The team Sustainable Environment addresses the impact of human activities (industry, agriculture, etc.) on our Environment (water, soil, atmosphere), the sustainable preservation of continental resources being a major scientific challenges for the coming decades. Its objective is to understand the biophysico-chemical processes and reaction mechanisms controlling the emission, transfer, accumulation and impact of contaminants and organic matter in our Environment.
The team is interested in the eco-design of materials and processes in order to limit the anthropic impact, reuse resources and valorise waste. It relies on multi-scale approaches in space and time as well as on coupled skills in mineralogy, pedology, isotope geochemistry, micro-spectroscopy, imaging, physical chemistry and process engineering.
We have a unique range of analytical tools and environmental exposure devices such as the Elemental chemistry (LA-ICP-MS)platform, the2D and 3D X-ray imaging (MATRIX)s laboratory, the Characterisation of Colloidss laboratory, the Soil Preparation and Analysis and the Centre for Innovation and Research in Environment and Eco-technologies (CIRENE) which brings together, within a technology hall located on the Arbois site, experimental devices, pilot and semi-pilot scale prototypes and instrumental developments.
The team contributes to education at the levels of Bachelor, Licence and Master.