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12 NOV 2001. VOLUME 33. NUMBER 24. 4 PAGES_ 

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Asia recognizes DLSU-M as an
environmental research center

The College of Engineering (COE) of De La Salle University-Manila (DLSU-M) was recognized by the Asian Regional Research Program on Environmental Technology (ARRPET) as the National Research Institute (NRI) on Industrial and Hazardous Wastes (IHW).

Funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), DLSU-M and the Asian Institute of Technology-Thailand have agreed in a contract to carry out terms and conditions
of the ARRPET project on October 25. As a research institute, the COE is tasked to conduct a study on “Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) with Minor Issue on Alternative Sludge Management in a Recycled Paper Mill in the Philippines.”

The University will witness the start of the 10-year countdown to the Lasallian centennial on November 29. The launching program seeks to renew the Lasallian community’s commitment to service and excellence and to inspire everyone to participate in the realization of the Lasallian dream. [click here]

Leading the newly formed institute is Dr. Susan Gallardo of the COE Research, Training and Consultancy. Three research associates from the Chemical Engineering Department join her. They are Dr. Julius Maridable, Dr. Leonila Abella, and
Dr. Joseph Auresenia.

ARRPET is an organization of eight Asian countries—China, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines—organized to conduct a research on environmental issues relevant to the region. Some of the issues covered in the research programs are wastewater, solid wastes, air pollution, and hazardous wastes.

Due to unavailable studies on PCBs in the country and the need to address the problem of its proper management, the research program aims to develop an appropriate technology for the Philippines and other developing countries to treat PCBs.

COE, together with the ARRPET, is inviting engineering practitioners, scientists, researchers, experts and policymakers to participate in the coming National Workshop on January 25, 2002 at the Angelo King International Center of the College of Saint Benilde.

The theme of the workshop is “Industrial & Hazardous Waster Management in the Philippines: A Focus on Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs).” Topics for discussions and lectures include inventory and monitoring, risk assessment and health effects, storage and transportation, treatment and disposal, laws and regulations.

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