Monash University

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Detecting and understanding urban illicit discharges by utilising newly developed low-cost and IoT-based technologies

posted on 2022-03-31, 00:41 authored by BAIQIAN SHI
This PhD study suggested and validated a systematic approach to identify and correct the urban illicit discharge issues in the separated stormwater sewer network of our cities. The proposed approach is fully supported by the modern low-cost sensing and large volume water sampling techniques. By having a same amount of budget, the proposed systematic approach introduces better spatial and temporal detection coverage than the conventional method, which successfully found more potential illicit discharge sources.


Campus location


Principal supervisor

David Mccarthy

Additional supervisor 1

Ana Deletic

Additional supervisor 2

Peter M. Bach

Additional supervisor 3

Anna Lintern

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Civil Engineering


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Engineering