Research & Development
Our main focus in the area of
Research & Development has been for many years the environmental analysis.
Due to the research results from the other fields (e.g. human- and
eco-toxicology), on one side there are always new environmentally relevant
substances that focus the public interest, and on the other side the
standards for the testing methods are getting higher (the accuracy of
the analyses is improved).
Therefore, it is necessary to develop new, respectively to continuously
further develop the existing relevant routine analysis methods. This has
an impact on the competitiveness of the individual company and on the
whole area where the business is located.
Since 2000, we are deeply involved
in the research and development of innovative methods for the preparation
of samples and analysis in the environmental area (multi-methods in
development of analytical procedures
for pesticides using multi- methods
development of a method for MTBE (methyl
tertiary-butyl ether) determination in aqueous solutions
development of on-line
sampling systems for pesticides in water
A further topic in the area of
Research & Development has been for many years also the environmental biotechnology.
Based on the research results for
biodegradability, corresponding analysis procedures can be offered for
biodegradability tests in wastewater or fluid matrices (fermentation test,
OECD-Screening Test, CO2-Test, etc.). Our laboratory staff has also experience in carrying
out toxicity tests like dehydrogenase test, bioluminescent test, daphnia test,
algae toxicity test, plants compatibility test (germination, biomass).
Further, we can carry out pilot
researches on environmental biotechnology processes in order to design the
installations and the technological process.