Inauguration of the PRIME platform multi-metric pilot


Come and discover the services offered by the BRGM and visit scientific facilities such as the PRIME platform, the geothermal platform, the analytical laboratories (chemistry, isotopy, mineralogy), the experimental and biology laboratories and the data center on the occasion of the inauguration of the plurimetric pilot (PPM) of the PRIME platform of the BRGM.

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The Plurimetric Pilot (PPM), is the major component of the PRIME platforms (Platforms for Remediation and Innovation at the service of Environmental Metrology) that the BRGM created within the framework of the PIVOTS ARD2020 Region Center – Loire Valley program. This 150 m³ experimental tank (10.4 x 3.6 x 4.0 m), unique in France, makes it possible to carry out experiments on the transfer of water and contaminants in the non-saturated zone continuum – saturated zone in the BRGM experimental hall in Orléans. This tool is already operational for developing, qualifying and validating tools in environmental metrology (sensors, samplers, …) and treatment methods and procedures (physical, chemical and biological).

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This Monday, February 3rd, 2020, nearly 120 people from all over France, were present for the presentation of the PRIME platform of the BRGM and the official inauguration of the plurimetric pilot, the centerpiece of this PIVOTS platform.
In front of an audience of financiers, political decision-makers, industrials, researchers and journalists, the president of the BRGM, Mrs Michèle ROUSSEAU launched this inaugural day. After the official speeches of F. BONNEAU (President of the Center – Loire Valley region) and P. POUËSSEL (Prefect of Loiret) and the testimonies of C. MOUVET (PRIME-PIVOTS project manager at BRGM), J-Y. RICHARD (SUEZ Minerals), S. SABATIER (IDDEA), D. PIERRE (DREAM cluster & ANTEA Group), the plurimetric pilot was officially inaugurated in the BRGM experimental hall in Orléans (France).

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Watch the installation of the plurimetric pilot in accelerated

In the afternoon, participants were able to visit the BRGM scientific facilities: the PRIME platform, the geothermal platform, the analytical laboratories, the experimental and biology laboratories as well as the data center. This day was rich in discussions and announces future major projects for the BRGM and its partners that will be able to answer to the environmental challenges of the territories.