1. Water Quality Monitoring and Modelling: quantifying, modelling behaviour and mitigating contaminant loadings in urban contexts, employing remotely logged ecosensors, experimental data and modelling tools.
2. Ecological Treatment Technologies: designing ecologically-integrated treatment technologies for managing contaminants from mining and stormwater runoff. Includes engineered wetlands; storm water bioinfiltration systems and green roof technology.
3. Life Cycle Assessment: environmental impact of engineered structures such as bioreactors and infiltration systems for treating mine drainage and stormwater, respectively, using LCA modelling software.
- Charters F., Cochrane TA. and O'Sullivan AD. (2017) Characterising urban zinc generation to identify surface pollutant hotspots in a low intensity rainfall climate. Water Science and Technology 76(6) WST-EM161777R1: 1370-1377. http://dx.doi.org/10.2166/wst.2017.306.
- Charters FJ., Cochrane TA. and O'Sullivan AD. (2016) Untreated runoff quality from roof and road surfaces in a low intensity rainfall climate. Science of the Total Environment 550: 265-272. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.01.093.
- Fraga I., Charters FJ., O'Sullivan AD. and Cochrane TA. (2016) A novel modelling framework to prioritize estimation of non-point source pollution parameters for quantifying pollutant origin and discharge in urban catchments. Journal of Environmental Management 167: 75-84. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2015.11.003.
- Murphy LU., Cochrane TA. and O'Sullivan A. (2016) The contribution of wet deposition and particulate matter to total copper, lead and zinc in stormwater runoff. Chemistry in New Zealand : 21-26.
- Uster B., Milke M., Webster-Brown J., O'Sullivan AD., Pope J. and Trumm D. (2016) Mechanisms of iron, manganese and zinc removal from acid mine drainage by sulfate-reducing bioreactors. Applied Geochemistry (under review)