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UMT Textile Department and SMEDA organize seminar on energy conservation measures
December 31, 2009

The Textile Department, School of Science and Technology, hosted a seminar in collaboration with Small and Medium Enterprise Development Authority (SMEDA) on “Energy conservation measures in textile sector” at the UMT campus. Shahid Mehmood, Consultant SMEDA, was the keynote speaker on this occasion.

Dr Nabeel Ameen, Chairman, Textile Department SST, welcomed the guest speaker. In his opening remarks, Dr Nabeel hoped that the event would foster liaison between academia, industry and consultants in addition to educating and enhancing awareness of UMT students about the importance of issues related to research and development in different engineering fields, particularly energy conservation in the textile sector.

Addressing the seminar, Shahid Mehmood explained different aspects of energy and its importance (particularly with reference to the present energy crisis), greenhouse effect and global warming problems, reduction in energy cost, application of electronic appliances in daily life and adoption of alternate resources. He focused on issues of energy consumption in the textile sector as well.

Rana Muhammad Wajid, Assistant Manager Industry Support Cell, SMEDA, gave a briefing about energy cost of the spinning sector in Pakistan and added that such statistics were essential for comparison and rectification of energy cost in the textile sector of Pakistan. He encouraged UMT students to take part in auditing of energy in the textile sector of Pakistan.

The seminar was chaired by Dr Nabeel Amin. It was attended by a large number of students and senior faculty members including Dr Muhammad Sarwar Rana, Assistant Professor, Department of Textile and Hammad Mohsin, Assistant Professor, Department of Textile.  A brief question and answer session was also held during which many pertinent issues were raised by the participants regarding energy conservation in the textile sector. In the end, Dr Muhammad Sawar Rana thanked the guest speakers for their time and presented them UMT mementos as a gesture of goodwill.

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