Veolia Environnement Recherche & Innovation


Chemin de la Digue
78603 Maisons Laffitte Cedex

Salim Derrouiche




Anjou Recherche, the water research center of Veolia Environnement, was created in 1983 in France as an Economic Interest Group (French legal structure to permit companies to join their efforts when they have common interests while preserving their independence). Anjou Recherche (215 employees) develops tools to prevent and control water resource pollution, as well as to assist decision making for the efficient management for the entire water cycle. Anjou Recherche also develops innovative technologies for treating drinking water, municipal and industrial waste water.

The main research facility is located in Maisons Laffitte, with a Research Hall equipped with bench-scale test rigs and industrial pilot with flow rate up to 1,5 m3/h. Anjou Recherche has a staff of 33 full-time persons active in projects relative to membrane technologies. The membrane team of Anjou recherche has successfully participated in several European projects (5 currently in progress).



  • water purification
  • membranes