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Dr. Justus Kaibung’a Laichena

Title/Qualifications: Dr/Ph.D-:Technical University of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Canada.
Department/Unit/Section:
Energy Engineering
Contact Address:
43844-00100 Nairobi
Position:
Lecturer
Area of Specialization:
Biomass conversion technologies: Thermal Gasification.


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Research Publications

A. Refereed Journals
1. Laichena, J.K (2000). Effects of Inorganic Salts on the Products Distribution in the Gasification of Wood Sawdust. East African Journal of Science. 2(1), pg. 7- 22. Nairobi, Kenya.
2. Kirubi, C., Wamicha, W. N., and Laichena, J.K (2000). The Effect of Woodfuel Consumption in the ASAL Areas of Kenya: A case study of Marsabit Forest. African Journal of Ecology, 38, 47- 52.
3. Laichena, J. K and J. C Wafula (1997). Biogas Technology for Rural Households in Kenya. OPEC Review: A Journal of Energy Economics and Related Issues. Vol. XXI, No. 3, pg. 10-16. Oxford, UK.
4. Laichena, J. K (1992), Biomass Fuels if Kenya: Availability and Potential for Gasification. Energy Exploration and Exploitation, Vol.9, No.66, London UK. Pg. 405 – 421.
5. Laichena, J. K. (1990). Rural Energy in Kenya: A Future of Biogas. In OPEC Bulletin. Vol. XXI, No. 1, Vienna, Austria. Pg. 10- 16.
6. Laichena, J. K. (1989). Rural Energy in Kenya: Is there a Future for Biogas in Kenya, a Survey. In Energy Exploration and Exploitation, Vol. 7, No. 2, London, UK. Pg. 116 – 127.
B. Publication in Referred Conference Proceedings
1. Laichena, J.K. (2000). The Influence of Inorganic Salts on the Products Distribution in the Gasification of Wood Sawdust in a Fludized Bed. Proceedings of the Fourth nternational Conference on Application of Solar and Renewable Energy. Cairo, Egypt, April 14 – 18, 1996.
2. Laichena, J.K. and G.D.M. MacKay (1991). Biomass Gasification - Producing a Better Quality Gas. 41st Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Vancouver, BC. October 6th – 9th.
3. Laichena, J.K. (1989). Rural Energy in Kenya: Is There a Future for Biogas. Proceedings of the International symposium on the Development and Management of Energy Resources, 1989. Manila, the Philippine.
C. Reports and Other Publications
1. Laichena, J.K. (1985). A Brief Outlook of Economic and Energy Situation in Kenya. Technical Report. Department of Engineering, University of Reading, UK.
2. Laichena, J.K. (1986), Biogas from Agricultural Wastes: An Empirical Design Mathematical Model. M.Sc. Thesis. Department of Engineering, University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom.
3. Laichena, J.K. (1991). Biomass Gasification: A Review of Literature. Technical Report. Department of Chemical Engineering, Technical University of Nova Scotia, Canada.
4. Laichena, J.K. (1993). Biomass Fuels in Kenya. In OPEC Review: An Energy and Development Forum. Vol. XVII, No. 1, pg. 99-122.
5. Laichena, J.K. (1993). The Effect of Inorganic Salts on the Gasification of Biomass in a Fluidized Bed. Ph.D. Thesis. Department of Chemical Engineering, Technical University of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Canada.

Conferences,Workshops/Semminars

1. October 9- 11, 2000: UTILITY INITIATIVE FOR AFRICA: Seminar on Rural energy Provision in Africa. UN Gigiri HQs., Nairobi. Organized and funded by UNEP and the
International Solar Energy Society (ISES).
2. April 14 – 18, 1996: Fourth International Conference on Application of Solar and Renewable Energy. Cairo, Egypt. (Presented a paper).
3. May 9 – 11, 1995: National Workshop on Industrial Technology Development, Nairobi, Kenya. Organized and funded by United Nations Industrial Development Organization
(UNIDO) and Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI).
4. Nov. 23 – 25, 1994: AFRICAN WASTE FORUM ’94. Organized by United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (HABITAT). Nairobi, Kenya.
5. Oct. 6 – 9, 1991: 41st CSChE Conference. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. (Presented a paper).
6. July 1990: 40th CSChE Conference. Dollhouse, Halifax, Canada.
7. May 1 – 4, 1990: Canadian Society of Chemical Engineers (CSChE) Graduate Students Conference. University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada.
8. May 1989: Circulating Fluidized Bed Technology Seminar. University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, Canada.
9. Nov 20 – 21, 1986: The National Wind Pumping Seminar. Organized and sponsored by the UK Intermediate Technology Power Group. Nairobi, Kenya.
10. March 26 – 28, 1985: The National Biogas Conference. Organized and sponsored by the Ministry of Energy and Regional Development. Nairobi, Kenya.
11. Coordination of Conferences; Energex ‘ 96 – 2000: “Energex” is an International Energy Conference and Exhibition, the official conference of the International Energy Foundation, which is held every two years. I am a member of the International Advisory Committee and one of the duties of the committee members is to coordinate the conference in their region. I have been doing this as from Energex ’96 held in Beijing, June 3-7, 1996. I continued to be the country coordinator up to the year 2000.

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