The UWTC has a unique focus on the interface between scientific and technological research and addressing the challenges of industry. The Centre developed from the activities of a group of staff carrying out research and consultancy work associated with wastewater and environmental management. This has resulted in valuable links being established between academia and industry, which continue to be expanded and reinforced.
The research team has strengths in the areas of environmental technology, specialising in engineering applications of biological, physical, and chemical processes for the control and abatement of environmental pollutants, and recovery of resources and energy from waste streams.
Some of the key areas of expertise and competencies that exist within the centre include: