Tuesday, July 31, 2012

IEM Shout Out - Visit to MPOB Headquarters, Bandar Baru Bangi,

This is a shout out for the IEM. My technical division will be hosting a trip to the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) at Bandar Baru Bangi, Kajang, on the 28th August, 2012. You will be anointed with 2.5 CPD / PDP hours.
The oil palm industry forms the economic backbone of Malaysia and continues to face new challenges in the face of globalization. Rapid responses are needed to meet the increasing challenges of the industry as they unfold. MPOB as the custodian of the oil palm industry is entrusted with meeting these challenges through excellence in R&D and services. MPOB has more than three decades of concerted effort in research and development along the entire value chain. Several technologies have made the transition from the laboratory to the market place. Ecologically and economically sustainable development has become the guiding philosophy of the oil palm industry and MPOB is playing a facilitating role in this endeavor. MPOB’s commitment has been recognized and rewarded through numerous awards, the latest of which is the 2010 Frost & Sullivan Award for Excellence in Research and Innovation. MPOB’s contributions are diverse, yet they serve a single goal, as expressed by its mission statement: “To enhance the well-being of the Malaysian oil palm industry through research, development and excellent services.”
Participants of this visit will also be briefed on MPOB’s latest development in addition to the pilot plant tours at MPOB’s premises.
Time Programme
9.45 a.m. Gathering & registration at Bactris Hall
10.00 a.m. Briefing & Corporate Video
10.15 a.m. Discussion with research officers
10.35 a.m. Tour to margarine pilot plant
11.10 a.m. Tour to palm biodiesel pilot plant
11.45 a.m. Palm gallery
12.00 p.m. Refreshment & end of visit
Get the form here.  Flyers for the above and other events may be obtained here.

Monday, July 2, 2012

This is a shout out for the IEM. My Technical Division will be  hosting a seminar on the 9th July, 2012. It'll start at 9:00 and is worth 7 CPD hours.
The fluctuation of effluent quality is always a challenge for industrial wastewater treatment. Wastewater analysis conducted by competent personnel is very important to provide accurate characteristics of the effluent so that the actual condition of the treatment efficiency can be evaluated effectively. In practice, precise and consistent measurement is sometimes difficult to obtain and is mainly due to the lack of knowledge and experience in analysis for most cases.
The workshop on "Industrial Wastewater Analysis" is aimed to help in capacity building and to build confidence in industrial wastewater monitoring and analysis. Technicians, engineers, chemists, scientists and researchers who work in water and wastewater related areas are greatly welcome. The objective of this workshop is to provide knowledge, introductory training and basic skills on industrial wastewater analysis through lectures and discussion. Some simple hands-on demonstration will be arranged during the workshop.
Ir. Assoc. Prof. Dr Chong Mei Fong obtained her BEng (Chemical) at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and her PhD at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). She received several "Sanggar Sanjung" awards for publications with journals of high impact factor. She joined The University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus as an Assistant Professor to start her professional career. In 2009, she worked as a visiting scholar to Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU), Taiwan. In the same year, the WaterInno Award gold medal was conferred on her for her outstanding works on wastewater treatment.
Register here or download the form here. A map to Wisma IEM is presented here.