The Environmental Techniques Skills Centre answers your questions in terms of environmental impact in the context of sustainable development. Its competencies are in four main fields :
Atmospheric impact :
- Methodology and evaluation of the pollution levels (odour, noise, etc.) of an industrial activity,
- Analysis and follow-up of sources of pollution, enabling industrial manufacturers to implement corrective actions and improvement plans.
Biodegradability, ecotoxicity, and dose-dependent effect :
- Normalised or adapted tests for the study of biodegradability by respirometry,
- Specific ecotoxicity tests on representative flora and fauna (fish, daphnia, algae, worms, duckweed, germinated seeds, etc.) up to adapted tests in real conditions (mesocosms),
- Tests on plants grown in phytotronic chambers (dose-dependent effect, foliar retention, biological control, elicitation, etc.).
Composting and effluent treatment :
- Mineral and physico-chemical mass balances of organic matter,
- Management of solid or liquid fermentable waste,
- Study of the treatment of industrial sludge sediment, process water and effluents,
- Evaluation and conduction of effluent treatment pilot trials (membrane bioreactor, anaerobic digestion, etc.),
- Support for design offices (public, private, and industrial) and technico-economic studies.
Environmental indicators :
- Carbon footprint: In order to evaluate the greenhouse gas emissions produced by different processes,
- LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) in order to analyse the environmental impact of bioprocesses from the seed to agronomic recycling.