CEGT Technical Talk - Health awareness of soil contamination and the potential of soil stabilizers in immobilizing heavy metals in soil (20/09/2022)

Immobilization is among the most suitable strategies to remediate metal-polluted soil. Organic stabilizers have emerged as highly efficient, cost effective, and environment friendly immobilizers that may reduce the leachable potential of heavy metals. Organic stabilizers are widely regarded as traditional sources of essential plant nutrients as well as agents for improving soil health and quality. In this talk, we will discuss various kinds of bio-waste or biomass as valuable organic stabilizers that promote efficacy and environmental safety.

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CEGT Guest Lecture Talk - Research & Applications of Biomimetic Structural Materials (08/09/2022)

After evolution, Natural plants and living creatures possess various delicate and functional micro- or sub-macro structures, making them adapt well to various harsh living environments. Inspired by these amazing bionic structures, scientists and engineers can design and fabricate materials or structures with biomimetic structures and test the biomimic strategies in real applications. In this talk, the light weight but strong Coconut tree wooden structure is simulated for controlling bending strength of fiber enhanced polyurethane foam structures; the “Bouligand” micro-structure of Peacock mantis shrimp is tested in a bullet proof application.

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Virtual Public Lecture on Environmental Education (27/08/2022)

The public lecture will introduce the history, educational impact, cooperation with the stakeholders, problem faced, current situation for environmental education and nature conservation with specific focus on “Firefly” which has been carried out by a volunteer group at Nagareyama City in Japan. 

 The second part of the lecture will be focusing on solid waste management issues. It will revisit the history of how Japan had been dealing with waste management issues and what can be learned from it to be best applied in Malaysia. It will also introduce the recent grass-root level efforts of community and general public in 3R activities for resources recovery and waste minimization.

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CEGT Technical Talk - Challenges faced by palm oil mills on effluent discharge and proposed solutions (11/08/2022)

The process of oil extraction from the fruit bunches generates high volume of palm oil mill effluent (POME) from the palm oil mill industries. Typically, palm oil is produced through a series of sterilization, stripping, digestion, oil extraction and oil clarification process, then followed by kernel separation and drying. Thus, despite its contribution to Malaysia’s economy, palm oil mill effluent has become the major pollutant contributed by palm oil mills when discharge to the environment. Conventional ponding system for POME treatment is still commonly used in Malaysia due to the geographical area where large land is available and constant warm environment to support the treatment of POME. This Industrial sharing session aims to highlight the main challenges faced in term of POME treatment and present protentional effective solutions.

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Seminar - Water in Circular Economy (27/07/2022)

Seminar series organized by Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) in collaboration with Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar (SSN) College of Engineering, India.

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