Fate of persistent fluorinated pollutants (PFAS) in soils

Scientific leader: Eric Michel (INRAE, EMMAH, Avignon)

The VSoil platform has been used to simulate the fate of persistent fluorinated pollutants (PFAS - per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) in soils.

Details of the work carried out under this theme are presented below.

  • Elisabeth Fries (PhD student since January 2021)

Elisabeth Fries (Gustave Eiffel University, Champs-sur-Marne) started in January 2021 her PhD thesis entitled "Transport and retention of fluorinated pollutants in soils: small scale experiments, magnetic resonance imaging and computer simulations" supervised by Gustave Eiffel University and INRAE. The experimentations are financed by ADEME through IPANEMA project. Elisabeth started using the official CDE_column model from VSoil platform to simulate the transport of fluorinated pollutants in a soil column. During her PhD she will improve this model by taking into account different mechanisms of adsorption of these pollutants onto soil. To calibrate some parameters of the model, she will use the Levenberg-Marquardt's (from minpack.lm R package) and DREAM optimisation algorithms available in VSoil with combination of MRI experimental data of contaminant transport.

Modification date : 19 February 2024 | Publication date : 16 May 2023 | Redactor : the VSoil team