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DAVAL Damien

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Research scientist - CNRS

Contact : ddaval(-at-)
Phone : +33 3 68 85 05 56

- Research interests

  • Experimental measurements of natural and synthetic crystal dissolution kinetics
  • Nanoscale mechanisms of mineral dissolution reactions
  • Transport of matter in solids and nanoporous media
  • Silicate surface aging processes and implications for microbial communities
  • Kinetic and thermodynamic modelling of fluid-rock interactions

- Teaching

  • Mineral reactivity (EOST – 15h ETD)

- PhD student and postdoc mentoring (advisory or (co)direction)


  • 2018-2020 : Mélanie Vital – Sources and dynamics of 222Rn in groundwater of the Pampean aquifer (dir. : D.E. Martinez, Univ. Mar del Plata, Argentina).
  • 2017-2018 : Bastien Wild – Factors influencing the surface dissolution topography of tricalcium silicates (C3S).
  • 2016-2017 : Anne Pérez – Stability of silicate glass network as a function of solution composition.
  • 2016 : Valentin Robin – Factors influencing the surface dissolution topography of tricalcium silicates (C3S).


  • 2016-2019 : Arnaud Bouissonnié – The upscaling of dissolution reactions from the atomic to the centimer-scale (dir. : P. Ackerer, LHyGeS, Strasbourg).
  • 2013-2018 : Mélanie Vital – Kinetics of reactive processes responsible for the release of fluoride to the groundwater of the Pampean aquifer, province of Buenos Aires, Argentina (dir. : D.E. Martinez, Univ. Mar del Plata, Argentina).
  • 2013-2017 : Bastien Wild – Microstructural modifications and microbial diversity associated to the weathering of silicates : influence on the dissolution kinetics from the lab- to the field-scale. (dir. : G. Imfeld, LHyGeS, Strasbourg).
  • 2013-2016 : Marion Pollet-Villard – Evolution of the reactive surface area of K-spar during hydrothermal weathering (dir. : G. Schäfer, LHyGeS, Strasbourg).
  • 2009-2013 : Olivier Sissmann – CO2 sequestration in basalts : impact of secondary phases on the carbonation rates. (dir. : F. Brunet (ISTerre, Grenoble), I. Martinez (IPGP, Paris)).

- Awards

- Main external collaborations

Nanometer-scale characterization of fluid/mineral interfaces

  • Sylvain Bernard (IMPMC, Paris, France) webpage
  • François Guyot (IMPMC, Paris, France) webpage
  • Alejandro Fernandez-Martinez (ISTerre, Grenoble, France) webpage
  • Roland Hellmann (ISTerre, Grenoble, France) webpage
  • Kevin G. Knauss (LBNL, Berkeley, USA) webpage
  • Stéphane Gin (CEA, Marcoule, France) webpage

Field scale studies of fluid-rock interactions

  • Marie-Pierre Turpault (INRA, Nancy, France) webpage
  • Daniel E. Martinez (University of Mar del Plata, Mar del Plata, Argentina) webpage


  • Bénédicte Ménez (IPGP, Paris, France) webpage
  • Karim Benzerara (IMPMC, Paris, France) webpage

- Publications

45. Daval, D., Guyot, F., Bolotov, I.N., Vikhrev, I.V., Kondakov, A.V., Lyubas, A.A., Bychkov, A.Y., Yapaskurt, V.O., Cabié, M., Pokrovsky, O.S. (2020) Symbiotic cooperation between freshwater rock-boring bivalves and microorganisms promotes silicate bioerosion. Scientific Reports 10, 13385.

44. Siena, M., Guadagnini, A., Bouissonnié, A., Ackerer, P., Daval, D., Riva, M. (2020) Generalized Sub-Gaussian processes : theory and application to hydrogeological and geochemical data. Water Resources Research 56, e2020WR027436 doi:10.1029/2020wr027436

43. Bouissonnié, A., Daval, D., Ackerer, P. (2020) Dissolution Anisotropy of Pyroxenes : A Surrogate Model for Steady-State Enstatite Dissolution Resulting from Stochastic Simulations of the Hydrolysis Process. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 124, 13113-13126.

42. Vital, M., Daval, D., Morvan, G., Martinez, D. E., Heap, M. J. (2020) Barite growth rates as a function of crystallographic orientation, temperature, and solution saturation. Crystal Growth and Design 20, 3663-3672.

41. Noiriel, C., Oursin, M., Daval, D. (2020). Examination of crystal dissolution in 3D : A way to reconcile dissolution rates in the laboratory ? Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 273, 1-25.

40. Bouissonnié, A., Daval, D., Guyot, F., Ackerer, P. (2020). The Dissolution Anisotropy of Pyroxenes : Experimental Validation of a Stochastic Dissolution Model Based on Enstatite Dissolution. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 124, 3122-3140.

39. Wild, B., Daval, D., Micha, J.-S., Bourg, I. C., White, C. E., Fernandez-Martinez, A. (2019). Physical properties of interfacial layers developed on weathered silicates : a case study based on labradorite feldspar. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 123, 24520-24532.

38. Fournier, M., Ducasse, T., Pérez, A., Barchouchi, A., Daval, D., Gin, S. (2019). Effect of pH on the stability of passivating gel layers formed on International Simple Glass. Journal of Nuclear Materials 524, 21-38.

37. Vital, M., Martinez, D.E., Babay, P., Quiroga, S., Clément, A., Daval, D. (2019). Control of the mobilization of arsenic and other natural pollutants in groundwater by calcium carbonate concretions in the Pampean Aquifer, southeast of the Buenos Aires province, Argentina. Science of the Total Environment 674, 532-543.

36. Perez, A., Daval, D., Fournier, M., Vital, M.., Delaye, J.-M., Gin, S. (2019). Comparing the reactivity of glasses with their crystalline equivalents : the case study of plagioclase feldspar. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 254, 122-141.

35. Wild, B., Daval, D., Beaulieu, E., Pierret, M.-C., Viville, D., Imfeld, G. (2019). In-situ dissolution rates of silicate minerals and associated bacterial communities in the critical zone (Strengbach catchment, France). Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 249, 95-120.

34. Robin, V., Wild, B., Daval, D., Pollet-Villard, M, Nonat, A., Nicoleau, L. (2018) Experimental study and numerical simulation of the dissolution anisotropy of tricalcium silicate. Chemical Geology, 497, 64-73.

33. Daval, D., Calvaruso, C., Guyot, F., Turpault, M.-P. (2018) Time-dependent feldspar dissolution rates resulting from surface passivation : experimental evidence and geochemical implications. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 498, 226-236.

32. Bernard, S., Daval, D., Ackerer, P., Pont, S., Meibom, A. (2018). Reply to ’No substantial long-term bias in the Cenozoic benthic foraminifera oxygen-isotope record’. Nature communications 9, 2874. doi:10.1038/s41467-018-05304-3.

31. Wild, B., Imfeld, G., Guyot, F., Daval, D. (2018) Early stages of bacterial community adaptation to silicate aging. Geology, 46(6), 555-558. doi:10.1130/G40283.1.

30. Bouissonnié, A., Daval, D., Marinoni, M., Ackerer, P. (2018) From mixed flow reactor to column experiments and modelling : upscaling of calcite dissolution rate. Chemical Geology, 487, 63-75.

29. Daval, D. (2018) Carbon dioxide sequestration through silicate degradation and carbon mineralisation : promises and uncertainties. npj Materials Degradation, 2, 11. doi:10.1038/s41529-018-0035-4.

28. Nicoleau, L., Nonat, A., Daval, D. (2018) Rate-limiting reaction of C3S reaction - A reply to the discussion “A new view on the kinetics of tricalcium silicate hydration” by E. Gartner. Cement and Concrete Research 104, 118-122.

27. Vital, M., Daval D., Clément, A., Quiroga, S., Fritz, B., Martinez, D.E. (2018) Importance of accessory minerals for the control of water chemistry of the Pampean aquifer, province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Catena 160, 112-123.

26. Bernard, S., Daval, D., Ackerer, P., Pont, S., Meibom, A. (2017) Burial-induced oxygen-isotope re-equilibration of fossil foraminifera explains ocean paleotemperature paradoxes. Nature Communications 8, 1134. doi:10.1038/s41467-017-01225-9.

25. Daval, D., Bernard, S., Rémusat, L, Wild, B., Guyot, F., Micha, J.-S., Rieutord, F., Magnin, V., Fernandez-Martinez, A. (2017) Dynamics of altered surface layer formation on dissolving silicates. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 209, 51-69.

24. Alleon, J., Bernard, S., Le Guillou, C., Daval, D., Skouri-Panet, F., Kuga, M., Robert, F. (2017). Organic molecular heterogeneities can withstand diagenesis. Scientific Reports 7, 1508. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-01612-8.

23. Noiriel, C., Daval, D. (2017). Pore-scale geochemical reactivity associated with CO2 storage : new frontiers at the fluid-solid interface. Accounts of Chemical Research 50, 759-768. doi:10.1021/acs.accounts.7b00019.

22. Pollet-Villard, M., Daval, D., Fritz, B. Knauss, K.G., Schäfer, G., Ackerer, P. (2016). Influence of etch pit development on the surface area and dissolution kinetics of the orthoclase (001) surface. Chemical Geology 447, 79-92.

21. Wild, B., Daval, D., Guyot, F., Knauss, K.G., Pollet-Villard, M., Imfeld, G. (2016). pH-dependent control of feldspar dissolution rate by altered surface layers. Chemical Geology 442, 148-159.

20. Griffiths, L., Heap, M.J., Wang, F., Daval, D., Gilg, H.A., Baud, P., Schmittbuhl, J., Genter, A. (2016). Geothermal implications for fracture-filling hydrothermal precipitation. Geothermics 64, 235-245.

19. Alleon, J., Bernard, S., Le Guillou, C., Daval, D., Skouri-Panet, F., Pont, S., Delbes, L., Robert, F. (2016). Early entombment within silica minimizes the molecular degradation of microorganisms during advanced diagenesis. Chemical Geology 437, 98-108.

18. Pollet-Villard, M., Daval, D., Ackerer, P., Saldi, G.D., Wild, B., Knauss, K.G., Fritz, B. (2016). Does crystallographic anisotropy prevent the conventional treatment of aqueous mineral reactivity ? A case study based on K-feldspar dissolution kinetics. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 190, 294-308.

17. Saldi, G. D. , Daval, D. , Guo, H., Guyot, F., Bernard, S., Le Guillou, C., Davis, J., Knauss, K. G. (2015) Mineralogical evolution of Fe-Si-rich layers at the olivine-water interface during carbonation reactions. American Mineralogist 100, 2655-2669.

16. Icenhower, J. P., Saldi, G. D., Daval, D., Knauss, K. G. (2015). Experimental determination of the reactivity of the Frio Sandstone, Texas, and the fate of heavy metals resulting from carbon dioxide sequestration. Environmental Earth Sciences 74, 5501-5516. doi 10.1007/s12665-015-4560-y.

15. Sissmann, O., Brunet, F., Martinez, I., Guyot, F., Verlaguet, A., Pinquier, Y., Daval, D. (2014). Enhanced olivine carbonation within a basalt as compared to single-phase experiments : reevaluating the potential of CO2 mineral sequestration. Environmental Science & Technology 48, 5512−5519.

14. Sissmann, O., Daval, D., Brunet, F., Guyot, F., Verlaguet, A., Pinquier, Y., Findling, N., and Martinez, I. (2013). The deleterious effect of secondary phases on olivine carbonation yield : Insight from time-resolved aqueous-fluid sampling and FIB-TEM characterization. Chemical Geology 357, 186-202.

13. Saldi, G. D., Daval, D., Morvan, G., Knauss, K. G. (2013). The role of Fe and redox conditions in olivine carbonation rates : an experimental study of the rate limiting reactions at 90 and 150 °C in open and closed systems. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 118, 157-183.

12. Daval, D., Hellmann, R., Martinez, I., Gangloff, S., Guyot, F. (2013) Lizardite serpentine dissolution kinetics as a function of pH and temperature, including effects of elevated pCO2. Chemical Geology 351, 245-256.

11. Daval, D., Hellmann, R., Saldi, G. D., Wirth, R., Knauss, K. G. (2013). Linking nm-scale measurements of silicate surface reactivity to macroscopic dissolution rate laws : new insights based on diopside. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 107, 121-134.

10. Hellmann, R., Wirth, R., Daval, D., Barnes, J.-P., Penisson, J.-M., Tisserand, D., Epicier, T., Florin, B., Hervig, R.L. (2012) Unifying natural and laboratory chemical weathering with interfacial dissolution-reprecipitation : A study based on the nanometer-scale chemistry of fluid-silicate interfaces. Chemical Geology 294-295, 203–216. doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2011.12.002.

9. Montes-Hernandez, G., Daval, D., Findling, N., Chiriac, R., Renard, F. (2012) Linear growth rate of nanosized calcite synthesized via gas-solid carbonation of Ca(OH)2 particles in a static bed reactor. Chemical Engineering Journal 180, 237–244. doi:10.1016/j.cej.2011.11.020.

8. Daval, D., Sissmann, O., Menguy, N., Saldi, G. D., Guyot, F., Martinez, I., Corvisier, J., Garcia, B., Machouk, I., Knauss, K. G., Hellmann, R. (2011) Influence of amorphous silica layer formation on the dissolution rate of olivine at 90 °C and elevated pCO2. Chemical Geology 284, 193–209. doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2011.02.021.

7. Guyot, F., Daval, D., Dupraz, S., Martinez, I., Ménez, B., Sissmann, O. (2011) CO2 geological storage : the environmental mineralogy perspective. Comptes Rendus Geoscience 343, 246–259. doi:10.1016/j.crte.2010.12.007.

6. Montes-Hernandez, G., Daval, D., Chiriac, R., Renard, F. (2010) Growth of nanosized calcite through gas-solid carbonation of nanosized portlandite under anisobaric conditions. Crystal Growth and Design 10, 4823–4830. doi:10.1021/cg100714m.

5. Daval, D., Testemale, D., Recham, N., Tarascon, J.-M., Siebert, J., Martinez, I., Guyot, F. (2010) Fayalite (Fe2SiO4) dissolution kinetics determined by X-ray absorption spectroscopy. Chemical Geology 275, 161–175. doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2010.05.005.

4. Hellmann, R., Daval, D., Tisserand, D. (2010) The dependence of albite feldspar dissolution kinetics on fluid saturation state at acid and basic pH : Progress towards a universal relation. Comptes Rendus Geoscience 342, 676–684. doi:10.1016/j.crte.2009.06.004.

3. Daval, D., Hellmann, R., Corvisier, J., Tisserand, D., Martinez, I., Guyot, F. (2010) Dissolution kinetics of diopside as a function of solution saturation state : macroscopic measurements and implications for modeling of geological storage of CO2. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74, 2615–2633. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2010.02.003.

2. Daval, D., Martinez, I., Guigner, J.-M., Hellmann, R., Corvisier, J., Findling, N., Dominici, C., Goffé, B., Guyot, F. (2009) Mechanism of wollastonite carbonation deduced from micro- to nanometer length scale observations. American Mineralogist 94, 1707–1726. doi:10.2138/am.2009.3294.

1. Daval, D., Martinez, I., Corvisier, J., Findling, N., Goffé, B., Guyot, F. (2009) Carbonation of Ca-bearing silicates, the case of wollastonite : Experimental investigations and kinetic modelling. Chemical Geology 265, 63–78.

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