Civil and Environmental Engineering
Influence of Environmental Factors on Waste Material Performance

Understanding the geochemical transformations taking place at the material pore solution–particle interface and the relationships between the physical and chemical mechanisms of material aging due to internal and external stresses.

Our efforts in this area include investigations on the influence of environmental factors such as weathering coupled with unsaturated flow conditions and oxidation/reduction processes.

Selected References

"Leaching from granular cement-based materials during infiltration/wetting coupled with freezing and thawing," F. Sanchez, M.K. Langley White, and A. Hoang. Journal of Environmental Management, 90(2), 983-993, 2009. View Abstract.

"Effect of experimentally induced reducing conditions on the potential mobility of arsenic from a mining soil ," V. Chatain, F. Sanchez, R. Bayard, R. Gourdon, P. Moskowicz, Journal of Hazardous Materials, B 122, 119-128, 2005. View Abstract.

"Effect of indigenous bacterial activity on arsenic mobilization under anaerobic conditions," V. Chatain, R. Bayard, F. Sanchez, P. Moszkowicz, and R. Gourdon, Environment International, 31, 221-226, 2005. View Abstract.

"Arsenic behavior in mining soil," V. Chatain, F. Sanchez, R. Bayard, and P. Moszkowicz, In: Journal de Physique IV: Proceedings, EDP Sciences, 107 (XIIth International Conference on Heavy Metals in the Environment), 289-292, 2003. View Abstract.