DECAP

DEVELOPMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SENSORS AND POLLUTANT REMOVAL PROCESSES IN WATERS

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Capteur développé par DECAP, composé d’une couche nanométrique de groupements chimiques « piégeant » le polluant recherché, déposée sur une encre conductrice de l’électricité à base de carbone

Pesticides, drug residues, household products, cosmetics, metals and many other micropollutants are released and found in aquatic environments and can have harmful consequences on human health and ecosystems (endocrine disruptors, carcinogens, …).

These mainly synthetic substances are partially or not degraded by sewage treatment plants.

They are found in lakes, rivers and groundwater – where a lot of our drinking water comes from.

The DECAP platform is supported by the ICMN and GREMI laboratories (University of Orléans / CNRS) and has two main objectives:

  • Design and manufacture of new sensors for the detection of micropollutants (medicinal residues, herbicides or heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, mercury, nickel …). An interest is given for pollutants particularly present in the waters in the Centre-Val de Loire Region.
  • Development of innovative chemical monitoring and water purification processes for micropollutant removal. The platform is specialized in the study of activated carbon process couplings / advanced oxidation processes in order to make these substances harmless.

The goal of the platform is to offer operational sensors and economically viable solutions that can eventually be developed by industrialists.

EN BREF

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Cellule électrochimique pour la conception de capteurs et la détection de polluants

ORGANIZATION

CNRS
UNIVERSITY OF ORLÉANS

THEMES

WATER
MICROPOLLUTANTS
WATER QUALITY
DETECTION
SENSORS
CLEARANCE
PROCESSES
ELECTROCHEMISTRY

LABORATORIES OF CNRS AND UNIVERSITY OF ORLÉANS

M² OF LABORATORY

RESEARCH ENGINEERS, ENGINEERING ASSISTANTS, PHD STUDENTS

PROJECTS
7 REGIONAL, 2 PhD THESES

OUR SERVICES

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Instrumental means of the DECAP platform:

  • Materials development and characterization: AFM, DRX, XPS, BET, Gas adsorption (N2, CO2), furnace …
  • Sensor Development: Electrochemical and Electronic Equipment: Potentiostat, Quartz Microbalance, Wire-Bonding, 4-Point Conductivity Measurement, ISO 8 Clean Room …
  • Formulation and printing: ink jet printer, automatic screen printer, blender, grinder, viscometer (Brookfield) …
  • Treatment processes: Plasma Reactor, CA / O3 Semi-Pilot: Static and Dynamic
  • Water analysis: UV-visible spectrometer, BOD5, COD, TOC, HPLC …
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Services for the implementation of sensors and their validation in laboratory conditions, the analysis and depollution of waters as well as for the realization of studies:Multi-scale: from milliliter to several liters

  • Multi-contaminants: metals, pharmaceutical residues, pesticides, PAHs …
  • Aqueous multi-matrices: groundwater, river water, sewage treatment plants, industrial water
  • Multi-methods: optical and electrochemical sensors, CHEMFET field effect transistors, advanced oxidation removal processes (ozonation, Fenton), plasma, electrochemical
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The DECAP platform is available for:

  • Studies in collaborative projects and services
  • Development of new regional, national and european projects in collaboration with scientific laboratories and industrialists
  • Taking into account constraints related to industrialization and applications in the natural environment

OUR PROJECTS

PROJECT DEPRICAME Ongoing

DEcap / PRIme platforms for activated carbon specific for metolachlor and derivatives

CAPEL-MIP PROJECT Completed

Electrochemical sensors with molecular fingerprint for monitoring pesticides in waters

TREMEMAP PROJECT Completed

Treatment of drug residues in aqueous media by non-thermal plasma

TESTIMONIALS

Supported by the DECAP platform

« DSA Technologies was able to rely on the know-how and expertise of the DECAP platform, particularly through a privileged partnership with the ICMN laboratory. Moreover, in addition to the skills provided, DSA Technologies also benefits from the state-of-the-art technical equipment necessary for the development of pre-industrial prototypes.»

Sarra BoudenOperational project manager, DSA technologies

CONTACT

CHRISTINE VAUTRIN-UL

DECAP platform Manager
Professor at the University of Orléans

02 38 25 53 56 / christine.vautrin-ul@cnrs-orleans.fr

ICMN Laboratory
UMR7374, CNRS – Université d’Orléans
1b, rue de la Férollerie • 45071 Orléans Cedex • France

OLIVIER AUBRY

DECAP platform Co-manager
Lecturer (HDR)

02 38 49 46 05 / olivier.aubry@univ-orleans.fr

GREMI Laboratory

UMR7344, CNRS – Université d’Orléans 14 rue d’Issoudun, BP6744 • 45067 Orléans Cedex 2 • France

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