Camfil Malaysia, a subsidiary of the Swedish Camfil group, has entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) in Malaysia that came into effect on 1 January 2021.
The Camfil Group is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, and has 30 manufacturing sites, six R&D centres, local sales offices in 30 countries, and 4,800 employees and growing.
The agreements includes the setting up of an international standard molecular gas testing facility for research and development at UTAR. The facility will facilitate postgraduate research and development, and undergraduate teaching and learning activities related to air pollution, pollutants control, and remediation. With this facility, UTAR will be one of the pioneers in Malaysia to have such a modern testing facility for research and development in the field of gases pollutants.
The facility will also be used for the research in gas pollutant removal, which is a research currently conducted by Institute of Postgraduate Studies & Research (Kampar Campus) Deputy Director Prof Dr. Sumathi Sethupathi. Her research is titled “Adsorption of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and other pollutant gases from industrial stacks such as sulfur dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, etc. using adsorbents prepared from waste materials”.
Prof Sumathi said:
“The adsorbed gases will be converted to value-added products such as methane, sulfur, and others. The facility developed by Camfil Malaysia will be helpful to further enhance my research products. The newly developed materials/adsorbents from my research output can be tested for its capability using the industrial-scale facilities.”