Undergraduate from School of Chemical Engineering, USM on the Podium in National Competition - An Engineering Challenge 2023

Engineering Challlenge 1

An Engineering Challenge 2023 is a national level inter-university competition organised by Universiti Malaya Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Club. Industrial partners for this event includes SLB, Micron Memory Malaysia, i-Chem Solutions, and Leadtec Instruments (Asia) in order to provide industrial exposures, working opportunities, and possible collaboration for the participants. Among the various categories of competition are Technical Essay Writing Competition, Technical Infographic Competition, Chemical Engineering Challenge, and Technical Case Study Competition.

Engineering Challlenge 2

A 4th year undergraduate student – Tan Kah Huat took part in the Technical Essay Writing Competition under the supervision from Prof. Dr. Ooi Boon Seng and he has successfully emerged as 2nd Runner-up. The school would like to congratulate him for his achievement.

Engineering Challlenge 3

The Technical Essay Writing Competition focused on the theme of clean water supply, in which participants are required to write an essay on how to improve sustainability in the water treatment industry. Mr. Tan’s winning essay wrote on Integrated Microfiltration with Membrane Distillation-Crystallization Technology in Seawater Treatment for Water and Minerals Reclamation and Reuse. The essay proposed on the possible utilization of seawater for clean water recovery and value-added minerals production. Advanced integrated microfiltration with membrane distillation-crystallization treatment are incorporated for improved efficiency and sustainability. Sustainable Development Goals; SDG 6 (Clean Water and Supply), SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure), and SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), with 3 Principles (3Ps) of Sustainability (People, Planet, Profit) could also be achieved by applying the proposed technology.

Text by: Tan Kah Huat

Photos by: Universiti Malaya Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Club