Dr. Rheo Lamorena-Lim

Position: Associate Professor, Analytical Services Laboratory Manager


BS Chemistry (UP Diliman), 

M.E. (Korea Institute of Science and Technology, International R&D Academy -

        University of Science and Technology, South Korea)

Ph.D. Environmental Engineering (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea)

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Analytical Chemistry (Environmental Chemistry and Engineering)
Physical Chemistry
Specific Areas of Interest
- Carbon Dioxide Sequestration in Geological Formations
- Soil Chemistry
- Soil and Waste Remediation
- Atmospheric and Indoor Air Chemistry



Austria, E., Fuentes, E.M., Nuesca, G.M. Lamorena, R.B. Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy for the quantitative analysis of metals in sediments using natural zeolite matrix, Spectrochimica Acta B, 2017,   in press, ( DOI: 10.1016/j.sab.2017.07.001)

Magbitang, R.A. and Lamorena, R.B. Carbonate Formation on Ophiolitic Rocks at Different pH, Salinity and Particle Size Conditions in CO2-sparged Suspensions. Int J Ind Chem., 2016, 7:4, pp. 359- 367 (DOI: 10.1007/s40090-016-0099-3)

Marquez, K.P. and Lamorena-Lim, R.B. Non-Isothermal Degradation Kinetics Of Asphalt In Relation To Its Chemical Composition. Key. Engr. Mater., 2016, 701, 315-319.

Rosales, C.M.F. and Lamorena-Lim, R.B. Chemical Characterization and Behavior of Respirable Fractions of Indoor Dusts Collected Near a Landfill Facility. Science Diliman, 2016, 28:1, 17-33.

Rosales, C.M. and Lamorena-Lim, R.B. Possible Speciation of Heavy Metals in Indoor Air Particulate Matter Near a Landfill Area.Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Chemical Process, Jan. 2015 (GSTF refereed conference proceedings)

Marquez, K.P. and Lamorena-Lim, R.B. Effect of Different Temperature Parameters on the Changes in the Chemical Profile of Asphalt Fumes. Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Chemical Process, Jan. 2015 (GSTF refereed conference proceedings)

Austria, E. S., Fuentes, E.M. and Lamorena-Lim, R.B. Assesment of Potential Chemical Speciation of Dissolved Heavy Metals in a River-based Gold Mining Site using PHREEQC. Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Chemical Process, Jan. 2015 (GSTF refereed conference proceedings)

Lim, L.H.V., Lloren, A.V., Lamorena, R.B. The effect of urea in the nucleation process of CO2 clathrate hydrates. J. Molec. Liq., 2014, 194, 245-250.

Magbitang, R.A. and Lamorena-Lim, R.B. Mineral carbonation process of rocks from ophiolite complexes during the CO2-purged aqueous solutions exposure. Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Chemical Process, Jan. 2013 (GSTF refereed conference proceedings)

Lamorena, R. B.; Kyung, D.; Lee, W. Effect of organic matters on CO2 hydrate formation in Ulleung Basin sediment suspensions. Environ. Sci. Tech. 2011, 45, 6196-6203.

Lamorena, R.B. and Lee, W. Effect of pH on carbon dioxide hydrate formation in mixed soil mineral suspensions. Environ. Sci. Tech. 2009, 43, 5908-5914.

Lamorena, R.B. and Lee, W. Formation of carbon dioxide hydrate in soil and soil mineral suspensions with electrolyte. Environ. Sci. Tech. 2008, 42, 2753-2759.

Lamorena, R.B. and Lee, W. Influence of ozone concentration and temperature on ultra-fine particle and gaseous volatile organic compound formations generated during the ozone-initiated reactions with emitted terpenes from a car air freshener. J. Haz. Mat. 2008, 158, 471-477.

Lamorena, R.B.; Jung, S.; Bae, G.; and Lee, W. The formation of ultra-fine particles during ozone-initiated oxidations with terpenes emitted from natural paint. J. Haz. Mat. 2007, 141, 245-251.


Lamorena, R. B.; Lee, W.; Kyung, D.; Lee, K. Method for the formation of CO2 hydrates using natural organic matters, Korean Patent, 10-2011-0013131, 2011. February, 15, 2011

Book Chapter

Lamorena, R. B. and Lee, W. Ultra-fine Particle and Gaseous Volatile Organic Compounds Formations from the Reactions of Ozone and Emitted Compounds in Indoor Environments. Indoor work and living environments: Health, safety and performance. Ed. Robert G. Harris and Daniel P. Moore. Nova Science Publishers. 2009.