UTeM Melaka researchers get funding from WWF after unveiling paper on water quality monitoring system

MELAKA: A group of researchers from Universiti Teknikal Malaysia (UTeM) Melaka has secured a grant from World Wide Fund (WWF) For Nature for unveiling a project paper on digital method in monitoring water quality.

UTeM’s vice-chancellor Datuk Wira Dr Raha Abdul Rahim said the researchers from the university had developed a low cost and effective water quality monitoring system by applying the Internet of Things (IoT).

“The system helps the evaluation and controlling of water quality through remote sensing that can be helpful to relevant government agencies, ” she said on Monday (March 22).

Dr Raha said the research team from the Electronic and Computer Engineering Department was led by Ir Dr Ranjit Singh Sarban, Ir Siti Aisyhah and Muhammad Faiz Mohd Kamal.

She said the team took part in the Eco Champion Awards 2021 before being awarded the RM3,000 research grant.

“This recognition from WWF was a great honour for UTeM, ” she said.

Dr Raha said the team had completed the research paper on the water quality monitoring system in December last year.

She said the grant will be utilised for the development of the system, testing the equipment’s effectiveness as well all related mechanisms.

She said the research team had initially slotted the testing of the system at rivers in the Klang Valley but due to the interstate travel restriction, the effectiveness of the system in analysing data will be done at Sungai Melaka.

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