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UM Invents Its First Automated Self-Cleaning Mobile Water Filter

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KUALA LUMPUR: University of Malaya (UM) has invented its first automated self-cleaning mobile ultrafiltration water filter system to produce clean water from different sources of water.

Its Institute of Graduate Studies deputy dean, Prof Dr Mohamed Kheireddine Aroua said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Joseph Entulu Belaun is expected to launch the innovation on April 9 at Rumah Himpunan Senabong, Sarawak.

“Water from the river, lake, well and even flood can be used on the filter system. Our team has tested the equipment during the floods in 2014 and it is still working fine until now,” he told Bernama here.

Mohamed Kheireddine who invented the water filter said it was developed in 2014, with the cooperation of his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) project group.

As of February this year, he said, his team has three machines that are functioning in Gua Musang, Kelantan and Saratok, Sarawak.

Meanwhile, co-inventor of the water filter, UM Chemical Engineering Department head, Prof Ir Dr Mohd Azlan Hussain said the machine could cater to the needs of more than 1,000 people per day with the capacity to produce clean water up to 500 to 800 litres per hour.

The process is easy where the water will be filtered inside the system within a minute, immediately and continuously, Mohd Azlan said.



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