCU, Taiwan
2010
          Distinguished Academic Research Professor, LMW TPSI Educational Foundation, Taiwan
                  (第一屆李謀偉福聚文教基金會「學術研究傑出教授」)
2010
          Gold Medal Invention Award, 2010 Taipei International Show and Technomart, MOEA, Taiwan
2010
          University Outstanding Technology Transfer Award of Year 2009, CYCU, Taiwan
2009
          Outstanding Research Contribution to Ind. Economic Award, (CMT Group), MOEA, Taiwan
                  (經濟部2009年度「大學產業經濟貢獻獎」團隊獎)
2009
          University Distinguished Research Award (2nd time), CYCU, Taiwan
2009
          University Outstanding Technology Transfer Award of Year 2008, CYCU, Taiwan
2008
          Gold Medal Invention Award, 2008 Taipei International Show and Technomart, MOEA, Taiwan
2008
          Who's Who in America, Marquis (2009~ )
2008
          University Outstanding Technology Transfer Award of Year 2007, CYCU, Taiwan
2007
          APT Distinguished Paper Award of Year 2004~2006, The Society of Powder Tech., Japan
                  (日本粉粒體學會2007年度「APT期刊傑出論文獎」)
2007
          Chem. Eng Technol. Excellence Award, (CMT Group), The TwIChE, Taiwan
                  (台灣化工學會2007年度「化工技術獎」團隊獎)
2007
          Who's Who in Asia, Marquis (2008~ )
2007
          University Distinguished Research Award (1st time), CYCU, Taiwan
2007
          University Distinguished Teaching Award (1st time), CYCU, Taiwan
2005
          Outstanding Paper Award of Year 2004, “Chem. Eng. Trans. (in Chinese),” The ChIChE, Taiwan
                  (台灣化工學會2004年度「化工傑作獎」)
2004
          The Golden-pen First Prize of Year 2003, “Chem. Eng. Tech. Magazine (in Chinese)”
                  (化工技術雜誌2003年度「金筆獎 首獎」)
2003
          The Best Poster Paper Award of Year 2002, The ChIChE, Taiwan
2002
          Who's Who in the World, Marquis (2003~ )
2002
          College Outstanding Mentor Award, College of Engineering, CYCU, Taiwan
2001
          Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Marquis (2002~ )
1998
          The Best PhD Thesis Scholarship, Li-Ching Cultural and Educational Foundation, Taiwan
1997
          Ph.D. Student Scholarship Award, National Science Council, Taiwan

 

2. International Organization Service

Academy of Finland, Finland/International Project Reviewer (2012/12~2013/02)

Australian Research Council, Australia/Assessor (2010/06~now)

Bioprocessing Technology, Herbert Publications Limited/Editorial Board Member (2013/01~now)

Bioresource Technol. journal – Elsevier (SCI indexed, IF 4.980)/ Guest Editor (2012/10~2013/07)

Desalination & Water Treatment, Taylor & Francis (SCI indexed)/Editorial Board Member (2010/01~2012/12)

Desalination journal – Elsevier (SCI indexed, IF 2.590)/Guest Editor (2007/08~2008/12)

Filtration journal, The Filtration Society, UK (CA indexed)/ Editorial Board Member (2006/01~now)

International Recycling Society/Executive Committee Member (2010/01~2012/12)

Israel Science Foundation, Israel/International Project Reviewer (2013/01~2013/02)

IWA-SG on Membrane Tech., Intl Water Assoc. (IWA)/Secretary (2014/01~now)

IWA-SG on Membrane Tech., IWA/Management Committee Member (2006/01~now)

IWA-SG on Water Reuse, IWA/Management Committee Member (2010/05~2012/04)

Journal of the ChIChE, The ChIChE, Taiwan (SCI indexed)/Managing Editor/Editorial Board (2006/07~2008/12)

Journal of the TwIChE, The TwIChE, Taiwan (SCI indexed)/ Editorial Board Member (2009/07~now)

Journal of the TwIChE, The TwIChE, Taiwan (SCI indexed)/Managing Editor (2009/01~2009/06)

Journal of Water Sustainability, UTS, Australia/Editor (2012/01~now)

Journal of Water Sustainability, UTS, Australia/Associate Editor (2011/01~2011/12)

Qatar National Research Fund, Qatar/Assessor (2012/01~now)

The Filtration Society, UK/Council Member (2009/01~2012/12)

The TwIChE Education Affairs Committee, The TwIChE, Taiwan/Chairman (2013/01~now)

The TwIChE International Affairs Committee, The TwIChE, Taiwan/Committee Member (2011/07~2012/12)

 

3. International Conference Service
Plenary Speaker

2014          AFS-Oil & Gas and Chem. Proc. Fil. & Sep. Conf., March 24-26, 2014, Houston, Texas, USA

2013          AIChE Annual Meeting (Separation Div.), November 3-8, 2013, San Francisco, CA, USA

2012          FILTECH 2013, October 22-24, 2013, Wiesbaden, Germany

2011          AFS Fall Conference, October 17-20, 2011, Houston, Texas, USA

2010          AIChE Spring Meeting+AFS Annual Conf., March 22-25, 2010, San Antonio, Texas, USA

2010          The 2nd GCOE Int’l Symp. of ECCMF2, Feb. 23-24, 2010, Tohoku Univ., Sendai, Japan

2009          The 5th Conf. of Aseanian Membrane Society (AMS5), July 12-14, 2009, Kobe, Japan

Keynote Speaker

2014          Int'l Congress on Membranes (ICOM), July 20-25, 2013, Suzhou, China

2013          Int'l l Workshop on MBR for the Next Generation, Feb. 21-22, 2013, Buyeo, Korea

2013          InterAqua, “Solution of the Global Water Issues in 21st Century” JDA Forum, Tokyo, Japan

2012          The 5th Int’l Desalination Workshop, October 28-31, 2012, Jeju, Korea

2012          Int'l Conf. Challenges in Environ. Sci. & Eng., Sept. 9-13, 2012, Melbourne, Australia

2012          The 11th World Filtration Congress (WFC11), April 16-20, 2012, Graz, Austria

2011          Int'l Congress on Membrane (ICOM), July 23-29, 2011, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2010          Int'l Conf. Challenges in Environ. Sci. & Eng., Sept. 26-30, 2010, Cairns, Australia

2009          FILTECH 2009, Oct. 13-15, 2009, Wiesbaden, Germany

2009          IWA-Membrane Technology Conference 2009, Sept. 1-3, 2009, Beijing, China

2009          APDA Conference, July 8-10, 2009, Qingdao, China

2006          The 3rd Conf. of Aseanian Membrane Society (AMS3), Aug. 23-25, 2006, Beijing, China

Invited Speaker

2013          The 8th Asia-Pacific Int'l Symp. Plasma Technol. (APSPT-8), Dec. 20-22, 2013, Hsinchu, Taiwan

2013          The 5th Int'l Symp. Inorganic Membranes Conference (ISIM 5), July 21, 2013, Nanjing, China

2013          The 3rd Int'l Sci. Conf. on PV, VP and MD, May 12-15, 2013, Toruń, Poland

2012          Asian Particle Technology Sym. (APT 2012), July 2-5, 2012, Singapore

2011          Int'l Conf. on Materials for Adv. Technol. (ICMAT), MRS, June 26-30, 2011, Singapore

2010          The Pacifichem 2010 Congress, Dec. 15-20, 2010, ACS, Hawaii, USA

2010          AIChE Annual Meeting, November 7-12, 2010, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

2010          The 10th Emerging Information and Tech. Conf., Aug. 14-15, 2010, Stanford Univ., USA

2009          The 2nd Int'l Symp. on Inorgnic Membrane at Hiroshima Univ, July 15, 2009, Hiroshima, Japan

2008          Int'l Workshop Adv. Membrane Tech. for Wastewater, Oct. 15, CNU, Tainan, Taiwan

2008          Int'l Conf. on Clean Processes and Energy, March. 28, 2008, KNU, Daegu, Korea

2007          Int'l Workshop on Sustainable Energy, Dec. 12-13, 2007, NTU, Taipei, Taiwan

2007          Int'l Wkshp Special Wastewater Treatment & Analysis Tech., Nov. 12, CNU, Tainan, Taiwan

2007          Innovative Filter Media: App. for Process Improvements, Nov. 22, 2007, Filtration Soc., UK

2007          The Int'l Workshop on Special Wastewater Treatment, Nov. 12, 2007, Tainan, Taiwan

2004          「膜プロセッシングの先端研究」講演会, 膜工学特別研究会, SCEJ, Aug. 6, Tokyo, Japan

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Chair/Co-Chair

2009          Advances in Water Treatment Membrane Technology Forum, Oct. 8, 2009, Taipei, Taiwan

2012          The 7th Conf. of Aseanian Membrane Society (AMS7), July 4-6, 2012, Busan, Korea

2005          Advances in Filtration Technology Forum, Nov. 11, 2005, Taipei, Taiwan

Chair-Sci. Committee

2012          The 11th World Filtration Congress, April 16-20, 2012, Graz, Austria

Chair-Org. Committee

2007          The 4th Conf. of Aseanian Membrane Society (AMS4), Aug. 16-18, 2007, Taipei, Taiwan

Organizing Committee

2009          IWA-ASPIRE 2009, Oct. 18~22, 2009, Taipei, Taiwan

2008          Taiwan/Korea/Japan Chem. Eng. Joint Congress, Nov. 20-22, 2008, Taipei, Taiwan

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Int'l Advisory Board

2012          Int'l Conf. Challenges in Environ. Sci. & Eng., Sept. 9-13, 2012, Melbourne, Australia

2011          Int'l Conf. Challenges in Environ. Sci. & Eng., Sept. 25-30, 2011, Tainan, Taiwan

2010          European Conference on Fluid/Particle Separation, Oct. 5-7, 2010, Lyon, France

Scientific Committee

2012          Adv. Membrane Tech. V: ECI Conference, SMTC, NTU, Oct. 14-19, 2012, Singapore

2012          The 11th World Filtration Congress, April 16-20, 2012, Graz, Austria

2011          IWA-Water Reuse Conference 2011, September 26-29, 2011, Barcelona, Spain

2011          IWA-Membrane Technology Conference 2011, October 4-7, 2011, Aachen, Germany

2011          FILTECH 2009, March 22-24, 2011, Wiesbaden, Germany

2010          The AMS6/IMSTEC2010, Nov. 22-26, 2010, Sydney, Australia

2010          Membrane Tech. and Water Reuse-IWA Regional Conf., Oct. 18-22, 2010, Istanbul, Turkey

2010          European Conference on Fluid/Particle Separation, Oct. 5-7, 2010, Lyon, France

2010          Int'l Conf. Challenges in Environ. Sci. & Eng., Sept. 26-30, 2010, Cairns, Australia

2009          IWA-ASPIRE 2009, Oct. 18-22, 2009, Taipei, Taiwan

2009          FILTECH 2009, Oct. 13-15, 2009, Wiesbaden, Germany

2009          IWA-Membrane Technology Conference 2009, Sept. 1-3, 2009, Beijing, China

2008          Taiwan/Korea/Japan Chem. Eng. Joint Congress, Nov. 20-22, 2008, Taipei, Taiwan

2008          AQUATEC Amsterdam, Oct. 1-2, 2008, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2008          Engineering With Membrane (EWM2008), May 25-28, 2008, Algarve, Portugal

2008          The 10th World Filtration Congress, April 14-18, 2008, Leipzig, Germany

2007          FILTECH 2007, Feb. 27-March 1, Wiesbaden, Germany

2006          The 3rd Conf. of Aseanian Membrane Society (AMS3), Aug. 23-25, 2006, Beijing, China

 
The Representative Publication Recent 5-years Publication

1. Nguyen, T.A.H., H.H. Ngo, W.S. Guo, J. Zhang, S. Liang and K.L. Tung (2013) “Feasibility of Iron Loaded ‘Okara’ for Biosorption of Phosphorous in Aqueous Solutions,” Bioresource Technol., 150, 42-49 (SCI).

2. Liu, K.T., F.L. Liang, Y.F. Lin, K.L. Tung, T.W. Chung and S.H. Hsu (2013) “A Novel Green Process on the Purification of Crude Jatropha Oil with Large Permeate Flux Enhancement,” Fuel, 111, 180-185 (SCI).

3. Lin, N.J., H.S. Yang, Y. Chang, K.L. Tung, W.H. Chen, H.W. Cheng, S.W. Hsiao, P. Aimar, K. Yamamoto and J.Y. Lai (2013) “Surface Self-assembled PEGylation of Fluoro-based PVDF Membranes via Hydrophobic-Driven Copolymer Anchoring for Ultra-Stable Biofouling Resistance,” Langmuir, 29(32), 10183–10193 (SCI).

4. Chen, J.T., Y.J. Fu, K.L. Tung, S.H. Huang, W.S. Hung, S.J. Lue, C.C. Hu, K.R. Lee and J.Y. Lai (2013) “Surface Modification of Poly(dimethylsiloxane) by Atmospheric Pressure High Temperature Plasma Torch to Prepare High-Performance Gas Separation Membranes,” J. Membrane Sci., 440, 1-8 (SCI).

5. Venault, A., Y. Chang, H.H. Hsu, J.F. Jhong, H.S. Yang, T.C. Wei, K.L. Tung, A. Higuchi and J. Huang (2013) “Biofouling-resistance control of expanded poly(tetrafluoroethylene) membrane via atmospheric plasma-induced surface PEGylation,” J. Membrane Sci., 439, 48-57 (SCI).

6. Kang, C.S., Y.F. Lin, Y.S. Huang, K.L. Tung, K.S. Chang, J.T. Chen, W.S. Hung, K.R. Lee and J.Y. Lai (2013) “Synthesis of ZIF-7/Chitosan Mixed-Matrix Membranes with Improved Performance of Water/Ethanol Mixtures,” J. Membrane Sci., 438, 105-111 (SCI).

7. Chang, K.S., K.L. Tung, Y.F. Lin and H.Y. Lin (2013) “Molecular Modelling of Polyimides with Intrinsic Microporosity: From Structural Characteristics to Transport Behaviour,” RSC Advances, 3(26), 10403-10413 (SCI).

8. Hsu, S.H., Y.F. Lin, T.W. Chung, T.Y. Wei, S.Y. Lu and K.L. Tung (2013) “Mesoporous Carbon Aerogel Membrane for Phospholipid Removal from Jatropha curcas Oil,” Sep. Purif. Technol., 109, 129-134 (SCI).

9. Lin, Y.H., K.L. Tung, S.H. Wang, Q. Zhou and K.K. Shung (2013) “Distribution and Deposition of Organic Fouling on the Microfiltration Membrane Evaluated by High-Frequency Ultrasound,” J. Membrane Sci., 433, 100-111 (SCI).

10. Villaflores, O.B., C.M. Hsei, C.Y. Teng, Y.J. Chen, J.J. Wey, P.Y. Tsui, R.H. Shyu, K.L. Tung, J.M. Yeh, D.J. Chiao and T.Y. Wu (2013) “Easy expression of the C-terminal Heavy Chain Domain of Botulinum Neurotoxin Serotype A as a Vaccine Candidate Using a Bi-cistronic Baculovirus System,” J. Virological Methods, 189(1), 58-64 (SCI).

11. Lin, Y.F., C.H. Chen, K.L Tung, T.Y. Wei, S.Y. Lu and K.S. Chang (2013) “Mesoporous Fluorocarbon- modified Silica Aerogel Membranes Enabling Long-term Continuous CO2 Capture with Large Absorption Flux Enhancements,” ChemSusChem, 6(3), 437-442 (SCI).

12. Nguyen, L.N., F.I. Hai, J. Kang, L.D. Nghiem, W.E. Price, W.S. Guo, H.H. Ngo, and K.L. Tung (2013) “Comparison between Sequential and Simultaneous Application of Activated Carbon with Membrane Bioreactor for Trace Organic Contaminant Removal,” Bioresource Technol., 130, 412-417 (SCI).

13. Lin, Y.F., J.L. Chen, K.S. Chang and K.L. Tung (2013) “Insight into the Roles of Ethylenediamine and Hydrazine for the Synthesis of ZnO Micro/Nanostructures using Solvothermal Process,” J. Nanopart. Res., 15(1), 1398 (SCI).

14. Tung, K.L., K.S. Chang and J.Y. Lai (2013) “Recent Advances in Membrane Morphology Characterization,” Curr. Opin. Chem. Eng., accepted (Invited Review).

15. Abdolali, A., H.H. Ngo, W.S. Guo, D.J. Lee, K.L. Tung, X.C. Wang, (2013) “Development and Evaluation of a New Multi-metal Binding Biosorbent,” Bioresource Technol., in press (SCI).

16. Abdolali, A., W.S. Guo, H.H. Ngo, S.S. Chen, N.C. Nguyen, K.L. Tung, (2013) “Typical Lignocellulosic Wastes and By-products for Biosorption Processes in Water and Wastewater Treatment: A Critical Review,” Bioresource Technol., in press (SCI).

17. Lin, Y.F., C.S. Wang, C.C. Ko, C.H. Chen, K.S. Chang, K.L. Tung and K.R. Lee (2013) “Preparation of Electrospun PVDF/Siloxane Nanofibrous Membranes Enabling Long-term Continuous CO2 Capture with Large Absorption Flux Enhancements,” ChemSusChem, 6(12), in press (SCI).

18. Chang, K.S., Z.C. Wu, S.J. Kim, K.L. Tung, Y.M. Lee, Y.F. Lin and J.Y. Lai (2013) “Molecular Modeling of Poly(benzoxazole-co-imide) Membranes: A Structure Characterization and Performance Investigation,” J. Membrane Sci., in press (SCI,).

19. Cheng, L.H., M.S. Abd Rahaman, R. Yao, L. Zhang, X.H. Xu, H.L. Chen, J.Y. Lai and K.L. Tung, (2013) “Study on Microporous supported ionic liquid membranes for carbon dioxide capture,” Int. J. Greenhouse Gas Control, in press (SCI)

20. Lin, Y.F., C.C. Ko, C.H. Chen, K.L Tung and K.S. Chang (2013) “Reusable Methyltrimethoxysilane -based Mesoporous Water-repellent Silica Aerogel Membranes for CO2 Capture,” RSC Advances, in press (SCI).