Stéphane Mounier

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The aim of this work was to evaluate the effects of UV-visible irradiation on organic carbon concentration, fluorescence intensity and metal transport ability of the natural organic matter (NOM) at fixed pH values and under several types of atmosphere (air, N(2), O(2)). The water samples were obtained from various sampling sites along the Rio Negro (Amazon(More)
A study of the three-dimensional excitation-emission fluorescence matrix (EEFM) of organic matter from the Amazon basin rivers is reported in this paper. The EEFM, applied to the fractions obtained from sequential tangential ultrafiltration (STUF), give spectroscopic informations on the fluorescent properties of particulate (>0.22 microm), colloidal and(More)
A new experimental hand prosthesis design is presented that differs from that of conventional prostheses. With the objective of addressing consumers' requirements, functionality was increased and cosmetic appearance became more natural. By integrating a hydraulic system with 8 small fluidic actuators at the digit joints, different important grasping(More)
This study presents trace elements levels in surface and deep sediments of the Toulon bay (SE France) subjected to anthropogenic inputs (navy base, harbors, etc.). The studied elements (As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Hg, Ni, Pb, Zn) are defined as priority contaminants in aquatic systems. Fifty-five points scattered on the entire bay were sampled, allowing the(More)
Determination of distribution and chemical speciation of arsenic and heavy metals in five acidic springs and in the receiving river near Srebrenica (Bosnia and Herzegovina) was carried out. These waters were used for centuries, and continue to be used, for health-care purposes. The composition and properties of all springs and the river water (after all(More)
Natural organic matter (NOM) behaviour towards proton is an important parameter to understand NOM fate in the environment. Moreover, it is necessary to determine NOM acid-base properties before investigating trace metals complexation by natural organic matter. This work focuses on the possibility to determine these acid-base properties by accurate and(More)
Quantification and characterization of chronic inputs of trace metals and organic carbon in a coastal Mediterranean area (the city of Marseille) during the dry season was carried out. The 625 km(2) watershed includes two small coastal rivers whose waters are mixed with treated wastewater (TWW) just before their outlet into the sea. Dissolved and particulate(More)
In this paper we introduce a new inner filters correction method for standard fluorometer. The Controlled Dilution Approach (CDA) deals with highly absorbing solutions using the Fluorescent Excitation-Emission Matrix of a controlled weak dilution. Along with the non linear FEEM of the original solution, these two informations allow to estimate the(More)
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and pesticides are among the most widespread organic contaminants in aquatic environments. Because of their aromatic structure, PAHs and pesticides have intrinsic fluorescence properties in the ultraviolet/blue spectral range. In this study, excitation-emission matrix (EEM) fluorescence spectroscopy and parallel(More)
Soil organic matter (SOM) is a complex mixture of molecules with different physicochemical properties, with humic substances (HS) being the main component as it represents around 20-50% of SOM structure. Soil of the Amazon region is considered one of the larger carbon pools of the world; thus, studies of the humic fractions are important for understanding(More)