Waste expertise

Technical resources from laboratory to pilot

The INERTEC laboratory, located on the Vernon (Normandy) site, brings together engineers and technicians undertaking analysis, characterization, process development, feasibility studies and long term behaviour studies.

The following analyses are performed:

    • Global physical and chemical parameter measurements (pH, conductivity, soluble fraction, loss by combustion...),
    • ICP analyses: Major (calcium, potassium, sodium, magnesium,…), metals (lead, zinc, cadmium, chrome, nickel, copper, mercury, arsenic,…),
    • Spectrophotometric analyses: Chrome VI, COD, phenols, cyanides,
    • Ionic chromatography analyses (sulphates, phosphates, nitrates, nitrites, bromides, fluorides, chlorides),
    • Organic analyses (Total Organic Carbon).
    The Vernon site also allows the evaluation of the transition of a process to a semi-industrial scale, which can have the objective of:
      • Validating equipment,
      • Validating a succession of unit operations,
      • Studying mass effects (Temperatures, gaseous emissions, reaction speed…),
      • Studying the behaviour of the treated material over time.

    Because of the closeness of the pilot test hall to the laboratory, all the necessary instrumentation can be set up; close analytic monitoring is assured, allowing the conduct of the test to be adjusted as needed.

    These activities are performed in the Valmaris technology centre (A technology network and centre for risk and environment control) where our research centre is located.

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    Waste expertise

    Research & Development

    Waste analysis & characterisation

    Technical resources from laboratory to pilot

    Waste stabilisation and solidification

    Stabilisation and solidification processes


    Storage of hazardous wastes

    Stabilisation and solidification units

    Waste treatment

    Sediments, sludges, muds

    Petroleum residues

    Steelworks muds

    Recycling example for the agricultural business

    Industrial site depollution references

    Rehabilitation of a disused industrial zone- METALEUROP example

    Hydrocarbon lagoon treatment - BREST and LE HAVRE examples

    Discharge rehabilitation - FFM and PEM examples