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UNSW researchers developed an energy efficient alternative with low operating voltage for brackish water desalination, and removal of fluoride, nitrate and charged micropollutants.


CTET ultilises expertise based on UCMST's 15 years experience to provide services on diagnosis of failure modes of water/wastewater treatment plants.


Our Centre uses the State-of-the-Art Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to create membrane modules with low fouling potential and low energy consumption.

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On 26 May, affected by the pandemic travel ban, the fourth board meeting of CTET was formally conducted by video conference. Professor David Waite, Chairman of CTET, chaired this meeting...
Professor David Waite, a foreign member of National Academy of Engineering (NAE), Scientia Professor of UNSW Sydney, Executive Director and CEO of UNSW Centre for Transformational Environmental Technologies (CTET), was...
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On 27 May, UNSW Centre for Transformational Environmental Technologies (CTET) , UNSW Sydney's first overseas research centre, hosted the first stop of 2019 UNSW Torch Innovation Precinct Research Roadshow in...

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Established in 1949 with a unique focus on the scientific, technological and professional disciplines, UNSW is a leading Australian university committed to making a difference.


Established in 1992, Yixing ES&TP is the only national high-tech industrial development zone focused on environmental protection industry in China.



Professor David Waite is a researcher of international standing based on his significant contribution to the field of environmental chemistry over the last four decades. He has published over 350 peer-reviewed articles and has been awarded over $16 million in research funding for his work on water quality and treatment technologies.