Laboratory of Chemistry

The Elemental analysis group provides water and wastewater testing, as well as the determination of various chemical elements in food, feed and environmental samples. The Elemental group has standard laboratory equipment and also modern technologies as Thermo Scientific Gallery Discrete Analyzer for water and wastewater analysis. The Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer ICP-MS Agilent 7700x is used for element determination. Laboratory experts have expertise in determination of different radionuclide with gamma spectrometer BSI GS-02-97 and use the liquid scintillation spectrometer Perkin Elmer Quantulus 1220 to determine Sr-90.

The Chromatography Group makes chromatographic analysis of food, environmental and biological samples by using various types of traditional detection systems (refractometry, conductivity, fluorescence, ultra-violet lights, etc.). The Chromatography Group also uses the following systems of mass spectrometry: tandem mass spectrometry, high resolution mass spectrometry and hybrid mass spectrometry (for example Orbitrap).

Mass Spectrometry Excellence Group combines possibilities of modern instrumental analysis with excellent experience when testing various types of food products, animal feed and environmental objects. Analytical methods, which have been accredited in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025, permit to perform the analysis of lasting organic pollutants (for example dioxins and PHB), pesticides, benzopirene and other harmful substances in ultra-low concentrations.