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ACE Team PhDs

The role of nanophase formation and transport in the dynamics of the critical zone

October 2022 - September 2025

In progress

The role of nanophase formation and transport in the dynamics of the critical zone

Marine Gelin

This project will improve our ability to quantify the role of nanophase formation and transport in the dynamics of the critical zone.

Development of a chemical treatment process for perfluoroalkylated and polyfluoroalkylated substances (PFAS): determination of degradation mechanisms and kinetics

May 2022 - April 2025

In progress

Development of a chemical treatment process for perfluoroalkylated and polyfluoroalkylated substances (PFAS): determination of degradation mechanisms and kinetics

Raphael Tur

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, their salts and derivatives, known as PFAS, are organofluorinated compounds of exclusively anthropogenic origin a...

Development of a process for the recovery of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in high concentrations using non-Newtonian liquids (gels and foams)

May 2022 - April 2025

In progress

Development of a process for the recovery of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in high concentrations using non-Newtonian liquids (gels and foams)

Ali Batikh

Development of a process for the recovery of perfluoroalkyland polyfluoroalkylsubstances (PFAS) in high concentrations using non-Newtonian liquids (ge...

Source and fate of PFAS in the environment.

January 2022 - December 2024

In progress

Source and fate of PFAS in the environment.

Babatounde Idjaton

… develop analytical methods and characterize the transfer factors of PFAS in order to propose monitoring strategies, including precursors and transfo...

Elucidation of the factors controlling the kinetics of manganese oxidation during the passive treatment of mine drainage water

October 2021 - October 2024

In progress

Elucidation of the factors controlling the kinetics of manganese oxidation during the passive treatment of mine drainage water

Charlotte Lafont

To understand the biogeochemical behavior and treatment efficiency of Mn in passive mine water treatment systems, the factors controlling the oxidatio...

Nanoparticle cycling within the critical zone

October 2021 - September 2024

In progress

Nanoparticle cycling within the critical zone

Francine Wang

This PhD aims to answer questions about the source, transformation and fluxes of nanoparticles in aquatic systems at multiple scales.

Development of biomineralization approaches for the selective metal recovery from end-of-life products

January 2021 - January 2023

In progress

Development of biomineralization approaches for the selective metal recovery from end-of-life products

Alexandre Kompalitch

Bioprecipitation of base and critical metals from bioleaching solutions from electronic waste (PCB and LIB).

Geochemistry of trace metals associated with Fe-Mn nodules (FMNs) of red soil profiles in China

August 2020 - June 2024

In progress

Geochemistry of trace metals associated with Fe-Mn nodules (FMNs) of red soil profiles in China

Xiao Quan Qin

With Cd and Cr as focus representatives, this study investigates the geochemistry of trace metals associated with Fe-Mn nodules in Chinese red soils, ...

Application of siderophores in selective leaching of Technology Critical Elements (Gallium (Ga), germanium (Ge) and indium (In)) from end-of-life products

February 2020 - May 2023

In progress

Application of siderophores in selective leaching of Technology Critical Elements (Gallium (Ga), germanium (Ge) and indium (In)) from end-of-life products

Kun Zheng

Develop ambitious and highly innovative technology for the recovery of technology critical elements from end-of-life products and realize the circular...

Study of the biodegradation mechanisms of cementitious matrices: Application to asbestos cement waste

November 2019 - January 2023

Sustained

Study of the biodegradation mechanisms of cementitious matrices: Application to asbestos cement waste

Robin Bonnet

The process of biodegradation enables to reduce the mass of asbestos cement wastes through the dissolution of the cementitous matrix. A mass loss of 1...