Ions at Active Interfaces Laboratory (L2IA)

Chemistry and physical-chemistry of liquid/liquid interfaces.

Ion transfer at liquid/liquid  and liquid/air (foam) interfaces

Self-assembly of complexant amphiphilic molecules


Chemistry and physical-chemistry of active interfaces:
development of model system and methods (SHG, IFM)

Ongoing national et international projects and collaborations:

  • Associated European Laboratories "NISI" with Darmstadt university and Regensburg university
  • Partner in ANR-17-CE08-0016: FOAMEX "Leaching foams to extract metals from electronic waste", project carried by C. Monteux (ESPCI, team leader) and in collaboration with BRGM and a start-up EXTRACTHIVE. (2018-22)

Completed project:

  • Partner in ANR JCJC (2016-19) CAMOMILS from G. Gassin (univ. Montpellier)
  • Partner in ANR (2016-19) DYNAMISTE (L2IA partner with CEA-Marcoule, Ecole Polytechnique Palaiseau and Wöllner GmbH & Co. KG).
  • ANR blanche 2013-16, "CELADYCT", partner with PESCA UMR 7195 (team leader), Cordouan Technologies and Department of Environmental Fluid Mechanics TU Delft - end june 2016
  • ANR labcomV4 (2014-17) VECT'OLEO with OLEOS SA - end august 2017
  • RSNR 2014-2016, Demeterres (DEveloppement de Méthodes bio- et Eco- TEchnologiques pour la Remédiation Raisonnée des Effluents et des Sols en appui à une stratégie de réhabilitation post-accidentelle.), partenaire with CEA, AREVA, IRSN, INRA, VEOLIA EAUANR 2013-16, "ILLA", team leader with ILM UMR 5579 UCB Lyon (Pr PF. Brevet team) and MSM  UMR 7177 (Pr G. Wipff team) - end july 2016.
  • SACSESS (Safety of ACtinide Separation proceSSes) an European FP7 program
  • ANR CD2I 2010-14, "CATASURF", partner with EA CMF 4478 Lille (team leader), IPCM UMR 7201 Paris and DSM Innovative Synthesis Geleen - end january 2015

Instrumentation / Capabilities:

Langmuir trough with BAM analysis (KSV), drop shape analysis (Krüss DA100), ring tensiometer (Krüss), AcoustoSizer (Colloidal Dynamics), ZetaSizer (Malvern), Static and Dynamic light scattering (ALV LSE 5004), refractometer (Arago), Viscosimeter/densimeter (Anton Paar), pH-titration, tubidity, conductivity (Metrohm), osmometer (Knauer), Total Organic Carbon titration (Shimadzu), UV-vis spectrometer (Varian), ICP-AES (Arcos from Spectro Analytical Instruments), Mass spectroscopy Orbitrap (Thermo Scientific), SWAXS (Xenocs) and SANS (Large scale facilities), SHG plateform