The center originated from the master's and doctoral programs of environmental chemical engineering that were established in 1984. After several stages of development and integration of the disciplines and specialties of environmental chemical engineering, applied chemistry, chemical machinery, the center was founded in 2004.
The total value of the center's equipment is about 45 million yuan. There are 9 teaching laboratories for undergraduate majors such as Water Pollution Control Engineering Laboratory, Air Pollution Control Engineering Laboratory, Physical Pollution Laboratory, Environmental Engineering Microbiology Laboratory, Environmental monitoring laboratory, Water Supply and Drainage Engineering Laboratory, Environmental Analysis Laboratory, Open and Shared Laboratory (Precision Instrument Room) etc., covering the mainstream teaching and research directions of environmental engineering, environmental science and municipal engineering. At present, there are 44 teachers and technicians, 86% of whom have a doctor's degree and 70% have overseas study or research work experience, which provides a strong guarantee for the center's undergraduate experimental teaching and undergraduate training. The center focuses on four undergraduate experimental teaching tasks, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Engineering (English teaching), Environmental Science and Water Supply and Drainage Science and Engineering and also undertakes the environmental general education and cognition experimental courses for undergraduate students of the university.
Each year, it undertakes the professional experiment teaching for about 15 million hours. And it achieves the implementation of student joint training.