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Toray to establish water treatment R&D center at NTU in Singapore
Date:6/24/2009

s Toray is a typical organic growth company based on its own technologies. We would like to refine our technologies and product quality by collaborating with NTU's leading edge technologies of water treatment, membrane and membrane processes," says Dr. Tadahiro Uemura, Director, Toray Industries, Inc.

The focus of TWTL's research and development activities are on membrane-based water treatment technologies. For its inaugural project, Toray is collaborating with NEWRI to develop innovative water treatment technologies in the area of membrane fouling mechanism. The joint research will be led by Professor Ng who is also an international authority in water and wastewater treatment technology.

Professor Ng adds, "Partnership with industry partners is a good reflection of NEWRI's emphasis on excellent science, and our interest to translate cutting-edge environmental and water technologies research results into innovative business solutions that will benefit the industry and society. We look forward to working with Toray and to the anticipated breakthroughs arising from our joint efforts."

Mr Manohar Khiatani, Deputy Managing Director of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) said, "We are delighted that Toray, a global leader in membrane technology, has decided to collaborate with our NEWRI. This underscores our position as a leading hydrohub and also reflects the strong ties between Japan and Singapore, which are both strongly committed to water-related R&D. We are confident that Singapore's advantages as an innovation hub will allow Toray to use our city-state as a test-bedding platform to develop new-generation water technologies."

To seal the research partnership, Professor Ng and Dr Uemura signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 24 June 2009, at the Singapore International Water Week venue. Mr Khoo Teng Chye of PUB, Mr Manohar Khiatani of EDB and Dr Masaru Kurihara of International Desalination Association (IDA), wit
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Contact: Esther Ang
estherang@ntu.edu.sg
656-790-6804
Nanyang Technological University
Source:Eurekalert

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