Dr Kefeng Zhang

Dr Kefeng Zhang

Research Fellow
  • PhD, 2015, Monash University, Australia

  • MsE, 2011, Southeast University, China

  • BsE, 2008, Southeast University, China

Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering

ARC DECRA fellow / Senior Lecturer in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering's Water Research Centre (WRC)

Kefeng is a dedicated researcher with a strong focus on urban water management and the implementation of nature-based green technologies such as bioretention systems and green walls. His expertise lies in understanding the pollution and risks associated with various water sources, including stormwater, greywater, and pre-treated wastewater, and effectively utilizing green technologies to manage these risks. Currently, Kefeng is engaged in developing frameworks for quantifying, controlling, and monitoring the risks associated with stormwater treatment systems, which involves real-time control and monitoring of stormwater treatment systems (ARC DECRA project). By conducting this research, Kefeng aims to encourage the practical implementation of safe stormwater harvesting and water recycling, while advocating for the utilization of nature-based systems for water treatment. In addition to his research pursuits, Kefeng serves as the managing editor for the rapidly expanding journal, Blue-Green Systems (Q1, Cite Score 7.8, SCOPUS 2023).

Phone
+61 2 9385 5072
Location
Room 139, Vallentine Annex, Building H22, University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052
  • Book Chapters | 2022
    Ahmadi H; Bozorg-Haddad O; Lucas S; Prodanovic V; Zhang K, 2022, 'Climate Change Drivers', in Springer Water, pp. 59 - 93, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-1898-8_3
    Book Chapters | 2022
    Boroomandnia A; Bozorg-Haddad O; Baum S; Ndehedehe C; Zhang K; Prodanovic V, 2022, 'Basic Concepts', in Springer Water, pp. 31 - 57, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-1898-8_2
    Book Chapters | 2021
    Zhang K; Wang M; Li X; Hu J, 2021, 'Australian case of water sensitive city and its adaptation in China', in Water-Wise Cities and Sustainable Water Systems: Concepts, Technologies, and Applications, IWA Publishing, pp. 131 - 147, http://dx.doi.org/10.2166/9781789060768_0131
  • Journal articles | 2024
    Guo D; Zhang Q; Minaudo C; Liu S; Dupas R; Zhang K; Bende-Michl U; Duvert C; Lintern A, 2024, 'Australia’s water quality trends over two decades', , http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu24-13703
    Journal articles | 2023
    Abd-ur-Rehman HM; Prodanovic V; Deletic A; Khan SJ; McDonald JA; Zhang K, 2023, 'Removal of hydrophilic, hydrophobic, and charged xenobiotic organic compounds from greywater using green wall media', Water Research, 242, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2023.120290
    Journal articles | 2023
    Hu Z; Hu S; Hong PY; Zhang X; Prodanovic V; Zhang K; Ye L; Deletic A; Yuan Z; Zheng M, 2023, 'Impact of electrochemically generated iron on the performance of an anaerobic wastewater treatment process', Science of the Total Environment, 875, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.162628
    Journal articles | 2023
    Jia J; Zlatanova S; Liu H; Aleksandrov M; Zhang K, 2023, 'A design-support framework to assess urban green spaces for human wellbeing', Sustainable Cities and Society, 98, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2023.104779
    Journal articles | 2023
    Mutzner L; Zhang K; Luthy RG; Arp HPH; Spahr S, 2023, 'Urban stormwater capture for water supply: look out for persistent, mobile and toxic substances', Environmental Science: Water Research and Technology, 9, pp. 3094 - 3102, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d3ew00160a
    Journal articles | 2023
    Prodanovic V; Zhang K; Zheng M; Hu S; Hong PY; Yuan Z; Deletic A, 2023, 'Nitrification potential of daily-watered biofiltration designs for high ammonium wastewater treatment', Science of the Total Environment, 863, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.160989
    Journal articles | 2023
    Vezzaro L; Gilbert N; Lundy L; Torres Cajiao MN; Zhang K, 2023, 'Urban stormwater management', Environmental Science: Water Research and Technology, 9, pp. 3091 - 3093, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d3ew90037a
    Journal articles | 2023
    Wu W; Jamali B; Zhang K; Marshall L; Deletic A, 2023, 'Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) Spatial Prioritisation through Global Sensitivity Analysis for Effective Urban Pluvial Flood Mitigation', Water Research, 235, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2023.119888
    Journal articles | 2023
    Zhang K; Prodanovic V; Zhao H; Zheng M; Hu S; Hong PY; Yuan Z; Deletic A, 2023, 'Exploring denitrification and anammox processes in the saturated zone of passively operated vegetated biofiltration systems', Environmental Science: Water Research and Technology, 9, pp. 3062 - 3075, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d3ew00347g
    Journal articles | 2023
    Zheng Z; Zhang K; Toe CY; Amal R; Deletic A, 2023, 'Photo-electrochemical oxidation flow system for stormwater herbicides removal: Operational conditions and energy consumption analysis', Science of the Total Environment, 898, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.166375
    Journal articles | 2022
    Abd-ur-Rehman HM; Deletic A; Zhang K; Prodanovic V, 2022, 'The comparative performance of lightweight green wall media for the removal of xenobiotic organic compounds from domestic greywater', Water Research, 221, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2022.118774
    Journal articles | 2022
    Batalini de Macedo M; Nóbrega Gomes Júnior M; Pereira de Oliveira TR; H. Giacomoni M; Imani M; Zhang K; Ambrogi Ferreira do Lago C; Mendiondo EM, 2022, 'Low Impact Development practices in the context of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: A new concept, lessons learned and challenges', Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 52, pp. 2538 - 2581, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10643389.2021.1886889
    Journal articles | 2022
    Fowdar H; Payne E; Deletic A; Zhang K; McCarthy D, 2022, 'Advancing the Sponge City Agenda: Evaluation of 22 plant species across a broad range of life forms for stormwater management', Ecological Engineering, 175, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2021.106501
    Journal articles | 2022
    Guo D; Minaudo C; Lintern A; Bende-Michl U; Liu S; Zhang K; Duvert C, 2022, 'How does baseflow contribution affect catchment C-Q relationships? A continental synthesis using a Bayesian Hierarchical Model', , http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu22-6847
    Journal articles | 2022
    Guo D; Minaudo C; Lintern A; Bende-Michl U; Liu S; Zhang K; Duvert C, 2022, 'Synthesizing the impacts of baseflow contribution on concentration-discharge (C-Q) relationships across Australia using a Bayesian hierarchical model', Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 26, pp. 1 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-1-2022
    Journal articles | 2022
    Hu Z; Zheng M; Hu S; Hong PY; Zhang X; Prodanovic V; Zhang K; Pikaar I; Ye L; Deletic A; Yuan Z, 2022, 'Electrochemical iron production to enhance anaerobic membrane treatment of wastewater', Water Research, 225, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2022.119202
    Journal articles | 2022
    Jia J; Zlatanova S; Zhang K; Liu H, 2022, 'Integrated Stormwater Analysis Model to Support Sustainable Urban Green Space Design', ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, 10, pp. 153 - 160, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-X-4-W2-2022-153-2022
    Journal articles | 2022
    Liu S; Dupas R; Guo D; Lintern A; Minaudo C; Bende-Michl U; Zhang K; Duvert C, 2022, 'Controls on Spatial Variability in Mean Concentrations and Export Patterns of River Chemistry Across the Australian Continent', Water Resources Research, 58, http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2022WR032365
    Journal articles | 2022
    Liu S; Guo D; Minaudo C; Lintern A; Dupas R; Bende-Michl U; Zhang K; Duvert C, 2022, 'Key controls of catchment attribute on spatial differences and export regimes in riverine water quality: a study across the Australian continent using a Bayesian approach', , http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu22-11003
    Journal articles | 2022
    Naserisafavi N; Coyne T; Melo Zurita MDL; Zhang K; Prodanovic V, 2022, 'Community values on governing urban water nature-based solutions in Sydney, Australia', Journal of Environmental Management, 322, pp. 116063, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2022.116063
    Journal articles | 2022
    Zheng Z; Deletic A; Toe CY; Amal R; Zhang X; Pickford R; Zhou S; Zhang K, 2022, 'Photo-electrochemical oxidation herbicides removal in stormwater: Degradation mechanism and pathway investigation', Journal of Hazardous Materials, 436, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2022.129239
    Journal articles | 2022
    Zuo XJ; Xu QQ; Li Y; Zhang KF, 2022, 'Antibiotic resistance genes removals in stormwater bioretention cells with three kinds of environmental conditions', Journal of Hazardous Materials, 429, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2022.128336
    Journal articles | 2021
    Duvert C; Guo D; Minaudo C; Dupas R; Lintern A; Liu S; Zhang K, 2021, 'Effects of streamflow regime on the concentration-flow (CQ) relationships across climate zones: a study across the Australian continent', , http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu21-4394
    Journal articles | 2021
    Fang H; Jamali B; Deletic A; Zhang K, 2021, 'Machine learning approaches for predicting the performance of stormwater biofilters in heavy metal removal and risk mitigation', Water Research, 200, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2021.117273
    Journal articles | 2021
    Fowdar H; Payne E; Schang C; Zhang K; Deletic A; McCarthy D, 2021, 'How well do stormwater green infrastructure respond to changing climatic conditions?', Journal of Hydrology, 603, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2021.126887
    Journal articles | 2021
    Hawken S; Rahmat H; Sepasgozar SME; Zhang K, 2021, 'The sdgs, ecosystem services and cities: A network analysis of current research innovation for implementing urban sustainability', Sustainability (Switzerland), 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su132414057
    Journal articles | 2021
    Hawken S; Sepasgozar SME; Prodanovic V; Jing J; Bakelmun A; Avazpour B; Che S; Zhang K, 2021, 'What makes a successful Sponge City project? Expert perceptions of critical factors in integrated urban water management in the Asia-Pacific', Sustainable Cities and Society, 75, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2021.103317
    Journal articles | 2021
    Lintern A; Liu S; Minaudo C; Dupas R; Guo D; Zhang K; Bende-Michl U; Duvert C, 2021, 'The influence of climate on water chemistry states and dynamics in rivers across Australia', Hydrological Processes, 35, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hyp.14423
    Journal articles | 2021
    Zhang J; Prodanovic V; Lintern A; Zhang K, 2021, 'Development of the data-driven models for accessing the impact of design variables on heavy metal removal in constructed wetlands', Blue-Green Systems, 3, pp. 163 - 174, http://dx.doi.org/10.2166/bgs.2021.024
    Journal articles | 2021
    Zhang K; Barron NJ; Zinger Y; Hatt B; Prodanovic V; Deletic A, 2021, 'Pollutant removal performance of field scale dual-mode biofilters for stormwater, greywater, and groundwater treatment', Ecological Engineering, 163, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2021.106192
    Journal articles | 2021
    Zhang K; Liu Y; Deletic A; McCarthy DT; Hatt BE; Payne EGI; Chandrasena G; Li Y; Pham T; Jamali B; Daly E; Fletcher TD; Lintern A, 2021, 'The impact of stormwater biofilter design and operational variables on nutrient removal - a statistical modelling approach', Water Research, 188, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2020.116486
    Journal articles | 2021
    Zhang S; Chen J; Sang W; Li M; Prodanovic V; Zhang K, 2021, 'Metagenomic insights into the explanation of biofilter performance distinction induced by dissolved oxygen increment', Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 153, pp. 329 - 338, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psep.2021.07.035
    Journal articles | 2021
    Zhang S; He X; Prodanovic V; Zhang K, 2021, 'Effect of filling ratio and backwash on performance of a continuous-flow SPD reactor packed with PCL as carbon source', Water Environment Research, 93, pp. 1381 - 1390, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/wer.1530
    Journal articles | 2021
    Zheng Z; Zhang K; Toe CY; Amal R; Zhang X; McCarthy DT; Deletic A, 2021, 'Stormwater herbicides removal with a solar-driven advanced oxidation process: A feasibility investigation', Water Research, 190, pp. 116783, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2020.116783
    Journal articles | 2021
    Zinger Y; Prodanovic V; Zhang K; Fletcher TD; Deletic A, 2021, 'The effect of intermittent drying and wetting stormwater cycles on the nutrient removal performances of two vegetated biofiltration designs', Chemosphere, 267, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.129294
    Journal articles | 2020
    Deletic A; Qu J; Bach PM; Liu G; Wang A; Zhang K, 2020, 'The multi-faceted nature of Blue-Green Systems coming to light', Blue-Green Systems, 2, pp. 186 - 187, http://dx.doi.org/10.2166/bgs.2020.002
    Journal articles | 2020
    Kandra H; McCarthy DT; Deletic A; Zhang K, 2020, 'Modelling the clogging of a field filtration system used for stormwater harvesting', Environmental Science: Water Research and Technology, 6, pp. 993 - 1003, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c9ew00926d
    Journal articles | 2020
    Zhang K; Bach PM; Mathios J; Dotto CBS; Deletic A, 2020, 'Quantifying the benefits of stormwater harvesting for pollution mitigation', Water Research, 171, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2019.115395
    Journal articles | 2020
    Zhang K; Deletic A; Dotto CBS; Allen R; Bach PM, 2020, 'Modelling a ‘business case’ for blue-green infrastructure: lessons from the Water Sensitive Cities Toolkit', Blue-Green Systems, 2, pp. 383 - 403, http://dx.doi.org/10.2166/bgs.2020.018
    Journal articles | 2019
    Payne EG; McCarthy DT; Deletic A; Zhang K, 2019, 'Biotreatment technologies for stormwater harvesting: critical perspectives', Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 57, pp. 191 - 196, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.copbio.2019.04.005
    Journal articles | 2019
    Shi B; Bach PM; Lintern A; Zhang K; Coleman RA; Metzeling L; McCarthy DT; Deletic A, 2019, 'Understanding spatiotemporal variability of in-stream water quality in urban environments – A case study of Melbourne, Australia', Journal of Environmental Management, 246, pp. 203 - 213, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.06.006
    Journal articles | 2019
    Zhang K; Deletic A; Bach PM; Shi B; Hathaway JM; McCarthy DT, 2019, 'Testing of new stormwater pollution build-up algorithms informed by a genetic programming approach', Journal of Environmental Management, 241, pp. 12 - 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.04.009
    Journal articles | 2019
    Zhang K; Manuelpillai D; Raut B; Deletic A; Bach PM, 2019, 'Evaluating the reliability of stormwater treatment systems under various future climate conditions', Journal of Hydrology, 568, pp. 57 - 66, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.10.056
    Journal articles | 2019
    Zhang K; Randelovic A; Deletic A; Page D; McCarthy DT, 2019, 'Can we use a simple modelling tool to validate stormwater biofilters for herbicides treatment?', Urban Water Journal, 16, pp. 412 - 420, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1573062X.2018.1508593
    Journal articles | 2018
    Feng W; McCarthy DT; Henry R; Zhang X; Zhang K; Deletic A, 2018, 'Electrochemical oxidation for stormwater disinfection: How does real stormwater chemistry impact on pathogen removal and disinfection by-products level?', Chemosphere, 213, pp. 226 - 234, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.09.038
    Journal articles | 2018
    McCarthy DT; Zhang K; Westerlund C; Viklander M; Bertrand-Krajewski JL; Fletcher TD; Deletic A, 2018, 'Assessment of sampling strategies for estimation of site mean concentrations of stormwater pollutants', Water Research, 129, pp. 297 - 304, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2017.10.001
    Journal articles | 2018
    Prodanovic V; Zhang K; Hatt B; McCarthy D; Deletic A, 2018, 'Optimisation of lightweight green wall media for greywater treatment and reuse', Building and Environment, 131, pp. 99 - 107, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2018.01.015
    Journal articles | 2018
    Zhang K; Yong F; McCarthy DT; Deletic A, 2018, 'Predicting long term removal of heavy metals from porous pavements for stormwater treatment', Water Research, 142, pp. 236 - 245, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2018.05.038
    Journal articles | 2017
    Prodanovic V; Hatt B; McCarthy D; Zhang K; Deletic A, 2017, 'Green walls for greywater reuse: Understanding the role of media on pollutant removal', Ecological Engineering, 102, pp. 625 - 635, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2017.02.045
    Journal articles | 2016
    Randelovic A; Zhang K; Jacimovic N; McCarthy D; Deletic A, 2016, 'Stormwater biofilter treatment model (MPiRe) for selected micro-pollutants', Water Research, 89, pp. 180 - 191, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2015.11.046
    Journal articles | 2016
    Zhang K; Randelovic A; Deletic A; Page D; McCarthy DT, 2016, 'Stormwater biofilters: A new validation modelling tool', Ecological Engineering, 87, pp. 53 - 61, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2015.11.014
    Journal articles | 2016
    Zhang K; Valognes V; Page D; Deletic A; McCarthy D, 2016, 'Validation of stormwater biofilters using in-situ columns', Science of the Total Environment, 544, pp. 48 - 55, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.11.150
    Journal articles | 2015
    Zhang K; Deletic A; Page D; McCarthy DT, 2015, 'Surrogates for herbicide removal in stormwater biofilters', Water Research, 81, pp. 64 - 71, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2015.05.043
    Journal articles | 2015
    Zhang K; Randelovic A; Aguiar LM; Page D; McCarthy DT; Deletic A, 2015, 'Methodologies for pre-validation of biofilters and wetlands for stormwater treatment', PLoS ONE, 10, pp. e0125979, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0125979
    Journal articles | 2014
    Chen M; Zheng Z; Fu D; Zhang K, 2014, 'Characteristics of Hg pollution in urban stormwater runoff in Nanjing city, China', Journal of Southeast University (English Edition), 30, pp. 158 - 163, http://dx.doi.org/10.3969/j.issn.1003-7985.2014.02.004
    Journal articles | 2014
    Zhang K; Randelovic A; Page D; McCarthy DT; Deletic A, 2014, 'The validation of stormwater biofilters for micropollutant removal using in situ challenge tests', Ecological Engineering, 67, pp. 1 - 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2014.03.004
    Journal articles | 2012
    Zhang K; Fu D; Li H, 2012, 'Comparison and analysis characteristics of PHAs pollution for different types of roof runoff', Dongnan Daxue Xuebao (Ziran Kexue Ban)/Journal of Southeast University (Natural Science Edition), 42, pp. 99 - 103, http://dx.doi.org/10.3969/j.issn.1001-0505.2012.01.019
    Journal articles | 2011
    Zhang K; Li H; Fu D; Zhou F; Chen M, 2011, 'Characteristics of heavy metal pollution in runoff from three different types of roofs', Huanjing Kexue Xuebao/Acta Scientiae Circumstantiae, 31, pp. 724 - 730
  • Preprints | 2022
    Liu S; Dupas R; Guo D; Lintern A; Minaudo C; Bende-Michl U; Zhang K; Duvert C, 2022, Controls on spatial variability in mean concentrations and export patterns of river chemistry across the Australian continent, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/essoar.10510878.1
    Preprints | 2021
    Guo D; Minaudo C; Lintern A; Bende-Michl U; Liu S; Zhang K; Duvert C, 2021, Synthesizing the impacts of baseflow contribution on C-Q relationships across Australia using a Bayesian Hierarchical Model, , http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/hess-2021-353
    Preprints | 2021
    Lintern A; Liu S; Minaudo C; Dupas R; Guo D; zhang K; Bende-Michl U; Duvert C, 2021, Climate controls on water chemistry states and dynamics in rivers across Australia, , http://dx.doi.org/10.22541/au.162217969.94289180/v1
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Jia J; Zlatanova S; Hawken S; Zhang KF, 2020, 'MAKING SMART URBAN DECISIONS: The NICHE of A PARAMETRIC SPATIAL MODEL to BALANCE the NEEDS of URBAN STORMWATER MANAGEMENT and HUMAN WELLBEING', in ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, pp. 79 - 86, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-VI-4-W2-2020-79-2020
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Jia J; Zlatanova S; Zhang K, 2020, 'Exploring spatial parameters to evaluate human walking accessibility of urban green space', in International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences - ISPRS Archives, pp. 73 - 80, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLIV-3-W1-2020-73-2020
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Deletic A; Zhang K; Jamali B; Charette-Castonguay A; Kuller M; Prodanovic V; Bach PM, 2019, 'Modelling to Support the Planning of Sustainable Urban Water Systems', in Mannina G (ed.), New Trends in Urban Drainage Modelling, Springer International Publishing, pp. 10 - 19
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Randelovic A; Zhang K; McCarthy D; Deletic A, 2019, 'Assessing Uncertainty of a Biofilter Micropollutant Transport Model MPiRe', in Green Energy and Technology, pp. 246 - 250, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-99867-1_41
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Zhang K; Manuelpillai D; Raut B; Jakob C; Reeder M; Deletic A; Bach P, 2017, 'Impact of future rainfall projections from ensemble GCMs on stormwater management', Prague, Czech, presented at 14th International Conference on Urban Drainage, Prague, Czech, 10 September 2017 - 15 September 2017
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Zhang K; Bach PM; Dotto CBS; Allen R; Deletic A, 2016, 'Quantifying stormwater management impacts using the Water Sensitive Cities Modelling Toolkit', in Quantifying stormwater management impacts using the Water Sensitive Cities Modelling Toolkit, 2016 Low Impact Development Conference, Beijing, China, presented at 2016 Low Impact Development Conference, Beijing, China, 29 August 2016 - 31 August 2016
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Zhang K; Deletic A; Page, D ; McCarthy, D , 2016, 'Validation Framework for Water Sensitive Urban Design Treatment Systems', in Validation Framework for Water Sensitive Urban Design Treatment Systems, 2016 International Low Impact Development Conference, Beijing, China, presented at 2016 International Low Impact Development Conference, Beijing, China, 29 August 2016 - 31 August 2016
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Zhang K; Randelovic A; Page D; Deletic A; McCarthy DT, 2014, 'Validation of stormwater biofilters: development of a laboratory based tool', in Validation of stormwater biofilters: development of a laboratory based tool, 13th International Conference on Urban Drainage, Sarawak, Malaysia, presented at 13th International Conference on Urban Drainage, Sarawak, Malaysia, 07 September 2014 - 12 September 2014
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Zhang K; Tian X; Page D; Deletic A; McCarthy D, 2014, 'Use of water sensitive urban design systems for biofiltration of urban stormwater: laboratory biodegradation batch studies', in Nakamoto N; Graham N; Collins MR; Gimbel R (eds.), PROGRESS IN SLOW SAND AND ALTERNATIVE BIOFILTRATION PROCESSES: FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS AND APPLICATIONS, IWA PUBLISHING, JAPAN, Nagoya, pp. 441 - 450, presented at 5th International Slow Sand and Alternative Biological Filtration Conference, JAPAN, Nagoya, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000346972900059&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Zhang K; Aguiar L; Randelovic A; McCarthy DT; Deletic A, 2013, 'Determination of operational and challenge conditions for validation of stormwater biofilters and wetlands', in Determination of operational and challenge conditions for validation of stormwater biofilters and wetlands, 8th International Water Sensitive Urban Design Conference, the Gold Coast, Queensland., presented at 8th International Water Sensitive Urban Design Conference, the Gold Coast, Queensland., 25 September 2013 - 29 September 2013
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Chandrasena GI; Filip S; Zhang K; Osborne CA; Deletic A; McCarthy DT, 2012, 'Pathogen and indicator microorganism removal in field scale stormwater biofilters', in WSUD 2012 - 7th International Conference on Water Sensitive Urban Design: Building the Water Sensitive Community, Final Program and Abstract Book
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Li H; Zhang KF; Fu DF; Zhou F, 2012, 'Study of characteristics of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) pollution in urban roof runoff', in WSUD 2012 - 7th International Conference on Water Sensitive Urban Design: Building the Water Sensitive Community, Final Program and Abstract Book
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Zhang KF; Filip S; Chandrasena GI; McCarthy DT; Daly E; Pham T; Kolotelo P; Deletic A, 2012, 'Micro-pollutant removal in stormwater biofilters: A preliminary understanding from 3 challenge tests', in WSUD 2012 - 7th International Conference on Water Sensitive Urban Design: Building the Water Sensitive Community, Final Program and Abstract Book
    Preprints |
    Naseri N; Coyne T; Melo Zurita MDL; Zhang K; Salt B; Prodanovic V, Listening to the Community: Implications of Social Values on Governing Meaningful Blue-Green Infrastructure in the Urban River Ecosystem, , http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3962054

Ongoing

  • (2022-2024) Passive biofiltration processes for effective nitrogen removal from polluted waters. Deletic A., McCarthy D., Zhang K., Prodanovic V., Cook P., Goonetilleke A., Australian Research Council Discovery Projects (ARC DP).
  • (2021-2022) Review of stormwater quality to support the development of evidence-based stormwater recycling guidelines, Zhang K., McCarthy D., Deletic A., Khan Stuart, Le Clech P., Flecher T. Water Research Australia (and its partners)
  • (2021-2024) From stormwater to potable water via Water Sensitive Urban Design? Framework for risk quantify, control and monitoring of Water Sensitive Urban Design systems for safe stormwater harvesting, Zhang K., Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Research Award (ARC DECRA)
  • (2020-2024) Greywater treatment and reuse using vegetated walls for sustainable urban greening in Qatar, Deletic A., Zhang K., Prodanovic V. Qatar National Research Fund 2020

Completed

  • (2020-2022) Tree-pits for wastewater treatment: Technology development and testing, Deletic A., Prodanovic V., Zhang K. Center of Excellence for Neom Research At KAUST
  • (2017-2021) All-solid-state Z-scheme photocatalysts for water treatment (ARC Discovery project, UNSW CI)
  • (2017-2020) Sino-Australia Centre on Sponge City (Research manager), Dajiang Environment.
  • (2017-2020) Biofiltration Technology for Stormwater Management in Jiangsu. Easthigh Environment.
  • (2018) Business plan for Sponge City technology and modelling tools in Jiangsu China. Jiangsu Industrial Technology Research Institute Project.
  • (2018-2019) A framework for evaluating the success of Sponge City (SC) projects (UNSW -SJTU seed projects)
  • (2019) Cross Faculty Lab for Urban Water Resilience and Sponge Cities (UNSW cross faculty projects)

  • 3 Nov 2020

Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA, DE210101155), by Australian Research Council

  • 29 Jan 2019

UNSW Award - Promoting High Quality Research Papers Scheme (Key Incentive 1)
Publishing manuscript in Water Research journal

  • July 2018

Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing, in recognition of the contributions made to the quality of the journal Science of The Total Environment (top#10% journal in Environmental Engineering)

  • April 2017

Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing, in recognition of the contributions made to the quality of the journal Water Research (the No#1 journal in many water/environmental related areas)

  • 6 Oct 2016

Eric Laurenson Medal by Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities and Monash University – awarded to newly graduated PhD for the best PhD thesis in urban water research. The award values highly on the recipient’s ability to communicate their research findings to industry.

  • 15 Jan 2015

The Postgraduate Publication Award (PPA) by Monash University – awarded to high-achieving PhD students towards the end of their doctoral program at Monash.

  • 2014 & 2013

Organisation Excellence – awarded to the successful organisation of a parallel oral presentation section in Research Symposiums by Victorian Association of Chinese PhD students and Young Scholars (VACPs)

Working relationship with:

  • Water Research Australia
  • Melbourne Water
  • Sydney Water
  • Cooks Rivier Alliance
  • Georges Riverkeeper
  • Stormwater NSW
  • Monash University

International collaboration:

  • EAWAG (Switzerland)
  • HBKU (Qatar)
  • KAUST (Saudi Arabia)

My Research Supervision

Ongoing

  • Kaixuan Wan (MPhil), 2023- ongoing, Modelling the water balance of green walls treating greywater. Primary supervisor.
  • JIadong Zhang (PhD), 2022- ongoing, Real time control Green Technologies for stormwater management. Primary supervisor.
  • Lihao Yuan (MPhil), 2021 - ongoing, Tree pits for wastewater treatement. Primary supervisor.
  • Wenhui Wu, 2020 - ongoing, Planning of Water Sensitive Urban Design systems for urban flood mitigation. Secondary supervisor.
  • Abd-Ur-Rehman Hafiz Muhammad (Scientia PhD Student), 2019-ongoing, Hybrid Green Wall Systems For Wastewater Treatment in Urban Landscape. Primary supervisor.

Completed

  • Jia, Jing, 2019-2023, Sponge City Approches for Chinese Superblocks. Joint supervisor.
  • Zheng, Zhaozhi, 2018- 2022, Using photo-electrochemical oxidation system to treat organic pollutants in stormwater. Primary supervisor.

My Teaching

CVEN9625- Fundamentals of Water Engineering, from Term 1 2023, 

CVEN9611 - Urban Hydrology and Stormwater Management (Water Sensitive Urban Design Part)