THE Penang government is spending RM5.8mil for a quantum physics-based technology invented by a Penangite to clean up Sungai Pinang.
Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the state had awarded a three-year contract to Infinite Acquisitions Sdn Bhd to carry out the task at the 3.6km Sungai Pinang and its tributaries.
“The goal is to eliminate the smell from the rivers and also maintain the quality of the water at Class II (clean),” he said.
Lim spoke at a signing ceremony between Infinite Acquisitions chief executive officer Khalil Hassan and state secretary Datuk Farizan Darus.
Also present were state executive councillors Chow Kon Yeow, Jagdeep Singh Deo and state Drainage and Irrigation Department director Anuar Yahya.
Lim said Infinite Acquisitions employed a special green technology called IQPR from STS Solutions Sdn Bhd that uses mineral water as its base, with no chemicals or microbes added.
“The application of the technology is cost effective and simple, which does not require infrastructures changes.
“IQPR water is introduced into various points of the river to induce changes in the water body, improve water quality and rejuvenate the eco-system for the environment.
“Apart from river and lake rehabilitation, the technology has been applied successfully in industrial waste water treatment, aquaculture and livestock farming,” he said.
STS Solutions chief executive officer Lam Chuen Lin said the IQPR technology was invented by his brother Lam Gow Lin, who is a Penangite.
“We use quantum physics-based process to energise the water particles and give them the characteristics to eliminate the odour and improve the water quality,” he said.