Viviane Yargeau yargeau 3Cs laboratory


  1. MARSHALL, M., PINEDA, M., YARGEAU, V. (2017), Sensitivity of the LuminoTox tool to monitor contaminants of emerging concern in municipal secondary wastewater effluent, Science of the Total Environment, 598:1065-1075. DOI
  2. GHASEMIAN, S., NASUHOLGU, D., OMANOVIC, S., YARGEAU, V. (2017), Photoelectrocatalytic degradation of pharmaceutical carbamazepine using Sb-doped Sn80%-W20%-Oxide Electrodes, Separation and Purification Technology, InPress. DOI
  3. MURGOLO, S., YARGEAU, V., GERVASI, R., VISENTING, F., EL HABRA, N., RICCO, G., LACHETTI, I., CARERE, M., CURRI, M.L., MASCOLO, G. (2017), A new supported TiO2 film deposited on stainless steel for the photocatalytic degradation of contaminants of emerging concern, Chemical Engineering Journal, 318:103-111. DOI
  4. BAALBAKI, Z.,TORFS, E., YARGEAU, V., VANROLLEGHEM, P.A. (2017) Predicting the fate of micropollutants during wastewater treatment: calibration and sensitivity analysis, Science of the Total Environment, 601-602:874-885. DOI
  5. BAALBAKI, Z.,TORFS, E., MAERE, T., YARGEAU, V., VANROLLEGHEM, P.A. (2017) Dynamic modelling of solids in a full-scale activated sludge plant preceded by CEPT as a preliminary step for micropollutant removal modelling, Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering, 40(4):499-510. DOI
  6. ROY, D., GHERROU, A., PIERRE, P., LANDRY, D., YARGEAU, V. (2017), Reverse osmosis applied to soil remediation wastewater: comparison between bench-scale and pilot-scale results, Journal of Water Process Engineering, 16:115-122. DOI
  7. BAALBAKI, Z., SULTANA, T., METCALFE, C., , YARGEAU, V. (2017), Estimating removals of contaminants of emerging concern from wastewater treatment plants: The critical role of wastewater hydrodynamics, Chemosphere, 178: 439-448. DOI
  8. YARGEAU, V., METCALFE, C. (2017), Photocatalytic Degradation of Contaminants with Titanium Dioxide: A 40-year Retrospective on the Paper by John Carey and Colleagues Published in BECT, Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 98:147-148. DOI
  9. NASUHOGLU, D., WESTLUND, P., ISAZADEH, S., NEAMATALLAH, S., YARGEAU, V (2016) Development of a facile and high-throughput bioluminescence assay using Vibrio fischeri to determine the chronic toxicity of contaminated samples, Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 98(2):196-203. DOI
  10. BAALBAKI, Z., SULTANA, T., MAERE, T., VANROLLEGHEM, P.A., METCALFE, C.D., YARGEAU, V (2016) Fate and mass balance of contaminants of emerging concern during wastewater treatment determined using the fractionated approach, Science of the Total Environment, 573: 1144-1158. DOI
  11. RYU, Y., BARCELO, D., BARRON, L.P., BIJLSMA, H., CASTIGLIONI, S., DE VOGT, P., EMKE, E., HERNANDEZ, F., LAI, F.Y., LOPES, A., LOPEZ DE ALDA, M., MASTROIANNI, N., MUNRO, K., O’BRIEN, J., ORT, C., PlOSZ, B.G., REID, M.J., YARGEAU, V., THOMAS, K.V. (2016) Comparative measurement and quantitative risk assessment of alcohol consumption through wastewater-based epidemiology: An international study in 20 cities, Science of the Total Environment, 565: 977-983. DOI
  12. TELGMANN, L., NGUYEN, T.K.M., SHEN, L.,YARGEAU, V., HINTELMANN, H., METCALFE, C.D. (2016) Single Particle ICP-MS as a Tool for Determining the Stability of Silver Nanoparticles in Aquatic Matrixes Under Various Environmental Conditions, Including Treatment by Ozonation, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 408(19): 5169-5177. DOI
  13. SHEN, L., FISCHER, J., MARTIN, J., HOQUE, Md E., TELGMANN, L., HINTELMANN, H., MELCAFTE, C.D., YARGEAU, V. (2016) Carbon Nanotube Integrative Sampler (CNIS) for Passive Sampling of Nanosilver in the Aquatic Environment, Science of the Total Environment , 569-570: 223-233. DOI
  14. MATHIEU-DENICOURT, J., MARTYMIUK, C.J., LOUGHERY, J.-R., YARGEAU, V., DeSOLLA, S.R., LANGLOIS, V.S. (2016) Lethal and sublethal effects of phthalate diesters on Silurana tropicalis larvae, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 35(10): 2511-2522. DOI
  15. VENNE, P., YARGEAU, V., SEGURA, P.A.(2016) Quantification of ecdysteroids and retinoic acids in whole daphnids by liquid chromatography-triple quadrupole mass spectrometry, Journal of Chromatogrpahy A, 1438: 57-64. DOI
  16. ROY, D., RAHNI, M., PIERRE, P., YARGEAU, V. (2016) Forward osmosis for the concentration and reuse of process saline wastewater, Chemical Engineering Journal, 287: 277-284. DOI
  17. RODAYAN, A., AFANA, S., SEGURA, P.A., SULTANA, T., METCALFE, C., YARGEAU, V. (2016) Linking drugs of abuse in wastewater to contamination of surface and drinking water, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 35(4):843-9.DOI
  18. LASSONDE, G., NASUHOGLU, D., PAN, J.F., YARGEAU, V., DELBES, G. (2015) Ozone treatment prevents the toxicity of an environmental mixture of estrogens on rat fetal testicular development Reproductive Toxicology, 58: 85-92. DOI
  19. SEGURA P., El SAADI, K., CLAIR, A., LECOURS, M.-A., YARGEAU, V. (2015) Application of XCMS online and toxicity bioassays to the study of transformation products of levofloxacin, Water Science & technology, 80: 89-97. DOI
  20. SEGURA P., TAKADA, H., CORREA, J.A., El SAADI, K., KOIKE, T., ONWONA-AGYEMAN, S., OFUSU-ANIM, J., SABI, E.B., WASONGA, O.V., MGHALU, J.M., NEWMAN, B., WEERTS, S., YARGEAU, V. (2015) Global occurrence of anti-infectives in surface waters: impact of income inequality between countries, Environment International, 80: 89-97. DOI
  21. YARGEAU, V., DANYLO, F. (2015) Removal and transformation products of ibuprofen obtained during ozonation and sonication Water Science & technology, 72(3): 491-500. DOI
  22. SEELERT, T., GHOSH, D., YARGEAU, V. (2015) Improving Biohydrogen Production Using Clostridium beijerinckii Immobilized with Magnetite Nanoparticles, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 99(9): 4107-4116. DOI
  23. JIRTWUNG, R., YARGEAU, V. (2015) Biohydrogen and bioethanol production from biodiesel-based glycerol by Enterobacter aerogenes in a Continuous Stir Tank Reactor, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 16(5):10650-10664. DOI
  24. MAJEWSKY, M., WAGNER, D., DELAY, M., BRÄSE, S., YARGEAU, V. (2014) Antibacterial Activity of Sulfamethoxazole Transformation Products (TPs): General Relevance for Sulfonamide TPs Modified at the para Position, Chemical Research in Toxicology, 27(10): 1821-1828. DOI
  25. RODAYAN, A., MAJEWSKY, M., YARGEAU, V. (2014) Impact of approach used to determine removal levels of drugs of abuse during wastewater treatment, Science of the Total Environment, 487: 731-739. DOI
  26. YARGEAU, V., TAYLOR, B., LI, H., RODAYAN, A., METCALFE, C. (2014) Analysis of drugs of abuse in wastewater from two Canadian cities, Science of the Total Environment, 487: 722-730. DOI
  27. RODAYAN, A.,SEGURA, P.A., YARGEAU, V. (2014) Ozonation of wastewater: Removal and transformation products of drugs of abuse, Science of the Total Environment, 487: 763-770. DOI
  28. ERYTHROPEL, H.C., MARIC, M., NICELL, J.A., LEASK, R.L., YARGEAU, V. (2014) Leaching of the plasticizer di(2-ethylhexyl)phthlate (DEHP) from plastic containers and the question of human exposure, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 98(24): 9967-9981.DOI
  29. SEGURA, P.A., KAPLAN, P., YARGEAU, V. (2013) Identification and structural elucidation of ozonation transformation products of estrone, Chemistry Central Journal, 7:74. DOI
  30. LARCHER, S., YARGEAU, V. (2013) The effect of ozone on the biodegradation of 17α-ethinylestradiol and sulfamethoxazole by mixed bacterial cultures, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 97 (5): 2201-2210. DOI
  31. LARCHER, S., YARGEAU, V., (2013) Biodegradation of 17α-ethinylestradiol by heterotrophic bacteria, Environmental Pollution, 173: 17-22.DOI
  32. JIRTWUNG, R., VERRETT, J., YARGEAU, V. (2013) Optimization of selected salts concentration for improved biohydrogen production from biodiesel-based glycerol using Enterobacter aerogenes, Renewable Energy, 50:222-226. DOI
  33. SEGURA, P.A., GAGNON, C., YARGEAU, V., (2012) On the application of high-resolution mass spectrometry to environmental analysis, International Journal of Environmental Pollution, 1(1):85-92.DOI
  34. LARCHER, S., DELBES, G., ROBAIRE, B., YARGEAU, V., (2012) Degradation of 17α-ethinylestradiol by ozonation – Identification of the by-products and assessment of their estrogenicity and toxicity, Environment International, 39 (1): 66-72.DOI
  35. SABRI, N., HANNA, K., YARGEAU, V. (2012) Chemical oxidation of ibuprofen in the presence of iron species at near neutral pH, Science of the Total Environment, 427-428 :66-72.DOI
  36. KASTNER, J., COOPER, D.G ., MARIC, M., DODD, P., YARGEAU, V. (2012) Aqueous leaching of di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate and “green” plasticizers from poly(vinyl chloride), Science of The Total Environment, 432: 357-364.DOI
  37. NASUHOGLU, D., RODAYAN, A., BERK, D., YARGEAU, V. (2012) Removal of the antibiotic levofloxacin (LEVO) in water by ozonation and TiO2 photocatalysis, Chemical Engineering Journal, 188-189 :41-48. DOI
  38. NASUHOGLU, D., BERK, D., YARGEAU, V. (2012) Photocatalytic removal of 17α-ethinylestradiol (EE2) and levonorgestrel (LNG) from contraceptive pill manufacturing plant wastewater under UVC radiation, Chemical Engineering Journal, 185-186: 52-60. DOI
  39. INVITED PAPER - LARCHER, S., YARGEAU, V. (2012) Biodegradation of sulfamethoxazole: current knowledge and perspectives, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 96(2): 309-318. DOI
  40. BUTLER, J., O’BRIEN, P., CRAIN, S., YARGEAU, V. (2012) Determination of DEHP in Culture Media by GC-MS/MS Using PCI Ammonia, Thermo Application Note 52282. DOI
  41. SEGURA, P.A., KAPLAN, P., ERYTHROPEL, H.C., YARGEAU, V. (2012) Comparative rapid toxicity screening of commercial and potential green plasticizers using bioluminescent bacteria, Industrial Engineering and Chemistry Research, 51(35):11555-11560.DOI
  42. MAJEWSKY, M., GALLÉ, T., YARGEAU, V., FISCHER. K., (2011) Active heterotrophic biomass and sludge retention time (SRT) as determining factors for biodegradation kinetics of pharmaceuticals in activated sludge, Bioresource Technology, 102(16):7415-7421.DOI
  43. LARCHER, S., YARGEAU. V., (2011) Biodegradation of sulfamethoxazole by individual and mixed bacteria, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 91 (1): 211-218. DOI
  44. JITRWUNG, R., YARGEAU, V. (2011) Optimization of media composition for the production of biohydrogen from waste glycerol, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 36:9602-9611.DOI
  45. NASUHOGLU, D., YARGEAU, V., BERK, D. (2011) Photo-removal of sulfamethoxazole (SMX) by photolytic and photocatalytic processes in a batch reactor under UV-C radiation (λmax = 254 nm), Journal of Hazardous Material, 186: 67-75. DOI
  46. METCALFE, C., TINDALE K., LI, H., RODAYAN, A., YARGEAU, V (2010) Illicit drugs in Canadian municipal wastewater and estimates of community drug use, Environmental Pollution, 158:3179-3185.DOI
  47. GAUTHIER, H., COOPER, D.G., YARGEAU, V., (2010) Biodegradation of Pharmaceuticals by Rhodococcus rhodochrous and Aspergillus niger by Co-Metabolism, Science of Total Environment, vol. 408, pp. 1701-1706. DOI
  48. EVANGELISTA, S., COOPER, D.G., YARGEAU, V. (2010) The Effect of Structure and a Secondary Carbon Source on the Microbial Degradation of Chlorophenoxy Acids, Chemosphere, vol. 79, pp. 1084-1088. DOI
  49. RODAYAN, A., ROY, R., YARGEAU, V., (2010) Oxidation Products of Sulfamethoxazole in Ozonated Secondary Municipal Effluent, Journal of Hazardous Materials, vol. 177, pp. 237-243. DOI
  50. INVITED PAPER - HALLENBECK, P.C., GHOSH, D., SKONIECZNY, M., YARGEAU, V. (2009) Microbiological and Engineering Aspects of Biohydrogen Production, Indian Journal of Microbiology,  vol. 49, pp.48-59. DOI
  51. SKONIECZNY, M., YARGEAU, V. (2009) Biological hydrogen production from industrial wastewater with Clostridium beijereinckii, International Journal of Hydrogen, vol. 34, pp.3288-3294. DOI
  52. O’GRADY, D., EVANGELISTA, S., YARGEAU, V. (2009) Biodegradation of EE2 by pure cultures in wastewater, Environmental Engineering Science, 26(9), p. 1393-1400. DOI
  53. YARGEAU, V., LECLAIR, C. (2008) Impact of Operating Conditions on Decomposition of Antibiotics during Ozonation, Ozone: Science and Engineering, vol. 30, no, 3, p. 175-188. DOI
  54. YARGEAU, V., HUOT, J.C., RODAYAN, A., ROY, R., LEASK, R.L. (2008) Impact of Sulfamethoxazole Degradation Products on Mammalian Cells, Environmental Toxicology, vol. 23, no 4, p. 492-498. DOI
  55. YARGEAU, V., LOPATA, A., METCALFE, C. (2007) Occurrence of Pharmaceuticals in the Yamaska River, Quebec, Canada, Water Quality Research Journal of Canada, vol. 42, No. 4, p. 231-239. DOI
  56. LECLAIR, C., YARGEAU, V., (2007) Potential of Ozonation for the Degradation of Antibiotics in Wastewater, Water Science and Technology, vol. 55, no. 12, pp. 321-326. DOI
  57. ROY, R., RODAYAN, A., YARGEAU, V., (2007) The Method Development of Sulfamethoxazole for Analysis by GC-MS, Chimiste, vol. 21, no. 4, pp.17-20.
  58. YARGEAU, V., MARCOS, B., SOUCY, G. (2004) A New Application of the Severity Factor Kinetic Model: Thermal Plasma Treatment of Black Liquor, Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, vol. 82, pp.1209-1216. DOI
  59. YARGEAU, V., SOUCY, G., BOULOS, M.I. (1999) The Treatment of Water-Based Toxic Waste Using Induction Plasma Technology, Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing, vol. 19, no. 3, p. 327-340. DOI


books & book chapters

  1. ZEMAN, F.,Metropolitan Sustainability :Understanding and improving the urban environment (Chapter 19 – V. Yargeau), Woddhead Publishing Series in Energy, No. 34, 2012. ISBN 0 85709 046 1
  2. PARK, C.S, adaptation française par YARGEAU, G., SOUCY, G., GRENON, M., Analyse économique en ingénierie, 2e édition, ERPI, St-Laurent, Québec, 2009. ISBN13 : 9782761312899
  3. PARK, C.S . et al., adaptation française par YARGEAU, G., SOUCY, G., Analyse économique en ingénierie, ERPI, St-Laurent, Québec, 972 p., 2002.


invited presentations

  1. POPS Symposium, May 2017, Watertown, MA, USA, LC-MS as a tool for engineers optimizing wastewater treatment
  2. Pittcon 2017, March 2017, Chicago, USA, LC-MS as a tool to optimize wastewater treatment
  3. Estrogen monitoring EU Working Group, February 2016, Paris, France, Estrogen Monitoring Campaign in Canada: Experiences and plans
  4. Canadian Water Network Event - #FlushGate 100 days later, February 2016, Montreal, Canada Independent expert hired by Environment Canada regarding the #FlushGate
  5. International workshop on nanocomposite materials for photocatalytic degradation of pollutants, November 2015, Kulala Lumpur, Malaysia, Photocatalysis: What remains in water after treatment?
  6. ChemEng Corporate Talk, March 2014, Montreal, Canada, Beyond the Ivory Tower
  7. Canadian Society of Chemistry, May 2013, Quebec City, Canada, Treatment of emerging contaminants: Are we solving the problem or creating another one?
  8. Testing the waters: First international multidisciplinary conference on detecting illicit drugs in wastewater, May 2013, Lisbon, Italy, Drugs of Abuse in Canadian Wastewaters
  9. Americana, March 2013, Montreal, Canada, Structural Elucidation of Transformation Products of Ozonated Estrogenic Compounds
  10. CAWQ, February 2013, Hamilton, Canada, Can advanced wastewater treatment technologies remove contaminants of emerging concerns?
  11. Rennes Université, October 2012, Rennes, France, Recent research activities at the 3Cs Laboratory at McGill University
  12. Health Canada, January 2012, Ottawa, Canada, Factors affecting the biodegradation of pharmaceuticals
  13. CNR Head Office Italy, December 2011, Rome, Italy, Fate of BFRs, NMs and Pharmaceuticals in wastewater and sludge treatment
  14. CNR-IRSA Italy, December 2011, Bari, Italy, Recent research activities at McGill: Removal of ibuprofen by sonication & Green alternatives to phthalates
  1. CNR-IRSA Italy, May 2011, Bari, Italy, Pharmaceuticals & Plasticizers in wastewater treatment: Transformation Products and Toxicity
  2. Americana. May 2011, Montreal, Canada, Fate and residual toxicity of sulfamethoxazole, levofloxacin and 17α-ethinyl estradiol in oxidation processes
  3. Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, September 2009, Montreal, Canada, Xenobiotics & Toxicology: An Engineering Perspective
  4. Laboratoire de chimie physique et microbiologie pour l’environnement, Nancy Université, Mai 2008, Nancy, France, Les composés pharmaceutiques : analyse environnementale, dégradation chimique et biologique, toxicité résiduelle
  5. Département de microbiologie, Université de Montréal, Avril 2008, Montreal, Canada, La conversion de résidus en biohydrogène: Une perspective d’ingénierie
  6. Facultés de génie/sciences/médecine, Ateliers, Université de Sherbrooke,Novembre 2007, Sherbrooke, Canada,

Other contributions

  1. TECHNICAL REPORT: CYR, D., HAUSLER, R., YARGEAU, V., Rapport d’examen par des experts indépendants des renseignements techniques et scientifiques concernant le déversement d’effluent d’eaux usées non traitées dans le fleuve Saint-Laurent prévu par la Ville de Montréal, submitted to Environment Canada, October 2015, 30p.
  2. RESEARCH REPORT: YARGEAU, V., Production of Biohydrogen from Wastewater, submitted to H2PTI, Laval, Quebec (Canada), Août 2006, 30p.
  3. PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION MAGAZINE: YARGEAU, V., STUART, P., ABATZOGLOU, N., (2007) Turning Research Into Innovation Through Design, Canadian Chemical News, vol. 59, no.6, p. 20-24.
  4. INTERVIEW: Entrevue par Radio-Canada pour un reportage de 30 minutes sur la problématique des produits pharmaceutiques. Le documentaire a été diffusé à plus de trois reprises sur le Réseau de l'information (RDI) entre le 29 avril et le 2 mai 2007.