ASEI signed an MoU with the University College London International Development Hub, a subsidiary of UCL Faculty of Engineering on January 24, 2022. The collaboration will in the first-year focus on joint research and design efforts to progress ASEI’s Drinking Water Project.

ASEI will work with UCL to design and implement a strategy aimed at increasing uptake of treated drinking water using UV-C technology. ASEI design focuses on the use of solar energy to power UV-C reactors which emit ultraviolet radiation in the C-range with the ability to kill disease causing micro-organisms to a rate 99.99%. The works will be supported by consultancy with the Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technologies (CAWST).

“We are really excited that our students have been given the opportunity to work with the team at ASEI on the upcoming WaSH Education and Access project this summer. This opportunity to develop their skillset and participate in knowledge exchange in a new, meaningful context, will be remarkable for our students’ professional learning and future prospects.

At the UCL International Development Hub, we hope that by supporting such a great initiative, we can encourage the practice of a collaborative approach to addressing real-world challenges and continue to champion community-led development.” – Mala Mohindru, UCL ID_Hub Manager

The project collaboration contributes to the broader aim of strengthening the industry and academia links between ASEI and UCL Engineering.