Strategies for drastically improving the ecoefficiency of bipolar membrane electrodialysis for the production of a cranberry juice protecting the intestinal cell barrier integrity
Dr Laurent BAZINET is professor at the department of Food Sciences at Université Laval, Chair of the NSERC- industrial research chair on Electromembrane Processes aiming improvement of the ecoefficiency of biofood production lines, Director of the International Associated Laboratory on Bioproduction of Natural Antimicrobials, Head of the Laboratory of Food processing and Electromembrane Processes (LTAPEM) and is an active member of the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods (INAF) and Dairy Research Center (STELA).
The research interests of Dr Bazinet aim the study of electrodialytic phenomena and their impacts on bio-food compounds and health benefits in order to design, optimize and develop new eco-efficient technics and less energy consuming electrochemical technologies. Amongst other technologies, he recently developed and patented a new technology called electrodialysis with filtration membrane (EDFM). This technology has already demonstrated a high selectivity for the separation of molecules of very different natures. Another research interest is the study of membrane fouling nature and formation during electromembrane processes. He actually supervised or cosupervised 4 Msc students, 10 Ph.D students and 1 postdoctoral fellow. In addition, according to a 2016 bibliometric review covering all articles in the field of electrodialysis published between 1991 and 2014, Dr Bazinet was ranked third in the world, according to his Hirsch index (index quantifying scientific productivity and impact of a scientist according to the level of citation of his publications).
– 172 peer-reviewed articles
– 17 books and book chapters
– 6 patents