The Establishment of Centre of Excellence for
Environmental Forensics Faculty of Environmental Studies
UNIVERSITI PUTRA MALAYSIA

Mission and Objective

Mission

The mission of Centre of Excellence for Environmental Forensics is to be reference centre which related with source identification of environmental pollution.

Objective

The objectives of this Centre of Exellence are:

  1. To create a comprehensive chemical data base as a fingerprints that capable use in Malaysia;
  2. To determine the distribution, cause and transport pathway of pollutant;
  3. To be training center and transformation forensic technique environment.

Research with related

Research project that had done and have been carried out by faculty academician as follows:

  1. Identification of Oil Pollution Sources in the Straits of Malacca- IRPA Project   2002-2004 with Collboration with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Malacca Straits Develepment Center (MASDEC).
  2. Coastal Resources Risk Index (CORRI) on the Identification of Pollution in Perlis, Kedah and Penang. Funded by National Hydraulics Research Institute of Malaysia, 2005-2007
  3. Identification of Transboundary Pollution in the Marine Environment – Science Fund, MOSTI- On-Going
  4. PAHs in Urban and Remote Areas of Peninsular Malaysia: Identification of Their Transport Pathway Using Molecular Marker Approach
  5. Evaluation of Industrial Air Pollution from Prai Industrial  Zone and Its Impacts on Paddy Farmers in MADA – IRPA 2004-2005
  6. Determination of Impacts of Land Use- Land Cover Changes on Flood Hydrology of Pahang River Basin – Science Fund – On-Going
  7. Development of Land Use Cumulative Index (LUCI) for River Water Quality Management – Science Fund – On-Going
  8. Evaluation of Surface Water and Groundwater Resource Potential in Industrial Growth Centers – FRGS – On-Going
  9. Development of Fingerprinting Techniques for the Identification of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Malaysian Coastal Environments, 1997 – 2002 – Funded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
  10. River Basin Classification, 1990 – 1993; 1995 – 2000. Funded by Department of Environment, Malaysia
  11. Environmental Sensitivity Index Studies (ESI), 1985 – 1987. Funded by PETRONAS
  12. An Expert System for Selecting an Approriate Solid Waste Treatment Technology, Science Fund – On-Going
  13. Forecasting Land-Based Pollution Loads to Estimate Marine Pollution in the Malaysian Seas to the Year 2020, Science Fund – On-Going
  14. Intergrating GIS with Air Pollution Model for Determining SO2 Pollutant Dispersion Isopeths from Industrial Sources in Penang – FRGS – On-Going
  15. Baseline Studies of Pollution Sources in Langkawi Island, 1986 – Funded by UPM

 

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