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Émilie Bédard
B. Eng., M.Sc.A., Ph.D.

Phone: (514) 340-4711 Ext. 5223 Fax: (514) 340-3981 Room: B-630
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Research interests and affiliations

Research interests
  • Plumbing systems in large building
  • Cooling towers
  • Drinking water distribution systems
  • Water and energy saving
  • Rainwater reuse
  • Opportunistic pathogens associated to water systems
  • Legionella pneumophila
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Wastewater
  • Bioaerosols
Affiliation(s)
Expertise type(s) (NSERC subjects)
  • 1500 ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
  • 1501 Water quality, pollution
  • 1000 CIVIL ENGINEERING
  • 1007 Water resources and supply

Publications

Recent publications
Journal article
Cazals, M., Bédard, E., Doberva, M., Faucher, S. & Prévost, M. (2022). Compromised Effectiveness of Thermal Inactivation of Legionella pneumophila in Water Heater Sediments and Water, and Influence of the Presence of Vermamoeba vermiformis. Microorganisms, 10(2), 17 pages. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms10020443
Journal article
Bourdin, T., Monnier, A., Benoit, M.-E., Bédard, É., Prévost, M., Quach, C., Déziel, E. & Constant, P. (2021). A High-Throughput Short Sequence Typing Scheme for Serratia marcescens Pure Culture and Environmental DNA. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 87(24). Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1128/aem.01399-21
Journal article
Paranjape, K., Bédard, É., Shetty, D., Hu, M., Choon, F.C.P., Prévost, M. & Faucher, S.P. (2021). Complex microbial interactions affect colonization of cooling towers by Legionella. Research Square. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-275902/v1
Journal article
Benoit, M.-È., Prévost, M., Succar, A., Charron, D., Deziel, É., Robert, É. & Bédard, É. (2021). Faucet aerator design influences aerosol size distribution and microbial contamination level. Science of The Total Environment, 775. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.145690

Teaching

CIV1210 Génie de l’environnement

DDI8001 Développement durable pour ingénieurs

DDI8001E Sustainable Development for Engineers

Education

  • Bachelor in Chemical Engineering, Environnement (Polytechnique Montréal)
  • Master-PhD combined in Civil Engineering (Polytechnique Montréal)

Supervision at Polytechnique

IN PROGRESS

  • Ph.D. (3)

    • Cazals, Margot. Impacts of disinfection procedures on biofilms and Legionella bacteria in related elements of water systems in large buildings (co-direction).
    • Toledo, Helena. The dynamics of antimicrobial resistance in community settings: applying a One-Health approach.
    • Succar, Antonella. Bubble burst at the free surface of aerated jets: A route for the spread of microorganisms (co-direction).
  • Master (thesis) (3)

    • Abouelmakarim, Amira.
    • Ouradou, Arthur. Occurrence and characterization of contaminated bioaerosols from wastewater treatment plants.
    • Lefevbre, Xavier.

COMPLETED

  • Master's Thesis (1)

    • Benoit, M.-É. (2021). Réingénierie de l'environnement évier afin de réduire la propagation des pathogènes opportunistes en milieu hospitalier (Master's Thesis, Polytechnique Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/5556/

Other achievements

Visiting Scholar in Natural Resource Sciences, McGill University

News about Émilie Bédard

NEWS | June 22, 2021
Discovery grants: Polytechnique Montréal obtains nearly $3,9 million for research programs | Read