Chua Han Bing

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Associate Prof. Dr. Chua Han Bing
PhD, BSc (Hons.)
Head of Department
Associate Professor
Chemical Engineering

Contact Details
Telephone: +60 85 443939 extn: 2410
Location: Skylark 3 Room 425 
Email: chua.han.bing@curtin.edu.my

Background

Dr Chua is currently a senior faculty member of the Chemical Engineering Department at Curtin University, Sarawak Campus. He joined Curtin Sarawak in 2000, and was appointed as Head of the Engineering Programme from 2000-2002 and Director of School of Engineering and Science from 2006-2008. He graduated from King’s College London University in 1979 and obtained his Doctoral Degree in Biochemistry from Queen Mary College, London University in 1983. Prior to joining Curtin, Dr Chua served as a senior academic with a leading tertiary institution in West Malaysia.

Academic History

  • PhD in Biochemistry from Queen Mary College, London University, UK (1983)
  • BSc Hons (Biochemistry) degree from King’s College, London Uinversity, UK. (1979)

Research Interests

  • Development of Compartmented Fluidized Bed Gasifier (CFBG) for syngas production from biomass
  • Development of Syngas Cleaning Technology
  • Development of Anaerobic Digester for Biogas production from POME and Palm wastes
  • Development of Fungal and Bacterial Consortium for Composting of EFB from Oil-palm
  • Development of Technologies in Chemical Micromachining of Advanced Ceramics

Publications

Journal Papers

  1. Raza, A., Gholami, R., Rezaee, R., Bing, C.H., Nagarajan, R. and Hamid, M.A., 2017. Preliminary assessments for CO2 storage in carbonate formations: a case study from Malaysia. Journal of Geophysics and Engineering, IOP, 14: 535–556 (22pp).
  2. Raza, A., Gholami, R., Rezaee, R., Bing, C.H., Nagarajan, R. and Hamid, M.A., 2017. Well selection in depleted oil and gas fields for a safe CO2 storage practice: a case study from Malaysia. Petroleum, KeAi, 3/1: 167-177.
  3. Raza, A., Gholami, R., Rezaee, R., Bing, C.H., Nagarajan, R. and Hamid, M.A., 2017. Preliminary assessment of CO2 injectivity potential in carbonate storage sites. Petroleum, KeAi, 3/1: 144-154.
  4. Raza, A., Gholami, R., Rezaee, R., Bing, C.H., Nagarajan, R. and Hamid, M.A., 2017. Assessment of CO2 residual trapping in depleted reservoirs used for geosequestration. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 43C: 137-155.
  5. Raza, A., Gholami, R., Sarmadivaleh, M., Tarom, N., Rezaee, R., Bing, C.H., Nagarajan, R., Hamid, M.A. and Elochukwu, H., 2016. Integrity analysis of CO2 storage sites concerning geochemical-geomechanical interactions in saline aquifers. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 36PA: pp. 224-240.
  6. V.J.W.Sim, H.B.Chua, A. Saptoro and J. Nandong. Effects of Temperature, aeration rate and reaction time on composting of empty fruit bunchesEFB) from oi-palm. (2016). Iranica Journal of Energy and Environment 7(2); 156-162. ISSN: 2079-2115
  7. Raza, A., Rezaee, R., Gholami,R., Bing, C.H., Nagarajan, R. and Hamid, M.A., CO2 storage in heterogeneous aquifer; A study on the effect of injection rate and CaCO3 concentration. (2016) Material Science and Engineering 121 (1) 012023
  8. Raza, A., Rezaee, R., Gholami,R., Bing, C.H., Nagarajan, R. and Hamid, M.A., Screening criterion for selection of suitable CO2 storage sites (2016). Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 28:317-327.
  9. Raza, A., Rezaee, R., Gholami,R., Bing, C.H., Nagarajan, R. and Hamid, M.A., Carbon dioxide storage in subsurface geologic medium: A review on capillary trapping mechanism. Egyptian Journal of Petroleum, year 2015
  10. Bridgid Lai Fui Chin, Alexander Gorin, Han Bing Chua, Farouq Twaiq (2015) Experimental investigation on tar produced from palm shells derived syngas using zeolite HZSM-5 catalyst” Journal of the Energy Institute 1-12
  11. Arshad Raza, Reza Rezaee , Raoof Gholami, Vamegh Rasouli , Chua Han Bing, Ramasamy Nagarajan , Mohamed Ali Hamid (2015), “Injectivity and quantification of capillary trapping for CO2 storage: A review of influencing parameters”Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering 26 (2015) 510-517
  12. S. W.Lau, S.D. Tang, H. M. Ang T.K. Sen and H.B.Chua (2015), “Dual-conditioning of sludge using chitosan and metal ions” Water Practice and Technology Vol 10 No 2, doi: 10.2166/wpt.2015.047
  13. Lai Z.Y., Chua H.B., Goh S.M. 2013. Influence of process parameters on the strength of oil palm kernel shell pellets. Journal of Materials Science, 48 (4), 1448 – 1456 ISI, IF: 2.015
  14. Wee, S.K., Gorin, A., & Chua, H.B. 2013. “Preliminary Hydrodynamics Modeling of Fluidized Beds of Single Component and Binary Particle System in Compartmented Gasifier.”Particulate Science & Technology. DOI:10.1080/02726351.2013.782930
  15. H.T.Ting, K.A Abou-El-Hossien, H.B. Chua, “Etching Rate of Machinable Glass Ceramic”, Advanced Materials Research Vols 264-265: pp.1306-1311 (2011)
  16. H.T. Ting, K.A Abou-El-Hossien, H.B. Chua, “Predictive Modelling of Etching Process of Machinable Glass Ceramics, Boron Nitride, and Silicon Carbide”, Material Sciences and Applications (2011)
  17. H.T. Ting, K.A Abou-El-Hossien, H.B. Chua, “Etch Rate and Dimensional Accuracy of Machinable Glass ceramics in Chemical Etching”, Advances in Science and Technology Vol 65: pp25-256 (2010)
  18. V.S. Chok, A. Gorin, H.B. Chua & H.M. Yan, “Minimum and Complete Fluidization Velocity for Sand/Palm Shell Binary Mixtures, Part I: Fluidization Behaviour and Characteristic Velocities’ American Journal of Applied Sciences, 7 (6): 763-772 (2010)
  19. V.S. Chok, A. Gorin, H.B. Chua & H.M. Yan, “Minimum and Complete Fluidization Velocity for Sand/Palm Shell Binary Mixtures, Part II: Characteristic Velocity Profiles, Critical Loading and Binary Correlations’ American Journal of Applied Sciences, 7 (6) 773-779 (2010)
  20. H.T. Ting, K.A Abou-El-Hossien, H.B. Chua, “Prediction of etching rate of alumino-silicate glass by RSM and ANN”, Journal of Scientific & Industrial ResearchVol. 68, pp. 920-924 (2009)
  21. H.T. Ting, K.A Abou-El-Hossien, H.B. Chua, “Review of micromachining of ceramics by etching”, Trans. Nonferrous. Mat. Soc. China 19: s1-s16 (2009)
  22. S.K. Wee, V.S. Chok, A. Gorin, H.B. Chua & H.M. Yan, “The Effect of Effective Diameter on Fluidization Quality in Compartmented Fluidized Bed Gasifier”, Pertanika J. Sci. & Technol. 17 (2): 343 – 350 (2009).
  23. S.K. Wee, V.S. Chok, A. Gorin, H.B. Chua & H.M. Yan, “Fluidization Quality Study in Compartmented Fluidized bed (CFBG)” Energy & Fuels, 2008, 22, 61-66.

 

Conference Papers

  1. Lau, S. W., S. H. Chong, H. M. Ang, T. K. Sen and H. B. Chua (2013), “Dewaterability of anaerobic digested sludge with cations and chitosan as dual conditioners” in Book entitled Sustainability and Process Development, 1st Edition, Springer, New York, USA, 2013.
    34. Shiew Wei Lau, Ha Ming Ang, Tushar Kanti Sen and Han Bing Chua , ”Assessment of Chitosan Conditioning in a Synthetic Anaerobic Digested Sludge System” CHEMECA 2014: Sept 28 – Oct 01 2014, Perth, Western Australia
  2. Z.Y. Chan, S.W. Lau and H.B. Chua, Dewatering of anaerobic digested sludge with oil palm biomass as novel physical conditioner, 4th International Conference on Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering (ICCBPE 2012)/26th Symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineers (SOMChE 2012), Malaysia, 2012
  3. S.W. Lau, S.H. Chong, H.M. Ang, T.K. Sen and H.B. Chua, Dewaterability of anaerobic digested sludge with cations and chitosan as dual-conditioners, 4th International Conference on Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering (ICCBPE 2012)/26th Symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineers (SOMChE 2012), Malaysia, 2012
  4. J. C. Lai, H. B. Chua, A. Saptoro and M. Ang. Effect of isolated mesophilic bacterial consortium on pressed-shredded empty fruit bunch composting process. 4th International Conference on Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering (ICCBPE 2012) in conjunction with the 26th symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineers (SOMCHE 2012), Sabah, 2012
  5. V.S. Chok, S.K. Wee, A. Gorin, H.B. Chua & H.M. Yan, ‘Compartmented Fluidized Bed Gasifier For Syngas and Power Generation Using Biomass’, 7th High Temperature Air Combustion and Gasification Symposium: HiTACG 2008, Sustainable Bioenergy Development, Thailand, 13-16 January 2008.
  6. S.K. Wee, V.S. Chok, A. Gorin, H.B. Chua & H.M. Yan, ‘Experimental and Computational Study of Compartmented Fluidized Bed Gasifier (CFBG)’, 7th High Temperature Air Combustion and Gasification Symposium: HiTACG 2008, Sustainable Bioenergy Development, Thailand, 13-16 January 2008.
  7. V.S. Chok, S.K. Wee, M.Z. Mohd. Ariffin, A. Gorin, H.B. Chua and H.M. Yan, “Optimization of Solid Circulation Rate in Compartmented Fluidized Bed Gasifier for Power Generation”, IEEE 2008, Thailand, 18-20 July 2008.
  8. A. V. Gorin, V. S. Chok, S. K. Wee, H. B. Chua, H. M. Yan, ”Hydrodynamics of binary mixture fluidization in a compartmented fluidized bed”, 18th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering, CHISA 2008, Prague, Czech Republic, 24-28 August 2008.
  9. S.K. Wee, H.W. Chang, A. Gorin, H.B. Chua, and H.M. Yan, “Computational Modeling of Compartmented Fluidized Bed Gasifier (CFBG)”, 2nd Engineering Conference, ENCON 2008, Kuching, Malaysia, 18-19December 2008.
  10. S.K. Wee, V.S. Chok, C. Srinivasakannan, H.B. Chua & H.M. Yan. 2007, ‘Cold Flow Model Hydrodynamics Study of Compartmented Fluidized Bed Gasifier (CFBG), Heat Transfer in Components and Systems for Sustainable Energy Technologies: Heat-SET 2007, France, 18-20 Apr 2007.
  11. Siawkhur Wee, Vuisoon, Chok, Hanbing Chua, C. Srinivasakannan & Hongming Yan, 2007 ‘Fluidization Quality Study in Compartmented Fluidized Bed Gasifier’, Bioenergy Outlook 2007, Singapore, 26-27 Apr 2007
  12. Vui S. Chok, Siaw K. Wee, C., Han B. Chua & Hong M. Yan. 2007, ‘Fluidized Bed Biomass Gasification Technology – Review’, Bioenergy Outlook 2007, Singaspore, 26-27 Apr 2007.
  13. S.K. Wee, W.W. Tang, V.S. Chok, B.Chin, A. Gorin, H.B. Chua & H.M. Yan, ‘On the effect of Effective Diameter on Fluidization Quality in Compartmented Fluidized Bed Gasifier’, 21st Symposium f Malaysian Chemical Engineers, SOMCHE 2007: Challenges and Opportunities in Chemical Engineering for Sustainable Future, Malaysia, 11-13th December 2007.
  14. V.S. Chok, S.K. Wee, A. Gorin, H.B. Chua & H.M. Yan, ‘Compartmented Fluidized Bed Gasifier for Syngas Production and Power Generation from Biomass’, 12th International Energy Conference and Exhibition: Sustainable Energy, Challenges and Opportunities for the 21st Century, Energex 2007, Singapore, 26-30 November 2007.
  15. V.S. Chok, B.Chin, S.K. Wee, W.W. Tang, A. Gorin, H.B. Chua & H.M. Yan, ‘Hydrodynamics Studies of Sand/Palm Shells Binary Mixtures in Compartmented Fluidized Bed Gasifier (CFBG)’, 1st Engineering Conference: Energy & Environment: ENCON 2007, Malaysia, 27-28th December 2007.
  16. S.K. Wee, S.S. Lim, V.S. Chok, C. Srinivasakannan, H.B. Chua & H.M. Yan. 2005, ‘CFD Modelling on Hydrodynamics of Compartmented Fluidized Bed Gasifier (CFBG) Riser using Steam’, 4th National Technical Postgraduate Symposium, Malaysia, TECHPOS 2006, 16-17 May 2006.
  17. V.S. Chok, S.K. Wee, C. Srinivasakannan, H.B. Chua & H.M. Yan. 2006, ‘Developments in the Fluidized Bed Biomass Gasification Technology: Review’, 1st National Seminar on Palm Oil Milling, Refining Technology, Quality & Environment, Malaysia, 14-15 Aug 2006.
  18. V.S. Chok, S.K. Wee, C. Srinivasakannan, H.B Chua & H.M. Yan. 2005, ‘A novel Compartmented Fluidized Bed Gasifier for Synthesis Gas Production and Power Generation from Palm Waste, 2nd International Conference on Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering in conjunction with 19th Symposium Malaysian Chemical Engineers, Malaysia, SOMChE 2005, 8-10 Dec 2005.

Research Resource Funding

  • Project Title: Develop a new Enhanced Oil Recovery Method and Model for High-Temperature Well Stimulation using Acid Combinations
    Co-Investigator RM 87,000 for 2 years (2015-2017)
    FRGS ( Fundamental Research Grants Scheme, Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia)
  • Project Title: Formulation of a robust, non-Gaussian algorithm used to develop adaptive soft sensor for sensing various states in industrial processing plants
    Co-investigator RM  85,000 for 2 years ( 2015-2017)
    FRGS ( Fundamental Research Grants Scheme, Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia)
  • Project Title: Reservoir Characterization for CO2 Injectivity and Flooding: Offshore Malaysia
    Program Leader RM 300,000 for 3 years ( 2015-2017)
    CSRI Flagship Programme
  • Project Title: Studies on the effect of viscoelasticity on the heat transfer performance of Al2O3 – water nanofluid in circular and noncircular ducts
    Co-investigator RM 53,000 for 2 years (2013-2015)
    ERGS(Exploratory Research Grant Scheme, Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia)
  • Project Title: Modeling and Process Optimization for Composting of EFB to improve the quality of compost as an organic Fertilizer
    Project Leader RM220,000 3 years ( 2012 – 2014)
    Celtex Resources Sdn. Bhd ( Industrial Grant)
  • Project Title: Development of Syngas Cleanup Technologies Suitable for Power Generation From Biomass
    Project Leader RM 280,000 3 years (2009 – 2011)
    Shell Malaysia
  • Project Title: Metabolic control analysis and process engineering of bioethanol production from agricultural products using extractive fermentation technology
    Co-Investigator RM 194,000 2 years ( 2007-2009)
    Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) Malaysia
  • Project Title: Development of a Compartmented Fluidised-Bed Gasifier (CFBG) for Syngas Prodeuction and Power Generation from Biomass ( Palm Wastes)
    Project Leader RM 868,000 4 years (2006-2010)
    Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) Malaysia and Malaysian Palm Oil Board ( MPOB)
  • Project Title: Micromachining of Advanced Ceramics by Conventional and Non-Conventional Methods
    Co-Investigator RM 262,417 2 years ( 2008 -2010)
    Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) Malaysia

 

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Affiliated Member of IChemE, UK.

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