- FACULTE DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES
- DEPARTEMENT CHIMIE
Lecturer in the field of aquatic chemistry, I joined the University of Lille in 2012. My actual fields of research include drinking water treatment (disinfection by-products and organic matter characterization) and analysis of organic micropollutants with the use of passive samplers to characterize the spatio-temporal evolution of pollutions in surface and groundwaters. I hold a PhD from the University of Poitiers (France) where I focused my research on advanced oxidative processes for water treatement. I previously worked at Eawag (Switzerland) in collaboration with Curtin University (Australia) where I studied the formation of brominated and iodinated disinfection by-products during chlorination processes.
A collaboration between U. Lille and KNUST (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology) started thanks to the French Ambassy in Ghana (Project FSPI NYANSAPO).
This project started by the development of a nationwide training modules to build the capacity of local researchers, technicians, and relevant stakeholders in the water sector on samplings, analysis, monitoring and prediction of disinfection by-products (nov. 2022-Kumasi).
NOMIC (2022-2025) proposes new methodologies to characterize dissolved organic matter and its behavior during treatment processes. NOM is ubiquitous in aquatic environment. While nontoxic, the organic matter largely outweighs the reactivity of micropollutants and consumes the majority of the oxidants used during drinking water treatment. These reactions produce potentially harmfull compounds in drinking waters.
MacKeown H., von Gunten U. and Criquet J. 2022 Iodide sources in the aquatic environment and its fate during oxidative water treatment – A critical review. Water Research 217, 118417 doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2022.118417
June 2023 - Isaac Osei Safo from Ghana who is performing a 6 month research stay will start a PhD in october in our group
May 2023 - Welcoming Jérémy Mougin for research on organic matter redox properties
Jan. 2023 - Welcoming Karlien Dejaeger for research on DBP formation from organic matter fractions
Oct. 2022 - Welcoming Mohamad Shalak starting a PhD in our group on organic matter characterization and DBP formation