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Saturday, 18 Nov 2017

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ENVIRONMENTAL FORENSICS AT A GLANCE

Environmental Forensics Research Centre (ENFORCE) was established on the 1st of September 2008, under the Faculty of Environmental Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia with the aim of becoming a relevant reference centre in environmental pollution.


The establishment of ENFORCE is in line with the government’s aim to highlight issues on environmental conservation. On top of that, the goals of this centre would support UPM’s aspiration to become a university of international repute.

Environmental forensics uniquely covers all aspects of pollution and contamination of air, water, soil and biota. Research in this field deals with the identification of sources, distribution and transport pathways of pollutants by outlining techniques for identifying the source of a contaminant release, when the release occurred and the extent of human exposure.

These pollutants tend to accumulate in the environment forming potentially toxic contaminants that can threaten the health of both humans and the environment

The benefits of having sound environmental forensic research are immense particularly because the sources, distributions and transport pathway of emerging contaminants on environmental concerns can be identified at an early stages.The finger printing technique applied by ENFORCE could enable scientists to identify culprits who polluted the environment.

ENFORCE hopes to create a strategic and smart approach to safeguard the environment from toxic pollution. Thus, apart from conducting research that gives an impact to the global community, costly potential environmental disasters in the short and long terms can be avoided.

Environmental Forensics Research Centre (ENFORCE)
Faculty of Environmental Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia
43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, MALAYSIA