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Environmental chemistry

Environmental analysis

Chemical and microbiological analysis of water, chemical analysis of soils, chemical analysis of air, chemical analysis of waste and chemical analysis for the presence of asbestos

The Chemiservice chemical analysis laboratory has set up an internal space dedicated to the chemical-physical analyses of the environmental matrices to cope with the greater attention and interest reserved for environmental safety issues. The team, made up of constantly updated technicians and professionals, deals with sampling and laboratory analysis made necessary by the continuous evolution of the sector regulations.

Main analytical tests carried out by Chemiservice

Analysis of Water

  • Electric conductibility
  • pH
  • Hardness
  • Fixed residue at 180°C
  • Residual disinfectant (free active chlorine)
  • Turbidity
  • Oxidisability
  • Alkalinity
  • Anions (chlorides, fluorides, nitrates, nitrites, sulphates)
  • Cyanide
  • Heavy Metals (Antimony, Arsenic, Cadmium, Chrome, Copper, Lead, Mercury, Nickel, Selenium, Vanadium), alkaline and alkaline earth metals (calcium, sodium, potassium, magnesium)
  • Ammonium ion
  • Total phosphorus 
  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
  • Volatile halogenated compounds (Tetrachlorethylene, dichloroethane, Trialomethanes, Vinyl chloride)
  • Hydrogen ion concentration pH unit
  • Total organic carbon (TOC)
  • Temperature
  • pH
  • SAR
  • Colour
  • Smell
  • Bulk materials
  • Total suspended solids
  • BOD5
  • COD
  • Heavy metals
  • Hexavalent chromium
  • Total cyanides
  • Free active chlorine
  • Sulfides
  • Sulfates
  • Chloride
  • Fluoride
  • Total phosphorus
  • Total nitrogen
  • Ammonia 
  • Nitrous and nitric acid 
  • Animal/vegetable fats and oils 
  • Total hydrocarbons 
  • Aromatic organic solvents
  • Total surfactants 
  • Phosphorus pesticides 
  • Total pesticides (excluding phosphates)
  • Chlorinated solvents 
  • Total phenols 
  • Total aldehydes 
  • Escherichia Coli 
  • Acute toxicity test
  • Temperature
  • pH
  • Suspended solids
  • Colour
  • Free active chlorine
  • Combined active chlorine 
  • Organic substances (permanganate analysis)
  • Turbidity 
  • Coarse solids 
  • Isocyanuric acid 
  • Nitrite 
  • Total trialomethanes 
  • Flocculants
  • chromium VI, iron, mercury, nickel lead, copper, selenium, manganese, thallium, zinc)
  • Free cyanides
  • Nitrite
  • Nitrates
  • Sulfates
  • Aromatic organic compounds (Benzene, Ethylbenzene, styrene, toluene, xylene)
  • Carcinogenic chlorinated aliphatic compounds (Chloromethane, trichloromethane, vinyl chloride, 1,2-dichloroethane, 1,1-dichloroethylene, trichlorethylene, tetrachlorethylene, hexachlorobutadiene)
  • Non-carcinogenic chlorinated aliphatic compounds (1,1-dichloroethane, 1,2-dichloroethylene, 1,2-dichloropropane, 1,1,2- trichloroethane, 1,2,3-trichloropropane, 1,1,2,2-tetrachloroethane)
  • Chlorobenzenes (monochlorobenzene, 1,2 dichlorobenzene, 1,4 dichlorobenzene, 1,2,4 trichlorobenzene, 1,2,4,5 tetrachlorobenzene, pentachlorobenzene, hexachlorobenzene)
  • Temperature
  • pH
  • Hardness
  • Salinity
  • Fixed residue
  • Chloride
  • Alkalinity
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Sodium
  • SAR

Soil analysis

Chemical-physical analysis of soil for agricultural use in accordance with Ministerial Decree 13/09/1999 OJ No. 248 21/10/1999: particle size (sand, silt, clay), degree of reaction (pH), organic carbon, organic substance, total nitrogen, carbon/nitrogen ratio, total limestone, assimilable phosphorus, active calcium carbonate

Waste

Based on current regulations, the Environmental Sector is able to perform:
The Chemiservice chemical analysis laboratory carries out analyzes in accordance with Ministerial Decree 27/09/2010 as modified by Ministerial Decree 24/06/2015 for the transfer of waste to landfills, analysis for the identification of waste subjected to simplified recovery procedures pursuant to Ministerial Decree of 05/02/1998

Asbestos

The Chemiservice chemical analysis laboratory carries out the search for asbestos in waste, building materials and the quantification of airborne asbestos. It also performs sampling and analysis of emissions into the atmosphere.

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Our acknowledgements

ILAC
COI
AOCS
QS
FOSFA