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Micropollutant and Pathogen in water (WaterµPath)
Name of researcher: Dr Marfiah Ab.Wahid
Research Summary:

Micropollutant and Pathogen in Water Research Group (WaterµPath) consists of seven (7) group members from various academic background and is led by Dr Marfiah Ab.Wahid from the Faculty of Civil Engineering, UiTM Shah Alam. Research interest of this group is on the monitoring and modeling of micropollutants including residual Personal Pharmaceutical Care Products (PPCPs), antibiotics, residual drugs and pathogenic bacteria in water environment. Our research on pathogenic bacteria is mainly focusing on their antibiotic resistance and survival in water and wastewater. Modeling of the dynamics and transport of residual micro pollutant and pathogens in river water is done using DEFLT software, whereas modeling of wastewater treatment plant is done using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software. In order to reduce the risk to human and ecological health in water environment, several different treatment technologies are being tested in a laboratory scale including UV, membrane and Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs).

We are seeking collaborators with experience and interest in developing technology for the detection, measurement, treatment and modeling of micropollutant and pathogen in water environment.

We have designed and built prototype for on-site detector of pathogenic bacteria in water environment. Therefore, we are also seeking industries interested in helping us commercialise our prototype equipment.

Photos of the lab group members.

Contact details:
Dr Marfiah Ab.Wahid
Micropollutant and Pathogen in Water Research Group
Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA
40450 Shah Alam,Selangor

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Contact Email: marfi851[at]