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Dual-mode stormwater-greywater biofilters: technical performance and aesthetic preferences

thesis
posted on 07.04.2021, 02:44 by NATALIE JANE BARRON
Biofilters are a plant-soil system constructed in urban streets to clean stormwater. Unfortunately, biofilters struggle to clean stormwater following long periods of no rain. Communities have also reported that they think biofilters are ugly. To address these issues, this thesis explored dual-mode biofilters. A dual-mode biofilter could clean stormwater in wet periods and greywater in dry periods. The choice of plant species was found to be important for a successful dual-mode biofilter design. Also, providing people information on biofilters would likely help improve community perceptions of them.

History

Campus location

Australia

Principal supervisor

Edoardo Daly

Additional supervisor 1

Belinda Hatt

Additional supervisor 2

Ana Deletic

Year of Award

2021

Department, School or Centre

Civil Engineering

Additional Institution or Organisation

Monash Infrastructure

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE