Prof David Waite speaking with people in Indian rural areas

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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The General Manager of CTET, Dr Yuan Wang, was invited by Asia Society of Australia to join a penal discussion with Michael Milne, Executive Director of the University of Sydney...
Since the successful launch of UNSW’s first overseas student learning centre at CTET in August 2020, CTET became the home to more than 250 students who cannot return to Australia,...
Borad Meeting
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...

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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.