Hydrogeology and Mining Environment Laboratory
Phone: (514) 340-4711 Ext. 4427 Fax: (514) 340-4191
Research areas description
- Monitoring and follow up of projects, waste disposal sites, local and macroscopic hydrogeological analyses by budget methods.
- Hydraulic barriers, liners and covers.
- Hydrogeologic and environmental problems related to mine tailings.
- Interaction between hydraulic, mechanical and thermal properties of natural and artificial geomaterials.
- Improvement of the quality of in situ hydraulic tests and development of interpretation methods: piezometric values, permeability tests, acquifer tests.
- Tracer tests in columns and during aquifer pumping.
- Improvement of the quality of laboratory permeability tests (saturated and unsaturated).
- Physical modelling (laboratory).
- Numerical modelling (computer) of saturated and unsaturated flow.
And in collaboration with professors Denis Marcotte and Michel Chouteau :
- Geostatistics applied to contamination problems.
- Geophysics applied to ground water pollution.
- High pressure triaxial cells
- Rigid-wall permeameters
- Horizontal permeameters
- Water suction measuring equipment
- Data acquisition systems for TDR probes
- Equipment to measure oxygen in soils
- Pore pressure transducers (for dynamic studies, positive and negative pressures)
- Data acquisition systems (field and laboratory) of which two have 16 channels
- Instrumented ½ sandbox » to simulate reduced scale field tests