Sunday, April 29, 2007


SicenceDirest is one of greatest web site for intellectuals & students who engage in science subjects. It offer magnificent database of articles on thousands sciences subjects. We can easily find any article within few second using their search tool. If we are a guest we can only see only the abstract on that article. We want to be member of ScienceDirect to view full text article. When we register with them they offer us a ScienceDirect password & username. By entering that username & password we can search full text articles. My university (University of Moratuwa) has been registered with ScienceDirect so our students can surf full text articles. It is huge advantage for our education.

Recently, I serf ScienceDirect to find some articles on Biofiltration. It offer me following text documents.

Removal of toluene vapour using agro-waste as biofilter media

Bioresource Technology, Volume 97, Issue 18, December 2006, Pages 2296-2301
R.S. Singh, S.S. Agnihotri and S.N. Upadhyay

Biofouling control in reverse osmosis membranes using rapid biofiltration technology
Desalination, Volume 199, Issues 1-3, 20 November 2006, Pages 15-17
Harry Brouwer, Koen Meesters and Johan van Groenestijn

Using UV Pretreatment to Enhance Biofiltration of Mixtures of Aromatic VOCs
Journal of Hazardous Materials, In Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available online 4 October 2006,
Gholamreza Moussavi and Madjid Mohseni

Modeling hydrophobic VOC biofilter treatment in the presence of nutrient stimulation and hydrophilic VOC inhibition

Environmental Modelling & Software, Volume 21, Issue 10, October 2006, Pages 1387-1401
Saho Ikemoto, Aaron A. Jennings and Karen L. Skubal

A process to prepare a synthetic filter material containing nutrients for biofiltration

Bioresource Technology, Volume 97, Issue 15, October 2006, Pages 1927-1933
Wu-Chung Chan and Zong-Yi Lin

A lava rock-based biofilter for the treatment of alpha-pinene
Bioresource Technology, Volume 97, Issue 15, October 2006, Pages 1951-1958
B.M. Langolf and G.T. Kleinheinz

Trimethylamine (TMA) biofiltration and transformation in biofilters
Journal of Hazardous Materials, In Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available online 16 September 2006,
Ying Ding, Ji-Yan Shi, Wei-Xiang Wu, Jun Yin and Ying-Xu Chen

Effects of gas flow rate, inlet concentration and temperature on the biofiltration of toluene vapors
Journal of Environmental Management, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 1 September 2006,
Alberto Vergara-Fernández, Lucia Lara Molina, Nelson Alarcón Pulido and Germán Aroca

Effect of operating conditions on long-term performance of a biofilter treating gaseous toluene: Biomass accumulation and stable-run time estimation

Biochemical Engineering Journal, Volume 31, Issue 2, 1 September 2006, Pages 165-172
Jinying Xi, Hong-Ying Hu and Yi Qian

There were lots of articles. So you can imagine how it is advanced & useful for education.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

A Seminar on Safety

the Chemical Engineering Section


Safety: process criticality assessment and management methodologies

Followed by a FELLOWSHIP
Thursday - April 26, 2007: 13:45 hrs – 18:00 hrs and ONWARDS

Wimalasurendra Auditorium, The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka , 120/15, Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo 7

People do not anticipate accidents. But they do happen. Current theory: All accidents are preventable. There is always a history. Hence safety is not luck; it is the consequence of a chain of activities.

For centuries, engineers used safety as their basis of design. They built in ‘safety factors’ and ‘fail–safe' modes into their designs. But design alone cannot safeguard property and life; there is a responsibility of the organization to sustain the basis of safety.

This seminar is designed as a way of supporting our fellow engineers and others to offer guidance on how to sustain this basis of safety. It gives a glimpse of the four primary elements of the safety management system.

Compliance with legislation
Risk identification and assessment
Emergency response
Management of Control measures

The seminar is FREE OF CHARGE and is open for anybody who is interested in reducing injury rates and thereby improving productivity.
A reception and fellowship will follow the seminar at the Members’ Lounge of the Institution.
Sponsored by Industrial Safety Equipment Company (Pvt) Ltd

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

I faced my training interview successfully

Yesterday I have to face with my industrial training interview after sucessful six month in Ceylon Tobacco Company. Dr. Shantha Amarasinghe was also among interviewers. They asked about my training experiences & my changes in training period. I asked their questions successfully.

My friends Triyer Ben Samarasinghe, Asela de Silva, Dilshan Sahardeen, Sumudu Karunarathna, ... etc also participate their interviews with me. One person had to spent 10-15 miniutes for interview.

Thier main foucus was to check weather we were interested in training. Other thing is to check our experiences.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

I Start a New Blog

I recently start a new blog to publish my experiences & knowledge on Google Adsense. It was some popular web site. Because it has added to, a sri lankan blogsphere.

After long time

Recently three lectures from our department (Chemical & Process Engineering, University of Moratuwa) to our training place. Because they have undertaken the odour abatement plant project of Ceylon Tobacco Company, GLTP. They asses our training sesion also.

Dr. Shantha Amarasinghe, Dr. Shantha Walpolge, Dr. Suren Wijekoon are the three senior lectures of our depatment.