Hybrid green wall systems for wastewater treatment in urban landscapes

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Urbanisation and population growth have amplified the strain on potable water supply, increasing the need for wastewater reuse. Hybrid green wall systems are novel on-site technologies for stormwater/greywater treatment and reuse that can offer multiple benefits to the environment (cooling, noise isolation, amenity, etc.), while providing reliable alternative water resource. However communities have poor understanding of these systems, impeding their widespread implementation. This project will focus on (1) designing and testing efficient hybrid green wall system, under various operational conditions, (2) validating laboratory findings by monitoring pilot system; and (3) examining community interactions and responses to these novel green systems.
  • Background in water related civil or environmental engineering
  • Basic experience in following fields:
    • Laboratory experimentation
    • Field monitoring and data collection
    • Data analysis
  • Candidate is expected to regularly communicate with community representatives and external project partners and provide project updates (English fluency needed).
Supervisory team
Ana
Deletic

Engineering
Water Research Centre
Linda
Corkery

Built Environment
Architecture
Kefeng
Zhang

Engineering
Water Research Centre
kefeng.zhang@unsw.edu.au