Researcher

Dr Yuan Wang

Field of Research (FoR)

Biography

Project Manager

UNSW Torch Innovation Precinct


 Lectures taught

Research interest

UNESCO Centre for Membrane Science & TechnologySchool of Chemical Engineering

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in membrane processes for water and wastewater treatment
    • Mixing in full scale membrane bioreactors
    • Design of aeration systems; optimisation of aeration...view more

Project Manager

UNSW Torch Innovation Precinct


 Lectures taught

Research interest

UNESCO Centre for Membrane Science & TechnologySchool of Chemical Engineering

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in membrane processes for water and wastewater treatment
    • Mixing in full scale membrane bioreactors
    • Design of aeration systems; optimisation of aeration energy
    • Porous media models
    • Membrane distillation
    • Effects of mixing on the size and quality of crystals in membrane distillation/membrane crystallisation processes
    • Design of membrane modules (MBR, RO, and MD)
  • Membrane bioreactors
    • Phosphorus removal using metal coagulants
    • Design of membrane bioreactors
    • Membrane fouling and cleaning
    • Residence time distribution analysis
  • Mechanical analysis of hollow fibre membranes in water and wastewater treatment applications
    • Failure of different membranes and module configurations caused by both repetitive stress-based phenomena and shock loading
  • Groundwater treatment for drinking water supplies for remote communities in Australia and China
    • Removal of contaminants, arsenic, fluoride, nitrate, iron and manganese
    • Selection of membrane processes
    • Energy consumption
    • Fouling of NF/RO membranes 
  • Other projects
    • Study of floc strength and stability during direct filtration of surface water
    • Characterisation of polymeric membranes using electrical impedance spectroscopy
    • Development of online knowledge support tool for desalination plants
    • Membrane autopsy
    • Treatment of coal seam gas water 

Awards, Grants, Patents

  • Faculty of Engineering Early Career Research Grants Program, UNSW (2013) 
  • Faculty of Engineering Early Career Research Grants Program, UNSW (2012)
  • Peter Farrell Challenge Cup, 2nd place, Australian Graduate School of Management, Australian School of Business, UNSW (2009)
  • Commercialisation Training Scheme (CTS) Scholarships (2009), Graduate Research School, UNSW (2009)
  • University Postgraduate Award, UNSW (2007 - 2009)

Professional Organisations and Service Roles

Member, International Water Association (IWA)

Member, IWA working group on CFD

Member, Membrane Society of Australasia (MSA)

Education

 Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering), UNSW; 2010.

Grad. Cert. of Research Management and Commercialisation, UNSW; 2009.

B.Eng. (Chemical Engineering), Tianjin University, Tianjin, China; 2001.

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Location

Level 4, Rupert Myers Building (South Wing)
UNSW Kensington Campus

Contact

(+61 2) 9385 4377
02 93855966

Videos

A continuous screw-conveyor extractor for the extraction of anthocyanin from grape marc
Modelling of aeration induced fibre movement in a submerged membrane tank using Fluid-Structure Interaction
Air induced liquid flow in a submerged membrane tank
Start-up of coarse bubble aeration in a submerged membrane tank
Heat and mass transfer through a hollow fibre membrane distillation module
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Fibre movement
Air induced liquid flow in a submerged membrane tank
Start-up of coarse bubble aeration in a submerged membrane tank
CFD simulated heat transfer through a hollow fibre membrane distillation bundle