Abdeltif Amrane

Abdeltif Amrane
Université de Rennes 1 | UR1 · Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes (ISCR) - UMR CNRS 6226

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Introduction
Abdeltif Amrane: Professor, Exceptional class. He currently works at the Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes (ISCR) - UMR CNRS 6226, Université de Rennes 1. Abdeltif does research in Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Bioengineering. Research thematics: The removal of recalcitrant organic pollutants in Air and Wastewater https://ged.univ-rennes1.fr/nuxeo/site/esupversions/b39d505b-28ba-4e26-9921-5c1d642d2315?inline

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Air gap membrane distillation (AGMD) is a widely utilized technology for producing drinking water due to its low heat loss, high thermal efficiency, and compatibility with solar energy. The application of the first and second laws of thermodynamics in energy and exergy analyses provides a comprehensive evaluation of the efficiency of thermal proces...
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Several drinking water production techniques are being established to respond immediately to the growing needs of the population. The system of air gap membrane distillation (AGMD) is the best attractive option for the process of water desalination. This thermal process is characterized by its potential to provide drinking water at low energy costs...
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This work aimed to formulate xanthan gum microspheres for the encapsulation of metformin hydrochloride, according to the process of ionotropic gelation. The obtained microparticles, based on various fractions of xanthan gum (0.5–1.25), were subjected to different physico-chemical tests and a drug release study. Microspheres with an average size var...
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The heavy metals concentration in algae can be used as a bioindicator of the pollution of an ecosystem. In the present study, we determined the levels of the elements Fe, Pb, Cu, and Zn in chlorophyta of the species Cladophora, Spirogyra, Chara, and Zygnema. The samples were collected in February of 2021 in three different locations in Algeria (Dar...
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Mineralization of gaseous chlorobenzene (major VOC from cement plants) was studied in a continuous reactor using three advanced oxidation processes: (i) photocatalysis, (ii) Dielectric Barrier Discharge (DBD) plasma and (iii) DBD/TiO2-UV coupling. The work showed an overproduction of OH * and O * radicals in the reaction medium due to the interacti...
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This research is based on the deposition of ceramic membranes made from Algerian clays within tubular supports. The major objective is to compare the mechanical strength and water per-meability of the developed supports. The membranes made from the same clays are then examined in terms of their application areas and efficacy in treating a local-che...
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Drilling fluid systems have seen the addition of new natural additives in recent years in order to replace traditional additives, improve their rheological properties, and ensure the functionality of the drilling fluid taking into account health and environmental factors. This paper aims to study and compare the effect of the addition of eggshell p...
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Citation: Mammeri, A.; Tiri, A.; Belkhiri, L.; Salhi, H.; Brella, D.; Lakouas, E.; Tahraoui, H.; Amrane, A.; Mouni, L. Assessment of Surface Water Quality Using Water Quality Index and Discriminant Analysis Method. Water 2023, 15, 680. Abstract: Given the complexity of water quality data sets, water resources pose a significant problem for global p...
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The main objective of this work was to assess the performance of combined processes, adsorption/ photodegradation of the ciprofloxacin antibiotic (CIP). Adsorption was achieved on natural hydroxyapatite (nat-HA) in the batch mode. The effect of pH (3-12), initial ciprofloxacin concentration (C0, 25-200 mg L −1), adsorbent dose (m, 0.25-3 g L −1), a...
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In this work, the adsorption mechanism of phenol on activated carbon from aqueous solutions was investigated. Batch experiments were performed as a function of adsorbent rate, solution temperature, phenol initial concentration, stirring speed, and pH. The optimal operating condition of phenol adsorption were: mass/volume ratio of 0.6 g.L−1, tempera...
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Citation: Zamouche, M.; Tahraoui, H.; Laggoun, Z.; Mechati, S.; Chemchmi, R.; Kanjal, M.I.; Amrane, A.; Hadadi, A.; Mouni, L. Optimization and Prediction of Stability of Emulsified Liquid Membrane (ELM): Artificial Neural Network. Processes 2023, 11, 364. Abstract: In this work, the emulsified liquid membrane (ELM) extraction process was studied as...
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In this study, chromate adsorption onto red peanut skin (RPS) was investigated in a fixed-bed column; FTIR, PZC, SEM, DLS, and BET were used to evaluate its adsorption properties. The experiments were conducted to determine the effect of physical parameters, including the inlet initial Cr(VI) concentration (100–500 mg L−1), bed height (10–20 cm), a...
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This research aimed to assess the adsorption properties of raw walnut shell powder (WNSp) for the elimination of methylene blue (MB) from an aqueous medium. The initial MB concentration (2–50 mg/L), the mass of the biomaterial (0.1–1 g/L), the contact time (10–120 min), the medium’s pH (2–12), and the temperature (25–55 °C) were optimized as experi...
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In the present research, zeolite is used for the removal of toxic Congo red dye from water solution. The effects of different operating conditions such as hydrogen potential (pH), contact time (time), zeolite dose (D), initial dye concentration (C0), and ionic strength (I) are investigated for Congo red adsorption under batch mode. It was found tha...
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Consideration is now being given to the use of metal coagulants to remove turbidity from drinking water and wastewater. Concerns about the long-term impact of non-biodegradable sludge on human health and the potential contamination of aquatic systems are gaining popularity. Recently, alternative biocoagulants have been suggested to address these co...
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Iodinated X-ray contrast media (ICM) as emerging micropollutants have attracted considerable attention in recent years due to their high detected concentration in water systems. It results in environmental issues partly due to the formation of toxic by-products during the disinfection process in water treatment. Consequently, various approaches hav...
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The objective of this study was to evaluate the antioxidant (AA), antibacterial, and antifungal activity of fresh and pre-treated apricot extracts, dried by microwave at different powers (200, 400, and 800 W), extracted by the cold soaking method, and ultrasound-assisted extraction (UAE). Biological activity (bacterial and fungal) was estimated by...
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This study was carried out to verify the influence of drying parameters on phenolic and flavonoid compounds of apricots (Prunus armeniaca L.) treated with sucrose, NaCl, and sodium bisulphite solutions dried by microwave at different powers (200, 400, and 800 W). We used two extraction methods, namely, cold soaking and ultrasound-assisted extractio...
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Prior studies have examined the ability of Moringa oleifera (MO) seed extract, among other natural coagulants, to remove several types of dyes. MO has been proven to have a high capacity to remove some anionic dyes. The aim of the present study is to explore the possible use of aqueous and saline extracts of MO as biocoagulants for the removal of M...
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As it is well known that wastewater treatment is becoming a global concern, the search for advanced intensive oxidation processes with minimal waste generation for wastewater treatment remains a major challenge. In the present work, the photodegradation of Ciprofloxacin (CIP) was studied using the Dielectric-Barrier-Discharge (DBD) process. The eff...
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Water contaminated by methylene blue (MB) dye was treated with activated carbon based on locally collected jujube stones. This activated carbon was characterized by physico-chemical methods after preparation and chemical activation. Response surface methodology (RSM) was used to maximize the MB uptake a dependent variable in Box-Behnken Design (BBD...
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In arid regions, starchy agricultural products such as wheat and rice provide essential carbohydrates, minerals, fibers and vitamins. However, drought, desiccation, high salinity, potentially toxic metals and hydrocarbon accumulation are among the most notable stresses affecting soil quality and cereal production in arid environments. Certain soil...
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In this study, different oxidation processes UVA-365 nm (photolysis), UV–A/H2O2, UV–A/H2O2/Fe2+, UV–A/S2O8, and UV–A/S2O8/Fe2+ were investigated to compare removal rates efficiencies of Oxytetracycline (OTC). The role of the initial concentration of oxidants, as well as their inhibitory threshold regarding degradation and mineralization of OTC, was...
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Wastewater from the Antibiotical-Saidal pharmaceutical plant (Medéa) was pretreated by coagulation-flocculation using copper sulfate (CuSO4), iron chloride (FeCl3), and mixture of the two salts combined in a 1:1 (v/v) ratio in the present study. Response surface methodology (RSM) was used to optimize pH and coagulant dosage as independent variables...
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Due to their cost-effectiveness, low toxicity, and naturally renewable properties, bio-coagulants for water treatment are gaining popularity. In this context, four bio-coagulants were tested for their ability in turbidity reduction in a synthetic bentonite suspension: Opuntia ficus indica (OFI) and Moringa oleifera (MO) seeds, two well-established...
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This study investigated the potential of 4A zeolite, named4AZW in this work, generated by natural gas dehydration units as solid waste after several treatment cycles, as a low-cost adsorbent to separately remove two cationic dyes, methylene blue (MB) and malachite green (MG), from an aqueous solution within a batch process. The adsorbent material w...
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The treatment of a synthetic polluted gas containing seven volatile organic compounds (VOCs) was studied using a pilot plant in real industrial conditions. The process combined VOC absorption in silicone oil (PolyDiMethylSiloxane, i.e., PDMS), a biological regeneration of the PDMS in a two-phase partitioning bioreactor (TPPB), and a phase separatio...
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The potato wastes constitute a major environmental concern due to their significant production in the potato processing industry. Due to their high organic content, this waste can constitute a very interesting Algerian resource for biofuel production. The objective of this study is the energy recovery of an industrial agro-food waste to produce bio...
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Continuous water monitoring is expensive and time consuming. Because it requires sampling information throughout 12 months and restricts the conduct of water aid management studies as well as the calibration and validation of excellent water models. To overcome this obstacle to better water quality management, improving water quality models is a ne...
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The uncontrolled entry of pharmaceutical compounds (PCs) into water sources causes irreversible damages to microorganisms. This study aimed to evaluate the capability of Synechocystis sp. PCC6803 microalga to remove three PCs, namely Metronidazole in 1, 3, and 5 mg/L, Rosuvastatin in 200, 400, and 600 mg/L, and Codeine phosphate in 50, 150, and 250...
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This research focuses on the study of a new material, a layered double hydroxide, which was synthesized using a co-precipitation method at pH constant and, then, tested for its retention of nitrate anions. The LDH was prepared from four metal cations Mg-Zn-Co-Al to produce the quadratic material mentioned, MgZnCoAl-CO3, which was calcinated to obta...
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Photocatalysis has been widely studied for environmental applications and water treatment as one of the advanced oxidation processes (AOPs). Among semiconductors that have been employed as catalysts in photocatalytic applications, bismuth sillenite crystals have gained a great deal of interest in recent years due to their exceptional characteristic...
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Environmental biotechnologies are a popular choice for using efficient, low-cost, low-waste, and environmentally friendly methods to clean up and restore polluted sites. In these technologies, plants (terrestrial and aquatic) and their associated micro-organisms are used to eliminate pollutants that threaten the health of humans and animals. They h...
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The magnetization process of activated carbons prepared from coffee residue was performed according to two protocols: The first one involved a chemical impregnation with a mixture of two salts: FeSO4·7H2O and FeCl3, followed by a treatment with NaOH (2 M). The second procedure required an impregnation with both salts mentioned above, taken alone or...
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Understanding the graphene/semiconductor/metal interactions is crucial to design innovative photocatalytic materials with efficient photocatalytic activity for environmental cleanup applications. SrTiO3 on reduced graphene oxide (rGO) with various graphene contents was successfully synthesized in this study utilizing a simple hydrothermal method, f...
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In this study, the kinetic degradation of the anti-inflammatory drug Ibuprofen in aqueous solution by heterogeneous TiO2 photocatalytic was investigated. The data obtained were used for training an artificial neural network. Preliminary experiments of photolysis and adsorption were carried out to assess their contribution to the photocatalytic degr...
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Iron alginate beads (Fe-Alg) were prepared, characterized and implemented for the degradation of amoxicillin (AMX) by the heterogeneous electro-Fenton process using a graphite cathode recovered from used batteries. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) showed that (Fe-Alg) beads have a spherical shape and the results of energy dispersive spectrometric...
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The purpose of the work is to investigate the use of decision tree (DT) enhanced by bootstrap aggregates (Bag) and least-squares boosting (Lsboost) in modeling the organic matter of water according to its physicochemical parameters. An entire database of 500 samples of 21 physicochemical parameters, including organic matter, was used to build the D...
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An eco-friendly and low cost modified mixture of both Wild Carob and Cupressus sempervirens with H 3 PO 4 (Cupcar-H 3 PO 4 ) was prepared to extract a cationic dye (Crystal Violet) from an aqueous solution in a batch reactor at the laboratory of chemical engineering, Department of Process Engineering, Faculty of Technology, Farhat Abbas Setif Unive...
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Advanced oxidation processes are considered as a promising technology for the removal of persistent organic pollutants from industrial wastewaters. In particular, the heterogeneous electro-Fenton (HEF) process has several advantages such as allowing the working pH to be circumneutral or alkaline, recovering and reusing the catalyst and avoiding the...
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Obtaining clean and high-quality water free of pathogenic microorganisms is a worldwide challenge. Various techniques have been investigated for achieving an effective removal or inacti-vation of these pathogenic microorganisms. One of those promising techniques is photocatalysis. In recent years, photocatalytic processes used semiconductors as pho...
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In our study, the effectiveness of photocatalytic degradation of methyl orange (MO) in the presence of several catalysts under simulated solar light was studied. A comparative study was conducted between four different catalysts (TiO2, Cu2O, WO3, and Bi2O3) to assess their photocatalytic activities by varying the illumination time. The photodegrada...
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The occurrence of iodine X-ray contrast media (ICM) in the environment is a global concern since they can be transformed into toxic compounds during water disinfection process. Among the different approaches that have been tested to degrade them, electroreduction offers the advantages to be selective, targeting in a cost-effective way the functiona...
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his study involved monitoring and modelling the drying kinetics of whole apricots pre-treated with solutions of sucrose, NaCl, and sodium bisulphite. The drying was performed in a microwave oven at different power levels (200, 400, and 800 W). Two artificial intelligence models were used for the prediction of drying time (DT) and moisture ratio (MR...
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We report the biodegradation of dye pollutants by a green process that combines the microbial activity of activated sludge with phytoremediation ability of the aquatic plant L. gibba . The obtained results showed that the combination of the two processes when the pollutant was present at concentration of 50 mg/L, lead to a dye removal of 95 and 70%...
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Biological treatments are used in gas treatment when containing Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC). Key factor to enhance treatment efficiency is to maximize mass transfer from gas to liquid. VOCs can be removed from the gas flow by absorption in a separate gas–liquid contactor before entering a Two-Phase Partitioning Bioreactor (TPPB) (Two-stage uni...
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During the last 30 years, one of the major environmental concerns is related to water pollution. Given the ecological and economic advantages of aquatic plants, the toxic effect of several variety of pollutants to macrophytes entice enhanced attentiveness. An abundant literature shows that most polluting substances which enter in the aquatic enviro...
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Microorganisms can produce a wide range of bio-based chemicals that can be used in various industrial applications as molecules of interest. In the present work, an analysis of the power production by pure culture, co-culture, and sequential culture was performed. In this study, both the mono-culture and the co-culture strategies of Actinobacillus...
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Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs), in particular heterogeneous photocatalysis, have been considered as a promising method to remove antibiotics without generating hazardous intermediates. In this work, an innovative compact photoreactor was designed and tested for the degradation of the antibiotic Flumequine. The system consisted of a textile wov...
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The fast-growing consumer demand drives industrial process intensification, which subsequently creates a significant amount of waste. These products are discharged into the environment and can affect the quality of air, degrade water streams, and alter soil characteristics. Waste materials may contain polluting agents that are especially harmful to...
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The aim of the study was to find alternative materials that could contribute to the protection of the environment by the elimination of organic pollutant (tryptophan). The adsorbent materials (activated carbon) were prepared from pea and bean peels which were chemically treated with phosphoric acid and then treated physically by calcination. This s...
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Cultivation conditions especially agitation and aeration have critical roles on Crypthecodinium cohnii growth and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) formation. In this study, for the first time, different air bubble sizes were considered, in a 5-L bubble column bioreactor; and the effect of bubble size on growth and on DHA production by dinoflagellate micr...
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The anaerobic fermentation of glucose and fructose was performed by Actinobacillus succinogenes 130Z in batch mode using three different volume of bioreactors (0.25, 1 and 3 L). The strategy used was the addition of MgCO3 and fumaric acid (FA) as mineral carbon and the precursor of succinic acid, respectively, in the culture media. Kinetics and yie...
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In the present study, methylene blue (MB) removal from aqueous solutions via the photocatalytic process using TiO2 as a catalyst in the presence of external ultraviolet light (UV) was investigated. The adsorption results in the absence of UV radiation showed that adsorption reached an equilibrium state at 60 min. The experimental kinetic data were...
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The objective of this work was to valorize a waste from cardinal vine shoot into a hydrolysate rich in reducing sugars. Plackett–Burman design was considered to identify the significant factors, while a Box Behnken design was considered to optimize the extraction in the following experimental conditions: 100 °C, 750 rpm, trifluoracetic acid (CF3O2H...
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The photocatalytic removal of Flumequine (antibiotic) using a luminous textile which served as a support for the TiO2 and a light transmitter through optical fibers was examined in this study. Two configurations of luminous textile were investigated (Mono-Face and Double-Face) in terms of compounds degradation and mineralization. Photocatalytic per...