Mr. Mahinsasa Rathnayake

Contact information

Address

Department of Chemical and Process Engineering

Faculty of Engineering

University of Moratuwa, Katubedda

Moratuwa

10400

Primary Email
mratnayake@uom.lk

Teaching and Administrative Activities

Teaching

May 2013 - July 2014

  • Plant Equipment Design
  • Energy Efficiency and Conservation
  • Computer Aided Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Science
  • Final Year Design Project

July 2014 - Present

  • Under study leave for post graduate studies

Research Activities

Key Research Areas
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
CO2 and SO2 Capture
Chemical Process Design and Simulation
Reactor Engineering
Sustainable Waste Recovery

Education and Training

Education
MSc. (Thammasat University, Thailand)
BSc.Eng (Hons) (University of Ruhuna, SL)
Training / Work Experience
Production Manager in Swadeshi Industrial Works PLC, Kandana, Sri Lanka - From September 2010 to March 2013
Lecturer (Contract) in Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka - From March 2013 to May 2013
Lecturer (Probationary) in University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka - From May 2013 to Present
Induction Training on Teaching in Universities and Higher Educational Institutes - – University Teacher Training Unit, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
Training on Outcome Based Education (OBE) for Engineering Education - Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL)

Career

Professional Affiliations
AMIESL (Associate Memeber - Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka)
Affiliate Member of The Institution of Mechanical Engineers, United Kingdom (IMECE – UK)

Honours and Awards

Honours and Awards
Best Research Paper Award - 3rd Place in Vidulka National Energy Symposium 2013 - Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority

Publications*

Publications

Confernece Papers

  • Mahinsasa Rathnayake, Somnuk Tangtermsirikul, and Pisanu Toochinda. "Low temperature sulfur dioxide capture using fly ash as solid sorbent" Proceedings of Pure and Applied Chemistry International Conference 2017(PACCON), 2nd - 3rd February 2017, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • S.K.D.H.S. Dilshan and H.H.M.P. Rathnayake. "Process simulation for bio-ethanol dehydrayion by azeotropic distillation and extractive distillation" Annual Transactions of  the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka. 2016, pp. 203-210.
  • Mahinsasa Rathnayake, Pumiwat Vacharapong, Somnuk Tangtermsirikul, and Pisanu Toochinda. "CO2 capture using fly ash and bottom ash as solid sorbent and their post capture applications" 3rd Annual Conference on Engineering and Information Technology 2015 (ACEAIT), 22nd - 24th March 2015, Osaka, Japan, Article No.  ACEAIT-3657, pp.73-83.
  • L.R.L.M. Bandara, K.S. Mallawarachchi, and H.H.M.P. Rathnayake. (2014). "Review of conversion technologies of waste PET into useful energy" Vidulka National Energy Symposium, Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority. 21st November 2014.
  • M. Narayana, P.W.Vidanage, and H.H.M.P. Rathnayake. (2014). "Linear prediction of wind speed variation on a wind power plant in Sri Lanka" Annual Transactions of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka. 2014, pp. 285-29.
  • H.H.M.P. Rathnayake and R.M.C. Malinga. "Modeling, simulation and optimization of a heat exchanger network for maximum energy efficiency and minimum cost" Vidulka National Energy Symposium, Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority, 13-14th December 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka. pp. 16-29
  • H.H.M.P. Rathnayake and R.M.C. Malinga. "Modeling, simulation and optimization of a distill water manufacturing plant for process industry by solar energy as the energy source" Vidulka Nationala Energy Symposium, Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority. 13-14th December 2013, pp. 81-97.
  • R.M.C. Malinga and H.H.M.P. Rathnayake. "Determination of temperature profiles in fruits and vegetables during the process of drying" Vidulka National Energy Symposium, Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority. 13-14th December 2013, pp. 119-129.

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