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Louis-César Pasquier

Areas of expertise

Sequestration and use of CO2 , Environmental decontamination , Gas treatment , Waste valorization


Eau Terre Environnement Research Centre

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

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Research interests

The research interests of Professor Pasquier focus in particular on the treatment of gases in industrial chimneys. He develops innovative technologies, for example to treat industrial carbon dioxide (CO2) by mineral carbonation. His research also proposes original methods to treat at the source industrial gases such as sulfur and nitrogen oxides as well as fine particles. In addition, he is interested in environmental decontamination and waste recovery.


Guermech, Sirine, Mocellin, Julien, Tran, Lan Huong, Mercier, Guy & Pasquier, Louis-César (2022). A study of hydromagnesite and nesquehonite precipitation in indirect aqueous carbonation of thermally-activated serpentine in a batch mode. Journal of Crystal Growth, 584: Art. 126540.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2022.126540

Guermech, Sirine, Mocellin, Julien, Tebbiche, Ilies, Tran, Lan Huong, Mercier, Guy & Pasquier, Louis-César (2022). Hydromagnesite precipitation kinetics in a mixed-suspension-mixed-product removal crystallizer of the MgO-CO2–H2O system issued from activated serpentine carbonation. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 61 (30): 10700-10711.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c04560

Taillard, Vincent, Mercier, Guy, Pasquier, Louis-César, Blais, Jean-François & Martel, Richard (2022). Physical process to sort construction and demolition waste (C&DW) fines components using process water. Waste Management, 143: 125-134.
DOI: 10.1016/j.wasman.2022.02.012

Taillard, Vincent, Martel, Richard, Pasquier, Louis-César, Blais, Jean-François, Gilbert, Véronique & Mercier, Guy (2022). Diesel spills under stilted buildings in Canadian Arctic villages: what is the best remediation method?. Polar Research, 41: Art. 7724.
DOI: 10.33265/polar.v41.7724

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

Hosseinzadeh, Mostafa, Zarandi, Ali Entezari, Pasquier, Louis-César & Azizi, Asghar (2021). Kinetic investigation on leaching of copper from a low-grade copper oxide deposit in sulfuric acid solution: A case study of the crushing circuit reject of a copper heap leaching plantJ. Sustain. Metall., 7 (3): 1154-1168.
DOI: 10.1007/s40831-021-00408-5

Reynes, Javier F., Mercier, Guy, Blais, Jean-François & Pasquier, Louis-César (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, Javier F., Mercier, Guy, Blais, Jean-François & Pasquier, Louis-César (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

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

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

Entezari-Zarandi, Ali; Azizi, Dariush; Nikolaychuk, Pavel Anatolyevich; Larachi, Faïçal & Pasquier, Louis-César (2020). Selective recovery of molybdenum over rhenium from molybdenite flue dust leaching solution using PC88A extractant. Metals, 10 (11): Art. 1423.
DOI: 10.3390/met10111423

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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