Personal Information:

Name                                         Mr.Krit  Somnuk

Address                                      Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

                                                  Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkla, Thailand 90112

Telephone/Fax                            0-7428-7227/0-7455-8830                                            

E-mail                                         krit.s@psu.ac.th 

Education:

May 2013                                    Ph.D. (Mech. Eng., Prince of Songkla University)

April 2008                                   M.Eng. (Mech. Eng., Prince of Songkla University)

April 2004                                   B.Eng. (Mech. Eng., Prince of Songkla University)

Researches of Interest: 

1. Biodiesel

2. Energy

Academic Position:

2015                                           Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Department,

                                                  Prince of Songkla University, Songkla, Thailand. (Apr 23, 2015)

2010                                           Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering Department,

                                                  Prince of Songkla University, Songkla, Thailand. (Oct 1, 2010)

Publications:

Journal Papers (SCOPUS) / (Google Scholar)

[1] Prateepchaikul, G., Somnuk, K. and Allen, M.L. 2009. Design and testing of continuous acid-catalyzed esterification reactor for high free fatty acid mixed crude palm oil, Fuel Processing Technology. 90 : 784-789.

[2] Somnuk, K., Smithmaitrie, P. and Prateepchaikul, G. 2012. Feasibility of using ultrasound-assisted biodiesel production from degummed-deacidified mixed crude palm oil using small-scale circulation, Kasetsart Journal (Natural Science). 46 : 662-669.

[3] Somnuk, K., Smithmaitrie, P. and Prateepchaikul, G. 2013. Optimization of continuous acid-catalyzed esterification for free fatty acids reduction in mixed crude palm oil using static mixer coupled with high-intensity ultrasonic irradiation, Energy Conversion and Management. 68 : 193-199.

[4] Somnuk, K., Smithmaitrie, P. and Prateepchaikul, G. 2013. Two-stage continuous process of methyl ester from high free fatty acid mixed crude palm oil using static mixer coupled with high-intensity of ultrasound, Energy Conversion and Management. 75 : 302-310.

[5] Somnuk, K. and Prateepchaikul, G. 2014. Effects of acid catalyst types and concentrations on free fatty acid reduction in mixed crude palm oil using continuous static mixer, Applied Mechanics and Materials. 446-447 : 1523-1527.

[6] Somnuk, K., Niseng, S. and Prateepchaikul, G. 2014. Optimization of high free fatty acid reduction in mixed crude palm oils using circulation process through static mixer reactor and pilot-scale of two-step process, Energy Conversion and Management. 80 : 374-381.

[7] Somnuk, K. and Prateepchaikul, G. 2014. Feasibility of using high-intensity ultrasound assisted biodiesel production from mixed crude palm oil in two-step process, Advanced Materials Research. 875-877 : 1687-1692.

[8] Niseng, S., Somnuk, K. and Prateepchaikul, G. 2014. Optimization of base-catalyzed transesterification in biodiesel production from refined palm oil via circulation process through static mixer reactor, Advanced Materials Research. 931-932 : 1038-1042.

[9] Intarat, N., Somnuk, K., Theppaya, T. and Prateepchaikul, G. 2014. Acid value reduction process in mixed crude palm oil by using low-grade ethanol, Advanced Materials Research. 1025-1026 : 677-682.

[10] Wijitsopa, K., Somnuk, K., Theppaya, T. and Prateepchaikul, G. 2015. Continuous transesterification for ethyl ester production from refined palm oil through static mixer, Applied Mechanics and Materials. 705 : 64-68.

[11] Somnuk, K., Theppaya T, Smithmaitrie P, Prateepchaikul G. 2015. Optimization of high free fatty acid reduction in mixed crude palm oil using ultrasound: A response surface methodology approach. Kasetsart J (Nat Sci). 49 : 651–662.

[12] Eawlex, P, Somnuk, K. 2015. Optimization of solid-to-solvent ratio and time for oil extraction process from spent coffee grounds using response surface methodology. ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences. 10 : 7049–7052.

[13] Soysuwan, N, Somnuk, K. 2015. Optimization of methyl ester production from palm fatty acid distillate using single-step esterification: A response surface methodology approach. ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences. 10 : 7075–7079.

[14] Somnuk, K., Wijitsopa, K. and Prateepchaikul, G. 2016. Optimization of the comparative continuous process of ethyl and methyl ester productions using a static mixer reactor: A response surface methodology approach. Biofuels. (Article in Press).

[15] Somnuk, K., Prasit, T. and Prateepchaikul, G. 2017. Effects of mixing technologies on continuous methyl ester production: Comparison of using plug flow, static mixer, and ultrasound clamp. Energy Conversion and Management. 140 : 91-97.

[16] Somnuk, K., Eawlex, P. and Prateepchaikul, G. 2017. Optimization of coffee oil extraction from spent coffee grounds using four solvents and prototype-scale extraction using circulation process. Agriculture and Natural Resources. 51 : 181-189.

[17] Thawornprasert, J, Somnuk, K. and Prateepchaikul, G. 2017. Optimization of oil extraction from oil palm meal for used as animal feed using response surface methodology. Khon Kaen Agriculture Journal. (Article in Press).

[18] Prasit, T. and Somnuk, K. 2017. Circulation biodiesel production process from palm fatty acid distillate using helical static mixer. Journal of Innovation Technology Research. Journal of Innovation Technology Research. 1 : 99-108.

[19] Somnuk, K, Soysuwan, N. and Prateepchaikul, G. 2017. Optimizing three-step production of methyl ester from palm fatty acid distillate: A response surface methodology approach. Biofuels. (Article in Press).

Conference Papers

[1] Somnuk, K., Prateepchaikul, G., Wisutmethangoon, W. and Ratanawilai, S.B. 2008. Optimization of continuous esterification for reducing free fatty acids of mixed crude palm oil by response surface methodology. In Proceedings of the 12th Graduate Research Conference Khon Kaen University, 18 January 2008, Khon Kaen, Thailand, pp. 38. (PMO18)

[2] Somnuk, K., Prateepchaikul, G., Ratanawilai, S.B. and Wisutmethangoon, W. 2008. Design of continuous esterification reactor for reducing free fatty acids of mixed crude palm oil. In Proceedings of the 6th PSU-Engineering Conference (PEC-6), 8-9 May 2008, Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand, pp. 380-386. (PEC6OR051)

[3] Somnuk, K., Daungvilailux, P. and Kalasee, W. 2008. Development of oil palm of fumigator with microwave by using a continuous belt. In Proceedings of the 22th Mechanical Engineering Network of Thailand, 15-17 October 2008, Thammasat University, Pathum Thani, Thailand, pp. 283. (AMM065)

[4] Somnuk, K., Smithmaitrie, P. and Prateepchaikul, G. 2012. Feasibility study of using the ultrasound assisted reduction of acid value in mixed crude palm oil by acid-catalyzed esterification. In Proceedings of the 10th International PSU Engineering Conference (IPEC-10), 14-15 May 2012, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Thailand, pp. 74. (ID50)

[5] Somnuk, K. and Prateepchaikul, G. 2012. Feasibility of using static mixers for reduction of free fatty acid in mixed crude palm oil via continuous acid-catalyzed esterification. In Proceedings of the 3rd TSME International Conference on Mechanical Engineering (TSME-ICoME2012), 24-27 October 2012, Chiang Rai, Thailand, pp. 19. (AEC1029)

[6] Prateepchaikul, G. and Somnuk, K. 2013. Continuous tranesterification for biodiesel production of esterified oil using static mixers coupled with high-intensity ultrasonic irradiation. In Proceedings of the 6th PSU-UNS International Conference on Engineering and Technology (ICET-2013), 15-17 May 2013, University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Novi Sad, Serbia, pp. 1-4. (T.5-1.1)

[7] Thawornprasert, J., Suwanwipakorn, T., Eawlex, P. and Somnuk, K. 2015. A study of extraction process from spent coffee grounds with solvent and extraction time. In Proceedings of the 16th Thai Society of Agricultural Engineer National conference (TSAE-2015), 17-19 March 2015, Bangkok, Thailand, pp. 390-392. (TET-07)

[8] Prasit, T., Na Lampoon, N., Soysuwan, N. and Somnuk, K. 2015. Biodiesel production from palm fatty acid distillate by using batch-esterification. In Proceedings of the 29th Mechanical Engineering Network of Thailand (ME-NETT 29), 30 June - 2 July 2015, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, pp. 1038-1042. (ETM-25)

[9] Wijitsopa, K., Somnuk, K. and Prateepchaikul, G. 2015. Comparison of continuous production of methyl- and ethyl-ester from refined palm oil by using static mixer reactor. In Proceedings of the 29th Mechanical Engineering Network of Thailand (ME-NETT 29), 30 June - 2 July 2015, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, pp. 208-213. (AEC-40)

[10] Eawlex, P. and Somnuk, K. 2015. Utilization of spent coffee grounds to produce liquid-fuel and solid-fuel. In Proceedings of the 8th Thailand Renewable Energy for Community Conference (TREC-8), 4-6 November 2015, Pathum Thani, Thailand, pp. 338-341. (IR032)

[11] Prasit, T, Soysuwan, N, Sopajarn, A. and Somnuk, K. 2016. Feasibility of using ultrasound-assisted biodiesel production process from palm fatty acid distillate by batch esterification reaction. In Proceedings of the 30th Mechanical Engineering Network of Thailand (ME-NETT 30), 5-8 July 2016, Songkhla, Thailand, pp. 1240-1245. (AEC-0024)

[12] Phanyusoh, D., Klindee, S., Prasit, T. and Somnuk, K. 2016. Continuous ethyl ester production process from palm fatty acid distillate with using static mixer. In Proceedings of the 17th Thai Society of Agricultural Engineer National conference (TSAE-2016), 8-10 September 2016, Nonthaburi, Thailand, pp. 254-259. (TEE-05)

[13] Prasit, T. and Somnuk, K. 2016. Circulation biodiesel production process from palm fatty acid distillate using helical static mixer. In Proceedings of the 9th Thailand Renewable Energy for Community Conference (TREC-9), 29 November – 1 December 2016, Chiang Mai, Thailand, pp. 204-212.

[14] Thawornprasert, J. and Somnuk, K. 2016. Study of oil extraction from oil palm meal using co-solvent. In Proceedings of the 9th Thailand Renewable Energy for Community Conference (TREC-9), 29 November – 1 December 2016, Chiang Mai, Thailand, pp. 187-195.

[15] Phanyusoh, D. and Somnuk, K. 2017. Optimization of ethyl ester production from palm fatty acid distillate using single-step esterification process: A response surface methodology. In Proceedings of the 13th Conference On Energy Network of Thailand (E-NETT), 31 May – 2 June 2017, Chiang Mai, Thailand, pp. 1099-1105.

Poster Presentation

[1] Somnuk, K. and Daungvilailux, P. 2009. Optimization for reducing acid value of crude palm oil by microwave irradiation. The 10th Annual Conference of Thai Society of Agricultural Engineering, 1-3 April 2009, Suranaree University of Technology, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, pp. 475-480.

Petty Patents

[1] กำพล ประทีปชัยกูรกฤช สมนึก และ สุห์ดี นิเซ็งระบบผลิตไบโอดีเซลจากน้ำมันกรดไขมันอิสระสูงแบบหมุนวนด้วยท่อผสมแบบสถิตอนุสิทธิบัตรไทยเลขที่ 6590

[2] กำพล ประทีปชัยกูรสมเกียรติ นาคกุลกฤช สมนึกประยูร ด้วงศิรินิยม พรหมรัตน์ และ จตุพร อินสุวรรณโณเครื่องรีดตัดทางจากอนุสิทธิบัตรไทยเลขที่ 7261

[3] กำพล ประทีปชัยกูรพฤทธิกร สมิตไมตรี และ กฤช สมนึกระบบผลิตไบโอดีเซลแบบต่อเนื่องจากน้ำมันชนิดกรดไขมันอิสระสูงด้วยคลื่นอัลตราโซนิคอนุสิทธิบัตรไทยเลขที่ 7268

[4] กฤช สมนึกณัฐพล สร้อยสุวรรณ และ วัชรินทร์ นิตย์ศิริระบบผลิตไบโอดีเซลด้วยเครื่องปฏิกรณ์ท่อผสมแบบสถิตขดเกลียวอนุสิทธิบัตรไทยเลขที่ 10261

[5] กฤช สมนึก, พิชัย เอี่ยวเล็ก และ เจริญพร ถาวรประเสริฐ, ระบบสกัดน้ำมันจากกากกาแฟแบบหมุนวนด้วยน้ำมันปนตัวทำละลายวนซ้ำ, อนุสิทธิบัตรไทยเลขที่คำขอ 1703000596

Honors and Awards

[1] Somnuk K, Promrath N. and Prateepchaikul G. Continuous biodiesel production from crude palm oil by using ultrasonic. The winner of New Inventors Camp held on Inventor's Day 2013, Feb. 2-5, 2013, National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT), IMPACT Arena, Nonthaburi, Thailand.

[2] Prateepchaikul G, Somnuk K, Smithmaitrie P. and Promrath N. Two-stage continuous process of methyl ester production from high free fatty acid mixed crude palm oil using static mixer coupled with high-intensity of ultrasound. The Gold Prize (Class of Mechanics), The Korea Invention Promotion Association (KIPA), Seoul International Invention Fair (SIIF) 2013 held on Nov. 29 - Dec. 2 in COEX Hall, Korea.

[3] Prateepchaikul G, Somnuk K, Smithmaitrie P. and Promrath N. The Honor Award of Invention 2014, National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT), (“Two-stage continuous process of methyl ester production from high free fatty acid mixed crude palm oil using static mixer coupled with high-intensity of ultrasound”).

[4] Outstanding Invention Award 2013 from the Faculty of Engineering, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand, (“Two-stage continuous process of methyl ester production from high free fatty acid mixed crude palm oil using static mixer coupled with high-intensity of ultrasound”).

[5] Outstanding Research Award 2013 from Prince of Songkla University, Thailand, (“Two-stage continuous process of methyl ester production from high free fatty acid mixed crude palm oil using static mixer coupled with high-intensity of ultrasound”).

[6] Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Award 2013 in the Field of Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand, (“Two-stage continuous process of methyl ester production from high free fatty acid mixed crude palm oil using static mixer coupled with high-intensity of ultrasound”).

[7] Ph.D. Thesis Award 2013 (Consolation Prize) in the Field of Physical Sciences from Prince of Songkla University, Thailand, (“Two-stage continuous process of methyl ester production from high free fatty acid mixed crude palm oil using static mixer coupled with high-intensity of ultrasound”).

[8] Ph.D. Thesis Award 2014 in Engineering and Research Industry, Excellence Level, National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT), ("Two-stage continuous process of methyl ester production from high free fatty acid mixed crude palm oil using static mixer coupled with high-intensity of ultrasound”).

[9] Lecturer Award 2015 in the Field of Research of Department of Mechanical Engineering. (อาจารย์ตัวอย่าง และผลงานดีเด่นของภาควิชาวิศวกรรมเครื่องกล “ด้านการวิจัย” ประจำปี 2558)

[10] บุคลากรดีเด่นของภาควิชาวิศวกรรมเครื่องกล ประจำปี 2558 กลุ่มที่ 5 พนักงานมหาวิทยาลัย ตำแหน่งประเภทวิชาการ

[11] Young Lecturer Award 2016 of Department of Mechanical Engineering. (อาจารย์ตัวอย่างรุ่นใหม่ ระดับภาควิชาวิศวกรรมเครื่องกล ประจำปี 2559)

[12] Prasit, T, Phanyusoh, D, Somnuk, K. and Prateepchaikul G. Continuous biodiesel production using ultrasound clamp on tubular reactor. The first runner-up of New Inventors held on Inventor's Day 2017, Feb. 2-6, 2017, National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT), BITEC, Samut Prakarn, Thailand.

[13] Soysuwan, N, Somnuk, K. and Prateepchaikul G. 3-stage biodiesel production from palm fatty acid distillate using helical static mixer. The third runner-up of New Inventors held on Inventor's Day 2017, Feb. 2-6, 2017, National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT), BITEC, Samut Prakarn, Thailand.

[14] Young Lecturer Award 2017 of Faculty of Engineering. (อาจารย์ตัวอย่างรุ่นใหม่ ระดับคณะวิศวกรรมศาสตร์ ประจำปี 2560)

[15] Young Lecturer Award 2017 of Prince of Songkla University. (อาจารย์ตัวอย่างรุ่นใหม่ ระดับมหาวิทยาลัยสงขลานครินทร์ ประจำปี 2560)

[16] Young Alumni Award 2017 of Faculty of Engineering. (ศิษย์เก่าดีเด่นรุ่นใหม่ ระดับคณะวิศวกรรมศาสตร์ ประจำปี 2560)

[17] Young Alumni Award 2017 of Prince of Songkla University. (ศิษย์เก่าดีเด่นรุ่นใหม่ ระดับมหาวิทยาลัยสงขลานครินทร์ ประจำปี 2560)

Major advisor of graduate students (graduated):

Eawlex, P. (2016) Master Thesis – Extraction of oil from spent coffee grounds with solid-liquid extraction (นักศึกษาปริญญาโท นายพิชัย เอี่ยวเล็ก รหัส 5610120023)

Soysuwan, N. (2017) Master Thesis – Continuous production process of biodiesel from palm fatty acid distillate using helical static mixer reactor (นักศึกษาปริญญาโท นายณัฐพล สร้อยสุวรรณ รหัส 5710120022)

Thawornprasert, J. (2017) Master Thesis – Oil extraction from oil palm meal of dry method by using using solvent (นักศึกษาปริญญาโท นายเจริญพร ถาวรประเสริฐ รหัส 5810120016)