Dr Vinh Khanh Nguyen

PhD

Lecturer - Chemical Engineering

Teaching

  • Unit Operation
  • Separation Process

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Research interests

  • Gas hydration formation and kinetics;
  • Biofuels: Biodiesel production; Pyrolysis / Catalytic cracking of wastes (industrial and agricultural), and biomass for sustainable production of fuels and chemicals;
  • Process Intensification: hydrodynamic cavitation applied for heterogeneous reactions; emulsion and suspension systems;
  • Process Modeling and Optimization; Heat integration techniques;
  • Polymer Nanocomposite

Selected Publications

  • Q. T. M. Huyen and N. V. Khanh, “Synthesis of crude oil pour point depressants via polycondensation of cashew nut shell liquids”, PETROVIETNAM Journal, 2014, 06:48 – 52.
  • Q. T. M. Huyen, N. N. M. Chau, N. B. H. Tuan, D. T. K. Thoa, and N. V. Khanh, “Synthesis routes for potential pour point depressants from cashew nut shell liquids”, Journal of Catalysis and Adsorption, 2012, 1:176 – 183.
  • N. Q. Binh, P. M. Tan, N. V. Khanh, “Production of water in diesel oil emulsion via hydrodynamic cavitation”, Proceeding of International Scientific Conference on Green Enerergy and Development, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2012.
  • V. T. Phuoc, N. D. Phuc, N. V. Khanh, “Employing hydrodynamic cavitation in biodiesel production”, Proceeding of International Scientific Conference on Green Enerergy and Development, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2012.
  • N. B. H. Tuan, D. T. K. Thoa, P. M. Tan and N. V. Khanh, “Potential methods for modification of cashew nut liquid (CSNL) to produce pour point depressant”, Journal of Science and Technology, 2011, 49-6C:357 – 362.
  • H. V. K. Hai, L. N. T. Sy, P. M. Tan, T. N. H. Chi and N. V. Khanh, “Separation of isobutane from C4s stream in real working conditions of Dinh Co Gas plant”, Journal of Science and Technology, 2011, 49-6C:369 – 374.
  • P. M Tan and N. V. Khanh, “Investigation of dehydroisomerization of LPG to produce isobutylene on Pt/ZSM-5 and Pt-Sn/ZSM-5 catalyst”, Journal of Military Science & Technology, 2010, 09:175-182.
  • Tong Thi Minh Thu, Phan Minh Tan, Nguyen Vinh Khanh, “Synthesis of non-ionic, polyethylene glycol ester based surfactant as emulsifier for water – in – oil systems”, Proceeding of AUN/SEED-Net 2nd Conference on Global Environment, Hochiminh City, Vietnam, Mar. 2010.
  • Quang Nguyen Bui, Nam Minh Hoang, Khanh Vinh Nguyen, “Calorific value and energy yield of refuse derived fuel (RDF) from rice husk and plastic wastes”, Journal of Science and Technology, 2009, 47-5A:396-404.
  • Huynh Duc Trung, Phan Minh Tan, Nguyen Vinh Khanh, Synthesis of ethyl tert-butyl ether (ETBE) using Binh Thuan bentonite based catalyst, Proceeding of AUN/SEED-Net 2nd Conference on Global Environment, Hochiminh City, Vietnam, Mar. 2010.
  • N.V. Khanh and D. S. Lee, Effect of Ionic Content and Type of Counter-ion on the Dispersion of Organoclay in Polypropylene Ionomers, Journal of Science and Technology, 2009, 47-3A, 124-132..
  • Cao Hoai Nhan, Nguyen Vinh Khanh, Synthesis of bio base oil from peanut oil, Journal of Science and Technology, 2009, 47-5A:389-395.
  • T. T. Nguyen, V. K. Nguyen, and N. S. Goo, “Design and Fabrication of a Novel Flap Valve Micropump Based on Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite”, Sensors & Actuator: A, Physical, 2008, 141:640-648.
  • V. K. Nguyen and Y. T. Yoo, “A Novel Design and Fabrication of Multilayered Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite Actuators Based on Nafion/Layered Silicate and Nafion/Silica Nanocomposites”, Sensors & Actuator: B, Chemical, 2007, 123:183-190.
  • V. K. Nguyen, J. W. Lee, and Y. T. Yoo, “Characteristics and Performance of Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite Actuators Based on Nafion/Layered Silicate and Nafion/Silica Nanocomposites”, Sensors & Actuator: B, Chemical, 2007, 120:529-537.
  •  J. W. Lee, V. K. Nguyen, S. Y. Park, and Y. T. Yoo, “Electrolytic Stability of Various Inner Solutions in Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite”, Journal of The Korean Physical Society 2006, 48: 1594-1600.
  • V. K. Nguyen, H. T. Lim, J. W. Lee, and Y. T. Yoo, “Effect of nanoparticulate fillers on the deformation behavior of Nafion-based ionic polymer metal composite”, Proceeding of SPIE 2006, 6168:616813.
  • J. W. Lee, K. Nguyen Vinh, S.Y. Park, and Y. T. Yoo, “Effect of reduction temperature on electrode formation and performance of ionic polymer metal composites”, Proceeding of SPIE 2006, 6168:616825.
  • V. K. Nguyen, S. H. Jin, S. H. Lee, D. S. Lee, and S. J. Choe, “Polypropylene/clay nanocomposites prepared with masterbatches of polypropylene ionomer and organoclay”, Composite Interfaces 2006, 13:299-310.
  • M. T. Ramesan, Rosamma Alex, and N. V. Khanh, “Studies on The Cure and Mechanical Properties of Blends of Natural Rubber with Dichlorocarbene Modified Styrene–butadiene Rubber and Chloroprene Rubber”, Reactive and Functional Polymers 2005, 62:41-50.
  • S. G. Kim, V. K. Nguyen, M. J. Lee, S. J. Pang, and D. S. Lee, “Effects of Mold Temperatures on Physical Properties of Injection Molded Thermoplastic Polyurethanes”, Elastomer 2004, 39:286-96.
  • B. C. Kim, V. K. Nguyen, M. Y. Jeong, and D. S. Lee, “Thermal Properties of Ester Based Thermoplastic Polyurethane/Polyester Ionomer Blends”, Polymer Journal 2003, 35:79-83.

International conference presentations

  • Vo Thanh Phuoc, Nguyen Dinh Phuc, Nguyen Vinh Khanh, “Intensification of Biodiesel Production Employing Hydrodynamic Cavitation Technology”, 12th International Symposium of Clean Technology and Green Energy, Yeungnam University, Daegu, Korea, Nov. 2012. (invited speaker).
  • N. Q. Binh, P. M. Tan, N. V. Khanh, “Production of water in diesel oil emulsion via hydrodynamic cavitation”, International Scientific Conference on Green Energy and Development, Hanoi, Vietnam, Aug. 2012.
  • Nguyen Vinh Khanh, Nguyen Huu Luong, “Challenges associated with the future of refining”, 4th Annual Asia – Pacific Refining Summit 2012, Bangkok, Thailand, Apr. 2012. (keynote lecture)
  • H.M. Nam and N. V. Khanh, “Extrusion of municipal plastic wastes and rice husk to produce solid fuel”, 1st International Conference on the Environment and Natural Resources - ICENR 2008, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Mar. 2008.
  • L. Q. Tu, N. T .N. Quang, P. T. Quan, and N. V. Khanh, “Synthesis of bio base oil from peanut oil”, International Conference on the Environment and Natural Resources - ICENR 2008, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Mar. 2008.
  • T.T. Nguyen, V. K. Nguyen, and N. S. Goo, “A Novel Polymeric Micropump based on Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite”, IEEE International Conference IECON’06, Paris, France, Nov. 2006.
  • T.T. Nguyen, V. K. Nguyen, and N. S. Goo, “Robust Design of a Flap Valve Micropump with Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite Actuator”, International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies - ICAST 2006, Taipei, Taiwan, Oct. 2006.
  • V. K. Nguyen, J. W. Lee, anh Y. T. Yoo, “Ionic Polymer – Metal Composite Actuators based on Nanocomposites of Nafion”, International Conference on Smart Materials for Engineering and Biomedical Applications 2006, Daejeon, Korea, Sep. 2006.
  • T.T. Nguyen, V. K. Nguyen, N. S. Goo, and Y. T. Yoo, “A High-performance Micropump with a Multilayered Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite Actuator”, International Conference on Technology Fusion 2006, Seoul, Korea, May 2006.
  • N. V. Khanh, H. T. Im, J. W. Lee, and Y. T. Yoo, “Effect of Nanoparticulate Fillers on the Deformation Behavior of Nafion Based IPMC”, SPIE International Symposium, Smart Structures & Materials, San Diego, USA, Feb. 2006. (invited presentation)
  • J. W. Lee, K. Nguyen Vinh, S.Y. Park, and Y. T. Yoo, “Effect of reduction temperature on electrode formation and performance of ionic polymer metal composites”, SPIE International Symposium, Smart Structures & Materials, San Diego, USA, Feb. 2006.
  • J. W. Lee, Khanh N. V., and Y. T. Yoo, “Preparation of Nafion based ionic polymer metal composites: Effect of electrode and Inner solution” International Conference on Emerging System Technology 2005, Seoul, Korea, May 2005.
  • K. Nguyen, and D. S. Lee, “Effect of ionic moiety on the dispersion of organoclay in polypropylene ionomers”, Polymer Processing Society Asia/Australia Meeting 2004, Gyeongju, Korea, Aug. 2004.
  • S. G. Kim, N. V. Khanh, and D. S. Lee, “Effects of hard segment content on crystallization behavior of thermoplastic polyurethane”, IUPAC World Polymer Congress 2002, Beijing, China, Jul. 2002.

Membership of professional organisations

  • Member of Engineers Australia - pending
  • Member of Institution of Chemical Engineers - pending
Dr Vinh Khanh Nguyen

Contacts

T: +61 8 8946 6778
E: vinh.nguyen@cdu.edu.au
F: +61 8 8946 6680

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