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Dr. W.A.P.J. Premaratne

Senior Lecturer II
B.Sc.(Kelaniya)
PhD (Birmingham, UK)

  Office: B2 004/3
  Phone: +94112903267 
  Email:jeewa@kln.ac.lk

Research and Teaching Interests

Synthesis and characterization of nano- materials (TiO2) and their applications
Mineral processing, extractive metallurgy and heterogeneous kinetics
Soil analysis
Paints and coatings analysis
Waste management

Selected Publications

W.A.P.J. Premaratne and K.D.G. Fernando, An evaluation of Nitrogen (N), Phosphorous (P), Potassium (K) Levels in Gliricidia Plant Grown in Sri Lanka to be Used as Biofertilizers, Proceeding of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, 65, pp. 229, December 2009.

W.A.P.J. Premaratne and N.J. Silva, An evaluation of Lead Levels in Paints Sold in the Sri Lankan Market, Proceeding of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, 64, pp. 139, December 2008.

W.A.P.J. Premaratne and N.A. Rowson, Recovery of Titanium from beach sand by Physical Separation, The European Journal of Mineral Processing and Environmental Protection, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 183-193, 2004.

W.A.P.J. Premaratne and N.A. Rowson, Extraction of Titanium from Beach Sands in Intensified Magnetic Electrical and Gravitational Fields, The 1st Conference Proceedings of Formulation Engineering, pp. 54, April 2004, The University of Birmingham,UK

A.S. Baxter-Plant, N.J. Creamer, L.E. Macaskie, J, Henderson, N.A. Rowson and W.A.P.J. Premaratne, Novel Bio-Electrochemical Technology for the recovery of Precious Metals from Electronic Scrap, pp. 58, 15th International Bio-Hydrometallurgy Symposium, Athens, Greece, 2003.

W.A.P.J. Premaratne and N.A. Rowson, Development of a Magnetic Hydrocyclone Separation for the Recovery of Titanium from Beach Sand, Physical Separation in Science and Engineering, Vol. 12, No. 4, pp. 215-222, 2003.

W.A.P.J. Premaratne and N.A. Rowson, Microwave Assisted Leaching Kinetics of Ilmenite with Sulphuric Acid, 9th International Conference Proceedings on Microwave and High Frequency Heating, pp.513-516, September 2003, The University of Loughborough, UK.

W.A.P.J. Premaratne and N.A. Rowson, The Processing f Beach Sands from Sri Lanka for the Recovery of Titanium Using Magnetic Separation, Physical Separation in Science and Engineering, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 13-22, 2003.

K.A.S. Pathiratne and W.A.P.J. Premaratene, Speciation of Aluminium in Acidic Well Waters using Differential Pulse Adsorptive Stripping Voltmetry, Proceeding of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, 54, pp. 284, December 1998.



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