Research

JOINT RESEARCH

PROJECTS UNDER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (SATREPS) PROGRAM

PROJECT NO. PROJECT TITLE INSTITUTION & NAME Email

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Hybrid OTEC Plant – Facility (Structure and Utilities) UTM – Prof. Dato Ir. Dr. A Bakar Jaafar FASc bakar.jaafar@utm.my

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Hybrid OTEC Plant –  Operational Expenditure and Utilities UTM – Ts. Dr. Sathiabama T. Thirugnana sathiabama@utm.my

3

Hybrid OTEC – Novel, Enhanced Thermal Conductivity Heat Exchanger – Novel design, cost effective material, Life-cycle-analysis (LCA) evaluation for H-OTEC and Malaysia model UTM – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Srithar Rajoo srithar@utm.my

4

H-OTEC Environment – Surface/deep sea water analysis, environmental DNA (eDNA), Oceanography UKM – Dr. Suriyanti Su Nyun Pau suriyanti@ukm.edu.my

5

H-OTEC system – 3kW Turbine for ORC system UTM – Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Shuhaimi Mansor shuhaimi@utm.my

6

H-OTEC Eco-system with Spin-off – Growth of various new floras that use cold deep sea water – Seaweeds, Umi-Budo UM – Prof. Dr. Phang Siew Moi FASc phang@um.edu.my

7

H-OTEC Eco-system with Spin-off – Growth of various new faunas that use cold deep sea water – Fish, Shrimp UPM – Prof. Dr. Aziz Arshad azizar.upm@gmail.com

8

Hybrid OTEC system – Sea Water Quality Analysis UPM – Prof. Dr. Fatimah Md. Yusoff FASc fatimahyus@gmail.com

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Hybrid OTEC system – Overall performance enhancement and cost reduction, ORC system enhancement and research on Nanofluids (working fluids) UTM – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nor Aswadi Che Sidik azwadi@utm.my

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Hybrid OTEC system – Business Development for OTEC Sustainability UTM – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mas Bambang Baroto masbambang.kl@utm.my

 

 

In house Research Areas:-

No.

Upstream Activities

Researcher

1.

 Concession Area of OTEC

 

Prof Dato’ Ir. Dr. Abu Bakar Jaafar , Dr Akbariah Mohd Madhzir, Mdm Adibah

2.

 Feasibility of techno-economy    for OTEC plant

 Finance

Prof Dato’ Ir Dr Abu Bakar Jaafar, Ass.Prof Dr Bambang.
 Project management (technical aspect) for offshore oil and gas

 To implement offshore management at oil and gas plant for OTEC plant

Dr. Mohd Khairi Abu Husain, Dr. Noor Irza Mohd Zaki

4.

 Wind effect on OTEC plant

 Uehara Cycle

 Working fluids

Prof Dato’ Ir Dr Abu Bakar Jaafar, Dr Mohd Khairi Abu Husain, Dr Noor Irza Mohd Zaki

5.

 Assessment on OTEC plant

 Compressor

 OTEC potential

Prof Dato’ Ir Dr Abu Bakar Jaafar, Dr Mohd Khairi Abu Husain, Dr Noor Irza Mohd Zaki

6.

 Production of fresh water

 Product from OTEC plant

Dr. Sathiabama

7.

 Pipe structure (HDPE pipe diameter = 3m)

 Marine structure

Dr Mohd Khairi Abu Husain, Dr Noor Irza Mohd Zaki

 

8.

 Material selection on heat exchanger

 The selection of membranes type

Prof Dato’ Ir Dr Abu Bakar Jaafar,  Dr Sathiabama

9.

 Hydrogen production

 

Prof Dato’ Ir Dr Abu Bakar Jaafar

10.

 Hydrogen storage

 Design of storage tank

 Hydrogen in liquid form

 Turbine

Dr. Shamsul Sarip

11.

 Feasibility study of OTEC power plant

 The specific potential area at Sabah Trough

 Weather and waves pattern at Sabah Trough

Prof Dato’ Ir Dr Abu Bakar Jaafar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published Article:-

  1. The MalaysianFifthFuelPolicy:Re-strategisingtheMalaysianRenewable Energy  Initiatives
  2. Institute of Hydrogen Economy
  3. Structuring financially viable renewable energy projects using the MAL Cost Efficiency Model.

Other Research Areas of Interest:-

  1. Environment Impact Assessment in Sabah Trough for Implementing An Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Plant.
  2. Thermodynamic and Heat Transfer Analysis on Uehara Cycle for OTEC Plant Maximum Performance. Norazreen
  3. An Attempt to Imitate the Composition of ZamZam Water (ZZW) by Processing Deep Sea Water (DSW). Anika
  4. Hydrogen Fuel Cell power generation for Strategic Facilities eg Hospital Operating Theater, Radar Station etc

 

Looking for researcher to join our Research team:

1) Security (Energy, Food, Water, Cyber)

2) Human Health (Pharmaceutical, Clinical Study (e.g: Pathology, Blood, Anatomy, etc)

3) Environment (Ecology/Biodiversity, Marine taxonomy, Oceanography, Climate change-Carbon footprint, Environment Impact Assessment, biomarker)

4) Economic Sector (Transportation – Marine transport, Hydrogen Fuel Electric Vehicle, Urbanisation -Eco-Marine City)

5) Commodities (Marine culture, Seaweed, Fugu Fish, Deepsea drinking water)