November 26, 2018 - November 28, 2018

Water micropollutants: from detection to removal

The conference attendees will have the opportunity to disseminate, acknowledge and discuss of cutting edge research on the thematic of emerging water micropollutants, including the development of new sensors for in-situ monitoring, innovative devices for on-site detection or laboratory analysis, and their proper removal from water and wastewater by means of cost-effective techniques. Participants will include academic researchers, scientists and specialists from water processing and associated industries.

The main aim of this conference is to promote multi-disciplinary collaboration and transfer of knowledge among scientists, industry and official authorities concerning the problematic of emerging micropollutants.

The abstracts selected for either oral or poster presentation undergo a review process within the Scientific Commission of this conference.

LE STUDIUM, together with BRGM, the University of Orléans, CNRS, INRA and the cluster DREAM will support this international conference in the framework of PIVOTS project.

The PIVOTS project is a coordinated set of seven experimental and analytical platforms focused on environmental quality monitoring and sustainable management of natural resources (soil, subsurface, surface water, groundwater, sediment and air) within a context of global change (increased anthropogenic pressure and climate change).

The innovation through PIVOTS will be founded on an integrated approach based on excellent research by academic and industrial experts together at all stages of the value chain, from fundamental research to validation of products and services.

The platforms are identified as:

  • DECAP: Development of Environmental Sensors and Pollutants Removal Processes
  • PRIME: Remediation and Innovation in the Service of Environmental Metrology
  • O-ZNS: Observatory of transport in the Unsaturated Zone
  • PERMECA: Testing and Research Platform in Collaborative and Applied Environmental Mechanics
  • PESAT: Soil - Atmosphere exchanges in peat bogs
  • PESAA: Soil - Atmosphere exchanges in Agricultural soils
  • PRAT: Atmospheric Reactivity

The teams involved originate from BRGM (French Geological Survey), University of Orléans, CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research), INRA (National Institute for Agricultural Research), Antea Group (consulting and engineering), DREAM (cluster of enterprises) and LE STUDIUM (Loire Valley Institute for Advanced Studies).

Main topics

“Removal of micropollutants from water and wastewater”

  • Advanced oxidation processes
  • Advanced technologies
  • Discharge and non-thermal plasma for water treatment
  • Emerging organic and inorganic micropollutants
  • Ground, surface and waste water treatment
  • Integrated and hybrid process technology
  • Nanotechnology for water processing
  • Sustainable technologies for water treatment

“Sensors for micropollutants detection”

  • Biosensors
  • Carbon material for sensing application
  • Chemical, electrochemical, plasma and laser surface functionalization for selective recognition
  • Electrochemical sensors
  • Field-Effect Transistor sensors
  • Graphene sensors
  • Optical sensors
  • Plasmon sensors
  • Sensor micro/nanofabrication


  • Dr Marius Secula, LE STUDIUM Research Fellow / ARD 2020 PIVOTS Programme.
    FROM: "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iași - RO
    IN RESIDENCE AT: Interfaces, Containment, Materials and Nanostructures (ICMN) - CNRS / University of Orléans - FR
  • Pr Christine Vautrin-Ul,
    Interfaces, Containment, Materials and Nanostructures (ICMN) - CNRS / University of Orléans - FR
  • Dr Benoît Cagnon,
    Interfaces, Containment, Materials and Nanostructures (ICMN) - CNRS / University of Orléans - FR

Scientific committee

  • Dr Laurence Amalric, BRGM - FR
  • Dr Karine Michel, BRGM - FR
  • Dr Coralie Soulier, BRGM - FR
  • Dr Anne Togola, BRGM - FR
  • Dr Christophe Mouvet, BRGM - FR
  • Dr Arnaud Isch, ISTO – CNRS / University of Orléans / BRGM - FR
  • Marion Klintzing, ISTO – CNRS / University of Orléans / BRGM - FR
  • Dr Fatima Laggoun, ISTO – CNRS / University of Orléans / BRGM - FR
  • Dr Sébastien Gogo, ISTO – CNRS / University of Orléans / BRGM - FR
  • Dr Arnaud Stolz, GREMI – CNRS / University of Orléans - FR
  • Pr Nadjib Semmar, GREMI – CNRS / University of Orléans - FR
  • Pr Dunpin Hong, GREMI – CNRS / University of Orléans - FR
  • Dr Olivier Aubry, GREMI – CNRS / University of Orléans - FR
  • Dr Benoît Cagnon, ICMN - CNRS / University of Orléans - FR
  • Dr Marius Secula, "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iași - RO
  • Pr Christine Vautrin-Ul, ICMN - CNRS / University of Orléans - FR
  • Dr Olivier Chedeville, ICMN - CNRS / University of Orléans - FR
  • Dr Jimmy Nicolle, ICMN - CNRS / University of Orléans - FR
  • Francis Bertrand, DREAM Cluster – FR

Confirmed speakers


Abstracts for oral presentation and poster should be submitted before Sunday 7th of October 2018. Please upload your abstract during the registration or send it before the deadline to

Please download the template for oral presentation.

The number of oral presentations is limited, convenors will process a selection and confirm your presentation not later than Friday 12th of October 2018.
Please note that we do not print the posters, but racks & pins will be provided for up to A0 sizes, portrait format. 


Hôtel Dupanloup : 1, rue Dupanloup - 45000 ORLEANS - FR

The conference venue is unique. Located right next to the Orléans’ cathedral, the episcopal palace of Orléans, built between 1635 and 1641, locally known as the Hôtel Dupanloup, is a classical French building which served until 1905 of residence to the bishops of Orléans.  Since 2014, the renewed palace hosts the International University Center for Research and LE STUDIUM Loire Valley Institute for Advanced Studies

Participants will be welcomed in this exceptional surrounding, blending Middle Age and Renaissance cultures with modern design and will have the opportunity to discover French cuisine and wines.


Preliminary programme

Preliminary programme


(Including three lunches, a Wine & Cheese cocktail and the coffee breaks)

Private institutions 250 EUR
Public institutions 180 EUR
Students & PhD Scholars 75 EUR
Gala dinner 60 EUR

Partners of the event