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Self-Cleaning Solar Powered Mobile Ultrafiltration Unit for Clean Water Supply


University of Malaya has successfully produced a field-tested, self-cleaning mobile ultrafiltration unit driven by solar power. Each of these easily–maintained, low-energy plug-and- play units use an efficient membrane module technology to treat water from different sources including flood water, addressing the needs of 1000 individuals per day at a cost of less than RM0.20 per 1000 Litre of clean water produced. International media coverage by Al-Jazeera and a recent collaboration with an industry partner will allow more units to be distributed nationwide creating long term outcomes including jobs and GNI impacts.

The advantages:

  • Easily-maintained
  • Low-energy plug-and-play units uses an efficient membrane module technology

Get the technology fact sheet here:


For any inquiries, kindly contact:

Lee Ching Shya

UMCIC Business Officer University of Malaya

Email: leecs@um.edu.my

Tel: +603-7967-7351/7352

Last Updated: 14/08/2019