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Jean-François Blais

Areas of expertise

Water treatment and Environmental decontamination

Eau Terre Environnement Research Centre

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

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Research interests

Professor Blais develops treatment, decontamination, and valorization methods for different types of domestic, urban, and industrial waste. More specifically, he works on the development of hydrometallurgical, chemical, and biological processes to decontaminate and valorize matrices contaminated with metals, rare earth elements, and/or toxic organic compounds (e.g. polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, dioxins, and furans), such as polluted soils, incinerator ash, treated wood waste, used batteries, electronic waste, mining residues, and various types of industrial waste. He also works on the development of wastewater treatments and biomass recovery processes adapted for remote areas. In addition, he specializes in the development of numerical models for the technical-economic evaluation of these technologies.

Publications

Andrianandraina, S. H., Dionne, Justine, Darvishi-Alamdari, H. & Blais, Jean-François (2022). Effect of grain size on the bacterial oxidation of a refractory gold sulfide concentrate and its dissolution by cyanidation. Miner. Eng., 176: Art. 107360.
DOI: 10.1016/j.mineng.2021.107360

Azizi, Dariush, Ibsaine, Fatima, Dionne, Justine, Pasquier, Louis-César, Coudert, Lucie & Blais, Jean-François (2021). Microporous and macroporous materials state-of-the-art of the technologies in zeolitization of aluminosilicate bearing residues from mining and metallurgical industries: A comprehensive reviewMicropor. Mesopor. Mater., 318: Art. 111029.
DOI: 10.1016/j.micromeso.2021.111029

Barraoui, Driss; Blais, Jean-François & Labrecque, Michel (2021). Cleanup of sewage sludge spiked with Cd, Cu, and Zn: Sludge quality and distribution of metals in the “soil-plant-water” systemChemosphere, 267: Art. 129223.
DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.129223

Costis, Sophie, Coudert, Lucie, Mueller, Kristin K., Neculita, Carmen Mihaela & Blais, Jean-François (2021). Behaviour of flotation tailings from a rare earth element deposit at high salinity. J. Environ. Manage., 300: Art. 3.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2021.113773

Costis, Sophie, Coudert, Lucie, Mueller, Kristin K., Neculita, Carmen Mihaela & Blais, Jean-François (2021). Impact of freeze-thaw on the behaviour of flotation tailings from a rare earth deposit. Appl. Geochem., 135: Art. 105106.
DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2021.105106

Costis, Sophie; Mueller, Kristin K.; Coudert, Lucie; Neculita, Carment Mihaela; Reynier, Nicolas & Blais, Jean-François (2021). Recovery potential of rare earth elements from mining and industrial residues: A review and cases studiesJ. Geochem. Explor., 221: Art. 106699.
DOI: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2020.106699

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

Lounate, Khalifa, Mueller, Kristin K., Coudert, Lucie, Genty, Thomas, Potvin, Robin, Mercier, Guy & Blais, Jean-François (2021). Stabilization and management of sulfate-reducing bioreactor residues after acid mine drainage treatmentWater Air Soil Pollut., 232: Art. 404.
DOI: 10.1007/s11270-021-05325-7

Metahni, Sabrine, Coudert, Lucie, Gloaguen, Erwan, Tran, Lan Huong, Guemiza, Karima, Mercier, Guy & Blais, Jean-François (2021). 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., 30 (3): 275-291.
DOI: 10.1080/15320383.2020.1849019

Nguyen, Thi Yen Chau, Tran, Lan Huong, Coudert, Lucie, Mueller, Kristin K., Mercier, Guy & Blais, Jean-François (2021). Mass balance study of a multistage process for the purification of a fluorspar by-product from a rare earth element carbonatite depositMiner. Eng., 171: Art. 107122.
DOI: 10.1016/j.mineng.2021.107122

Nguyen, Thi Yen Chau, Tran, Lan Huong, Mueller, Kristin K., Coudert, Lucie, Mercier, Guy & Blais, Jean-François (2021). Pre-concentration of fluorite from a rare earth element carbonatite deposit through the combination of magnetic separation and leachingMiner. Eng., ONLINE.
DOI: 10.1016/j.mineng.2021.106998

Reynes JF, Mercier G, Blais J-F & Pasquier L-C (2021). Aqueous mineral carbonation of Fe rich olivine by cation complexation using 2,2′-bipidine; concept validation and parameters optimizationAppl. Geochem., 131: Art. 105029.
DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2021.105029

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

Reynier, Nicolas, Gagné-Turcotte, Roselyne, Coudert, Lucie, Costis, Sophie, Cameron, Roy & Blais, Jean-François (2021). Bioleaching of uranium tailings as secondary sources for rare earth elements productionMinerals, 11 (3): Art. 302.
DOI: 10.3390/min11030302

Tebbiche, Ilies, Pasquier, Louis-César, Mercier, Guy, Blais, Jean-François & Kentish, Sandra (2021). Mineral carbonation with thermally activated serpentine; the implication of serpentine preheating temperature and heat integrationChem. Eng. Res. Desing, 172: 159-174.
DOI: 10.1016/j.cherd.2021.06.002

Valdez Castillo, Mariana, Tahmasbi, Hamed, Pachapur, Vinayak Laxman, Brar, Satinder Kaur, Vuckovic, Dajana, Sitnikov, Dimitri, Arriaga, Sonia, Blais, Jean-François & Ramirez, Antonio Avalos (2021). Production of aroma and flavor-rich fusel alcohols by cheese whey fermentation using the Kluyveromyces marxianus and Debaryomyces hansenii yeasts in monoculture and co-culture modesJ. Chem. Technol. Biotechnol., 96 (8): 2354-2367.
DOI: 10.1002/jctb.6763

Viry, Elisabeth, Tran, Lan Huong, Pasquier, Louis-César, Blais, Jean-François & Mercier, Guy (2021). Valorization of apatite mining flotation residues by the manufacture of artificial aggregatesRes. Conserv. Recycl., 171: Art. 105605.
DOI: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2021.105605

Costis, Sophie; Coudert, Lucie; Mueller, K. K.; Cecchi, Emmanuelle; Neculita, Carment Mihaela & Blais, Jean-François (2020). Assessment of the leaching potential of flotation tailings from rare earth mineral extraction in cold climatesSci. Total Environ., 732: Art. 139225.
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.139225

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: Art. 134394.
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.137394

Magdouli, Sara; Guedri, Tayssir; Rouissi, Tarek; Brar, Satinder Kaur & Blais, Jean-François (2020). Sync between leucine, biotin and citric acid to improve lipid production by Yarrowia lipolytica on crude glycerol-based media. Biomass Bioenerg., 142: Art. 105764.
DOI: 10.1016/j.biombioe.2020.105764

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 soil. Soil Sediment. Contam., ONLINE.
DOI: 10.1080/15320383.2020.1849019

Moutiy, El Houssaine; Tran, Lan Huong; Mueller, Kristin K.; Coudert, Lucie & Blais, Jean-François (2020). Optimized indium solubilization from LCD panels using H2SO4 leaching. Waste Manage., 114: 53-61.
DOI: 10.1016/j.wasman.2020.07.002

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 temperature. Hydrometallurgy, 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 batteries. Metals, 10 (9): Art. 1175.
DOI: 10.3390/met10091175

Du Breuil, Clémence; Pasquier, Louis-César; Dipple, Gregory; 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. Clay 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 surfactant. Soil Sediment. Contam., 28 (5): 513-527.
DOI: 10.1080/15320383.2019.1635080

Gutierrez-Villagomez, Juan Manuel; Martyniuk, Christopher J.; Xing, Lei; Langlois, Valérie S.; Pauli, Bruce D.; Blais, Jules M. & Trudeau, Vance L. (2019). Transcriptome analysis reveals that naphthenic acids perturb gene networks related to metabolic processes, membrane integrity, and gut function in Silurana (Xenopus) tropicalis embryos. Front. Mar. Sci., 6: Art. 533.
DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00533

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

dos Santos, Heldiane S.; Ferrarini, Suzana F.; Flores, Francine Q.; Pires, Marçal J. R.; Azevedo, Carla M. N.; Coudert, Lucie & Blais, Jean-François (2018). Removal of toxic elements from wastewater generated in the decontamination of CCA-treated Eucalyptus sp. and Pinus canadense woodJ. Mater. Cycles Waste Manage., 20 (2): 1299-1309.
DOI: 10.1007/s10163-017-0694-1

Magdouli, S.; Saffar, T.; Guedri, T.; Rouissi, T.; Brar, S. K. & Blais, J. F. (2018). Practical aspects and case studies of industrial scale fermentation. In: Brar, S. K., Das, R. K. & Sarma, S. J., (Eds). Microbial sensing in fermentation. pp. 267-290. Wiley.
DOI: 10.1002/9781119248002.ch12

Magdouli, Sara; Brar, Satinder Kaur & Blais, Jean-François (2018). Morphology and rheological behaviour of Yarrowia lipolytica: Impact of dissolved oxygen level on cell growth and lipid compositionProcess Biochem., 65: 1-10.
DOI: 10.1016/j.procbio.2017.10.021

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

Zolfaghari, Mehdi; Drogui, Patrick & Blais, Jean-François (2018). Removal of macro-pollutants in oily wastewater obtained from soil remediation plant using electro-oxidation processEnviron. Sci. Pollut. Res., 25 (8): 7748-4457.
DOI: 10.1007/s11356-017-1054-3

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

Guitaya, Léa; Azaïs, Antonin; Zaviska, François; Drogui, Patrick; Blais, Jean-François & Gourich, Bouchaïb (2017). Electrochemical oxidation as treatment for contaminated wastewaters by carbamazepine: process optimization through response surface methodologyWater Air Soil Pollut., 228: Art. 384.
DOI: 10.1007/s11270-017-3565-4

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

Magdouli, Sara; Guedri, Tayssir; Rouissi, Tarek; Brar, Satinder Kaur & Blais, Jean-François (2017). Valorization of raw glycerol and crustacean waste into value added products by Yarrowia lipolyticaBioresource Technol., 243: 57-68.
DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2017.06.074

Metahni, Sabrine; Coudert, Lucie; Chartier, Myriam & Blais, Jean-François (2017). Pilot-scale decontamination of soil polluted with As, Cr, Cu, PCP, and PCDDF by attrition and alkaline leachingJ. Environ. Eng., 143 (9): Art. 04017055.
DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0001255

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

Zidane, Hakima; Maanan, Mohamed; Mouradi, Aziza; Maanan, Mehdi; El Barjy, Meryem; Zourarah, Bendahhou & Blais, Jean-François (2017). Environmental and ecological risk of heavy metals in the marine sediment from Dakhla Bay, MoroccoEnviron. Sci. Pollut. Res., 24 (9): 7970-7981.
DOI: 10.1007/s11356-017-8367-0

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

Magdouli, Sara; Brar, Satinder Kaur & Blais, Jean-François (2016). Comparative study between microwave and ultrasonication aided in situ transesterification of microbial lipidsRSC Adv., 61 (6): 56009-56017.
DOI: 10.1039/c6ra10379k

Magdouli, Sara; Brar, Satinder Kaur & Blais, Jean-François (2016). Review: Co-culture for lipid production: Advances and challengesBiomass. Bioenerg., 92: 20-30.
DOI: 10.1016/j.biombioe.2016.06.003

Magdouli, Sara; Brar, Satinder Kaur & Blais, Jean-François (2016). Lipid production by Yarrowia lipolytica grown on biodiesel-derived crude glycerol: Optimization of growth parameters and their effects on the fermentation efficiencyRSC Adv., 2016 (93): 90547-90558.
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA16382C

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

Sara, Magdouli; Brar, Satinder Kaur & Blais, Jean-François (2016). Production of drop-in and novel bio-based platform chemicals. In: Brar, Satinder Kaur, Sarma, Saurabh Jyoti & Pakshirajan, Kannan, (Eds). Platform Chemical Biorefinery – Future Green Chemistry. pp. 250-274. Elsevier.

Sara, Magdouli; Rouissi, Tarek; Brar, Satinder Kaur & Blais, Jean-François (2016). Life cycle analysis of potential substrates of sustainable. In: Brar, Satinder Kaur, Sarma, Saurabh Jyoti & Pakshirajan, Kannan, (Eds). Platform Chemical Biorefinery – Future Green Chemistry. pp. 55-71. Elsevier.

Sara, Magdouli; Rouissi, Tarek; Brar, Satinder Kaur & Blais, Jean-François (2016). Propylene glycol: an industrially important C3 platform chemical. In: Brar, Satinder Kaur, Sarma, Saurabh Jyoti & Pakshirajan, Kannan, (Eds). Platform Chemical Biorefinery – Future Green Chemistry. pp. 77-93. Elsevier.

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

Das, R. K.; Blais, J. F. & Brar, S. K. (2015). Behavior and Fate of Natural and Engineered Nanomaterials in Constructed Environments. In: Brar, S. K., Zhang, T. C., Verma, M., Surampalli, R. Y. & Tyagi, R. D., (Eds). Nanomaterials in the Environment. pp. 331-356. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

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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.
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Guitaya, Léa; Drogui, Patrick & Blais, Jean-François (2015). In situ reactive oxygen species production for tertiary wastewater treatmentEnviron. Sci. Pollut. Res., 22 (9): 7025-7036.
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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.
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Magdouli, S.; Brar, S. K.; Blais, J. F. & Tyagi, R. D. (2015). Review – How to direct the fatty acid biosynthesis towards polyhydroxyalkanoates production?Biomass. Bioenerg., 74: 268-279.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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