speaks on breast milk contaminants
Education Chairperson Dr. Maricar Prudente gave a talk about
her study on toxic contaminants in human breast milk. She
spoke before The Fetus as a Patient Institute of the Philippines
during their 10th Annual Convention at the Manila Midtown
Hotel on November 11.
Prudente said that there were comparatively lower residue
levels in milk samples for the Philippines. However, residues
of dioxins, furans, and toxic coplanar PCBs were found in
human milk samples from Payatas, Quezon City.
Stressing that there could be widespread contamination of
these chemicals in dumpsites, Prudente also suggested that
continued and enhanced efforts be directed towards identifying
and controlling environmental sources of these substances.
profs join ASEAN Symposium on Chemical Engineering
professors for the Chemical Engineering Department presented
technical papers at the Regional Symposium on Chemical Engineering
in Holiday Inn, Bandung, Indonesia on October 29-31.
The Regional Symposium on Chemical Engineering (RSCE) is held
annually in an ASEAN country where chemical engineers from
Japan and the ASEAN region meet to share their knowledge,
research output and advances in the various fields of chemical
engineering. RSCE 2001 was hosted by Indonesia and was organized
by the Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Industrial
Technology of the Institut Teknologi Bandung and also by the
Indonesian Institute of Chemical Engineers.
Dr. Leonila Abella, Chair of the Chemical Engineering Department,
Dr. Susan Roces, and Joseph Auresenia of the Ch.E. Department
attended the Regional Symposium. Dr. Abella presented a paper
on Catalysis in the Natural Gas Industry in the Philippines:
CH4 – CO2. Reforming a paper co-authored by Dr. Susan Gallardo
of the Ch.E. Department.
Dr. Susan Roces’ paper presentation was on Charcoal Briquettes
from Biomass while that of Joseph Auresenia was on the Use
of Taguchi Design of Experiments to Optimize the Parameters
of Cleaning Machine for Sensitive Plastic Products.
Dr. Abella served as Chair of the technical session on Process
Development. The ASEAN Jouranl of Chemical Engineering was
launched during the symposium. Dr. Roces, editor-in-chief
of the said journal, addressed the body during the launching