979, avenue de Bourgogne,
local 320, Québec
(Québec) G1W 2L4

418 653-6763
Industrial residues Center


CCTT of Cégep Abitibi-Témiscamingue




CTRI’s mission is to support businesses and the socio-economic community in the forestry, agricultural and mining sectors in their efforts to recover industrial waste and its underutilized resources. The organization also helps businesses with their environmental remediation initiatives in order to increase their competitiveness.

433, boulevard du Collège
Rouyn-Noranda (Québec) J9X 0E1
H1G 2J6

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819 762-0931
819 762-0906



Areas of expertise

Specific areas

  • Mining


    • Valuation of mining residues
    • Planting of tailings storage areas
    • Active, passive, semi-passive treatment of contaminated water
  • Forestry


    • Valuation of residual forest biomass and underutilized resources
    • Agrobiofood
    • Recovery of Agrobiofood residues

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Discover what this CCTT can do for you

  • Chemical and microbiological analysis and characterization


  • Establishment of scientific protocols


  • Advanced characterization of residual biomass


  • Thermochemical valuation of biomass


  • Treatment paths of contaminated biomass waste


  • Development and optimization of ore processing methods on a semi-industrial scale


  • Treatment of industrial and mining effluents by physical chemical and biological technologies.


  • Decontamination and revegetation of sites disturbed by industrial activity.

  • Chemistry / Microbiology / Molecular biology sector

    • HPLC Chromatograph
    • GC/MS-FID
    • Fluorescence X-ray spectrometer
    • Infrared spectrometer (DRIFT)
    • UV-Visible spectrometer
    • CHNS/O analyzer
    • Calorimetry bomb
    • Fermentors for alcoholic fermentation
    • Microwave reactor
    • Atomic absorption, graphite furnace and flame
    • Total Carbon Analyzer, Organic Carbon, Inorganic carbon (TOC)
    • TGA thermogravimetric analyzer coupled with a GC-MS
    • Microwave plasma atomic emission spectrometer (MP-AES: metal analysis)
    • Ionic chromatograph
    • Solid phase fermenter
    • Incubators
    • Incubator agitator
    • Centrifuge refrigerated tubes of 50ml and 15ml
    • Centrifuge tubes of 1.5ml
    • Micro volume spectrometer
    • Thermocycler for quantitative real-time PCR (2)
    • Imaging system for agarose gel
    • Laminar flow hood
    • Autoclaves
  • Mining / water treatment sector

    • Semi-industrial mineral processing plant
    • Mineral processing pilot (50 kg/h)
    • Gravimetric separator (ores)
    • Magnetic separator (ores)
    • Biological treatment: UASB pilot, MBBR, RBC, sequential fermenters, STR.
    • Physical treatment: pilot ion exchange, stripping, reverse osmosis, nano-filtration.
    • Chemical treatment: ozonizer, UV treatment, advanced oxidation.
    • Electrochemical treatment.
    • High density mud driver (HDS).
    • Jar-Test.
  • Forestry sector

    • Crushing and sieving biomass line
    • Mobile biomass shredder
    • Continuous granulation pilot (250 kg / h)
    • Continuous biomass roasting pilot (250 kg / h)
    • Biomass flail dryer
    • Pilot for physical and chemical biochar activation
    • Analysis line of gaseous emissions

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