DE LAAT Joseph
After obtaining a Doctorate of State in Physical Sciences (1988) from the Université de Poitiers, Joseph De Laat was appointed Lecturer at the IUT Chimie (Université de Poitiers) where he taught process engineering. Professor at the Université de Poitiers since 1994, he teaches chemistry and water treatment (urban and industrial wastewater, process water, drinking water) at l'Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Ingénieurs de Poitiers (ENSIP). He was Director of the Eau et Environnement Specialty at ENSIP from 2003 to 2009 and then of the Water and Engineering Specialty at ENSIP from 2009 to 2014. Researcher at the Laboratoire de Chimie et Microbiologie de l’Eau (now IC2MP) since 1982, Joseph De Laat has studied the mechanisms and kinetics of oxidation of organic and inorganic compounds in aqueous media by oxidants conventionally used in water treatment (chlorine, ozone, chlorine dioxide, monochloramine) and by various advanced oxidation processes that generate highly reactive radical entities (hydroxyl radicals).