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River Engineering and Urban Drainage Research Centre (REDAC) is the first research centre at the USM Engineering Campus which was established on May 31, 2001. REDAC has been active in research and consultancy projects in urban drainage and river management since 1997. Among the project sponsors are Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI),

Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (NRE), Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry (MOA), Department of Irrigation and Drainage (JPS), Prime Ministerís Economic Planning Unit (EPU), Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP) and Public Works Department (JKR).
A sustainable urban drainage system (SUDS) known as Bio-Ecological Drainage Systems (BIOECODS) was designed by REDAC and subsequently constructed at the USM Engineering Campus, Penang in 2002. BIOECODS attempts to solve three major problems commonly encountered in Malaysia namely flash floods, river pollution and water scarcity. ....<More>

 

 

Module storage tank is now commonly applied as subsurface conveyance channel for stormwater management. In Malaysia, a pilot project on stormwater management has utilized modules as subsurface drain in the Bio-ecological Drainage System (BIOECODS) at USM Engineering Campus and subsequently at Taiping Health Clinic. Stormwater from the surface grassed swale will be infiltrated into the subsurface modular channel through porous media. Water infiltrated into the subsurface modular channel will then be conveyed to the outlet. Besides that, drainage modules have also been proposed by the Manual of Urban Stormwater Management Manual for Malaysia, known as MSMA 2nd Edition as an underdrain to dividing the flow into surface and subsurface drain, as well as become the temporary storage for the on-site detention (OSD) and rainwater harvesting. As a result, both flow attenuation and purification occur as the stormwater flows to the downstream receiving water bodies such as lakes and rivers. This will induce the peak flow reduction and pollutant removals.

Past research on the hydraulic characteristics of the existing modules found that the flow resistance is quite high resulting in very low velocity in the subsurface drain. As such it takes longer time for the flow to arrive at the downstream end. Hence the present research will attempt to obtain the optimize design of module dimensions to ensure the subsurface drain can attenuate the peak flow and remove pollutants at an optimum level.

The summary of the sub projects under this program are given
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Bertam River @ Cameron Highland, Pahang   Sedim River @ Kulim, Kedah   Ulu Paip River @ Kulim, Kedah   Muda River @ Kedah   Kulim River @ Kulim, Kedah   Melaka River @ Melaka   Pari River @ Ipoh, Perak   Raia River @ Ipoh, Perak   Kampar River @ Perak   Penang River @ Penang   Rambai River @ Bukit Mertajam   Kerian River @ Penang

  

 

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