On the 9th of November 2023, a cohort of enthusiastic mechanical engineering students from SEGi University embarked on a captivating industrial visit to the wastewater treatment facilities at Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) in Kuala Lumpur. This eye-opening experience delved into the intricate world of wastewater treatment processes, cutting-edge engineering, and the vital realm of environmental sustainability.
The visit commenced with an enlightening presentation by the plant manager, providing a backdrop of TRX’s significance and shedding light on the pivotal role of his technical team. The manager meticulously detailed the mechanical equipment, technologies, and processes employed in the treatment plant, offering a practical application of the theoretical knowledge acquired by students in their classrooms.
Venturing into the heart of the operation, students explored the control room and witnessed firsthand the various processes involved in wastewater treatment, from pre-treatment phases to the production of treated water. The plant manager provided in-depth explanations of each process, emphasizing the critical role played by mechanical engineers in ensuring the plant’s smooth operation and efficiency. This immersive experience left an indelible mark on the students, serving as a source of inspiration as they progress in their mechanical engineering careers.
Objectives of the Visit:
1. Equipment Familiarization: The visit aimed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the mechanical equipment utilized in the treatment plant. Key focuses included the equalization tank, primary settler, hydrotech disc filter, and dual media filter.
2. Process Comprehension: Students were encouraged to acquire in-depth knowledge about the various treatment processes implemented in the plant, spanning from pre-treatment procedures to the final treatment of water.
3. Technology Insight: The visit sought to develop insights into the advanced technologies employed throughout the treatment plant. Students focused on understanding the roles and functionalities of these technologies in the intricate treatment processes.
This educational excursion not only broadened the horizons of SEGi University’s mechanical engineering students but also provided them with a real-world perspective on the critical intersection of engineering, technology, and environmental stewardship. As these aspiring engineers continue their academic journey, the lessons learned at TRX will undoubtedly serve as a cornerstone for their future contributions to sustainable and innovative engineering practices.