environment

Research groups at the Institute for Analytical Sciences are strongly involved in environmental research. Researchers aim to identify and understand the mechanisms of pollution, to study its impact on ecosystems and humans and the ways to reduce it. Research focuses especially on:

  • Quantification and behaviour of micropollutants, emerging pollutants: passive samplers, quantification of traces by GC(LC)-MS/MS, ICPMS, metabolite identification …
  • Functional Ecology and biogeochemical cycles : quantification of material and energy flows, material balance, geochemical tracers, speciation, LC-ICP-MS, IRMS
  • In situ, continuous monitoring: functionalized biosensors, microsystems
  • Data analysis and modelisation : PLS, AFD, ACP, neural network
  • Identification of exposure or effect biomarkers: nanoLC-HRMS, MRM3…
  • Exposome assessment
  • Reducing the environmental impact of analysis: new methods, green solvents, bio sourced products…

Research investigates many environmental matrices: aquatic systems (urban, rivers, surface water, underground waters…) sediments, soils, sludge, benthic invertebrates, bees as well as the pollution impact on humans by the exposome study. Moreover eco friendly or biosourced products and remediation systems are also investigated.
Research projects are carried out with academic, industrial and institutional partners, actors in environmental research: IRSTEA, INRA, INERIS, IFREMER, BRGM, Agences de l’Eau, GRAIE, SYPREEA, SIPIBEL, ETH Zurich, Suez environment, Veolia… ; these projects are mainly funding by public research agencies such as ANSES, ANSM, ADEME, ANR…

The 8 following research groups are involved in the Theme environment. These groups are also members of Axelera, the competitiveness cluster on chemistry and environment, members of the GIS “Envirhonalp”, the GIS “Médicament”, the GdR “Ecotoxicologie”, the GEA (Group on Earth Observations), the WssTP (Water supply & sanitization Technological Platform), the OTHU (Observatoire de Terrain en Hydrologie Urbaine) and involved in AFNOR committees.

Theme Animator

Dr. Emmanuelle VULLIETemmanuelle.vulliet@isa-lyon.fr

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