Dr Rebecca Li
Casual Academic

Dr Rebecca Li

Civil and Environmental Engineering
Vallentine Annexe (H22) Level 1, Room 123
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Li RA; McDonald JA; Sathasivan A; Khan SJ, 2022, 'Multivariate experimental design provides insights for the optimisation of rechloramination conditions and water age to control disinfectant decay and disinfection by-product formation in treated drinking water', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 830, pp. 154324, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.154324
    Journal articles | 2021
    Li RA; McDonald JA; Sathasivan A; Khan SJ, 2021, 'A multivariate Bayesian network analysis of water quality factors influencing trihalomethanes formation in drinking water distribution systems', Water Research, vol. 190, pp. 116712 - 116712, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2020.116712
    Journal articles | 2019
    Li RA; McDonald JA; Sathasivan A; Khan SJ, 2019, 'Disinfectant residual stability leading to disinfectant decay and by-product formation in drinking water distribution systems: A systematic review', Water Research, vol. 153, pp. 335 - 348, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2019.01.020

Rebecca completed her PhD in 2021, investigating the stability of disinfectant and its associated by-products formation in drinking water. Her thesis focuses on water quality analysis and disinfection by-products formation (DBPs) modelling in drinking water distribution systems after disinfection process.

Key areas of her research include:

  • Quantitatively analytical method development (gas chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry, extraction technique, etc.);
  • Trace level of DBPs (volatile and semi-volatile DBPs);
  • Probabilistic Bayesian Network modelling on DBPs production;
  • Lab-scale simulation of DBP formation under various conditions in water distribution systems;
  • Probabilistic modelling with Monte-Carlo simulation on disinfection profile at water treatment plants.

With a background as a chemical engineer, Rebecca is also interested in water and wastewater treatment, membrane technology and chemical processes.