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    ITB Gives Water Purification Equipment to Unram for Lombok Earthquake Victims


    BANDUNG-Task Force Team of the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) for an earthquake disaster in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara Running four units of air purification equipment for the University of Mataram (Unram). With these tools, it is expected that the earthquake affected people can easily get clean air.

    The air purifier was symbolically given by Ir. Mipi Ananta Kusuma from the Geodetic Expertise Group, Faculty of Earth Sciences and Technology ITB with the Chairman of LPPM - Unram Muhammad Ali at Unram Campus, Tuesday (08/14/2018). The handover was also accompanied by Prof. Ir. Suwardji, Deputy Chancellor 4 in Unram Cooperation.

    The air purifier is the work of Prof. Ir. I Gede Wenten, M.Sc., Ph.D., from the KK of Chemical Process Planning and Development, Faculty of Industrial Technology ITB. From the side of the tool, one in front has a capacity of 1,000 liters of air, the other one can be used by pumping.

    The Chairman of LPPM Unram Muhammad Ali said, giving them information that was badly needed by the affected people, especially in areas such as North and East Lombok Regencies. Once when in the area hit by mid-air and many residents have trouble finding clean air.

    "We are very eager for all the packages and services we use to build houses with a very impossible time," he said in the ITB PR press release on Tuesday.

    He explained, there were two things that were crucial in Lombok after the earthquake. First, about air, the two houses that are earthquake resistant. Many people living in makeshift tents. Using ITB Internetization, can make technology for earthquake resistant temporary shelters.

    "We have been coordinating since last week from ITB friends who have offered various technologies for emergency homes, that is the most important of the two things. If there are health and other things that have been handled," he said.

    Ali said that the air purification equipment will be distributed to areas that need clean air. Especially in North Lombok Regency in the mountains. Unram will record more details about areas that really need to be fair and evenly distributed.

    "Because there are some areas that need and there are very many areas, there are several populations and there are general areas that are prioritized first," he said. Jo

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