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Hydraulics and Environment Department Hydraulics and Environment Department

Rita Ribeiro

Rita Ribeiro
Phone: 218 443 707

Professional Situation

Assistant Researcher

Academic and Scientific Degrees

  • 2011 - PhD in Chemical Engineering, IST, University of Lisbon, Portugal.
  • 2003 - MSc. in Sanitary Engineering, FCT, New University of Lisbon, Portugal.
  • 1992 - Graduate in Zootecnical Engineering, University of Evora, Portugal.

Areas of Research / Interest

  • Wastewater treatment
  • Water reuse
  • Efficient water use
  • Infrastructure asset management

Research and Professional Activity

Recent research projects participation:
  • 2016-2019: LIFE IMPETUS – Improving current barriers for controlling pharmaceutical compounds in urban wastewater treatment plants
  • 2015-2016: AC:T – Método para integração da adaptação às Alterações Climáticas no Sector do Turismo
  • 2015-2016: iGPI 2015 – Iniciativa Nacional para a Gestão Patrimonial de Infraestruturas
  • 2013-2016: Revisão do regulamento geral dos sistemas públicos e prediais de distribuição de água e de drenagem de águas residuais, publicado como decreto regulamentar nº 23/95, de 23 de agosto, na componente pública
  • 2013-2015: DEMOCON – Monitorização e controlo de estações de tratamento de águas residuais descentralizadas
  • 2012-2015: iWIDGET – Improved Water efficiency through ICT technologies for integrated supply-Demand side management
  • 2014-2015: iPerdas – Iniciativa Nacional para a Gestão Eficiente de Perdas de Água
Standardization activity
  • Chairwoman of the Portuguese technical standardization commission CT 90 – Urban Water Systems (since February 2016).
  • Expert in the CEN/TC165/WG41 "Small Wastewater Treatment Systems < 50 PE” (since 2003).
  • Expert in the ISO/TC 282 "Water reuse” (since 2017)

Relevant Publications

  • Ribeiro, R., Rebelo, A., Rosa, M.J. (2017). Exploring the links between standardization on water reuse and the sustainable development goals, 2nd European Water Association Spring Conference, May 10 – 11, 2017, Lisbon, 9 p.
  • Ribeiro, R., Silva, C., Rosa, M.J. (2017). Framework for energy management in small size, decentralized wastewater treatment plants, 2nd European Water Association Spring Conference, May 10 – 11, 2017, Lisbon, 9 p.
  • Loureiro, D., Alegre, H., Silva, M.S., Ribeiro, R., Mamade, A., Poças, A. (2017) Implementing tactical plans to improve water-energy loss management. Water Sci. & Technol.: Water Supply, 17 (2) 381-388; doi: 10.2166/ws.2016.092
  • Ribeiro, R., Alegre, H., Loureiro, D., Mamade, A. (2016). The role of communication in the deployment of water loss and energy management strategies: the experience of collaborative research with water utilities. Water Sci. & Technol.: Water Supply, in press. doi: 10.2166/ws.2016.198
  • Cardoso, M.A., Poças, A., Silva, M.S., Ribeiro, R., Almeida, M.C., Brito, R.S., Coelho, S.T., Alegre, H. (2016). Innovation results of IAM planning in urban water services. Water Sci. & Technol., 74 (7) 1518-1526; doi: 10.2166/wst.2016.291
  • Fernandes, L.; Leitão, C., Arriaga, T., Ribeiro, R., Almeida, M.C., Pinheiro, C.I.C. and Pinheiro, H.M. (2016) Bioreactor dynamic modelling and control in a decentralised wastewater treatment plant with spectral online monitoring. In Microbes in the Spotlight: Recent Progress in the Understanding of Beneficial and Harmful Microorganisms; Méndez-Vilas, A., Eds.; Brown Walker Press: Boca Raton, FL, 2016; 427−431, ISBN-13: 9781627346122
  • Brito, R.S., Ribeiro, R., Arriaga, T., Leitão, C., Lourenço, N.D., Ferreira, F., Pinheiro, H.M. (2015) On-line monitoring for improved wastewater system management: applications of UV-visible spectroscopy, Spectroscopy Europe, 27(6), 6-9.
  • Ribeiro, R., Loureiro, D., Barateiro, J., Smith, J.R., Rebelo, M., Kossieris, P., Gerakopoulou, P., Makropoulos, C., Vieira, P., Mansfield, L. (2015). Framework for technical evaluation of decision support systems based on water smart metering: the iWIDGET case. Procedia Engineering, 119, 1348–1355, doi: 1016/j.proeng.2015.08.976
  • Loureiro, D., Rebelo, M., Mamade, A., Vieira, P., Ribeiro, R. (2015). Linking water consumption smart metering with census data to improve demand management. Water Sci. & Technol.: Water Supply, 15 (6) 1396-1404, doi: 10.2166/ws.2015.086
  • Loureiro, D., Vieira, P., Makropoulos,, C, Kossieris, P., Ribeiro, R., Barateiro, J.,  Katsiri, E. (2014). Smart metering use cases to increase water and energy efficiency in water supply systems. Water Sci. & Technol.: Water Supply, 14 (5) 898-908 doi: 10.2166/ws.2014.049
  • Ribeiro, R., Pinheiro, C.I., Arriaga, T., Pinheiro, H.M., Almeida, M.C. (2014). Model Based Fault Diagnosis for Performance Control of a Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Plant, 24th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering, Budapest, Hungary, June 2014, in: ESCAPE 24 - Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, Elsevier, Vol. 33, pp. 691–696

Other Information

Prize Manuel Rocha in 2013, LNEC, Lisbon

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