The second issue of "R*, BRGM's Research Newsletter" is devoted to understanding and managing the impact of human activity on the soil and groundwater.
10 June 2015
Water contaminated with heavy metals

Water contaminated with heavy metals. 

© BRGM - Bruno Lemière 

In the face of increasing anthropogenic pressure on soil and groundwater, the second issue of "R*, BRGM's Research Newsletter" looks at how geoscientific research can help us gain a better understanding of these phenomena and develop relevant remediation processes. 

BRGM's research aims at achieving a sustainable model for managing local environments 

Through its expertise in the fields of observation, analysis, modelling, and remediation – as well as its continuous monitoring of scientific developments and breakthroughs – BRGM provides public authorities, companies and community-support organisations with tools to manage and control the environmental impact of human activities more effectively. 

Benjamin Lopez, Nicole Baran, Bernard Bourgine (2015) : An innovative procedure to assess multi-scale temporal trends in groundwater quality: Example of the nitrate in the Seine–Normandy basin, France. Journal of Hydrology 522 (2015) 1–10. 

Cécile Noël. Suivi de la biodégradation des hydrocarbures par le couplage des mesures géophysiques électriques du sol (polarisation provoquée) et des analyses des gaz (concentration du CO2 et isotopie du carbone). Geophysics. Thèse de doctorat, Université d’Orléans, décembre 2014.  <tel-01128608> 

Bouhaik Izedine Sameut, Leroy Ph., Ollivier P., Azaroual M., Mercury L. (2013): Influence of surface conductivity on the apparent zeta potential of TiO2 nanoparticles : to the modeling of their aggregation kinetics. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 406, pp 75-85. 

Patrick Ollivier, Philippe Négrel, Christine Fléhoc, Daniel Hube. Application of stable isotopes for tracing pollutant plumes in groundwater. Goldschmidt 2014, Jun 2014, Sacramento, United States. pp.2822, 2014. <hal-00978995> 

Jennifer Harris-Hellal, Catherine Joulian, Daniel Hube, Stephanie Coulon, Valérie Guérin, Francis Garrido, (2013) : Evaluation of the natural attenuation potential of a complex pollution plume (chlorate, perchlorate, 1,2 dichloroethane and vinyl chloride) by autochthonous microbial communities. AquaConSoil 2013, Apr 2013, Barcelone, Spain. <hal-00749655> 

Sébastien Bristeau, Laurence Amalric, Christophe Mouvet (2014): Validation of chlordecone analysis for native and remediated French West Indies soils with high organic matter content. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, Springer Verlag, 406(4), pp 1073-1080 <10.1007/s00216-013-7160-2> 

Research Newsletter No. 2