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Guy Mercier

Areas of expertise

Decontamination and recovery

  • Honorary Professor

Eau Terre Environnement Research Centre

490 de la Couronne Street
Québec City, Quebec  G1K 9A9
CANADA

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Publications

Janin, Amélie; Coudert, Lucie; Mercier, Guy & Blais, Jean-François (2021). Copper extraction and recovery from alkaline copper quaternary and copper azole treated wood using sulfuric acid leaching and ion exchange or electrodepositionJ. Clean. Prod., 279: Art. 123687.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.123687

Reynes JF, Mercier G, Blais J-F & Pasquier L-C (2021). Feasibility of a mineral carbonation technique using iron-silicate mining waste by direct flue gas CO2 capture and cation complexation using 2,2′-BipyridineMinerals, 11 (4): Art. 343.
DOI: 10.3390/min11040343

Lounate, Khalifa; Coudert, Lucie; Genty, Thomas; Mercier, Guy & Blais, Jean-François (2020). Geochemical behavior and stabilization of spent sulfate-reducing biofilter mixtures for treatment of acid mine drainageSci. Total Environ., 718 (Mai): Art. 134394.
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.137394

Lounate, Khalifa; Coudert, Lucie; Genty, Thomas; Mercier, Guy & Blais, Jean-François (2020). Performance of a semi-passive sulfate-reducing bioreactor for acid mine drainage treatment and prediction of environmental behavior of post-treatment residues. Mine Water Environ., 39 (4): 769-784.

Metahni, Sabrine; Coudert, Lucie; Blais, Jean-François; Tran, Lan Huong; Gloaguen, Erwan; Mercier, Gabrielle & Mercier, Guy (2020). Techno-economic assessment of an hydrometallurgical process to simultaneously remove As, Cr, Cu, PCP and PCDD/F from contaminated soilJ. Environ. Manage., 263: Art. 110371.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2020.110371

Metahni, Sabrine; Coudert, Lucie; Gloaguen, Erwan; Tran, Lan Huong; Guemiza, Karima; Mercier, Guy & Blais, Jean-François (2020). Combining sequential gaussian simulation with linear regression to develop rehabilitation strategies using a hydrometallurgical process to simultaneously remove metals, PCP, and PCDD/F from a contaminated soilSoil Sediment. Contam., ONLINE.
DOI: 10.1080/15320383.2020.1849019

Tebbiche, Ilies; Pasquier, Louis-César; Mercier, Guy; Blais, Jean-François & Kentish, Sandra (2020). Thermally activated serpentine leaching under flue gas conditions in a bubble column reactor operated at ambient pressure and temperatureHydrometallurgy, 195: Art. 105391.
DOI: 10.1016/j.hydromet.2020.105391

Tran, Lan Huong; Tanong, Kulchaya; Jabir, Ahlame Dalila; Mercier, Guy & Blais, Jean-François (2020). Hydrometallurgical process and economic evaluation for recovery of zinc and manganese from spent alkaline batteriesMetals, 10 (9): Art. 1175.
DOI: 10.3390/met10091175

Du Breuil, Clémence; Pasquier, Louis-César; Dile, Gregorppy; Blais, Jean-François; Iliuta, Maria Cornélia & Mercier, Guy (2019). Impact of particle size in serpentine thermal treatment: Implications for serpentine dissolution in aqueous-phase using CO2 in flue gas conditionsAppl. Vlay Sci., 182: Art. 105286.
DOI: 10.1016/j.clay.2019.105286

Du Breuil, Clémence; Pasquier, Louis-César; Dipple, Gregory M.; Blais, Jean-François; Iliuta, Maria Cornélia & Mercier, Guy (2019). Mineralogical transformations of heated serpentine and their impact on dissolution during aqueous-phase mineral carbonation reaction in flue gas conditionsMinerals, 9 (11): Art. 680.
DOI: 10.3390/min9110680

Guemiza, Karima; Coudert, Lucie; Mercier, Guy; Tran, Lan Huong; Metahni, Sabrine; Blais, Jean-François; Besner, Simon & Mercier, Guy (2019). Removal of potential toxic inorganic and organic compounds from contaminated soils by alkaline leaching with surfactantSoil Sediment. Contam., 28 (5): 513-527.
DOI: 10.1080/15320383.2019.1635080

Metahni, Sabrine; Coudert, Lucie; Gloaguen, Erwan; Guemiza, Karima; Mercier, Guy & Blais, Jean-François (2019). Comparison of different interpolation methods and sequential Gaussian simulation to estimate volumes of soil contaminated by As, Cr, Cu, PCP and dioxins/furansEnviron. Pollut., 252, Part A: 409-410.
DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2019.05.122

Mouedhen, Ikbel; Coudert, Lucie; Blais, Jean-François & Mercier, Guy (2019). Prediction of physical separation of metals from soils contaminated with municipal solid waste ashes and metallurgical residuesWaste Manage., 93: 138-153.
DOI: 10.1016/j.wasman.2019.05.031

Nielsen, Guillaume; Coudert, Lucie; Janin, Amélie; Blais, Jean-François & Mercier, Guy (2019). Influence of organic carbon sources on metal removal from mine impacted water using sulfate-reducing bacteria bioreactors in cold climatesMine Water Environ., 38 (1): 104-118.
DOI: 10.1007/s10230-018-00580-3

Mouedhen, Ikbel; Coudert, Lucie; Blais, Jean-François & Mercier, Guy (2018). Study of factors involved in the gravimetric separation process to treat soil contaminated by municipal solid wasteJ. Environ. Manage., 209: 23-36.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2017.12.020

Nielsen, Guillaume; Hatam, Ido; Abuan, Karl A.; Janin, Amélie; Coudert, Lucie; Blais, Jean-François; Mercier, Guy & Baldwin, Susan A. (2018). Semi-passive in-situ pilot scale bioreactor successfully removed sulfate and metals from mine impacted water under subarctic climatic conditionsWater Res., 140: 268-279.
DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2018.04.035

Nielsen, Guillaume; Janin, Amélie; Coudert, Lucie; Blais, Jean-François & Mercier, Guy (2018). Performance of sulfate-reducing passive bioreactors for the removal of Cd and Zn from mine drainage in a cold climateMine Water Environ., 37 (1): 42-55.
DOI: 10.1007/s10230-017-0465-1

Pasquier, Louis-César; Kemache, Nasima; Mocellin, Julien; Blais, Jean-François & Mercier, Guy (2018). Waste concrete valorization; Aggregates and mineral carbonation feedstock productionGeosciences, 8 (9): Art. 342.
DOI: 10.3390/geosciences8090342

Sierra, C.; Chouinard, S.; Pasquier, Louis-César; Mercier, Guy & Blais, Jean-François (2018). Feasibility study on the utilization of serpentine residues for Mg(OH)2 productionWaste Biomass Valor., 9 (10): 1921-1933.
DOI: 10.1007/s12649-017-9926-9

Tanong, Kulchaya; Tran, Lan Huong; Coudert, Lucie; Mercier, Guy & Blais, Jean-François (2018). Recovery of Zn from unsorted spent batteries using solvent extraction and electrodepositionJ. Environ. Eng., 144 (6): Art. 04018033.
DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0001345

Ben Ghacham, Alia; Pasquier, Louis-César; Cecchi, Emmanuelle; Blais, Jean-François & Mercier, Guy (2017). Valorization of waste concrete through CO2 mineral carbonation: Optimizing parameters and improving reactivity using concrete separationJ. Clean. Prod., 166: 869-878.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.08.015

Bendouz, Malika; Dionne, Justine; Tran, Lan Huong; Coudert, Lucie; Mercier, Guy & Blais, Jean-François (2017). Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon oxidation from concentrates issued from an attrition process of polluted soil using the fenton reagent and permanganateWater Air Soil Pollut., 228 (3): Art. 115.
DOI: 10.1007/s11270-017-3292-x

Bendouz, Malika; Tran, Lan Huong; Coudert, Lucie; Mercier, Guy & Blais, Jean-François (2017). Degradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in different synthetic solutions by Fenton’s oxidationEnviron. Technol., 38 (1): 116-127.
DOI: 10.1080/09593330.2016.1188161

Bendouz, Malika; Tran, Lan Huong; Coudert, Lucie; Mercier, Guy & Blais, Jean-François (2017). Optimization of PAHs oxidation from a concentrate of soil attrition using potassium permanganateSoil Sediment. Contam., 26 (6): 605-622.
DOI: 10.1080/15320383.2017.1367754

Ghorbel, Leila; Coudert, Lucie; Gilbert, Yan; Mercier, Guy & Blais, Jean-François (2017). Determination of critical operational conditions favoring sulfide production from domestic wastewater treated by a sulfur-utilizing denitrification processJ. Environ. Manage., 198 (Part 1): 16-23.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2017.04.058

Ghorbel, Leila; Coudert, Lucie; Gilbert, Yan; Mercier, Guy & Blais, Jean-François (2017). Sulfide generation and clogging during infiltration of denitrified domestic wastewater through two artificially created soilsJ. Environ. Eng., 143 (12): Art. 04017079.
DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0001277

Guemiza, Karima; Coudert, Lucie; Metahni, Sabrine; Mercier, Guy; Besner, Simon & Blais, Jean-François (2017). Treatment technologies used for the removal of As, Cr, Cu, PCP and/or PCDD/F from contaminated soil: A reviewJ. Hazard Mater., 333: 194-214.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2017.03.021

Guemiza, Karima; Coudert, Lucie; Tran, Lan Huong; Metahni, Sabrine; Blais, Jean-François; Besner, Simon & Mercier, Guy (2017). Optimizing removal of arsenic, chromium, copper, pentachlorophenol and polychlorodibenzo-dioxins/furans from the 1–4 mm fraction of polluted soil using an attrition processEnviron. Technol., 38 (15): 1862-1877.
DOI: 10.1080/09593330.2016.1239658

Guemiza, Karima; Coudert, Lucie; Tran, Lan Huong; Metahni, Sabrine; Blais, Jean-François; Besner, Simon & Mercier, Guy (2017). Counter-current attrition process (CCAP) to remove metals, pentachlorophenol (PCP), dioxins and furans (PCDDF) from the 1-4-mm fraction of contaminated soilSoil Sediment. Contam., 26 (6): 636-650.
DOI: 10.1080/15320383.2017.1397098

Guemiza, Karima; Coudert, Lucie; Tran, Lan Huong; Metahni, Sabrine; Blais, Jean-François; Besner, Simon & Mercier, Guy (2017). Influence of soil parameters on the efficiency of the attrition process to remove metals, PCP, dioxins and furans from contaminated soilsWater Air Soil Pollut., 228: Art. 466.
DOI: 10.1007/s11270-017-3633-9

Kemache, Nasima; Pasquier, Louis-Cesar; Cecchi, Emmanuelle; Mouedhen, Ikbel; Blais, Jean-François & Mercier, Guy (2017). Aqueous mineral carbonation for CO2 sequestration: From laboratory to pilot scaleFuel Procces. Technol., 166: 209-216.
DOI: 10.1016/j.fuproc.2017.06.005

Mocellin, Julien; Mercier, Guy; Morel, Jean-Louis; Charbonnier, Patrick; Blais, Jean-François & Simonnot, Marie-Odile (2017). Recovery of zinc and manganese from pyrometallurgy sludge by hydrometallurgical processingJ. Clean. Prod., 168: 311-321.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.09.003

Mouedhen, Ikbel; Kemache, Nasima; Pasquier, Louis-Cesar; Cecchi, Emmanuelle; Blais, Jean-François & Mercier, Guy (2017). Effect of pCO2 on direct flue gas mineral carbonation at pilot scaleJ. Environ. Manage., 198 (Part 1): 1-8.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2017.04.048

Tanong, Kulchaya; Coudert, Lucie; Chartier, Myriam; Mercier, Guy & Blais, Jean-François (2017). Study of the factors influencing the metals solubilisation from a mixture of waste batteries by response surface methodologyEnviron. Technol., 38 (24): 3167-3179.
DOI: 10.1080/09593330.2017.1291756

Tanong, Kulchaya; Tran, Lan Huong; Mercier, Guy & Blais, Jean-François (2017). Recovery of Zn (II), Mn (II), Cd (II) and Ni (II) from the unsorted spent batteries using solvent extraction, electrodeposition and precipitation methodsJ. Clean. Prod., 148: 233-244.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.01.158

Cecchi, E., Kemache, N., Mouedhen, I., Pasquier, L. C., Blais, J. F. & Mercier, G., (Eds). (2016) Rapport final sur le Projet Pilote de l’applicabilité de la carbonatation minérale: 2012-2014. xvii, 155. INRS Centre Eau Terre Environnement.

Ben Ghacham, Alia; Pasquier, Louis-César; Cecchi, Emmanuelle; Blais, Jean-François & Mercier, Guy (2016). CO2 sequestration by mineral carbonation of steel slags under ambient temperature: parameters influence, and optimizationEnviron. Sci. Pollut. Res., 23 (17): 17635-17646.
DOI: 10.1007/s11356-016-6926-4

Ghorbel, Leila; Coudert, Lucie; Gilbert, Yan; Mercier, Guy & Blais, Jean-François (2016). Assessment of sulfide production risk in soil during the infiltration of domestic wastewater treated by a sulfur-utilizing denitrification processEnviron. Sci. Pollut. Res., 23 (19): 19071-19083.
DOI: 10.1007/s11356-016-6979-4

Jobin, Philippe; Coudert, Lucie; Taillard, Vincent; Blais, Jean-François & Mercier, Guy (2016). Remediation of inorganic contaminants and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from soils polluted by municipal solid waste incinerator residuesEnviron. Technol., 37 (15): 1983-1995.
DOI: 10.1080/09593330.2015.1137636

Jobin, Philippe; Mercier, Guy & Blais, Jean-François (2016). Magnetic and density characteristics of a heavily polluted soil with municipal solid waste incinerator residues: Significance for remediation strategiesInt. J. Miner. Process., 149: 119-126.
DOI: 10.1016/j.minpro.2016.02.010

Kemache, Nasima; Pasquier, Louis-Cesar; Mouedhen, Ikbel; Cecchi, Emmanuelle; Blais, Jean-François & Mercier, Guy (2016). Aqueous mineral carbonation of serpentinite on a pilot scale: The effect of liquid recirculation on CO2 sequestration and carbonate precipitationAppl. Geochem., 67: 21-29.
DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2016.02.003

Pasquier, Louis-César; Mercier, Guy; Blais, Jean-François; Cecchi, Emmanuelle & Kentish, Sandra (2016). Technical & economic evaluation of a mineral carbonation process using southern Québec mining wastes for CO2 sequestration of raw flue gas with by-product recoveryInt. J. Greenh. Gas Contr., 50: 147-157.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2016.04.030

Tanong, Kulchaya; Coudert, Lucie; Mercier, Guy & Blais, Jean-François (2016). Recovery of metals from a mixture of various spent batteries by a hydrometallurgical processJ. Environ. Manage., 181: 95-107.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.05.084

Ben Ghacham, A.; Cecchi, E.; Pasquier, L. C.; Blais, J. F. & Mercier, G. (2015). CO2 sequestration using waste concrete and anorthosite tailings by direct mineral carbonation in gas–solid–liquid and gas–solid routesJ. Environ. Manage., 163: 70-77.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2015.08.005

Gmiza, K.; Kouassi, A. P.; Brar, S. K.; Mercier, G. & Blais, J. F. (2015). Quantification and Analyses of Nanoparticles in Natural Environments with Different Approaches. Dans: Brar, S. K., Zhang, T. C., Verma, M., Surampalli, R. Y. & Tyagi, R. D., (Eds). Nanomaterials in the Environment. pp. 159-177. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

Gmiza, K.; Tran, N.; Brar, S. K.; Drogui, P.; Mercier, G. & Blais, J. F. (2015). Behavior and Fate of Natural and Engineered Nanomaterials in Sediments. Dans: Brar, S. K., Zhang, T. C., Verma, M., Surampalli, R. Y. & Tyagi, R. D., (Eds). Nanomaterials in the Environment. pp. 315-329. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

Guemiza, K.; Mercier, G. & Blais, J. F. (2015). Pilot-scale decontamination of small-arms shooting range soil polluted with copper, lead, antimony, and zinc by acid and saline leachingJ. Environ. Eng., 141 (1): Art. 04014054.
DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0000887

Jobin, P.; Mercier, G.; Blais, J. F. & Taillard, V. (2015). Understanding the effect of attrition scrubbing on the efficiency of gravity separation of six inorganic contaminantsWater Air Soil Pollut., 226: Art. 162.
DOI: 10.1007/s11270-015-2422-6

Mocellin, J.; Mercier, G.; Morel, J. L.; Blais, J. F. & Simonnot, M. O. (2015). Factors Influencing the Zn and Mn Extraction From Pyrometallurgical Sludge in the Steel Manufacturing IndustryJ. Environ. Manage., 158: 48-54.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2015.04.039

Reynier, Nicolas; Coudert, Lucie; Blais, Jean-François; Mercier, Guy & Besner, Simon (2015). Treatment of contaminated soil leachate by precipitation, adsorption and ion exchangeJ. Environ. Chem. Eng., 3 (2): 977-985.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jece.2015.03.002

Simard, M. C.; Masson, S.; Mercier, G.; Benmoussa, H.; Blais, J. F. & Coudert, L. (2015). Autotrophic denitrification using elemental sulfur to remove nitrate from saline aquarium watersJ. Environ. Eng., 141 (12): art. 04015037.
DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0000977

Veetil, S. P.; Mercier, G.; Blais, J. F.; Cecchi, E. & Kentish, S. (2015). Magnetic separation of serpentinite mining residue as a precursor to mineral carbonationInt. J. Miner. Process., 140: 19-25.
DOI: 10.1016/j.minpro.2015.04.024

Veetil, S. P.; Pasquier, L. C.; Blais, J. F.; Cecchi, E.; Kentish, S. & Mercier, G. (2015). Direct gas-solid carbonation of serpentinite residues in the absence and presence of water vapor: a feasibility study for carbon dioxide sequestrationEnviron. Sci. Pollut. Res., 22 (17): 13486-13495.
DOI: 10.1007/s11356-015-4580-x

Beauchesne, I.; Drogui, P.; Seyhi, B.; Mercier, G. & Blais, J. F. (2014). Simultaneous electrochemical leaching and electrodeposition of heavy metals in a single-cell process for wastewater sludge treatmentJ. Environ. Eng., 140 (8): 04014030.
DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0000856

Coudert, L.; Blais, J. F.; Mercier, G.; Cooper, P.; Janin, A. & Gastonguay, L. (2014). Demonstration of the efficiency and robustness of an acid leaching process to remove metals from various CCA-treated wood samplesJ. Environ. Manage., 132: 197-206.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2013.11.028

Guemiza, K.; Mercier, G. & Blais, J. F. (2014). Pilot-scale counter-current acid leaching process for Cu, Pb, Sb, and Zn from small-arms shooting range soilJ. Soils Sediments, 14 (8): 1359-1369.
DOI: 10.1007/s11368-014-0880-x

Lafond, S.; Blais, J. F.; Mercier, G. & Martel, R. (2014). A counter-current acid leaching process for the remediation of contaminated soils from a small-arms shooting rangeSoil Sediment. Contam., 23 (2): 194-210.
DOI: 10.1080/15320383.2014.808171

Pankras, S., Cooper, P. A., Coudert, L., Blais, J. F. & Mercier, G. (2014). Monoethanolamine extraction of copper-preservative-treated wood and reuse of the extract for wood preservationWood Sci. Technol., 48 (2): 393-409.
DOI: 10.1007/s00226-014-0614-7

Pasquier, L. C., Mercier, G., Blais, J. F., Cecchi, E. & Kentish, S. (2014). Reaction mechanism for the aqueous-phase mineral carbonation of heat-activated serpentine at low temperatures and pressures in flue gas conditionsEnviron. Sci. Technol., 48 (9): 5163-5170.
DOI: 10.1021/es405449v

Pasquier, L. C., Mercier, G., Blais, J. F., Cecchi, E. & Kentish, S. (2014). Parameters optimization for direct flue gas CO2 capture and sequestration by aqueous mineral carbonation using activated serpentinite based mining residueAppl. Geochem., 50: 66-73.
DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2014.08.008

Puthiya Veetil, S.; Mercier, G; Blais, J. F.; Cecchi, E. & Kentish, S. (2014). CO2 sequestration by direct dry gas-solid carbonation of serpentinite mining residues: A solution for industrial CO2 emissionInt. J. Environ. Pollut. Remed., 2 (2): 52-58.
DOI: 10.11159/ijepr.2014.008

Puthiya Veetil, Sanoop Kumar; Mercier, G.; Blais, J. F.; Cecchi, E. & Kentish, S. (2014). CO2 sequestration by direct dry gas-solid contact of serpentinite mining residues: A solution for industrial CO2 emissionInt. J. Environ. Pollut. Remed., 2 (2): 52-58.
DOI: 10.11159/ijepr.2014.008

Reynier, N., Blais, J. F., Mercier, G. & Besner, S. (2014). Decontamination of metals, pentachlorophenol, and polychlorined dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans polluted soil in alkaline conditions using an amphoteric biosurfactantEnviron. Technol., 35 (2): 177-186.
DOI: 10.1080/09593330.2013.822005

Tanong, K., Blais, J. F. & Mercier, G. (2014). Metal recycling technologies for battery wasteRecent Patents Eng., 8 (1): 13-23.
DOI: 10.2174/1872212108666140204004041

Veetil, D. P., Mercier, G., Blais, J. F. & Chartier, M. (2014). Optimization of operating parameters for the selective flotation of heavy metals from contaminated fine sediment using response surface modelSoil Sediment. Contam., 23 (2): 107-125.
DOI: 10.1080/15320383.2013.783556

Veetil, D. P., Mercier, G., Blais, J. F., Chartier, M., Tran, L. H. & Taillard, V. (2014). Remediation of contaminated dredged sediments using physical separation techniquesSoil Sediment. Contam., 23 (8): 932-953.
DOI: 10.1080/15320383.2014.896860