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Associate Professor 4


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Department of Chemical Engineering

College of Engineering and Agro-Industrial Technology

University of the Philippines Los Baños

College, 4031 Laguna

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2002 Ph.D. (Fermentation Technology) Osaka University, Japan
1985 M. Eng. (Environmental Engineering) Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
1980 B.S. Chemical Engineering University of San Carlos


Research Interests

Fermentation Technology

Biological Wastewater Treatment

Electrochemical Applications in Wastewater Treatment


Recent Publications

Maguyon, MCC, CG Alfafara, VP Migo, JL Movilon, and CM Rebancos 2012.  “Recovery of Copper from Spent Solid Printed-Circuit-Board (PCB) Wastes of a PCB Manufacturing Facility by Two-Step Sequential Acid Extraction and Electrochemical Deposition.” Journal of Environmental Science and Management 15(1): 17-27. ISSN 0119-1144. June 2012.

Alfafara CG, MCC Maguyon, MVO Laurio, VP Migo, LC Trinidad, E Ompad, JM Amparo and M Mendoza.  “Scale-Up and Operating Factors for Electrolytic Silver Recovery from Effluents of Artisanal Used-Gold-Jewelry Smelting Plants in the Philippines.”  Blacksmith Institute Journal of Health and Pollution 2(3): 32-42. ISSN: 2156-9614.  June 2012.

Gacho, CC, CG Alfafara, ND Briones, AJ Alcantara, EB Rodrigues and CM Silverio.  2010.  “Anaerobic Filter Bed Baffled Reactor (AFBBR) for the Treatment of Food-Processing Wastewater.” Journal of Environmental Science and Management 13(1): 12-26.

Capunitan, JA., CG Alfafara, VP Migo, JL Movillon, EI Dizon and M Matsumura.  2008.  “Decolorization and Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) Reduction of Sugar Refinery Spent Ion-Exchange-Process (SIEP) Effluent by Electrochemical Treatment Methods.”  Philippine Agricultural Scientist  91(4): 416-425.

Dela Cruz, F, VP Migo, SA Valencia, RB Demafelis, CG Alfafara and AJ Alcantara. 2007.  “Enzyme Mixtures for the Extraction of Oil from Seeds of Vutalao (Calophyllum inophyllum).” Philippine Journal of Crop Science.  32/3:17-30. 


Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses 

CHE 31 Introduction to Chemical Engineering
CHE 145 Chemical Reaction Engineering
CHE 172 Introduction to Biochemical Engineering
CHE 191 Special Topics (Electrochemical Engineering)

Graduate Courses 

CHE 272 Advances in Biochemical Engineering
CHE 282 Physico-Chemical Wastewater Treatment Design
CHE 283 Biological Wastewater Treatment Design
CHE 288 Hazardous Waste Management
CHE 291 Special Topics (Lignocellulosic Biofuel Ethanol Production)
MBB 240 Industrial Biotechnology
MBB 295 Environmental Biotechnology



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