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Environment: Water – Soil – Air

GALAB is involved in monitoring projects and examines contaminants in environmental samples (water, soil, sediment, fish, biota). The focus is on parameters of the Water Framework Directive (2000/60 / EC) such as organometallic compounds, chlorinated hydrocarbons, pesticides, environmental hormones (endocrine disrupting substances), flame retardants and pharmaceutical residues.

Examination parameters:

Looking back on many years of experience, we are your partner for the investigation of residues in soils, sediments, water and air. GALAB examines typical environmental contaminants for you using sensitive and validated methods. Do you have a special request? Then please contact our sales department.

Our Services:

  • Alkylphenol ethoxylates
  • Drugs
  • Bisphenol A / F
  • Brominated flame retardants
  • Estrogens / Phytoestrogens
  • Halogenated organic compounds
  • Musk compounds
  • Organotin compounds
  • PCB
  • Pesticides
  • Heavy metals
  • Plasticiser / phthalate

Pharmaceuticals In The Environment

With the introduction of LC-MSMS technology into environmental analysis in the 1990s, scientists increasingly report drug findings in surface waters. The most polar substances could be measured directly after enrichment from the water phase without complex derivatization. According to the Federal Environment Agency, more than 150 pharmaceuticals have been detected up to date.

Brominated Flame Retardants (BFR)

Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are particularly long-lived compounds that accumulate in the environment. Thus, even low emissions from POSs can accumulate in living organisms over long periods of time. This process is called bioaccumulation. POPs accumulate preferentially in the fatty tissue of organisms and are suspected to have long-term toxic effects.

TBT – A Risk To The Environment

The importance of organotin compounds (OZV) for the environment is due to their high ecological damage potential. OZVs even have a hormone-like effect on numerous marine organisms, so that these species are particularly endangered. The concentrations at which chronic effects are indicated are already at a few ng/L (0.000 001 mg/L).

Transalkylierung Pb/Hg

Although organolead as a gasoline additive is banned in most countries, contamination by organolead compounds is still present. Little is known about transformation reactions of organolead compounds and especially transalkylation reactions with other metals. Laboratory experiments to clarify transalkylation reactions between organolead and inorganic mercury and investigations of sites where organolead compounds were emitted are reported. Under laboratory conditions, inorganic mercury is ethylated to ethylmercury+ in presence of tetraethyllead. These transalkylations take place very fast and almost completely.

Water Framework Directive

In cooperation with the Lower Saxony State Office for Water Management, Coastal Defence and Nature Conservation (NLWKN, formerly NLö), GALAB investigated water bodies in Lower Saxony within the framework of the European Water Framework Directive. The pollution of surface waters with organotin compounds, TPT, heavy metals and pesticides was examined by examining sediments and fish as bioindicators.

Pharmaceuticals In The Environment

With the introduction of LC-MSMS technology into environmental analysis in the 1990s, scientists increasingly report drug findings in surface waters. The most polar substances could be measured directly after enrichment from the water phase without complex derivatization. According to the Federal Environment Agency, more than 150 pharmaceuticals have been detected up to date. 

Brominated Flame Retardants (BFR)

Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are particularly long-lived compounds that accumulate in the environment. Thus, even low emissions from POSs can accumulate in living organisms over long periods of time. This process is called bioaccumulation. POPs accumulate preferentially in the fatty tissue of organisms and are suspected to have long-term toxic effects.

TBT – A Risk To The Environment

The importance of organotin compounds (OZV) for the environment is due to their high ecological damage potential. OZVs even have a hormone-like effect on numerous marine organisms, so that these species are particularly endangered. The concentrations at which chronic effects are indicated are already at a few ng/L (0.000 001 mg/L).

Transalkylierung Pb/Hg

Although organolead as a gasoline additive is banned in most countries, contamination by organolead compounds is still present. Little is known about transformation reactions of organolead compounds and especially transalkylation reactions with other metals. Laboratory experiments to clarify transalkylation reactions between organolead and inorganic mercury and investigations of sites where organolead compounds were emitted are reported. Under laboratory conditions, inorganic mercury is ethylated to ethylmercury+ in presence of tetraethyllead. These transalkylations take place very fast and almost completely.

Water Framework Directive

In cooperation with the Lower Saxony State Office for Water Management, Coastal Defence and Nature Conservation (NLWKN, formerly NLö), GALAB investigated water bodies in Lower Saxony within the framework of the European Water Framework Directive. The pollution of surface waters with organotin compounds, TPT, heavy metals and pesticides was examined by examining sediments and fish as bioindicators.

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