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Profil de Bruno LARTIGES

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2008    HDR University of Lorraine– Flocs and aggregated structures in the urban water cycle

1994    Ph. D. Environmental Engineering (University of Lorraine)

1990    M. Sc. Mineral Engineering (Columbia University)

1987    M. Sc. (Eng.) Geology (ENSG-INPL)


Professional Experience

2010-Present   Professor, University of Toulouse (Paul Sabatier)

1998-2010       Associate-Professor, University of Lorraine (ENSG)

1994-1998       Postdoctoral Fellow, LEM-ENSG (University of Lorraine)

Research Interests

Environmental Colloids and Engineering Applications (coagulant chemistry, cohesion of aggregated structures, nanostructure of humic substances, biofilm growth and detachment, micromanipulation of soft matter)


PhD graduates

V. Kazpard (2001) Aggregation mechanism of a humic substance model with Al13 polycations. Current position: Professor Lebanese University (Lebanon)


A. El Samrani (2003) Chemical coagulation of combined sewer overflows.

Current position: Professor Lebanese University (Lebanon)


J. Sieliechi (2007) Nyong humic acid removal with ferric chloride [with R. Kayem].

Current position: Associate-Professor Ngaoundere University (Cameroon)


J. Houhou (2008) Heavy metal cycling in the sewer system [with C. Mustin].

Current position: Associate-Professor Lebanese University (Lebanon)


G. Frappier (2009) Aggregation dynamics of latex particles in a double Couette reactor [with S. Skali-Lami]. Current position: Research Engineer (Idées Eaux - France)


A.Z. Bouyakoub (2009) Removal of Levafix blue azo-dye from textile wastewaters [with S. Kacha]. Current position: Associate-Professor Siddi Bel Abbes University (Algeria)


R. Al Khatib (2011) Hydrodynamic control of biofilm growth [with S. Skali-Lami].

Postdoctoral fellow (IRSTEA Rennes)


M-E. Krapf (2012) Aggregation ofShewanella putrefacienswith polyethyleneimine [with J. Duval]. Current position: Research Engineer OREGE.


E. El Hayek (2015) Opuntia Ficus Indica as a biomonitor of atmospheric pollution. Current position: Postdoctoral fellow (University of Albuquerque).


A-A. Chaaban (2016) Nano-organization of humic and fulvic acids.


V. Azzi (2016) Fate of trace metals associated with fertilizers in Lebanese soils [with A. El Samrani]. Current position: Research Engineer at IRAL.


Post-doctoral fellow

J. Fatombi (2010) Potential of a protein coagulant fromCocos nuciferafor water purification. Current position: Associate-Professor University of Parakou (Benin)


Membre élu du Conseil de Département Biologie et Géosciences (Université Paul Sabatier) (2012-2016)

Commission de spécialistes (34-35-36 INPL) et commission de choix ENSG (2004-2008). Membre Comité de Sélection Poste MCF 105 (ENSG 2009), MCF 1288 (UPS 2011), MCF 0717 (président – UPS 2012), PR 2374 (UPS 2012), PR 0547 (2012 UPPA), 62-MCF 0768 (2016 Université de Lorraine).

Conseil de l’ENSG (élu 2002-2005) – (invité 2007-2009)

Conseil scientifique de l'INPL (collège C – 1997-1998)



Responsable du Master 1 Eau Sols Environnement (M1ESE) (2011-2015)

Co-Responsable du Master 2 Matériaux: Elaboration, Caractérisation et Traitements de Surface (M2 MECTS) (2015-2016) (en remplacement de D. Guillaume)

Responsable Parcours Hydrochimie du Master M2R H2SE (2010-2016)

Co-responsable de l'option ENSG 3A "Ressources, Gestion, et Aménagement des Eaux" (2007-2010). Commission Enseignement de l'ENSG (2001-2005).

Responsable des modules "Physicochimie et microbiologie environnementale" (ENSG 2A), "Echanges de matières aux interfaces" (ENSG 3A), "Systèmes physicochimiques industriels" (ENSG 3A), "Qualité des eaux continentales" (Ecole doctorale RP2E).



Membre nommé du Conseil de Laboratoire Géosciences Environnement Toulouse (2012-2015)

Membre du conseil scientifique du Comité de bassin Rhin-Meuse (2007-2010)

Membre du comité scientifique de labellisation du Pôle Risques (2009-2012)

Co-responsable du thème "Eaux urbaines et eaux industrielles" au sein de la Zone Atelier Moselle (2006-2009)

Secrétaire de l'Association Ecopole Lorraine Filière Eau (2008-2009)

Responsable de la thématique "Agrégation" au sein du Laboratoire Environnement et Minéralurgie (UMR CNRS 7569) (1998-2010).

Membre du Groupement de Recherche du CNRS n°2980 "Structuration, Consolidation, et Drainage des Colloïdes"


Comité Scientifique de l'Ecole Thématique CNRS 2009 "Microbiologie et Physico-chimie des Biofilms" (Vittel 19-23 Oct. 2009).

Comité d'organisation  du Colloque EAU 50, Nancy. [5-7 Octobre 1998]

Comité d'organisation du 8ème Congrès International GRUTTEE, Nancy. [26-28 Octobre 2009].

Comité Scientifique de la 6ème réunion scientifique du Service d'Observation HYBAM – Cuzco [26-30 octobre 2015].

Principales publications

Peer-reviewed publications(last addition/update: Sept. 21, 2017)



[1] J.Y. Bottero, A. Masion, B. Lartiges, F. Thomas, D. Tchoubar, M.A.V. Axelos (1994), "Hydrolysis and Flocculation : A Structural Approach through Small Angle X-Ray Scattering".Journal de Physique IV,3, 211-218.DOI: 10.1051/jp4:1993841


[2] L.J. Michot, D. Tracas, B. Lartiges, F. Lhote, C.H. Pons (1994), "Partial Pillaring of Vermiculite by Aluminum Polycations".Clay Minerals,29, 133-136.



 [3] B. Lartiges, C. Democrate, J.F. Coupel, J.Y. Bottero (1994), "Optimising flocculant demand by following floc size distribution".J. Water SRT-Aqua,44, 219-223.


 [4] B. Lartiges, L.S. Derrendinger, J.Y. Bottero, C. Democrate, J.F. Coupel (1996), "Floc size distribution measurements: a physically sound method for scaling up flocculation performance". In Chemical Water and Wastewater Treatment IV H.H. Hahn, E. Hoffmann, H. Odegaard Editors - Springer-Verlag Publisher (ISBN 3-540-61624-1), 41-48.


 [5] B. Lartiges, J.Y. Bottero, L.S. Derrendinger, B. Humbert, P. Tekely, H. Suty. (1997), "Flocculation of Colloidal Silica with Hydrolyzed Aluminum: a 27Al Solid State NMR Investigation".Langmuir,13, 147-152.DOI: 10.1021/la951029x


 [6] S. Deneux-Mustin, B. Lartiges, G. Villemin, P. de Donato, J.L. Bersillon, F. Thomas, D. Snidaro. (1997), "Morpho-chemistry in secondary sludge filtration cakes: A case study".Wat. Sci. Tech.,36, 93-99.DOI: 10.1016/S0273-1223(97)00674-4


 [7] B. Lartiges, V. Chaignon, L. Michot, J.L. Robert. (1998), "Is sweep-flocculation relevant to saponite aggregation ?".Wat. Sci. Tech.,38, 6, 319-325.DOI: 10.1016/S0273-1223(98)00592-7


 [8] L.J. Michot, E. Montargès-Pelletier, B. Lartiges, J.B. d’Espinose de la Caillerie, V. Briois (2000), "Formation of the Ga13 Keggin ion: a combined EXAFS, and NMR study".J. Am. Chem. Soc.122, 6048-6056.DOI: 10.1021/ja9941429


 [9] C. Quantin, B. Lartiges, C. Munier-Lamy, J. Berthelin, J. Yvon. (2000), "Microbial mobilisation of Cd from apatite during aerobic cellulose biodegradation".Agronomie,20, 557-565.


 [10] L.J. Michot, E. Montargès-Pelletier, B. Lartiges, V. Kazpard, J.B. d'Espinose de la Caillerie, V. Briois (2000), "Investigating the chemistry of aluminum-based coagulants from Ga K-edge absorption spectroscopy". In Chemical Water and Wastewater Treatment VI H.H. Hahn, E. Hoffmann, H. Odegaard Editors - Springer-Verlag Publisher (ISBN 3-540-67574-4), 47-56.


 [11] B. Lartiges, S. Deneux-Mustin, G. Villemin, C. Mustin, O. Barrès, M. Babut (2001), "Composition, structure, and size distribution of suspended particulates from the Rhine River".Water Research,35, 808-816.DOI: 10.1016/S0043-1354(00)00293-1


 [12] S. Deneux-Mustin , B. Lartiges, G. Villemin, F. Thomas, J. Yvon, J.L. Bersillon, D. Snidaro (2001), "Ferric Chloride and Lime conditioning of activated sludges : An electron microscopic study on resin-embedded samples".Water Research,35, 3018-3024.DOI: 10.1016/S0043-1354(01)00003-3


 [13] I. Bihannic, L.J. Michot, B. Lartiges, D. Vantelon, J. Labille, F. Thomas, J. Susini, M. Salomé, B. Fayard (2001), "First direct visualization of oriented mesostructures in clay gels by synchrotron-based X-ray fluorescence microscopy".Langmuir,17, 4144-4147.DOI: 10.1021/la0101494


 [14] V. Chaignon, B. Lartiges, A.G. El Samrani, C. Mustin (2002), " Evolution of size distribution and transfer of mineral particles between flocs in activated sludges: An insight into floc exchange dynamics".Water Research,36, 676-684.DOI: 10.1016/S0043-1354(01)00266-4


 [15] T. Görner, P. de Donato, M.H. Ameil, E. Montargès-Pelletier, B. Lartiges (2003), "Activated sludge exopolymers: Separation and identification using size exclusion chromatography and infrared micro-spectroscopy".Water Research,37, 2388-2393.DOI: 10.1016/S0043-1354(02)00553-5


 [16] A.G. El Samrani, E. Montargès-Pelletier, B. Lartiges, O. Barrès, J. Ghanbaja (2004), "Clarification of municipal sewage with ferric chloride: The nature of coagulant species". Water Research,38, 756-768.DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2003.10.002


 [17] A.G. El Samrani, B. Lartiges, J. Ghanbaja, J. Yvon, A. Kohler (2004), "Trace element carriers in combined sewer during dry and wet weather: an electron microscope investigation".Water Research38, 2063-2076.DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2004.01.029


 [18] E. Montargès-Pelletier, S. Bogenez, M. Pelletier, A. Razafitianamaharavo, J. Ghanbaja, B. Lartiges, L. Michot (2005), "Synthetic allophane-like particles : textural properties".Colloids and Surfaces A : Physicochem. Eng. Aspects255, 1-10.DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2004.11.036


 [19] A.-V. Jung, C. Frochot, S. Parant, B. Lartiges, C. Selve, M.-L. Viriot, J.-L. Bersillon (2005), "Synthesis of amino-phenolic humic-like substances and comparison with natural river-extracted humic acids : a multi-analytical techniques approach".Organic Geochemistry36(9), 1252-1271.DOI: 10.1016/j.orggeochem.2005.05.004


 [20] C. Garnier, T. Görner, B. Lartiges, S. Abdelouhab, P. de Donato (2005), "Characterization of activated sludge exopolymers from various origins : A combined Size Exclusion Chromatography and Infrared Microscopy study".Water Research39(13), 3044-3054.DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2005.05.007


 [21] A.-V. Jung, V. Chanudet, J. Ghanbaja, B. Lartiges, J.-L. Bersillon (2005), "Coagulation of humic substances and dissolved organic matter with a ferric salt : an Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy investigation".Water Research, 39(16), 3849-3862.DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2005.07.008


[22] G. Defontaine, J. Thormann, B. Lartiges, A.G. El Samrani, O. Barrès (2005), "Incorporation of hydrophobized mineral particles in activated sludge flocs".Wat. Sci. Tech.52 (10-11), 177-184.


 [23] V. Kazpard, B. Lartiges, C. Frochot, J.B. d'Espinose de la Caillerie, M.L. Viriot, J.M. Portal, T. Görner, J.L. Bersillon (2006), "Fate of coagulant species and conformational effects during the aggregation of a model of a humic substance".Water Research,40(10), 1965-1974.DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2006.03.014


 [24] E. Montargès-Pelletier, P. Faure, L. Jeanneau, I. Bihannic, O. Barrès, B. Lartiges,  (2007), "The junction of Fensch and Moselle rivers, France. Mineralogy and composition of river materials".Environmental Geology, 53(1), 85-102.DOI: 10.1007/s00254-006-0621-6


 [25] A.G. El Samrani, B. Lartiges, F. Villiéras (2008), "Chemical coagulation of combined sewer overflow: Heavy metal removal and treatment optimization".Water Research, 42(4-5), 951-960.DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2007.09.009


 [26] V. Galy, C. France-Lanord, B. Lartiges (2008), "Loading and fate of particulate organic carbon from the Himalaya to the Ganga-Brahmaputra delta".Geochimica and Cosmochimica Acta 72(7), 1767-1787.DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2008.01.027


 [27] J-M. Siéliéchi, B. Lartiges, G.J. Kayem, S. Hupont, C. Frochot, J. Thieme, J. Ghanbaja, J.B. d'Espinose de la Caillerie, O. Barrès, R. Kamga, P. Levitz, L.J. Michot (2008), "Changes in humic acid conformation during coagulation with ferric chloride: implications for drinking water treatment".Water Research 42(8-9), 2111-2123.DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2007.11.017


 [28] C. Mahfoud, A.G. El Samrani, R. Mouawad, W. Hleihel, R. El Khatib, B. Lartiges, N. Ouaini (2009), "Disruption of biofilms from sewage pipes under physical and chemical conditioning".J. of Environmental Sciences, 21(1), 120-126.


 [29] J. Houhou, B. Lartiges, A. Hoffmann, J. Ghanbaja, A. Temgoua (2009), "Phosphate dynamics in urban sewers: a case study of Nancy, France"Water Research 43(4), 1088-1100.DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2008.11.052


 [30] J. Houhou, B. Lartiges, E. Montarges-Pelletier, J. Sieliechi, J. Ghanbaja, A. Kohler (2009), "Sources, nature, and fate of heavy metal-bearing particles in the sewer system"Science of the Total Environment 407, 6052-6062.DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2009.08.019


 [31] A.Z. Bouyakoub, S. Kacha, B. Lartiges, S. Bellebia, Z. Derriche (2009), "Treatment of reactive dye solutions by physicochemical combined process"Desalination and Water Treatment 12(1), 202-209.DOI: 10.5004/dwt.2009.934


 [32] J. Houhou, B. Lartiges, C. France-Lanord, C. Guilmette, S. Poix, C. Mustin (2010), "Isotopic tracing of clear water sources in an urban sewer: a combined water and dissolved sulfate stable isotope approach"Water Research 44(1), 256-266.DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2009.09.024


 [33] A.-V. Jung, C. Frochot, F. Villieras, B. Lartiges, S. Parant, M.L. Viriot, J.L. Bersillon (2010), "Interaction of pyrene fluoroprobe with natural and synthetic humic substances: Determining the local molecular organization from photophysical processes"Chemosphere 80, 228-234.DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2010.04.035


 [34] G. Frappier, B. Lartiges, S. Skali-Lami (2010), "Floc cohesive force in reversible aggregation: a Couette laminar flow investigation"Langmuir 26(13), 10475-10488.DOI: 10.1021/la9046947


 [35] M. Aoun, A.G. El Samrani, B. Lartiges, V. Kazpard, Z. Saad (2010), "Releases of phosphate fertilizer industry in the surrounding environment: Investigation on heavy metals and polonium 210 in soil"Journal of Environmental Sciences 22(9), 1387-1397.DOI: 10.1016/S1001-0742(09)60247-3


 [36] A.Z. Bouyakoub, B. Lartiges, R. Ouhib, S. Kacha, A.G. El Samrani, J. Ghanbaja, O. Barres (2011), "MnCl2 and MgCl2 for the removal of reactive dye Levafix Brilliant blue EBRA from synthetic textile wastewaters: an adsorption/aggregation mechanism"Journal of Hazardous Materials 18, 264-273.DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2011.01.008


 [37] M. Lupker, C. France-Lanord, J. Lavé, J. Bouchez, V. Galy, F. Metivier, J. Gaillardet, B. Lartiges, J-L. Mugnier (2011), "A Rouse-based method to integrate the chemical composition of river sediments: application to the Ganga basin"Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface 116, F04012.DOI: 10.1029/2010JF001947


 [38] M-E. Krapf, B. Lartiges, C. Merlin, G. Francius, J. Ghanbaja, J.F.L. Duval (2012), "Polyethyleneimine-Mediated Flocculation of Shewanella Oneidensis MR1: Impacts of cell surface appendage and polymer concentration"Water Research 46(6) 1838-1846.DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2011.12.061


[39] A-V. Jung, V. Chanudet, B. Lartiges, J. Ghanbaja, M. Abdelmoula, J-L. Bersillon, (2012) "Association of iron oligomeric species with natural organic matter: a combined EELS and Mössbauer investigation"Aquatic Sciences 74(4) 769-779.DOI: 10.1007/s00027-012-0260-9


 [40] R. El Khatib, B. Lartiges, A. El Samrani, P. Faure, J. Houhou, J. Ghanbaja, (2012) "Speciation of organic matter and heavy metal in urban wastewaters from an emerging country"Water Air Soil Pollution 223(8) 4695-4708.DOI: 10.1007/s11270-012-1226-1


 [41] FPA Jorand, A-S. Sergent, Remy P-Ph., I. Bihannic, J. Ghanbaja, B. Lartiges, A. Zegeye (2012) "Contribution of polyacrylic acid vs polyacrylamide polymers to the formation of green-rust 1 from g-FeOOH bioreduction"Geomicrobiology Journal 30(7) 600-615.DOI: 10.1080/01490451.2012.746403


 [42] L.J. Michot, I. Bihannic, F. Thomas, B. Lartiges, C. Caillet, Y. Waldvogel, J. Thieme, S. Funari, P. Levitz  (2013) "Coagulation of Na-montmorillonite by inorganic cations at neutral pH. A combined transmission X-ray microscopy, small angle and wide X-ray scattering study"Langmuir 29(10), 3500-3510.DOI: 10.1021/la400245n


 [43] J. Fatombi, B. Lartiges, T. Aminou, O. Barres, C. Caillet (2013) "A natural coagulant protein from copra (Cocos Nucifera): isolation, characterization, and potential for water purification"Separation and Purification Journal 116, 35-40.DOI: 10.1016/j.seppur.2013.05.015


 [44] R. Ammar, A.G. El Samrani, V. Kazpard, J. Bassil, B. Lartiges, Z. Saad, L. Chou (2013) "Applying physicochemical approaches to control phosphogypsum heavy metal releases in aquatic environment"Environmental Science and Pollution Research20(12) 9014-9025.



 [45] E. El Hayek, A.G El Samrani, B. Lartiges, V. Kazpard, B. Mathieu, M. Munoz (2015) "Potential of Opuntia ficus-indica for air pollution biomonitoring: a lead isotopic study"Environmental Science and Pollution Research 22(22) 17799-17809.DOI: 10.1007/s11356-015-4998-1


 [46] M.E.M. Krapf, B. Lartiges, C. Merlin, G. Francius, J. Ghanbaja (2016) "Deciphering the aggregation mechanism of bacteria (Shewanella oneidensis MR1) in the presence of polyethyleneimine: Effects of the exopolymeric superstructure and polymer molecular weight"Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 139, 285-293.DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfb.2015.12.015


 [47] A.A. Chaaban, B. Lartiges, V. Kazpard, C. Plisson-Chastang, L. Michot, I. Bihannic, C. Caillet, B. Prelot (2016) "Probing the organization of fulvic acid using a cationic surfactant"Colloids Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 504, 252-259.DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2016.05.032


 [48] M. Lupker, C. France-Lanord, B. Lartiges (2016) "Impact of sediment-seawater cation exchange on Himalayan chemical weathering fluxes"Earth Surface Dynamics 4, 675-684.DOI: 10.5194/esurf-4-675-2016


[49] J. Sieliechi, B. Lartiges, S. Skali-Lami, J. Kayem, R. Kamga (2016) "Floc compaction during ballasted-aggregatation"Water Research, 105, 361-369.DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2016.09.015


[50] V. Azzi, A. Kanso, V. Kazpard, A. Kobeissi, B. Lartiges, A.G. El Samrani, (2017) "Lactuca sativa growth in compacted and non-compacted semi-arid alkaline soil under phosphate fertilizer amendment and cadmium contamination"Soil & Tillage Research, 165, 1-10.DOI: 10.1016/j.still.2016.07.014


 [51] V. Azzi, A.G. El Samrani, B. Lartiges, A. Kobeissi, A. Kanso, V. Kazpard (2017) "Trace metals in phosphate fertilizers used in eastern Mediterranean countries"CLEAN Soil Air Water, 45(1).DOI: 10.1002/clen.201500988


 [52] E. El Hayek, A.G El Samrani, B. Lartiges, V. Kazpard, (2017) "Lead bioaccumulation in Opuntia ficus indica following foliar or root exposure to lead-bearing apatite"Environmental Pollution,220, 779-787.DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2016.10.046


 [53] S. Pinet, J-M. Martinez, S. Ouillon, B. Lartiges, R. Espinoza Villar (2017) "Variability of apparent and inherent optical properties of sediment-laden waters in large river basins – Lessons from in situ measurements and bio-optical modeling"Optics Express,Vol. 25 (8), A288.DOI: 10.1364/OE.25.00A283

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