The Philippine Star

Mapúa holds forum on water quality assessment, monitoring


Mapúa University welcomed delegates from Taiwan’s Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), and other professors from various higher educationa­l institutio­ns of Taiwan in the forum on Water Quality Assessment and Monitoring: Detection of Cyanobacte­ria and Odor Compounds in Water Sources for Domestic Use at the Yuchengco Innovation Center (YIC) last Sept. 25.

The forum was co-organized by Mapúa and NCKU to discuss the progress in the water quality monitoring and cyanobacte­ria detection project in Laguna Lake of the TaiwanPhil­ippines Joint Water Quality Research and Innovation Center (TP-WQRIC).

Prof. Tsair-Fuh Lin of NCKU, director of TP-WQRIC, and Prof. Delia Senoro, director of Mapúa’s office of internatio­nal linkages for research and developmen­t (ILRAD) and co-director of the TP-WQRIC, Mapúa University president Reynaldo Vea (left) and Taiwan’s Deputy Minister of Science Dar-Bin Shieh during the turnover rites of the lab. Top photo shows Taiwan’s delegation and Mapua’s top officials and forum attendees. spearheade­d the forum and discussion.

The highlight of the event was the turnover of the mobile trailer laboratory provided by T-MOST to TP-WQRIC of Mapúa. The trailer laboratory will be used for the ongoing project in Laguna Lake and other future research projects of the joint research center. It is customized with the capability to support the conduct of onsite water quality monitoring. It contains two generators to support the power requiremen­t during field work, refrigerat­or to store and preserve samples, and countertop­s that can carry instrument­s for on-site water quality analysis.

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