Catherine Faur

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On-site greywater recycling is one of the main ways of preserving water resources in urban or arid areas. This study aims to formulate model synthetic greywater (SGW) in order to evaluate and compare the performances of several recycling processes on a reproducible effluent. The formulated SGW is composed of septic effluent to provide indicators of faecal(More)
In order to remove metal ions from wastewaters, thermosensitive copolymers bearing sorption properties toward metal cations were prepared by free radical copolymerization between the N-n-propylacrylamide (NnPAAm) and the (dimethoxyphosphoryl)methyl 2-methylacrylate (MAPC1), followed by a hydrolysis of the phosphonated esters into phosphonic diacid groups(More)
In this work, new thermosensitive copolymers bearing phosphonated groups were synthesized and used to remove metal pollution. Sorption properties are brought by hydrolyzed (dimethoxyphosphoryl)methyl 2-methylacrylate (hMAPC1) monomer. N-n-propylacrylamide (NnPAAm) led to the thermoresponsive properties of the copolymers. Low lower critical solution(More)
The determination of steroid hormones, alkylphenolic compounds and bisphenol A at the ng l(-1) level in environmental water samples (surface water and WasteWater Treatment Plant samples (WWTP)) is performed by a specific analytical procedure. Pre-concentration by solid-phase extraction conditions was optimized using C18 cartridges for steroid hormones and(More)
The adsorption of pesticides (atrazin, atrazin-desethyl and triflusulfuron-methyl) from aqueous solution is performed by activated carbon fibers (ACF) and granular activated carbons (GAC) in static and dynamic reactors, in order to study the co-influence of adsorbent and adsorbate characteristics on the adsorption mechanisms. First, mono-component(More)
The biodegradation of 17 beta-estradiol (E2) and bisphenol A (BPA) was compared to that of a reference pollutant, sodium benzoate (SB), known for its high biodegradability. The biodegradation was measured using the Sturm test (ISO 9439 modified Sturm test). The susceptibility of the target pollutants to be degraded by microorganisms of activated sludge from(More)
On-site greywater recycling and reuse is one of the main ways to reduce potable water requirement in urban areas. Direct membrane filtration is a promising technology to recycle greywater on-site. This study aimed at selecting a tubular nanofiltration (NF) membrane and its operating conditions in order to treat and reuse greywater in buildings. To do so, a(More)
Composite hydrogels were prepared by a wet-casting process by blending a biopolymer, chitosan, with activated carbon (AC) for use in water treatment. Adsorption properties of the composite gels for an organic micro-pollutant (phenol) which may be encountered in wastewaters was studied with an experimental design approach as a function of: - the(More)
Algal (Laminaria digitata) beads and algal foams have been prepared by a new synthesis mode and the sorbents were tested for praseodymium sorption in batch and fixed-bed like systems (recirculation or one-pass modes), respectively. Metal binding occurs through ion-exchange with Ca(II) ions used for ionotropic gelation of alginate contained in the algal(More)
The bactericidal activity of an Al2O3-TiO2-Ag granular material against an Escherichia coli strain was confirmed by a culture-based method. In particular, 100% of microorganisms were permanently inactivated in 30 to 45 min. The present work aimed to investigate the mechanisms of the bactericidal action of this material and their dynamics on Escherichia coli(More)