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About the journal


Basic information


The first edition of the "Sanitary Engineering Journal" was edited by the Brazilian Section of the Associação Interamericana de Engenharia Sanitária e Ambiental - AIDIS, (Inter-American Association of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering), in June 1962, with the objective of updating the technical culture of professionals in the field of sanitary and environmental engineering.

The Brazilian Section of AIDIS develops and transforms itself into the Associação Brasileira de Engenharia Sanitária e Ambiental - ABES the (Brazilian Association of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering), in June 1966, maintaining continuity with the Edition of the "Sanitary Engineering Journal".

Over the years, the format of the publication went through some changes and in 1996 it began to be called "Revista Engenharia Sanitária e Ambiental" with an exclusive content of articles of a technical and scientific nature.

Its abbreviated title is Eng. Sanit. Ambient., and it should be used in bibliographies, footnotes, references and bibliographic strips.



Indexation Sources

  • Red Panamericana de Informaciones en Salud Ambiental - REPIDISCA


Intellectual Property


All content of the journal, except where identified, is licensed under a Creative Commons attribution-type BY.
The online journal is free and open access.





The publication receives funding from:

  • Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico - CNPq (the National Scientific and Technological Development Counsel).

  • CONFEA - Conselho Federal de Engenharia, Arquitetura e Agronomia
  • CAPES - Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior




Editorial Board





Adjunct Editor



Managing Editor

  • Allan Rodrigues, ABES, Brazil


Editors of Thematic Sections



Editorial production

  • Zeppelini Editorial



Instructions to authors


Objective and scope


The Revista Engenharia Sanitária e Ambiental aims to publish original technical and scientific articles in the areas of sanitation and the environment and their interfaces. The current areas of interest of Revista Engenharia Sanitária e Ambiental (ESA) are as follows:

  • Development of environmental technologies (water, sewage, solid waste and air);
  • Management of solid, liquid and gaseous waste, sludge etc.;
  • Resource recovery (water, sludge, nutrients, energy, carboxylic acids, etc.);
  • Environmental remediation and monitoring (water, soil and air);
  • Systems of environmental sizing, modeling and optimization (water, sewage, solid waste, sludge, air and soil);
  • Rational use of water and energy;
  • Rural sanitation;
  • Public health and environmental microbiology;
  • Environmental analysis and assessment (assessment of environmental impact, risk analysis, life cycle analysis, material flow analysis, etc.);
  • Social, economic and political aspects of environmental management and basic sanitation management.


RESA does not accept manuscripts predominantly focused on the following topics:

  • Simulation/modeling oriented towards mathematical issues;
  • Reactions/processes oriented towards chemical issues;
  • Synthesis of materials;
  • Reuse of waste oriented towards the area of Soil Science;
  • Application of renewable energy, without close connection with the area of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering;
  • Studies on monitoring of species.


Submission of contributions


Contributions must be exclusively registered by accessing the Electronic Scientific Online Library (Scielo) ScholarOne system, via the link Registrations of articles by any other form of submission will not be accepted.

Upon article submission, the author will receive a confirmation email, along with an identification code.

The author will be able to follow the entire evaluation process by the Scielo ScholarOne system.

For clarification of any additional questions, please email, always including the reference number of the submitted article.


Fees for authors


RESA charges a submission fee of BRL 150.00 (one hundred and fifty reais), which must be included in the act of submission as an attachment (complementary file that is NOT for evaluation). The evaluation process will only start after the editorial team has verified proof of payment of the submission fee.

The fee is intended for nonmembers of ABES. If the main author is a member, attach the document containing the ABES or CPF registration number and full name (complementary file that is NOT for evaluation).

If you have any questions, please email

Become a member of ABES:

Associação Brasileira de Engenharia Sanitária e Ambiental - ABES Av. Beira Mar, 216 - 13º Andar - Castelo, 20021-060 Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brasil - Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brazil