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

  • 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
  • Lai, Z.Y, H.B. Chua and S.M. Goh, Influence of process parameters on the strength of oil palm kernel strength, Journal of Material Science, 1-9, 2012 (in press), ISI, IF: 2.015
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • IRPA Grant (2005-2008): Project Leader
    Project Title: “Development of a Compartmented Fluidised-Bed Gasifier (CFBG) for Syngas Production and Power Generation from Biomass”
  • MPOB Grant (2007-2009): Project Leader
    Project Title: “Development of a Compartmented Fluidised-Bed Gasifier (CFBG) for Syngas Production and Power Generation from Biomass”
  • CSRF Grant (2008-2009): Chief Investigator
    Project Title: “Developing Mesophilic and Thermophlic Consortium for Biodegradation of EFB from Oil-Palm”
  • MOSTI Grant (2008-2009): Co-investigator
    Project Title: “Chemical Machining of Advanced Ceramics”
  • Shell Grant ( 2008-2010): Project leader
    Project Title: “Development of Syngas Cleanup technologies Suitable for Power generation from Biomass

 

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