Matthieu Girard, jr.eng., Ph.D.

Matthieu Girard, researcher

Matthieu Girard

Researcher

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About

Matthieu Girard earned both a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering and a master's degree in civil engineering from Université Laval. He also completed a doctoral degree in chemical engineering at Université de Sherbrooke, where he worked on the simultaneous biofiltration of methane and swine slurry. Matthieu has been a researcher at IRDA since the summer of 2011. His research focuses on the influence of agricultural practices on air quality, as well as on the sampling and analysis of gas and odour compounds, and the design and operation of biological treatment systems for airborne emissions.

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Impact of agricultural practices on air quality
  • Sampling and analysis of gas and odour compounds
  • Design and operation of biological treatment systems for gas and odour emissions

Matthieu Girard’s research has helped provide solutions to reduce the risk of spreading infectious diseases as well as odours in agriculture.

Related research project(s)

Liquid manure pit
2015-2017 • Livestock production

Methane treatment of a covered slurry tank using a high efficiency biofilter

Stored pig manure is a major source of greenhouse gases. The main objective of this project was to demonstrate the long-term performance of a biofilter.

Researcher: Matthieu Girard

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Matthieu Girard
Air treatment system
2016-2018 • Livestock production

An innovative and economical air treatment technology for pig farms

IRDA and CRIUCPQ have been working on developing an air treatment unit to reduce pig farm emissions.

Researcher: Matthieu Girard

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Matthieu Girard
Swines
2016-2017 • Livestock production

Impact of floor type on odour emissions in hog production: evaluating average emissions and quantifying their reduction in hog finishing barns

The objective of the project was to demonstrate that next generation hog barn design (slatted floors over 2/3 or more of the area) generate less odor.

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Stéphane Godbout
Matthieu Girard
2014-2017 • Field crops

Determining the ideal time to spread pig manure to improve crop yield and protect soil, water, and air quality

To provide information on the fertilizing value and environmental impact of spreading pig manure at different times, the project compared the effect of mineral fertilizer in early fall, late fall, and in the spring.

Researcher: Matthieu Girard

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Matthieu Girard
Manure pit
2017-2019 • Livestock production

Characterizing GHG emission sources from covered pig manure storage facilities with biogas treatment systems

This project will draw recommendations to reduce fugitive emissions through technical means or agricultural practices.

Researcher: Matthieu Girard

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Matthieu Girard

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Olivier Breton-Bourgault, research assistant

Olivier Breton-Bourgault

Research Assistant

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Marie-Ève Tremblay, research assistant

Marie-Ève Tremblay

Research Assistant

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Joël D'Astous-Pagé, research assistant

Joël D'Astous-Pagé

Research Assistant

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