Edy Purwanto

Edy Purwanto

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences


The topic of my research is chitosan degradation to be valuable products that can be applied for food or medical applications. Chitosan is a natural polymer and generally derived from chitin recovered from crustacean shells. Currently, my research is focussing on oxidative degradation of chitosan to produce low molecular weight chitosan and chitooligomer. This research can encourage and support other research to utilise renewable natural resources based material for the establishment of natural resources-based industries, especially chitosan-based industrial products.

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  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2008 - 2010 University of Adelaide Australia Master of Engineering Science
    1997 - 2002 Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology Indonesia Bachelor of Engineering
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  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2019 Purwanto, E., Connor, J., & Ngothai, Y. (2019). The kinetics oxidative degradation of chitosan in formic acid with the presence of hydrogen peroxide. In IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering Vol. 703 (pp. 1-7). UK: IOP Publishing Ltd.
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