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Maître de conférences
EAD9 : Symbiose
+33 (0) 561559763
INSA de Toulouse
135 avenue de Rangueil
31077 Toulouse cedex 4 - FRANCE
yolaine.bessiere @ insa-toulouse.fr



Academic Qualification

2002: Graduated in chemical engineering from ENSIACET, Toulouse, France
2005: PhD in Chemical engineering and environment from the University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France. « Filtration frontale sur membrane: mise en évidence du volume filtré critique pour l’anticipation et la maîtrise du colmatage »

Professional Experiences

Since oct. 2007: Assistant professor at the National Institute of Applied Sciences in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering.



Research Topics

Field of research: biological treatment and valorization of wastewaters

- Physical characterization of aggregates (flocs, granular sludge, biofilm)
- Modeling biological processes in densified aggregates (microbial population distribution in regards with transport limitation phenomena)

Funding programmes

ANR PRECODD : BIOFiME (2009-2011) Maîtrise Intégrée des BIOfilms Papetiers par Actions Combinées à Faible IMpact Environnemental
Industrial contract : Total




Assistant professor at INSA Toulouse:
- Chemical engineering
- Thermodynamics
- Mass transfer




"Alternating anoxic feast/aerobic famine condition for improving granular sludge formation in sequencing batch airlift reactor at reduced aeration rate” Water Research 43 (2009) 5097-5108
J-F. Wan, Y. Bessiere, M. Spérandio

"Effect of hydrophilic/hydrophobic fractions of natural organic matter on irreversible fouling of membranes” Desalination 249 (2009) 182-187
Y. Bessiere, E. Ghoslan, B. Jefferson, P. Bacchin

"Coupling air-assisted backwash and rinsing steps: a new way to improve ultrafiltration process operation for inside-out hollow fibre modules” Desalination 240 (2009) 71-77
Y. Bessiere, C. Guigui, P-J. Remizes, C. Cabassud

"Numerical simulation of colloid dead-end filtration: Effect of membrane characteristics and operating conditions on matter accumulation” Journal of Membrane Science 313 (2008) 52-59
Y. Bessiere, D.F. Fletcher, P. Bacchin

"Numerical simulation of colloidal dispersion filtration. Description of critical flux and comparison with experimental results” Desalination 192 (2006) 74-81
P. Bacchin, B. Espinasse, Y. Bessiere, D.F. Fletcher, P. Aimar

"Dead-end filtration of natural organic matter: experimental evidence for critical conditions" Desalination 175 (2005) 29-36
Y. Bessiere, P. Bacchin, B. Jefferson

"Low fouling conditions in dead-end filtration: evidence for a critical filtered volume and interpretation using critical osmotic pressure" Journal of Membrane Science 264 (2005) 37-47
Y. Bessiere, N. Abidine, P. Bacchin

“Filtration of biological sludge by immersed hollow-fiber membranes: influence of initial permeability – choice of operating conditions" Desalination 146 (2002) 427-431
C. Albasi, Y. Bessiere, S. Desclaux, J.C. Remigy