Antoine Georges El Samrani

Full professor
Life & Earth Sciences department - Section II - Fanar
Speciality: Geosciences
Specific Speciality: Géosciences de l'environnement

2007 - present : Professeur

Faculte des Sciences-UL

2003 - 2007 : Chercheur Associe,

Commission Libanaise de l'Energie Atomique-CNRSL
Rue de l'Aeroport

2003 - 2008 : Enseignant-Chercheur

Faculte des Sciences USEK

Teaching 12 Taught Courses
(2014-2015) ACIN 513 - Analysis of water and to industrial effluents

M2 Chemical Industrial Analysis

(2014-2015) ACIN 513 - Analysis of water and to industrial effluents

M2 Industrial Analysis

(2014-2015) BioD 402 - Environmental Sciences: Biogeochemical approaches

M1 Biodiversity

(2014-2015) BioD 403 - Environmental Sciences: Biogeochemical approaches Lab

M1 Biodiversity

(2014-2015) HYDR 507 - Degradative treatment processes

M2 Hydrosciences

(2014-2015) HYDR 512 - Research methodology

M2 Hydrosciences

(2014-2015) BioG 402 - Hydrogeology

M1 Biodiversity

(2014-2015) BioG 403 - Hydrogeology Lab

M1 Biodiversity

(2014-2015) BioV 436 - Environmental Biotechnology

M1 Plant Science and Environment

(2014-2015) GEOL 319 - Mineral Resources

BS Petroleum Geology

(2014-2015) GEOL 320 - Mineral Resources Lab

BS Petroleum Geology

(2014-2015) Biol 211 - General Geology

BS Earth and life sciences

1999 - 2003: Doctorat

Ecole Nationale Superieure de Geologie

1998 - 1999: DEA

Ecole Nationale Superieure de Geologie
Physique et Chimie de la Terre

Publications 12 publications
Johnny Gasperi, Darine Geara, Catherine Lorgeoux, Adèle Bressy, Sifax Zedek, Vincent Rocher, Antoine El Samrani, Ghassan Chebbo, Régis Moilleron First assessment of triclosan, triclocarban and paraben mass loads at a very large regional scale: Case of Paris conurbation (France) ELSEVIER Science of The Total Environment 2014

The objective of this study was to examine the occurrence of parabens (5 congeners), triclosan (TCS) and triclocarban (TCC) at the scale of the Parisian sewer network and to provide representative knowledge on these compounds in France for a large area. For this purpose and in collaboration with the Parisian public sanitation service (SIAAP) in charge of the collect and treatment of the Parisian wastewater, this study focused on seven main sewer trunks of the Paris conurbation, accounting for 1 900 000m3 d−1, i.e., about 8 million inhabitants. Concentrations lying in the 2000–20 000 ng l−1 ranges were found in wastewater, confirming the ubiquity of parabens, TCS and TCC in our environment and household products. Parabens (N97%) and to a lesser extent TCS (68% in median) were mainly associated to the dissolved fraction, as demonstrated by low KD and KOC values. For the first time, this study also evaluated the pollutant mass loads per population equivalent (PE) of parabens, TCS and TCC at the large and representative scale of the Parisian conurbation. Hence, the median mass loads varied from 176 to 3040 μg PE−1 d−1 for parabens and from 26 to 762 μg PE−1 d−1 for TCS and TCC. Based on these results and according to the assumptions done, the extrapolation of the mass loads at the national scale pointed out an annual mass loads between 51.8 and 100.7 t y−1 for methyl paraben (MeP) and between 11.2 and 23.5 t y−1 for TCS. Mass loads per equivalent habitant and national mass loads are both extremely relevant and innovative database provides access to information on the use and production of these chemicals. Since cosmetic industries are voluntarily and fully engaged in the substitution of parabens, triclosan and triclocarban in personal care product, this study could constitute a “time reference status” which could be used as a basis for future monitoring.

Kanbar HJ, Hanna N, El Samrani AG, Kazpard V, Kobaissi A, Harb N, Amacha N. Metal binding in soil cores and sediments in the vicinity of a dammed agricultural and industrial watershed Springer Enviormental Monitoring Assessment 2014

Antoine Berberi, Antoine Samarani, Nabih Nader, Ziad Noujeim, Maroun Dagher, Wasfi Kanj, Rita Mearawi, Ziad Salemeh, and Bassam Badran Physicochemical Characteristics of Bone Substitutes Used in Oral Surgery in Comparison to Autogenous Bone HINDAWI BioMed Research International 2014

Antoine Berberi, Antoine Samarani, Nabih Nader, Rita Mearawi, Wasfi Kanj, Bassam Badran Physicochemical characterization:Comparative evaluation of three allograft biomaterials and autogenous bone Journal of Dental Research and Review http://www.jdrr.org 2014

Ali Kanso, Antoine G. El Samrani, Emilio Nehmeh, Véronique Kazpard, Rawaa Ammar, Nafez Harb, Ahmad Kobaissi Valorizing Phosphogypsum as a Set Retarder in Portland Cement: Investigation on its Heavy Metals Release into Buffered Aqueous Media International Journal of Innovative Research in Science & Engineering 2014

Fatima Yassine1,2,3, Michael Ibrahim1, Maria Bassil1, Ali Chokr3,4, Anatoli Serghei2, Antoine El Biosynthesis and Characterization of Bacterial Cellulose Produced by a Wild Strain of Acetobacter spp. Materials Research Society 2013

Rawaa Ammar & Antoine G. El Samrani & Véronique Kazpard & Joseph Bassil & Bruno Lartiges & Zeinab Saad & Lei Chou Applying physicochemical approaches to control phosphogypsum heavy metal releases in aquatic environment Springer Environmental Science and Pollution research 2013

R. El Khatib & B. S. Lartiges & A. El Samrani & P. Faure & J. Houhou & J. Ghanbaja Speciation of Organic Matter and Heavy Metals in Urban Wastewaters from an Emerging Country Water Air Soil Pollut Springer 2012

A.Z. Bouyakouba,b,∗, B.S. Lartigesa,c,∗, R. Ouhibb, S. Kachab, A.G. El Samranid, J. Ghanbajae, O. Barresa MnCl2 and MgCl2 for the removal of reactive dye Levafix Brilliant Blue EBRA from synthetic textile wastewaters: An adsorption/aggregation mechanism ELSEVIER 2011

Darine Geara, Regis Moilleron1, Antoine El Samarani2, Catherine Lorgeoux1 and STATE OF ART ABOUT WATER USES AND WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT IN LEBANON CNRSL 2010

M. Aoun, A. G. El Samrani, B. S. Lartiges, V. Kazpard, Z. Saad Releases of phosphate fertilizer industry in the surrounding environment:Investigation on heavy metals and polonium-210 in soil ScienceDirect Journal of Environmental Sciences 2010

Charbel Mahfoud1, Antoine El Samrani1,∗, Rita Mouawad1, Walid Hleihel1, Disruption of biofilms from sewage pipes under physical and chemical conditionning Science direct 2009

Supervision 9 Supervised Students
Synthesis of iron phosphate nanoparticles and investigation of their sorption capacity for organometallic and low concentration metals in the aquatic environment

Yara Nabil Rahme
Master M2 Thesis: Hydrosciences in 2015

Géochimie et minéralogie des dépôts sédimentaires dans le fleuve Nahr Ibrahim

Hamza Mohamad Mohieddinne
Master M2 Thesis: Phyto-ecology : Resources, Security and Applications in 2015

Geochemical tools to understand transport dynamic within urbanized watershed: case study of Abou Ali-Qadisha basin

Elyse Elias Elias
Master M2 Thesis: Biodiversity : Management and Conservation of Natural resources in 2016

Industrial sites contaminated with trace elements: Monitoring with a terrestrial bioaccumulation

Zeina Imad El Dine El Basset
Master M2 Thesis: Hydrosciences in 2016

Trace Metal imputs to Lebanese soil from phosphate fertilizers

Valerie Azzi
Ph. D. Thesis. Monitoring of trace metals inside phosphate fertilizers: Geochemical investigation on their Carrier phases

Successive cladodes of Opuntia ficus-indica provide a time recorder of atmospheric particulate pollution: A lead isotopic study

Eliane Hayek
Ph. D Thesis

Caractérisation des eaux usées au Liban : impact sur le fonctionnement des stations d’épuration

Elias Maatouk
Ph. D Thesis

Amélioration de la phytoextraction des éléments traces par Noccaea caerulescens: Efficacité d’application unique et combinée de l'EDTA et l'acide citrique sur des sols contaminés historiquement et artificiellement

Ali Kanso
Ph. D. Thesis


Hussein Kanbar
Ph. D Thesis


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