ChE faculty give lectures to UST, University of Perpetual
Pag-asa Gaspillo of the Chemical Engineering Department delivered
a lecture on waste management technology for environmental
protection at the University of Perpetual Help in Las Piñas
City on February 13. Students from the departments of medical
technology, physics, computer science, biology, and chemistry
attended the said lectur
February 1, Gaspillo was also a speaker during the Biological
Wastewater Treatment Technology Seminar held at the Manila
Galleria Suites, Ortigas, Pasig City. Her lecture was on attached
growth biological treatment.
The seminar was jointly sponsored by the Water Environment
Association of the Philippines (WEAP) and the United States-Asia
Environmental Partnership (US-AEP) for wastewater treatment
plant operators, pollution control officers, environmental
consultants, contractors, and government regulatory people.
Gaspillo is the auditor of WEAP for the fiscal year 2001.
In related news, Marylou Uy of the Chemical Engineering Department
delivered a lecture titled, “Biotechnology: Its Application
in Air Pollution Control” during a seminar on biotechnology
held at the Beato Angelico Building, University of Santo Tomas
on February 5. The seminar was sponsored by the Chemical Engineering
Society of the UST College of Engineering.
Her lecture focused on the biological treatment of odorous
gases. She also presented the results of her preliminary study
on the biotreatment of hydrogen sulfide gas by the microorganism
Pseudomonas Aeruginosa isolated from raw sludge obtained from
the Claro M. Recto area in Manila.
Uy trained on biotechnology at the Research Laboratory of
Resource Utilization of the Tokyo Institute of Technology,
Nagatsuta, Japan, under the guidance of Professor Makoto Shoda.
visits ME Department
their professional services for free to design and develop
a state-of-the-art air-conditioning instrumentation laboratory,
two officers of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating
and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Philippines Chapter
visited the Mechanical Engineering Department on February
Engineer Emmanuel Tan, ASHRAE president, and Engineer Cezar
Punsalan, ASHRAE director, toured the different mechanical
engineering laboratories particularly the refrigeration and
ASHRAE is the world’s foremost technical society in the fields
of heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration.
The Philippines Chapter belongs to Region XIII, the international
region. Through the chapter, the Mechanical Engineering Society
formed its ASHRAE Student Section—the first in the Philippines.
Dr. Manuel Belino, chair of the Department, serves as the
chapter’s chairperson for student activities.