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[Talk -2CPD] : Environmentally Sustainable Methods To Reduce Household Water Consumption

From August 01, 2019 12:00 am until August 01, 2019 8:00 pm
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BEM Approved

CPD/PDP Hours: 2

Ref. No: IEM19/PG/310/T


Evening Talk:

Environmentally Sustainable Methods To Reduce Household Water Consumption

Date:     1st August 2019 (Thursday)

Time:      6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Venue:    IEM Penang Secretariat



Greywater is a wastewater generated in every household via shower, laundry and kitchen activities. This source of wastewater is relatively less contaminated as compared to toilet wastewater which contains harmful bacteria.

Greywater has the potential to be treated and reused for non-potable activities in a household (i.e.: gardening, car washing, toilet flushing), reducing the need for freshwater that can be put into more essential use. This talk will focus on the use of a biodegradable material that can treat greywater to a level for non-potable usage. It will also cover developments on greywater treatment in commercial scale.  


Biodata of Speaker

Dr. Poh Phaik Eong

Dr Poh Phaik Eong graduated with degree in Chemical Engineering (Hons), University of Nottingham in 2007. She obtained her PhD in Engineering with specialization on biological wastewater treatment from the University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus in 2012.  She is currently affiliated with Monash University Malaysia with research interests in decentralized greywater treatment system and anaerobic digestion of industrial wastewater and food waste.


Her invention on decentralized greywater treatment system was awarded a bronze medal in International Conference and Exposition on Inventions by Institutions of Higher Learning in 2017. She is also a Chartered Engineer registered with the Engineering Council of UK. 

Academic degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, 2012
  • Degree in Chemical Engineering (Hons), University of Nottingham, 2007


Professional affiliation

  • Member of National Professional Bodies

Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), Chartered Member

  •  Member of International Professional Bodies

International Water Association (IWA), Member





  • Closing Date: Registration should reach us latest by 29 July 2019 or when registration is full, whichever is earlier.
  • Walk-in registration will only be accepted if vacant seat is available.
  • Registered member participant shall attend the seminar himself/herself personally. In the event a representative has been sent to attend, the representative must be a member of the same grade, otherwise the difference in registration fee must be paid before admission is allowed.
  • Attendance by representative will not be issued with the Certificate of Attendance.
  • All participants are to present their NRIC card for verification upon signing for attendance. 

Registration with Payment: on a ‘first-come-first-served’ basis.


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Banking Info



Bank Account Number: 80-0762026-7

Account Name: The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia