Kangar, 29 April - A research group from the Department of Process and Food Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia won Gold Award and MINDS Gold Awards in the International Engineering Invention & Innovation Exhibition (i-ENVEX) 2012 and Malaysian International Young Olympiad (MIYIO) 2012 held in Dewan 2020, Kangar, Perlis.
The research product namely UVtreat Machine was invented by Gan Kok Yong and Yap Pui Yee is supervised by Dr. Rosnah Shamsudin.
i-Envex 2012 was successfully held from 26 to 29 April 2012. It was organized since 2009 by Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UNIMAP) as a platform to recognize students who involved in research and innovation filed.
In the same event, the other three research groups from the same department achieved two Silver Medals and one Bronze Medal. The Silver Award Medal products are ‘Fouling Rig-Concentric Tube for Investigation of Fouling Deposit Formation after Heat Treatment of Pink Guava Puree’ and ‘Increasing Resistant Starch Content in Fish Crackers through Repetitive Cooking-Chilling Cycles’ respectively. Meanwhile the Bronze Award invention is known as ‘Postharvest Storage of Cantaloupe to Maintain Quality of Fresh-Cut Export’.
Apart from that, there were about 335 research products were competing which involved participants from various countries such as Malaysia, Cambodia, Canada, German, Egypt, UAE, United Kingdom, Indonesia, Korea, Taiwan, Iraq and Filipina.
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