Montira Nopharatana

Montira Nopharatana

Assistant Professor


  • B.Sc. (Biotechnology), Chulalongkorn University (1987)
  • M.Sc. (Food Science), Kasetsart University (1991)
  • Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering), University of Queensland (1999)

Research Interests

Reaction kinetics in food processing; Processing and properties of cassava starch; Solid state fermentation

Selected Professional Services and Memberships:

  • Member, Food Science and Technology Association of Thailand (1991-present)

Selected Publications

Refereed international papers
  • Aichayawanich, S., Nopharatana, M., Nopharatana, A., and Songkasiri, W. 2011. Agglomeration mechanisms of cassava starch during pneumatic conveying drying. Carbohyd. Polym. 84: 292-298.
  • Aichayawanich, S., Nopharatana, M., Nopharatana, A., and Songkasiri, W. 2012. Effects of pneumatic conveying drying conditions on damaged starch content and particle size of cassava starch. Adv. Mat. Res. (554-556): 1433-1438.
  • Jirasatid, S.,  Nopharatana, M., Kitsubun, P., and  Tongta, A. 2013. Degradation kinetics of monacolin K in red yeast rice powder using multiresponse modeling approach. J. Food Eng. 116: 436-443.
  • Jirasatid, S.,  Nopharatana, M., Kitsubun, P., Vichitsoonthonkul, T., and  Tongta, A. 2013.Statistical optimization for monacolin K and yellow pigment production and citrinin reduction by Monascus purpureus in solid-state fermentation. J. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 23(3): 364-374.
  • Chiaranairungroj, M., Nopharatana, M., Nopharatana, A., and Asavasanti, S. 2014. Development of an oscillating drum granulator prototype for cassava pearl. 619: 145-149.
  • Saengchan, K., Nopharatana, M., and Songkasiri, W. 2014. Recovery of tapioca starch from pulp in a conical basket centrifuge – Effect of rotational speed and liquid to solid (L/S) ratio on cake formation and starch-pulp separation efficiency. Sep. Purif. Technol. 127: 192-201.
  • Saengchan, K., Nopharatana, M., Lerdlattaporn, R., and Songkasiri, W. 2015. Enhancement of starch-pulp separation in centrifugal-filtration process: Effects of particle size and variety of cassava root on free starch granule separation. Food Bioprod. Process. 95: 208-217.
Book chapter
  • Mitchell, D., Berovic, M., Nopharatana, M., Krieger, N., 2006, “The Bioreactor Step of SSF: A Complex Interaction of Phenomena,” pp. 13-32, in D.A. Mitchell, N. Krieger and M. Berovic (Eds.) Solid-State Fermentation Bioreactors, Springer, Heidelberg.

Contact Information

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