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Cavaille, L., Grousseau, E., Pocquet, M., Lepeuple, A.-S., Uribelarrea, J.-L., Hernandez-Raquet, G., Paul, E., 2013. Polyhydroxybutyrate production by direct use of waste activated sludge in phosphorus-limited fed-batch culture. Bioresour. Technol. 149, 301–309.

Choubert, J.-M., Rieger, L., Shaw, A., Copp, J., Sperandio, M., Sorensen, K., Roenner-Holm, S., Morgenroth, E., Melcer, H., Gillot, S., 2013. Rethinking wastewater characterisation methods for activated sludge systems - a position paper. Water Sci. Technol. 67, 2363–2373.

Derlon, N., Coufort-Saudejaud, C., Queinnec, I., Paul, E., 2013. Growth limiting conditions and denitrification govern extent and frequency of volume detachment of biofilms. Chem. Eng. J. 218, 368–375.

Grousseau, E., Blanchet, E., Deleris, S., Albuquerque, M.G.E., Paul, E., Uribelarrea, J.-L., 2013. Impact of sustaining a controlled residual growth on polyhydroxybutyrate yield and production kinetics in Cupriavidus necator. Bioresour. Technol. 148, 30–38.

Hernandez-Raquet, G., Durand, E., Braun, F., Cravo-Laureau, C., Godon, J.-J., 2013. Impact of microbial diversity depletion on xenobiotic degradation by sewage-activated sludge. Environ. Microbiol. Rep. 5, 588–594.

Philippe, N., Stricker, A.-E., Racault, Y., Husson, A., Sperandio, M., Vanrolleghem, P., 2013. Modelling the long-term evolution of permeability in a full-scale MBR: Statistical approaches. Desalination 325, 7–15.

Ras, M., Lefebvre, D., Derlon, N., Hamelin, J., Bernet, N., Paul, E., Girbal-Neuhauser, E., 2013. Distribution and hydrophobic properties of Extracellular Polymeric Substances in biofilms in relation towards cohesion. J. Biotechnol. 165, 85–92.

Sperandio, M., Labelle, M.-A., Ramdani, A., Gadbois, A., Paul, E., Comeau, Y., Dold, P.L., 2013. Modelling the degradation of endogenous residue and “unbiodegradable” influent organic suspended solids to predict sludge production. Water Sci. Technol. J. Int. Assoc. Water Pollut. Res. 67, 789-796.



Bellet V, Hernandez-Raquet G, Dagnino S, Seree L, Pardon P, Bancon-Montigny C, Fenet H, Creusot N, Aït-Aïssa S, Cavailles V, Budzinski H, Antignac JP, Balaguer P. 2012. Occurrence of human androgens in sewage treatment plants is associated with antagonist activities on other steroid receptors. Water Research 46 :895-906.

Caudan, C., A.Filali, D. Lefebvre, M. Sperandio, et E. Girbal-Neuhauser. (2012). Extracellular Polymeric Substances (EPS) from Aerobic Granular Sludges:   Extraction, Fractionation, and Anionic Properties. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology 166 (7): 1685‑1702.

Combalbert S., Bellet V., Balaguer P., Pype ML., Bernet N., Hernandez-Raquet G. 2012. Fate of steroid hormones and endocrine activities in swine manure disposal and treatment facilities. Water Research 46 :895-906.

Le Cloirec, P.; Couvert, A.; Paul, E. (2012) 13th sfgp conference, Lille (France) 2011 specialized group 'water and air treatments' Preface. Environmental Technology. 33 (19) 2193-2193.

Filali, A., Y. Bessiere, et M. Sperandio. (2012). Effects of oxygen concentration on the nitrifying activity of an aerobic hybrid granular sludge reactor. Water Science and Technology 65 (2): 289‑295.

Filali, A., A. Mañas, M. Mercade, Y. Bessière, B. Biscans, et M. Spérandio. (2012). Stability and performance of two GSBR operated in alternating anoxic/aerobic or anaerobic/aerobic conditions for nutrient removal. Biochemical Engineering Journal 67: 10‑19.

Igel-Egalon A., Cheviron N., Hedde M., Hernandez-Raquet G. Mougin C. 2012. Impact of antibiotics from pig slurry on soil microbial communities, including the basidiomycete Trametes versicolor. Environ. Toxicol. 27: 129-136.

Manas, A., M. Pocquet, B. Biscans, et M. Sperandio. (2012). Parameters influencing calcium phosphate precipitation in granular sludge sequencing batch reactor. Chemical Engineering Science 77: 165‑175.

Manas, A., M. Sperandio, F. Decker, B. Biscans, (2012). Location and chemical composition of microbially induced phosphorus precipitates in anaerobic and aerobic granular sludge. Environmental Technology 33: 2195‑2209.

Marcato-Romain, C. E., Y. Pechaud, E. Paul, E. Girbal-Neuhauser, et V. Dossat-Letisse. (2012). Removal of microbial multi-species biofilms from the paper industry by enzymatic treatments. Biofouling 28 (3): 305‑314.

Mougin C., Cheviron N., Repincay C., Hedde M., Hernandez-Raquet G. 2012. Earthworms highly increase ciprofloxacin mineralization in soils. Environ. Chem Lett. DOI 10.1007/s10311-012-0385-z.

Mozo, I., G. Lesage, J. Yin, Y. Bessiere, L. Barna, et M. Sperandio. (2012). Dynamic modeling of biodegradation and volatilization of hazardous aromatic substances in aerobic bioreactor. Water Research 46 (16): 5327‑5342.

Oudart, D., Paul, E., Robin, P., et al. (2012). Modeling organic matter stabilization during windrow composting of livestock effluents  Environmental Technology 33 (19) 2235-2243.

Patureau D, Delgenes N, Muller M, Dagnino S, Lhoutellier C, Delgenes JP, Balaguer P, Hernandez-Raquet G. 2012. Chemical and toxicological assessment of a full-scale biosolid compost. Environ Toxicol Chem. 31:2748-56.

Paul, E., J- C. Ochoa, Y. Pechaud, Y. Liu, et A. Liné. (2012). Effect of shear stress and growth conditions on detachment and physical properties of biofilms. Water Research 46 (17): 5499‑5508.

Pechaud, Y., C.E. Marcato-Romain, E. Girbal-Neuhauser, I. Queinnec, Y. Bessiere, et E. Paul. (2012). Combining hydrodynamic and enzymatic treatments to improve multi-species thick biofilm removal. Chemical Engineering Science 80: 109‑118.

Vitte I, Duran R, Hernandez-Raquet G, Mounier J, Jézéquel R, Bellet V, Balaguer P, Caumette P, Cravo-Laureau C. 2012. Dynamics of metabolically active bacterial communities involved in PAH and toxicity elimination from oil-contaminated sludge during anoxic/oxic oscillations. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 97(9). 4199-4211.


Cravo-Laureau C, Hernadez-Raquet G, Vitte I, Godon JJ, Caumette P, Balaguer P, Duran P. (2011). Role of environmental fluctuations and microbial diversity in degradation of hydrocarbons in contaminated sludge. Res Microbiol. 162 : 888-895.

Mañas, A., Biscans, B., and Spérandio, M. (2011) Biologically induced phosphorus precipitation in aerobic granular sludge process. Water Research, 45(12), 3776–3786.

Mozo, I., Stricot, M., Lesage, N., and Sperandio, M. (2011) Fate of hazardous aromatic substances in membrane bioreactors. Water Research, 45(15), 4551–4561.

Paule, A., Lauga, B., Ten-Hage, L., Morchain, J., Duran, R., Paul, E., and Rols, J. L. (2011) A photosynthetic rotating annular bioreactor (Taylor-Couette type flow) for phototrophic biofilm cultures. Water Research, 45(18), 6107–6118.

Pujol, A., Debenest, G., Pommier, S., Quintard, M., and Chenu, D. (2011) Modeling Composting Processes with Local Equilibrium and Local Non-Equilibrium Approaches for Water Exchange Terms. Drying Technology, 29, 1941–1953.

Ras, M., Lefebvre, D., Derlon, N., Paul, Etienne, and Girbal-Neuhauser, E. (2011) Extracellular polymeric substances diversity of biofilms grown under contrasted environmental conditions. Water Research, 45(4), 1529–1538.

Talvy, S., Ochoa, J., Paul, Etienne, and Line, A. (2011) Influence of the nature of hydrodynamic constraints on aerobic biofilms. International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, 7(1/2), 4 – 23.

Wan, J., Mozo, Irene, Filali, A., Liné, A., Bessière, Y., and Spérandio, M. (2011) Evolution of bioaggregate strength during aerobic granular sludge formation. Biochemical Engineering Journal, 58–59, 69–78.


Delrue, F., Choubert, J. M., Stricker, A. E., Spérandio, M., Mietton-Peuchot, M., and Racault, Y. (2010) Modelling a full scale Membrane Bioreactor using Activated Sludge Model n°1: challenges and solutions. Water Science & Technology, 62(10), 2205–2217.

Dumas, C., Perez, S., Paul, E., and Lefebvre, X. (2010) Combined thermophilic aerobic process and conventional anaerobic digestion: Effect on sludge biodegradation and methane production. Bioresource Technology, 101(8), 2629–2636.

Fenu, A., Guglielmi, G., Jimenez, J., Spérandio, M., Saroj, D., Lesjean, B., Brepols, C., Thoeye, C., and Nopens, I. (2010) Activated sludge model (ASM) based modelling of membrane bioreactor (MBR) processes: A critical review with special regard to MBR specificities. Water Research, 44(15), 4272–4294.

Hery, M., Sanguin, H., Perez Fabiel, S., Lefebvre, X., Vogel, T. M., Paul, E., and Alfenore, S. (2010) Monitoring of bacterial communities during low temperature thermal treatment of activated sludge combining DNA phylochip and respirometry techniques. Water Research, 44(20), 6133–6143.

Lesage, G., Sperandio, M., and Tiruta-Barna, L. (2010) Analysis and modelling of non-equilibrium sorption of aromatic micro-pollutants on GAC with a multi-compartment dynamic model. Chemical Engineering Journal, 160(2), 457–465.

Pommier, S., Manas-Llamas, A., and Lefebvre, X. (2010) Analysis of the outcome of shredding pretreatment on the anaerobic biodegradability of paper and cardboard materials. Bioresource Technology, 101(2), 463–468.

Stricot, M., Filali, A., Lesage, N., Spérandio, M., and Cabassud, C. (2010) Side-stream membrane bioreactors: Influence of stress generated by hydrodynamics on floc structure, supernatant quality and fouling propensity. Water Research, 44(7), 2113–2124.

Thanh, B. X., Spérandio, M., Guigui, C., Aim, R. B., Wan, J., and Visvanathan, C. (2010) Coupling sequencing batch airlift reactor (SBAR) and membrane filtration: Influence of nitrate removal on sludge characteristics, effluent quality and filterability. Desalination, 250(2), 850–854.

Wolff, D. B., Paul, E., and da Costa, R. H. R. (2010) The influence of material support kind on the biological moving bed reactors performance used for the carbon removal and nitrification of sewage. Engenharia Sanitaria E Ambiental, 15(2), 149–154.


Rezouga, F., Hamdi, M., and Sperandio, M. (2009) Variability of kinetic parameters due to biomass acclimation: Case of para-nitrophenol biodegradation. Bioresource Technology, 100(21), 5021–5029.

Shen, L., Liu, Y., and Paul, E. (2009) A simple geometric approach for simplification of Langmuir kinetics for adsorption. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 349(1-3), 78-82.

Wan, J., Bessière, Y., and Spérandio, M. (2009) Alternating anoxic feast/aerobic famine condition for improving granular sludge formation in sequencing batch airlift reactor at reduced aeration rate. Water Research, 43(20), 5097–5108.

Wan, J. and Sperandio, M. (2009) Possible role of denitrification on aerobic granular sludge formation in sequencing batch reactor. Chemosphere, 75(2), 220–227.


Daumer, M.-L., Béline, F., Spérandio, Mathieu, and Morel, C. (2008) Relevance of a perchloric acid extraction scheme to determine mineral and organic phosphorus in swine slurry. Bioresource Technology, 99(5), 1319–1324.

Derlon, N., Massé, A., Escudié, R., Bernet, N., and Paul, Etienne (2008) Stratification in the cohesion of biofilms grown under various environmental conditions. Water Research, 42(8-9), 2102–2110.

Lesage, N., Sperandio, Mathieu, and Cabassud, C. (2008) Study of a hybrid process: Adsorption on activated carbon/membrane bioreactor for the treatment of an industrial wastewater. Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification, 47(3), 303–307.

Pambrun, V., Paul, E., and Spérandio, M. (2008) Control and modelling of partial nitrification of effluents with high ammonia concentrations in sequencing batch reactor. Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification, 47(3), 323–329.

Pommier, S., Chenu, D., Quintard, M., and Lefebvre, X. (2008) Modelling of moisture-dependent aerobic degradation of solid waste. Waste Management, 28(7), 1188–1200.

Ras, M., Girbal-Neuhauser, E., Paul, E., Sp�randio, M., and Lefebvre, D. (2008) Protein extraction from activated sludge: An analytical approach. Water Research, 42(8-9), 1867–1878.

Ras, M., Girbal-Neuhauser, E., Paul, E., and Lefebvre, D. (2008) A high yield multi-method extraction protocol for protein quantification in activated sludge. Bioresource Technology, 99(16), 7464–7471.

Sperandio, M. and Espinosa, M. C. (2008) Modelling an aerobic submerged membrane bioreactor with ASM models on a large range of sludge retention time. Desalination, 231(1-3), 82–90.

Spérandio, M., Pambrun, V., and Paul, E. (2008) Simultaneous removal of N and P in a SBR with production of valuable compounds: application to concentrated wastewaters. Water Science Technology, 58, 589–864.

Thanh, B. X., Visvanathan, C., Spérandio, Mathieu, and Aim, R. B. (2008) Fouling characterization in aerobic granulation coupled baffled membrane separation unit. Journal of Membrane Science, 318(1-2), 334–339.


Béline, F., Boursier, H., Daumer, M. L., Guiziou, F., and Paul, E. (2007) Modelling of biological processes during aerobic treatment of piggery wastewater aiming at process optimisation. Bioresource Technology, 98(17), 3298–3308.

Beline, F., Boursier, H., Guiziou, F., and Paul, E. (2007) Modelling of biological nitrogen removal during treatment of piggery wastewater. Water Science & Technology, 55(10), 11–19.

Coufort, C., Derlon, N., Ochoa-Chaves, J., Liné, A., and Paul, E. (2007) Cohesion and detachment in biofilm system for various environmental conditions. Water Science &Technology, 55(8-9), 421–428.

Daumer, M. L., Beline, F., Guiziou, F., and Sperandio, M. (2007) Influence of pH and Biological Metabolism on Dissolved Phosphorus during Biological Treatment of Piggery Wastewater. Biosystems Engineering, 96(3), 379.

Daumer, M. L., Béline, F., Guiziou, F., and Sperandio, M. (2007) Effect of Nitrification on Phosphorus dissolving in a Piggery Effluent treated by a Sequencing Batch Reactor. Biosystems Engineering, 96(4), 551–557.

Ochoa, J.-C., Coufort, C., Escudié, R., Liné, A., and Paul, Etienne (2007) Influence of non-uniform distribution of shear stress on aerobic biofilms. Chemical Engineering Science, 62(14), 3672–3684.

Paul, E., Wolff, D. B., Ochoa, J. C., and da Costa, R. H. (2007) Recycled and virgin plastic carriers in hybrid reactors for wastewater treatment. Water Environ Res, 79(7), 765–774.

Paul, E. and Debellefontaine, H. (2007) Reduction of excess sludge produced by biological treatment processes: effect of ozonation on biomass and on sludge. Ozone: science & engineering, 29(6), 415–427.

Pommier, S., Chenu, D., Quintard, M., and Lefebvre, X. (2007) A logistic model for the prediction of the influence of water on the solid waste methanization in landfills. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 97(3), 473–482.


Massé, A., Spérandio, M., and Cabassud, C. (2006) Comparison of sludge characteristics and performance of a submerged membrane bioreactor and an activated sludge process at high solids retention time. Water Research, 40(12), 2405–2415.

Pambrun, V., Paul, E., and Spérandio, M. (2006) Modeling the partial nitrification in sequencing batch reactor for biomass adapted to high ammonia concentrations. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 95(1), 120–131.

Paul, E., Camacho, P., Lefebvre, D., and Ginestet, P. (2006) Organic matter release in low temperature thermal treatment of biological sludge for reduction of excess sludge production. Water Science & Technology, 54(5), 59–68.

Paul, E., Camacho, P., Sperandio, M., and Ginestet, P. (2006) Technical and economical evaluation of a thermal, and two ixidative techniques for the reduction of excess sludge production. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 84(4), 247–252.

Queinnec, I., Ochoa, J. C., Vande Wouwer, A., and Paul, E. (2006) Development and calibration of a nitrification PDE model based on experimental data issued from biofilter treating drinking water. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 94(2), 209–222.

Singlande, E., Roux-de Balmann, H., Lefebvre, X., and Sperandio, M. (2006) Improvement of the treatment of salted liquid waste by integrated electrodialysis upstream biological treatment. Desalination, 199(1-3), 64–66.



Boursier, H., Béline, F., and Paul, E. (2005) Piggery wastewater characterisation for biological nitrogen removal process design. Bioresource Technology, 96(3), 351–358.

Dziurla, M. A., Salhi, M., Leroy, P., Paul, E., Ginestet, P., and Block, J. C. (2005) Variations of respiratory activity and glutathione in activated sludges exposed to low ozone doses. Water Research, 39(12), 2591–2598.

Lesage, N., Spérandio, M., and Cabassud, C. (2005) Performances of a hybrid adsorption/submerged membrane biological process for toxic waste removal. Water Science & Technology, 51(6-7), 173–180.

Queinnec, I. and Spérandio, M. (2005) Simultaneous estimation of sludge biological activity and influent nitrogen load using ORP and DO dynamics. Bioprocess and biosystem engineering, 27(5), 329–337.

Spérandio, M., Massé, A., Espinosa, M.-C., and Cabassud, C. (2005) Characterization of sludge structure and activity in submerged membrane bioreactor. Water Science & Technology, 52(10-11), 401–408.

Tremier, A., de Guardia, A., Massiani, C., Paul, E., and Martel, J. L. (2005) A respirometric method for characterising the organic composition and biodegradation kinetics and the temperature influence on the biodegradation kinetics, for a mixture of sludge and bulking agent to be co-composted. Bioresource Technology, 96(2), 169–180.

Wolff, D. B., Chavez-Ochoa, J. C., Paul, E., and Ribeiro Da Costa, R. H. (2005) Nitrification in hybrid reactor with a recycled plastic support material. Brazilian archives of biology and technology, 48, 243–248.