Fabrice Balmer

Engineer in Environmental Engineering


49 years old

Seniority : 3 years, associate


  • Pollution
  • Water treatment
  • Water chemistry
  • Sludge treatment
  • Air / odor treatment
  • Waste
  • Hydraulics – Pumping
  • Methanization – Biogas
  • Regulation



Higher School of Engineering of Chambéry
Environmental Engineering – France

Master’s degree in Process Engineering
Aix-Marseille University – France

DUT Physical Measurements – Materials
IUT d’Orsay – France

Professional background

VINCI Construction Grands Projets
International Hydraulics
Engineering and Process Director
President of the Technical Commission of the SYNTEAU

VINCI Environment
Water Treatment Division
Technical and commissioning manager
Technical and Engineering Director

VINCI Construction France
Design and process engineer
Engineer in the technical department

Proserpol (CMI group)
Design and process engineer

Key areas of expertise


  • Accidental, gradual and historical pollution
  • Soil, water and groundwater pollution by hydrocarbons, solvents, heavy metals
  • River, lake and pond pollution with fish mortality, assessment of damage to fish production
  • Transformer leaks and explosions with PCB spillage
  • Pollution from tank, conduit and pipeline puncture in oil storage depots or petrol stations
  • Overturned trucks with spillage of fuel or chemicals
  • Pollution linked to waste disposal operation unit
  • Pollution from waste water treatment plants
  • Historic pollution linked to former industrial activities
  • Pollution through piercing of storage basin membrane
  • Air pollution by various particles
  • Litigation stemming from regulations governing management of polluted sites and soil
  • Water pollution

Hydraulic pumping

  • Pumping station design
  • Design of hydraulic networks / piping
  • Design of equipments


  • Waterproofness problem of storage waste
  • Pollution related to incineration or waste treatment
  • Leachate leaks
  • Optimization of costs for the management of polluted land and materials
  • Contamination of waste treatment facilities

Water treatment – mud – odors

  • Problems in water treatment plants and drinking water treatment plants
  • Concrete degradation by H2S attack
  • Dysfunction of the water process (drinking water, municipal wastewater, industrial water, process water)
  • Dysfunction of the deodorization process (chemical biological…)
  • Dysfunction of the sludge process (digestion, dewatering, storage, oxidation, drying beds, thermal drying, biogas …)
  • Non-achievement of performance and guarantees
  • Error of design
  • Electromechanical equipment