Frédéric Coulon


Affiliation: Cranfield University
Country: UK


  1. Cipullo S, Nawar S, Mouazen A, Campo Moreno P, Coulon F. Predicting bioavailability change of complex chemical mixtures in contaminated soils using visible and near-infrared spectroscopy and random forest regression. Sci Rep. 2019;9:4492 pubmed publisher
  2. Douglas R, Nawar S, Alamar M, Coulon F, Mouazen A. The application of a handheld mid-infrared spectrometry for rapid measurement of oil contamination in agricultural sites. Sci Total Environ. 2019;665:253-261 pubmed publisher
    ..Therefore, results suggest that RF calibration models can be used successfully to predict TPH and PAH using handheld MIR spectrophotometer under field measurement conditions. ..
  3. Cipullo S, Negrín I, Claveau L, Snapir B, Tardif S, Pulleyblank C, et al. Linking bioavailability and toxicity changes of complex chemicals mixture to support decision making for remediation endpoint of contaminated soils. Sci Total Environ. 2019;650:2150-2163 pubmed publisher
  4. Cook E, Wagland S, Coulon F. Investigation into the non-biological outputs of mechanical-biological treatment facilities. Waste Manag. 2015;46:212-26 pubmed publisher
    ..Again valorisation of MBTr could save the UK MBT/BMT industry up to £ 1.9 million pa which equates to £ 160,000 per annum for an average sized facility. ..
  5. Whelan M, Coulon F, Hince G, Rayner J, McWatters R, Spedding T, et al. Fate and transport of petroleum hydrocarbons in engineered biopiles in polar regions. Chemosphere. 2015;131:232-40 pubmed publisher
    ..This contrasts with the slow rates often reported for hydrocarbons in situ and suggests that relatively simple remediation techniques can be effective even in Antarctica. ..
  6. García Alcega S, Nasir Z, Ferguson R, Noel C, Cravo Laureau C, Whitby C, et al. Can chemical and molecular biomarkers help discriminate between industrial, rural and urban environments?. Sci Total Environ. 2018;631-632:1059-1069 pubmed publisher
    ..The difference in concentrations between summer and winter suggest that seasonal variations should be considered when assessing the risk of exposure to these compounds. ..
  7. Douglas R, Nawar S, Cipullo S, Alamar M, Coulon F, Mouazen A. Evaluation of vis-NIR reflectance spectroscopy sensitivity to weathering for enhanced assessment of oil contaminated soils. Sci Total Environ. 2018;626:1108-1120 pubmed publisher
  8. Cipullo S, Snapir B, Tardif S, Campo P, Prpich G, Coulon F. Insights into mixed contaminants interactions and its implication for heavy metals and metalloids mobility, bioavailability and risk assessment. Sci Total Environ. 2018;645:662-673 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition, the mobility and bioavailability of HMs remained constant over the 12?months monitoring, suggesting that these soils pose negligible risk to the environment. ..
  9. Coulon F, Jones K, Li H, Hu Q, Gao J, Li F, et al. China's soil and groundwater management challenges: Lessons from the UK's experience and opportunities for China. Environ Int. 2016;91:196-200 pubmed publisher
    ..Therefore, a shared endeavour is needed to promote the development of technically and scientifically sound land management as well as soil and human health protection to improve the sustainability of the rapid urbanisation in China. ..

More Information


  1. Garcia J, Davies S, Villa R, Gomes D, Coulon F, Wagland S. Compositional analysis of excavated landfill samples and the determination of residual biogas potential of the organic fraction. Waste Manag. 2016;55:336-44 pubmed publisher
    ..This finding positions the EHT as a quick assessing method for the biodegradability of waste samples in future sample regimes. ..
  2. Frank R, Davies S, Wagland S, Villa R, Trois C, Coulon F. Evaluating leachate recirculation with cellulase addition to enhance waste biostabilisation and landfill gas production. Waste Manag. 2016;55:61-70 pubmed publisher
    ..1million on a 5Mt mixed waste landfill. ..
  3. Frank R, Cipullo S, Garcia J, Davies S, Wagland S, Villa R, et al. Compositional and physicochemical changes in waste materials and biogas production across 7 landfill sites in UK. Waste Manag. 2017;63:11-17 pubmed publisher
    ..Outcomes of this work can be used to inform waste degradation and methane enhancement strategies for improving recovery of methane from landfills. ..
  4. Jiang Y, Brassington K, Prpich G, Paton G, Semple K, Pollard S, et al. Insights into the biodegradation of weathered hydrocarbons in contaminated soils by bioaugmentation and nutrient stimulation. Chemosphere. 2016;161:300-307 pubmed publisher
  5. Eduok S, Ferguson R, Jefferson B, Villa R, Coulon F. Aged-engineered nanoparticles effect on sludge anaerobic digestion performance and associated microbial communities. Sci Total Environ. 2017;609:232-241 pubmed publisher
  6. Douglas R, Nawar S, Alamar M, Mouazen A, Coulon F. Rapid prediction of total petroleum hydrocarbons concentration in contaminated soil using vis-NIR spectroscopy and regression techniques. Sci Total Environ. 2018;616-617:147-155 pubmed publisher
    ..It is recommended to adopt the vis-NIRS coupled with RF modelling approach as a portable and cost effective method for the rapid quantification of TPH in soils. ..
  7. Cipullo S, Prpich G, Campo P, Coulon F. Assessing bioavailability of complex chemical mixtures in contaminated soils: Progress made and research needs. Sci Total Environ. 2018;615:708-723 pubmed publisher
  8. Eduok S, Hendry C, Ferguson R, Martin B, Villa R, Jefferson B, et al. Insights into the effect of mixed engineered nanoparticles on activated sludge performance. FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2015;91: pubmed publisher
    ..Competitive growth advantage of the nano-tolerant species influenced the removal processes and unlike other xenobiotic compounds, ENPs can hasten the natural selection of microbial species in AS. ..