NTU water research institute to get another S$132m in coming years [News]
By Sharon See, TODAY, 4 May 2013.
The Nanyang Technological University will be getting another S$132 million in funding over the next three years for its water research institute, bringing its total funding to about S$400 million by end-2016.
The funds are from the Government as well as multinational companies and local small and medium enterprises, signalling closer collaboration with industry.
The Nanyang Environment and Water Research Institute (NEWRI), established in 2008, said it will study how clean water can be produced by using less energy, given the industry’s increased need for more economical and effective technologies for water, wastewater and waste management.
It will focus on the development of new membranes for forward osmosis and biomimetic desalination, wastewater bioprocessing with enhanced energy recovery, and quick optics-based technologies for real- time contaminant and pathogen detection, over the next three years.
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