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Hydraulics and Environment Department Hydraulics and Environment Department

Catarina da Silva Reis

Catarina da Silva Reis
Phone: 218 443 626

Professional Situation

Doctoral Researcher

Academic and Scientific Degrees

  • PhD in Environmental engineering (2016), Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon.
  • Master in Environmental engineering (2008), University of Algarve.
  • Environmental Engineer (2006), University of Algarve.

Areas of Research / Interest

  • Performance assessment and benchmarking of water and wastewater treatment plants
  • Drinking water and wastewater treatment

Research and Professional Activity

  • 2018-2021: Avaler+ Assessment of energy efficiency and sustainability in urban water services
  • 2017-2020: iEQTA: National Initiative for Energy, Water Quality and Treatment (Co-Coordinator and responsible of WWTP and IAM themes)
  • 2016-2019: LIFE IMPETUS – Improving current barriers for controlling pharmaceutical compounds in urban wastewater treatment plants
  • 2014-2015: WaCCliM – Water and Wastewater Companies for Climate Mitigation
  • 2014-2016: LIFE HyMemb: Tailoring hybrid membrane processes for sustainable drinking water production
  • 2011-2015: TRUST - TRansitions to the Urban Water Services of Tomorrow
  • 2009-2014: PIP DHA_NES_5 "Tratamento de água e de águas residuais”
  • 2009-2011: PASt21 – The Portuguese Initiative for Performance Assessment of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants
  • 2007-2009: PAS – Performance Assessment of Water and Wastewater treatment plants
  • 2008-2009: ETAR Lagos – Technical-scientific studies for diagnosis the operation of the Lagos wastewater treatment plant
  • 2007-2009: ETA21 – Performance assessment and optimisation studies for Águas do Algarve water treatment plants

Relevant Publications

PhD Thesis
  • Silva Reis C. (2016). Assessing and Improving Wastewater Treatment Performance. A Contribution to the 3rd Generation of the Assessment System. Doutoramento em Engenharia do Ambiente. Universidade de Lisboa, Instituto SuperiorTécnico, Lisboa.
Published book chapters
  • Silva C., Alegre H., Rosa M. J. (2015). Chapter 3. Introduction to energy management in wastewater treatment plants. In Sewage Treatment Plants: Economic Evaluation of Innovative Technologies for Energy Efficiency, ed. Konstantinos P. Tsagarakis and Katerina Stamatelatou, 1 - 376. ISBN: 9781780405018. London: IWA Publishing.
Papers with scientific refereeing
  • Silva C., Rosa M. J. (2020) Performance assessment of 23 wastewater treatment plants - a case study. Urban Water Journal 17(1), 78-85, doi: 10.1080/1573062X.2020.1734634
  • Loureiro D., Silva C., Cardoso M.A., Mamade A., Alegre H., Rosa M.J. (2020) The Development of a Framework for Assessing the Energy Efficiency in Urban Water Systems and Its Demonstration in the Portuguese Water Sector. Water 12(1). 14 pp. doi: 10.3390/w12010134
  • Campinas, M.; Viegas, R.M.C.; Silva, C.; Sousa, I.; Coelho, R.; Costa, L.; Lucas, H.; Rosa, M.J.. 2017. "Tratamento de água com carvão ativado em pó/microfiltração cerâmica (PAC/MF) – quando e onde?", Águas e Resíduos 2, 17 - 29.
  • Ribeiro, R.; Silva, C.; Rosa, M.J.. 2017. "Estratégia para recuperação de fósforo de águas residuais urbanas", Águas e Resíduos 2, 38 - 50.
  • Silva C., Saldanha Matos J., Rosa M.J. (2016). Performance indicators and indices of sludge management in urban wastewater treatment plants. J. Environmental Management 184 (2) 307-317. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.09.056
  • Silva C., Saldanha Matos J., Rosa M.J. (2016). A comprehensive approach for diagnosing opportunities for improving the performance of a WWTP. Water Sci. & Technol, 74 (12) 2935-2945. doi: 10.2166/wst.2016.432
  • Silva C., Matos J. S, Rosa M.J. (2016). Estratégia para o desenvolvimento da 3.ª geração do sistema de avaliação de desempenho de ETAR, Águas&Resíduos 1 (70-82). doi: 10.22181/aer.2016.0107
  • Silva C., Quadros S., Ramalho P., Alegre H., Rosa M. J. (2014). Translating removal efficiencies into operational performance indices of wastewater treatment plants, Water Research 57, 202 - 214. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2014.03.025
  • Silva C., Quadros S., Ramalho P., Rosa M. J. (2014). A tool for a comprehensive assessment of treated wastewater quality, Journal of Environmental Management, 1 - 7. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2014.03.028
  • Silva C., Ramalho P., Quadros S., Alegre H., Rosa M. J. (2012). Results of ‘PASt21’ – the Portuguese initiative for performance assessment of water and wastewater treatment plants, Water Science and Technology: Water Supply 12(3), 372 - 386. doi: 10.2166/ws.2012.004
  • Quadros S., Rosa M. J, Alegre H., Silva C. (2010). A performance indicators system for urban wastewater treatment plants, Water Science and Technology, 62: 2398 - 2407.
Papers in conference proceedings
  • Silva C., Loureiro D., Mamade A., Marabuto M., Rosa M.J. (2019) Consumo de energia nos serviços urbanos de água em Portugal Continental. Resultados 2004-2017. In Atas do XVI Seminário Ibero-Americano sobre Sistemas de Abastecimento e Drenagem. Lisboa.
  • Silva C., Rosa M. J. (2018) Avaliação de desempenho global de 23 ETAR no âmbito do projeto iEQTA. In 18.º ENASB/18 SILUBESA. Porto.
  • Ribeiro R., Silva C., Rosa M.J. (2017). Framework for energy management in small size, decentralized wastewater treatment plants, In Proc. of EWA Spring Conference 2017, Lisboa.
  • Silva C., Sancho R., Lucas H. Rosa M.J. (2015). LIFE Hymemb – trabalho preparatório das ações de demonstração do processo híbrido PAC/MF e otimização da adição convencional de carvão ativado, In Atas do Encontro Nacional de Entidades Gestoras de Água e Saneamento (ENEG 2015), Porto.
  • Silva C., Rosa M. J. (2014). "Energy Performance Indicators of Wastewater Treatment - A Field Study With 17 Portuguese Plants", In Proc. of IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition, Lisbon.
  • Silva C., Matos J. S, Rosa M. J. (2014). A importância da gestão de afluências pluviais em estações de tratamento de águas residuais urbanas, In Actas in 12.º Congresso da Água/16.º ENASB/XVI SILUBESA, Lisboa.
  • Silva C., Ramalho P., Alegre H., Rosa M. J. (2012). O contributo da avaliação na melhoria do desempenho das estações de tratamento de águas residuais, In Atas do 15.º ENaSB - Encontro de Engenharia Sanitária e Ambiental, Évora.
  • Silva C., Ramalho P., Quadros S., Vieira P., Alegre H., Rosa M. J. (2011). Preliminary results of «PASt21» – the Portuguese initiative for performance assessment of water and wastewater treatment plants, In Proc. of Pi2011 – 4th International Conference on Benchmarking and Performance Assessment of Water Services, Valência.

Other scientific and technical Activities

Taught short course
  • Abastecimento de água e gestão de águas residuais e pluviais e Tratamento de águas residuais (2019). Módulos ProAguas - Programa avançado de gestão de serviços de águas (in Portuguese).
  • Estratégias de controlo de agentes biológicos resistentes e de subprodutos da oxidação química no tratamento de águas (2013), LNEC, APESB, APRH (in Portuguese).
  • Curso de Avaliação de Desempenho de ETA e ETAR (2011), LNEC/APESB/APRH (in Portuguese).

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