ALIR was established officially in 2006, has core members and a panel of consultants from the university specialized in various fields related to water analysis, chemistry, environmental health and treatment. ALIR is an excellent centre at Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. There are three divisions under ALIR, which are Training, Research and Laboratory Testing. ALIR also has SAMM Accredited, MS ISO 17025 since 2015.

Aspire to be an international centre of excellence in water research, analytical services and capacity building.

Enhance the quality of water through research, training, consultancy and analytical services.

UKM also provide program water analysis to water quality analysis. Makmal ALIR is one of the laboratories at UKM that has obtained the MS ISO 17025:2017 Accreditation Certificate since 2015. We offer quality and efficient analysis services in water research to FST researchers in particular.

Certificate of Accreditation

Water Sampling in Tasik Chini

Water Sampling in Tasik Belum

Hydrocarbon Sampling and Analysis Workshop, Langkawi 

Workshop on BOD and COD Analysis

Environmental Quality ACT 1974

UKM applied Environmental Quality ACT 1974 – ACT 127 from Department of Environment to prevent water pollution in campus. Prasarana UKM responsible for monitoring water pollution in the campus. There is three section regarding water pollution in the Environmental Quality Act 1974 which is Section 25 Restrictions on pollution of inland waters, Section 27 Prohibition of discharge of oil into Malaysian waters and Section 29 Prohibition of discharge of wastes into Malaysian waters.

Rainwater Harvesting

UKM measures the consumption of water supplied from the main supplier or from underground water sources. Each faculty and college, water use will be monitored for every month. The main reservoir of treated water in UKM located in Neighborhoods 1 and 2. The water supply is treated by LUAS and it is a source of clean water supply for UKM citizens.

In addition, UKM applies technological membrane treatment. Recycling cooperation and reuse water with UKM-YSD (Sustainability) (Sime Darby Foundation) Membrane treatment seems to be one of the most effective used as a technology in wastewater treatment systems and a relatively high recovery rate height. Furthermore, to further improve the water quality up to the standard can be reused and recycled, it is suggested that the process membrane (nanofiltration/reverse osmosis – NF/RO) with appropriate pretreatment used to further treat the effluent after the previous process uses algae.

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