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Mission and Objective


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




The objectives of this Centre are:

  1. To set up a comprehensive set of chemical databases for fingerprinting purposes in Malaysia;
  2. To determine sources and transport pathways of pollutants in the environment;
  3. To become a hub for training and technology transfer in environmental forensics.

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

Updated:: 02/01/2018


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