Sebastien Foucher

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The single-strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP) technique was used to study the evolution of a bacterial consortium during the batch oxidation of a cobaltiferous pyrite in two types of bio-reactor: a bubble column and a classical stirred tank. Sequencing 16S rDNA revealed the presence of three organisms affiliated to Leptospirillum ferrooxidans,(More)
The ability of sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) to reduce chromate, Cr(VI), was evaluated using fixed-film growth systems and H2 as the electron source. A main objective of the experiment was to distinguish between direct enzymatic reduction and indirect reduction by hydrogen sulfide, in order to subsequently verify and control the synergy of these two(More)
In this paper, we present a Stationary Wavelet Transform (SWT) based method for the purpose of despeckling the Synthetic Aperture radar (SAR) images by applying a maximum a posteriori probability (MAP) condition to estimate the noise free wavelet coefficients. A MAP Estimator is designed for this purpose which uses Rayleigh distribution for modeling the(More)
Nonequilibrium (NE) free energy methods are embarrassingly parallel and may be very conveniently run on desktop computers using distributed computing software. In recent years there has been a proliferation of NE methods, but these approaches have barely, if at all, been used in the context of calculating protein-ligand binding free energies. In a recent(More)
One of the factors preventing the general application of free energy methods in rational drug design remains the lack of sufficient computational resources. Many nonequilibrium (NE) free energy methods, however, are easily made embarrassingly parallel in comparison to equilibrium methods and may be conveniently run on desktop computers using distributed(More)
Aimed at developing a bioremediation process to treat Cr(VI)-bearing water at low sulphate concentration in order to reduce excess sulphide production, the highly toxic, mutagenic, and soluble Cr(VI) was reduced to the less toxic and insoluble Cr(III) in 2-litre fixed-bed reactors inoculated with the sulphate-reducing bacterium (SRB) Desulfomicrobium(More)
The assessment of soil moisture content and surface roughness from remotely sensed data is of primary importance for improving agricultural techniques of conservation farming such as yield forecasts, scheduling irrigations, fertilization. SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) remotely sensed data may provide a powerful tool for indirectly retrieving these(More)
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