Asian Regional Research Programme on Environmental Technology (ARRPET)


The Asian Regional Research Programme on Environmental Technology (ARRPET) is a collaboration of National Research Institutions from 8 Asian countries, namely, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines. It coordinated by the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand and funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).


ARRPET was initiated to conduct a study to assess the growing concern on environmental degradation in Asia by a working group, each tackling a specific problem in a structured manner with projects including wastewater, solid wastes, air quality, and industrial and hazardous wastes.

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ARRPET, on its second phase, aims to apply the results of ARRPET Phase I at the pilot plant scale. De La Salle University-Manila remains as a recognized National Research Institute on Industrial and Hazardous Wastes in the Philippines for ARRPET Phase II (ARRPET II-DLSU). Specifically, ARRPET II-DLSU deals with the Development of Sequential Photo-Oxidation and Biofilm Reactor for Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Degradation: Focus on Polychlorinated Biphenyls (major issue) and the Development of Windrow Composting of Recycled Paper Mill Sludge (minor issue). For more information about the programme, please visit this link: