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Dr. Geoffroy LESAGE

Bibliographical Sketch

Geoffroy Lesage graduated from Toulouse University in 2006 (M.S. of Environmental Process Engineering) and received his PhD from the National Institute of Applied Science of Toulouse (2009), where under the direction of Mathieu Sperandio and Ligia Tiruta-Barna he studied an hybrid wastewater treatment process associating adsorption onto activated carbon and biodegradation for hazardous micropollutants removal (LISBP, Toulouse University, France). His postdoctoral research at Chemical Engineering Laboratory (LGC, Toulouse University, France) examined sustainable process engineering of adipic acid synthesis. In 2012, Geoffroy became Associate Professor at the European Membrane Institute (Membrane Engineering Department) at Montpellier University where he develops synergistic membrane and biodegradation strategies for wastewater streams. Specific research areas include wastewater combined treatment, biological process and modelling, membrane biological reactors and micropollutants issues. He has published 14 articles in international journal, 2 book chapters and has presented his works in 42 national and international conferences (included 5 invited lectures in international conferences and workshops). He has supervised or co-supervised 10 M.S. students, 9 Ph.D. and 4 Post-doc in the field of wastewater treatment and environmental chemical engineering.

Research Skills

  • Biological wastewater treatment processes: membrane separation process (UF and NF), nutrient removal and recovering, wastewater reuse.
  • Modeling the fate of micropollutants in wastewater treatments.
  • Chemical analysis and toxicity assessments of micropollutants in wastewater.

Key Publications

Thi Xuan Huong Le; Thi Van Nguyen; Zoulkifli Amadou Yacouba; Laetitia Zoungrana; Florent Avril; Eddy Petit; Julie Mendret; Valerie Bonniol; Mikhael Bechelany; Stella Lacour; Geoffroy Lesage; Marc Cretin. (2016) Toxicity removal assessments related to degradation pathways of azo dyes: toward an optimization of electro-Fenton treatment. Chemosphere 161 308-318

Kribeche M. E. A., Tahar Sehili, Geoffroy Lesage, Julie Mendret, Stephan Brosillon. (2016) Insight into photochemical oxidation of Fenuron in water using iron oxide: the roles of the dissolved oxygen. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry. Volume 329, Pages 120–129

Thongmak, N., Sridang, P., Puetpaiboon, U., Héran, M., Lesage, G., & Grasmick, A. (2015). Performances of a submerged anaerobic membrane bioreactor (AnMBR) for latex serum treatment. Desalination and Water Treatment, 1-13.

Lahdhiri, A., Gasmi, A., Lesage, G., Hannachi, A., & Heran, M. (2015). Calibration of ASM-SMP Model Under Specific Experimental Conditions for Membrane Bioreactor Application. Current Environmental Engineering, 2(1), 11-18.

Moghadam, M. T., Lesage, G., Mohammadi, T., Mericq, J. P., Mendret, J., Heran, M., & Naeimpoor, F. (2015). Improved antifouling properties of TiO2/PVDF nanocomposite membranes in UV coupled ultrafiltration. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 132(21).

Carretier, S., Lesage, G., Grasmick, A., & Heran, M. (2015). Water and nutrients recovering from livestock manure by membrane processes. The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 93(2), 225-233.

Yang Y., Lesage G., Barret M., Bernet N., Grasmick A., Hamelin J., Héran M., New urban wastewater treatment with Autotrophic Membrane Bioreactor (AutoMBR) at low COD/N substrate ratio. Water Science & Technology (2014). Water science and Technology 69(5), pp 960-965.

MOZO I., LESAGE G., YIN J., TIRUTA-BARNA L., BESSIERE Y., SPERANDIO M., Dynamic modelling of biodegradation and volatilisation of hazardous aromatic substances in aerobic bioreactor. Water Research, (2012), 46, 16, 5327–5342.

QUESADA-PENATE I., LESAGE G., COGNET P., POUX M., Clean synthesis of adipic acid from cyclohexene in microemulsions with stearyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride as surfactant. From the laboratory to the bench scale. Chemical Engineering Journal, (2012), 200-202, 357–364.

Lesage G., Sperandio M., Tiruta-Barna L. Analysis and modelling of non-equilibrium sorption of aromatic micro-pollutants on GAC with a multi-compartment dynamic model. Chemical Engineering Journal, Volume 160, Issue 2, June 2010, pp. 457-465.


2010 : Paul Sabatier Price of Chemistry delivered by the Académie des Sciences, Inscriptions et Belles Lettres de Toulouse

2011 : Novela Price 2011 from Toulouse city.