UiTM Chemical Engineer collaborates with Ege University Turkey on Reverse Electrodialysis Membrane System

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The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) recently awarded Ir Dr Nur Hidayati Othman from the Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia, a full board research stay at the Faculty of Engineering, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey. Nur Hidayati worked hand in hand with Professor Nalan Kabay, an expert in Reversed Electro Dialysis (RED) membrane-based technology on how to harvest energy from the difference in the salt concentration between seawater and river water. The technology has great potentials for the future as the salinity gradient power (SGP) from the RED plant is considered sustainable.

During her research stay for the period of October – November 2019, Nur Hidayati managed to conduct experiments on the effect of different operational conditions towards power densities of the RED system. She also gave lectures and a seminar on membrane fabrication and modification for enhanced separation performance for the faculty members which was previously is featured here at: https://www.medyaege.com.tr/ege-universitesinden-seminer-125666h.htm.

While in Turkey, Nur Hidayati presented one of their joint-research publication with Prof Kabay entittled “Recent progress in the development of salinity gradient power by reverse electrodialysis” at the 6th MEMTEK International Symposium on Membrane Technologies and Applications in Istanbul.

Nur Hidayati obtained her PhD in Chemical Engineering in 2015 from Imperial College, London under the supervision of prominent membrane expert, Professor Kang Li. Her research work can  be retrieved: https://scholar.google.com.my/citations?user=c9FOcA0AAAAJ&hl=en

 

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Prepared by: Dr Fauziah Marpani, UiTM

Edited by: Assoc. Prof Dr.Geetha Subramaniam, Fellow, InQKA, UiTM