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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
Expertise type(s) (NSERC subjects)
  • 1501 Water quality, pollution
  • 1007 Water resources and supply


Recent publications
Journal article
Succar, A., Lefebvre, X., Prévost, M., Bédard, E. & Robert, É. (2023). Characterization of the aerosol produced from an aerated jet. Water Research, 229, 15 pages. Retrieved from
Journal article
Ouradou, A., Veillette, M., Bélanger Cayouette, A., Corbin, S., Boulanger, C., Dorner, S., Duchaine, C. & Bédard, É. (2023). Effect of odor treatment systems on bioaerosol microbial concentration and diversity from wastewater treatment plants. Science of The Total Environment, 874, 12 pages. Retrieved from
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
Journal article
Matthews, S., Trigui, H., Grimard-Conea, M., Vallarino Reyes, E., Villiard, G., Charron, D., Bédard, É., Faucher, S. & Prévost, M. (2022). Detection of Diverse Sequence Types of Legionella pneumophila by Legiolert Enzymatic-Based Assay and the Development of a Long-Term Storage Protocol. Microbiology Spectrum, 10(6), 15 pages. Retrieved from


CIV1210 Génie de l’environnement

DDI8001 Développement durable pour ingénieurs

DDI8001E Sustainable Development for Engineers


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

Supervision at Polytechnique


  • Post-doctoral fellowship (1)

    • Ashok, Vaishali.
  • Ph.D. (6)

    • Naserisafavi, Niloufar. Optimizing performance and planning of Rainwater Harvesting Systems in the Canadian urban context.
    • Harrabi, Malek. Impact wastewater disinfection on antimicrobial resistance genes and mycobacteria.
    • 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).
    • Lefevbre, Xavier.
  • Master (thesis) (2)

    • Ouradou, Arthur. Occurrence and characterization of contaminated bioaerosols from wastewater treatment plants.
    • Guibert, Arnaud.
  • Professionnal master (2)

    • Rigamonti, Caroline.
    • Oviste, Nathan.


  • Master's Thesis (2)

    • Abouelmakarim, A. (2021). Évaluation de l'occurrence de Legionella pneumophila en présence de concentrations élevées de métaux et de particules dans les réseaux de distribution (Master's Thesis, Polytechnique Montréal). Retrieved from
    • 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

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