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RESEARCH LINES, CONCENTRATION AREAS, FACULTY INVOLVED AND CURRENT RESEARCH TOPICS

SEPTEMBER 2017

Codes for the concentration areas: S = Water, Sanitation and Water Management, E = Environment, HDW = Hydraulics and Water Resources


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EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS AND RISKS
Description
Indicators of biophysical and social-economical quality in the environment. Vulnerabilities, impacts and risks associated with human health, flora, fauna and biodiversity, and the physical-chemical quality of the environment. Characterization of projects and works that modify the environment. Evaluation, quantification and prediction of impacts and risks to the environmental and health. Prevention, mitigation and compensation of environmental impacts. Impacts and risks associated with water resources and sanitation management. Vulnerabilities, impacts and risks associated with extreme water events.
Concentration areas
Leading faculty researcher
Key research fields of current interest of the faculty
E
Camila Costa de Amorim Amaral
  • Environmental impacts and risks associated with water resources management
  • Prevention, mitigation and compensation of environmental impacts
  • Environmental quality indicators
HWR
Julian Cardoso Eleutério
  • Qualitative and quantitative analysis of the risk of floods, both natural and resulting from the rupture of hydraulic structures
  • Assessment of uncertainties related to flood risk assessment
S
Léo Heller
  • Health impact of water, sanitation and waste management
HWR
Márcio Benedito Baptista
  • Impacts on river systems and their restoration
HWR
Nilo de Oliveira Nascimento
  • Social and economic impacts of floods
  • Perception of flood risk
  • Contingency planning and flood risk management
HWR
Priscilla Macedo Moura
  • Restoration of river systems
E
Sílvia Maria Alves Corrêa Oliveira
  • Impacts and risks related to the physical-chemical quality of the environment
  • Assessment, quantification and prediction of environmental impacts and risks

 

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POLLUTION CHARACTERIZATION, PREVENTION AND CONTROL
Description
Characterization, modeling, prevention and recovery of aquatic environments; treatment and reuse of industrial liquid effluents; treatment of effluents by adsorption, membranes, oxidative processes, photocatalysis, coagulation and flocculation; statistical treatment of environmental data; meteorology and its influence on air pollution, monitoring and evaluation of air quality, numerical modeling of meteorological conditions and air pollution.

Concentration areas
Leading faculty researcher
Key research fields of current interest of the faculty
E
Antônio Teixeira de Matos
  • Forms of retention and transport of pollutants in porous media
  • Remediation of contaminated areas
  • Agricultural use of solid wastes and wastewater
E
Camila Costa de Amorim Amaral
  • Advanced oxidative processes for decontamination of water, industrial effluents, wastewater, air and soil
  • Characterization and prevention of water pollution
  • Evaluation and monitoring of water quality in reservoirs and river basins
S
Cesar Rossas Mota Filho
  • Treatment of industrial liquid effluents
  • Removal and recovery of nutrients and other by-products from industrial effluents
S
Juliana Calábria de Araújo
  • Removal of ammonia-N from industrial effluents by the Anammox process
E
Liséte Celina Lange
  • Identification of pharmaceuticals and their by-products in water sources and domestic and industrial effluents, and techniques for their removal
E
Miriam Cristina Santos Amaral Moravia
  • Treatment of industrial effluents using membrane separation processes, in conjunction or not with conventional biological and physico-chemical processes, focusing on water reuse and recovery of by-products and energy. Treatment of effluents and water by membrane technologies using solar energy
E
Mônica Maria Diniz Leão
  • Treatment of water/effluents: adsorption, coagulation and flocculation, oxidative processes, photocatalysis
  • Industrial effluents: treatment for reuse
  • Monitoring and evaluation of surface water quality
E
Sílvia Maria Alves Corrêa Oliveira
  • Statistical treatment of environmental data
  • Monitoring and evaluation of surface and groundwater quality
  • Characterization, modeling, prevention and recovery of aquatic environments
E
Taciana Toledo de Almeida Albuquerque
  • Dispersion of atmospheric pollutants
  • Monitoring and evaluation of air quality
  • Numerical modeling of meteorological conditions and air pollution
HWR
Talita Fernanda das Graças Silva
  • High frequency automatic monitoring of water bodies
  • Remote sensing applied to the monitoring of lakes and reservoirs
  • Modeling of lakes and reservoirs

 

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SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
Description
Characterization and evaluation of the physical, chemical and biological properties of urban and industrial solid wastes. Minimization, with emphasis on reuse and recycling, of urban and industrial solid waste. Biological and physico-chemical treatment of urban and industrial solid wastes. Incorporation of residues into ceramic bodies, solidification/stabilization. Design, operation, monitoring and decommissioning (closure) of urban and industrial solid waste disposal systems. Treatment and reuse of industrial waste. Analysis of elements of urban solid waste management.
Concentration areas
Leading faculty researcher
Key research fields of current interest of the faculty
S
Cesar Rossas Mota Filho
  • Biological treatment of organic waste
E
Gustavo Ferreira Simões
  • Geomechanical behavior of solid wastes
  • Monitoring and modeling of the geotechnical behavior of landfills
S
Juliana Calábria de Araújo
  • Microbiology of the anaerobic treatment of organic waste
  • Optimization of biogas production from organic waste
E
Liséte Celina Lange
  • Recovery of metals from electrical and electronic waste by physical, chemical and thermal processes - urban mining
  • Reverse logistics applied to packaging and electronic waste (modeling, pricing, circular economy, recycling rate)
  • Evaluation of territorial arrangements for waste management
S
Raphael Tobias de Vasconcelos Barros
  • (Management of construction wastes, organic wastes and electronics) Management of construction, organic and electronic wastes. Sustainability issues of solid wastes management. Studies on non-technological aspects of solid wastes management
 

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URBAN HYDROLOGY AND URBAN DRAINAGE
Description
Characterization and modeling of hydrological processes in urban areas and development of studies on rational management of the systems, covering the following topics: (i) Quantitative and qualitative hydrologic monitoring and modeling in urban areas; (ii) Conception, design and scaling of compensatory technologies and sustainable interventions in water bodies; (iii) Development of evaluation and decision support systems for evaluation of management techniques and policies
Concentration areas
Leading faculty researcher
Key research fields of current interest of the faculty
HWR
Julian Cardoso Eleutério
  • Hydrological and hydraulic modeling of urban catchments
  • Modeling, control and management of floods
HWR
Márcia Maria Lara Pinto Coelho
  • Monitoring and modeling of Sustainable Urban Development Systems (SUDS) and evaluating the impact of their use in the river basin
HWR
Márcio Benedito Baptista
  • Impacts of climate change and urban resilience
HWR
Nilo de Oliveira Nascimento
  • SUDS approach: performance evaluation and modeling
  • Blue and green infrastructure, Low Impact Development (LID) and Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) approaches: design, adaptation to constructed spaces and modeling on a catchment scale
HWR
Priscilla Macedo Moura
  • Monitoring and modeling of SUDS and evaluation of the impact of their use in catchments
  • Calibration of hydrological models based on water level monitoring
  • Decision-making systems for urban drainage management
HWR
Talita Fernanda das Graças Silva
  • Monitoring of SUDS in urban areas
  • SUDS approach: performance evaluation and modeling
  • Blue and green infrastructure, LID, WSUD: design, adaptation to constructed spaces and modeling on a catchment scale

 

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HYDROLOGICAL PROCESS MODELING
Description
Design and application of stochastic and deterministic mathematical models of hydrological variables, with emphasis on the topics (i) statistical hydrology; (ii) stochastic hydrology; (iii) empirical and conceptual models of rainfall-flow processes and hydrological variables; (iv) flood forecasts and (v) storage and flow in porous media.
Concentration areas
Leading faculty researcher
Key research fields of current interest of the faculty
HRH
Aloysio Portugal Maia Saliba
  • Water balance of reservoirs
  • Rainfall-runoff modeling
  • Hydrologic regionalization techniques
HWR
Eber José de Andrade Pinto
  • Rainfall intensity-duration-frequency relationships
  • Stochastic modeling of daily rainfall
  • Stochastic modeling of sub-daily rainfall
  • Stochastic modeling of flow
  • Estimation of hydrological variables via remote sensing
HWR
Julian Cardoso Eleutério
  • Conceptual and numerical hydrogeological modeling applied to porous media
  • Hydrological modeling of rainfall-runoff (simulation) relation in rural basins
HWR
Luiz Rafael Palmier
  • Monitoring hydrological variables and rainfall-runoff modelling
HWR
Mauro da Cunha Naghettini
  • Construction of probabilistic flood maps by aggregating uncertainties inherent to hydraulic-hydrologic modeling
HWR
Nilo de Oliveira Nascimento
  • Hydrological modeling in urban and peri-urban catchments
  • Integrated modeling of river basins and receiving bodies
  • Flash flood modeling in urban areas
HWR
Priscilla Macedo Moura
  • Evaluation of the influence of spatial discretization in hydrological models
HWR
Talita Fernanda das Graças Silva
  • Deterministic hydrological modeling
  • Integrated modeling of river basins and receiving bodies
  • Hydrological forecast for water resources management
HWR
Veber Afonso Figueiredo Costa
  • Delimitation of hydrological neighborhoods for regionalization procedures under non-stationarity conditions
  • Bayesian regionalization of minimum/maximum flow rates using copulas, geostatistics and additive models for position, scale and shape parameters
  • Regional modeling for generation of sub-daily rainfall
  • Upper tail dependence analysis of hydrological variables for risk assessment of hydraulic structures
  • Evaluation and modeling of input and structural uncertainties in conceptual rainfall-flow transformation models
HWR
Wilson dos Santos Fernandes
  • Regionalization of hydrological variables with non-systematic information (paleoflows and historical flows)
  • Stochastic generation of rainfalls supported by meteorological RADAR data
  • Analysis of regional relationships for the maximum annual precipitation gradex of various durations
  • Regional models of scale invariance for extreme rainfalls
  • Bayesian estimation of probabilistic precipitation and flow limits
  • Quantification of risks and uncertainties associated with the modeling of environmental variables, with the aid of Bayesian inference
  • Assimilation of the variability pattern of the state variables of rainfall-flow models, in hydrological forecasting and simulation schemes
  • Identification, characterization and treatment of multiple low outliers of hydrological variables

 

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PHYSICAL AND MATHEMATICAL MODELING IN HYDRAULICS
Description
Study of flows in hydraulic systems through physical and mathematical models: (i) Design, construction, experimentation and analysis of physical models of hydraulic structures; (ii) Uni and two-dimensional mathematical modeling of hydraulic systems, using computational tools and GIS; (iii) Environmental Hydraulics - River systems and impact mitigation structures; (iv) Analysis of uncertainties in physical and mathematical modeling.
Concentration areas
Leading faculty researcher
Key research fields of current interest of the faculty
HRH
Aloysio Portugal Maia Saliba
  • Dambreak flow modeling
  • Hydraulic infrastructure and works
  • Erosion and sediment transport
HWR
Edna Maria de Faria Viana
  • Optimization of fish transposition mechanisms using CFD
  • Hydropower generation using turbines in piping
  • Hydropower generation using hybrid systems
  • Comparison of fish swimming ability in free and forced ducts
HWR
Jorge Luis Zegarra Tarqui
  • Design, construction, experimentation and analysis of physical hydraulic models
  • Study of sediment transport in rivers and reservoirs
HWR
Julian Cardoso Eleutério
  • Hydrodynamic modeling of floods (1-D, 2-D and mixed 1D/2D)
  • Use of Geographic Information Systems for hydraulic modeling and mapping of floods, both natural and resulting from the rupture of hydraulic structures
  • Analysis of uncertainties related to hydraulic modeling and flood mapping
HWR
Luiz Rafael Palmier
  • Natural and dambreak wave routing
  • Flood mapping
  • Unsteady flow modeling in pressurized pipes
HWR
Márcia Maria Lara Pinto Coelho
  • Hydrodynamic evaluation of sediment deposition in detention basins: experimental and numerical analysis
HWR
Márcio Benedito Baptista
  • Mathematical modeling of dambreak flows
HWR
Priscilla Macedo Moura
  • Modeling the operation of outflow structures in SUDS techniques

 

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PUBLIC POLICIES AND MANAGEMENT OF WATER, SANITATION, ENVIRONMENT AND WATER RESOURCES
Description
Assessment of public policies at the national, state and municipal levels related to water, sanitation, environment and water resources. Assessment and formulation of management models for water, sanitation and wastes services, environment policies, and water resources. Formulation of instruments for public policies and for management in these fields. Assessment, characterization and formulation of planning instruments, such as state and municipal water and sanitation plans; environmental planning at various levels; and water resources planning at state, municipal and river basin scales. Assessment of population perception in relation to policy and management models. Assessment and formulation of participatory management models. Use of decision support methods in public policies and management.
Concentration areas
Leading faculty researcher
Key research fields of current interest of the faculty
HWR
Jorge Luis Zegarra Tarqui
  • Evaluation of participatory processes for water resources management
  • Analysis and evaluation of water resource plans at the national, state, municipal and basin levels
S
Léo Heller
  • Human rights to water and sanitation
  • Assessment of public policies
  • Regulation of water and sanitation services
  • Planning in water, sanitation and waste management
  • Social participation and social control in water and sanitation
HWR
Márcio Benedito Baptista
  • Evaluation of social participation in policies for the restoration of urban river systems
HWR
Nilo de Oliveira Nascimento
  • Economic and regulatory instruments for urban water management
  • Integration of town planning with urban water planning
  • Evaluation of ecosystem services in urban and peri-urban environments; environmental perception and ecosystem services
  • Protection of strategic sources and management of water resources on a metropolitan scale
S
Sonaly Cristina Rezende Borges de Lima
  • Determinants for access to water and sanitation services in urban and rural areas
  • Historical analysis of water and sanitation in Brazil
  • Assessment of models and practices of water and sanitation management
  • Regulation of water and sanitation services
  • Planning in water, sanitation and waste management
  • Social participation and social control in water and sanitation
HWR
Talita Fernanda das Graças Silva
  • Management tools in water resources
S
Uende Aparecida Figueiredo Gomes
  • Rural water and sanitation: management, technologies, education and social participation
  • Water and sanitation in traditional communities and informal settlements: management, technologies, education and social participation
  • Provision of services, regulation and planning in water and sanitation
  • Social control and participation in water and sanitation
  • Assessment of public policies
  • Human rights to water and sanitation

 

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QUALITY AND TREATMENT OF WATER FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION
Description
Utilization of physical or mathematical models to study the stages in water supply systems, the processes and unit operations inherent to water purification, and the different treatment technologies. Studies of the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of natural waters, the quality of drinking water and the evolution of national and international drinking water standards.
Concentration areas
Leading faculty researcher
Key research fields of current interest of the faculty
S
Cesar Rossas Mota Filho
  • Evaluation of the microbiological quality of water for human consumption
  • Disinfection of water for human supply
  • Removal of cyanotoxins from water for human consumption
E
Lisete Celina Lange
  • Evaluation of water quality for human consumption: evaluation of the concentration of micropollutants
S
Marcelo Libânio
  • Application of quality indicators to supply sources
  • Application of performance indicators to water treatment plants
  • Performance evaluation of water treatment plants
E
Míriam Cristina Santos Amaral Moravia
  • Treatment of water for human consumption using membrane separation processes. Use of solar energy as a source of energy for membrane separation processes applied to water treatment.
S
Sílvia Maria Alves Corrêa Oliveira
  • Statistical evaluation of the performance of water treatment plants

 

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WATER RESOURCE SYSTEMS
Description
Determination of flow rates for hydropower plants. Evaluation of methods to determine ecological flows. Application of optimization techniques in water resources systems. Multicriteria analysis, decision support systems and expert systems. Studies on vulnerability and economic evaluation of flood damage. Analysis and development of water resources management tools
Concentration areas
Leading faculty researcher
Key research fields of current interest of the faculty
HWR
Edna Maria de Faria Viana
  • Feasibility analysis of hydropower generation using ecological flows
  • Analysis of hydropower generation losses due to golden-mussel infestation
HWR
Jorge Luis Zegarra Tarqui
  • Application of simulation and optimization techniques in water resource systems.
HWR
Julian Cardoso Eleutério
  • Vulnerability analysis of populations susceptible to natural flooding or resulting from the rupture of hydraulic structures
  • Analysis of direct and indirect impacts caused by natural floods or rupture of hydraulic structures
  • Quantification of potential damages caused by natural flooding or rupture of hydraulic structures
HWR
Mauro da Cunha Naghettini
  • Evaluation of hydrometric networks by applying the principles of maximum entropy
HWR
Nilo de Oliveira Nascimento
  • Rainwater harvesting and other techniques for assessing the use of rainwater in urban areas
S
Marcelo Libânio
  • Application of Artificial Intelligence methods to predict water demand
  • Application of Artificial Intelligence methods to predict losses in water supply systems
HWR
Priscilla Macedo Moura
  • Decision support systems
HWR
Talita Fernanda das Graças Silva
  • Monitoring and modeling as a tool for the management of water resources
HWR
Wilson dos Santos Fernandes
  • Optimization of reservoir operation using sample stochastic dynamic programming

 

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WASTEWATER TREATMENT
Description
Research on wastewater treatment processes, with emphasis on sewage. Evaluation, modeling and control of sewage treatment processes. Anaerobic digestion and techniques for sewage treatment and post-treatment. Treatment of sludge and gas. Resources recovery.
Concentration areas
Leading faculty researcher
Key research fields of current interest of the faculty
S
Antônio Teixeira de Matos
  • Agricultural use of wastewater
  • Performance optimization of horizontal flow constructed wetlands
  • Treatment and use of sewage sludge in agriculture and in the recovery of degraded areas
S
Carlos Augusto de Lemos Chernicharo
  • Management of gaseous emissions (methane and sulfide) in sewage treatment plants
  • Treatment and energy utilization of biogas
  • Recovery of products and energy in sewage treatment plants
  • Post-treatment of effluents from anaerobic reactors by trickling filters
  • Technological enhancement and new reactor configurations
S
Cláudio Leite de Souza
  • Quantification of biogas production in pilot and demonstration UASB reactors
  • Quantification of dissolved methane losses in pilot and demonstration UASB reactors
  • Development of a Desorption Chamber for the removal of dissolved gases
  • Microaeration applied to UASB reactors
  • Application of chemicals to control odors in sewage treatment plants
  • Quantitative and qualitative characterization of sewage near generating sources
S
Juliana Calábria de Araújo
  • Microbiology applied to wastewater treatment
  • Biological removal of nutrients and methane from wastewater
  • Characterization and identification of microorganisms in wastewater treatment systems
  • Identification and quantification of antimicrobial resistance agents in wastewater
  • Evaluation of the Anammox process for post-treatment of wastewater
S
Marcos von Sperling
  • Behavior characterization of polishing ponds for treating anaerobic effluents
  • Behavior characterization of horizontal subsurface flow constructed wetlands
  • Behavior characterization of vertical flow constructed wetlands
  • Performance evaluation of sewage treatment plants
S
Sílvia Maria Alves Corrêa Oliveira
  • Statistical evaluation of the performance of sewage treatment plants

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