ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY TEAM WON A GOLD MEDAL IN ITEX'18
Environmental microbiology team (Dr. Go Furusawa and Ms. Nur Hasyimah) participated in ITEX18 (International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition) recently. Their invention, Bioflocculant AuDC, competed under the “Chemical” category. This innovation is an organic flocculant consisted of dead cells of a locally isolated marine bacteria. These cells can quickly remove organic particles, and selected heavy metals from water, making it a potential solution for wastewater treatment.
After evaluation by judges, the entry won a gold medal. A patent application based on this innovation is currently pending.