Environment—Environmental analysis and working sustainably in the lab

Identifying environmentally harmful substances with the help of environmental analytics

Global warming poses a whole range of risks that need to be minimized globally today. Severe climate changes, reflected in weather catastrophes and melting polar ice caps, continue to fuel the discussion about sustainability and environmental awareness. In particular, the use of various industrial substances is repeatedly discussed in the press: Insecticides, pesticides, microplastics, toxic heavy metals, surfactants, paints and several other substances pose a major potential hazard to the environment if not handled properly.

Environmental analytics, with its wide variety of methods and effective precision, promises clarification and elucidation in the detection of harmful and polluting substances. As a subfield of chemical analysis, environmental analysis deals with the qualitative and quantitative examination of various substances and materials in the environment. This concerns the environmental compartments air, soil and water. The analyses can include both individual substances and sum parameters, which is what makes the discipline such a valuable potential for the future of environmental protection.

Environmental analysis in the laboratory: precise and meaningful analyses of substances and materials

With the help of various subdisciplines of environmental analytics, you can perform valuable analyses and tests in the laboratory that provide you with important and clear evidence of where to start.

Instrumental environmental analysis: fast, specific, effective

Instrumental environmental analysis offers various methods to obtain effective and specific results quickly and unambiguously:

  • Chromatographic methods such as GC, IC, GPC and HPLC coupled with high-resolution mass spectrometers are of great importance for environmental and water analysis. This is because they enable the detection of volatile and non-volatile substances at ever lower detection limits.
  • Nitrogen oxides and sulfur compounds or certain toxic heavy metals can be determined ever more specifically, easily and quickly thanks to modern analytical methods such as those on display at analytica.
  • In addition, fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy, Raman spectrometry and IR, AAS and ICP, elemental analyzers and, in particular, TOC determination or online SPE have become indispensable as monitoring tools, as have biotests and biomarkers for the detection of environmentally relevant substances
  • Modern analytical methods play an important role in the monitoring of industrial water and wastewater or in the investigation of surface waters, as well as in soil and air analyses, because they are characterized by accuracy, selectivity and specificity.

The entire spectrum of analytics in its entire breadth is represented by the world's leading trade fair analytica in Munich: Here you have the opportunity to obtain well-founded and comprehensive information on all current issues and developments in environmental analytics comprehensively, accurately and reliably.

Innovative laboratory-environmental analysis: Find out more at analytica 2022 in Munich

Successfully and reliably identify environmentally harmful substances: From sampling, which is particularly important in the environmental sector for the quality and informative value of the analysis, to a wide variety of analytical methods and evaluation procedures taking into account important standards and regulations, analytica covers all steps of environmental analysis. At the world's leading trade fair, you can obtain extensive information about innovative analytical technology and methods in the field of environmental analysis between April 09 and 12, 2024.

Applications & fields of use: Automated complete solutions for environmental analysis in the laboratory

analytica offers a globally effective platform where you can find the right solutions for a wide range of problems. The following topics and solutions will be presented in a way that attracts the attention of the industry:

  • Solutions for brominated and fluorinated compounds diffusing into the environment from flame retardants and recycling processes
  • Analytical methods in the diffusion of plasticizers and solvents from plastics.
  • Detection of mineral oil transitions (so-called MOSH/MOAH question)
  • Automation and digitization of latest sample preparation and enrichment techniques
  • Effective data evaluation, environmental databases and meaningful data management.

Environmental analytics at analytica: Successful methods for identifying microplastics

The problem of microplastics is a much-discussed topic. Modern analysis is an important key to solving complex problems and clarifying the relationships in this area:

  • Detection and identification of micro- and nanoparticles with state-of-the-art particle analysis technology
  • Providing important information on plastic waste and polymers using traditional and modern polymer analytics.

In Munich, experts from international industry leaders will show visitors how this can be achieved.

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analytica conference: Prospects for environmental analytics as core topic

In the accompanying analytica conference, too, renowned scientists from Germany and abroad will talk about their current and future research work in the field of environmental analysis: New results from the fields of water, soil and air analysis will be discussed, as will current aspects of the accumulation and measurement of micropollutants and nanoparticles:

  • Sample preparation
  • Digestion systems
  • Element Analyzers
  • Analytical technology
  • Chromatography systems: GC, DC, IC, HPLC coupled with high resolution mass spectrometers
  • Spectrometric methods
  • Microscopy, Raman spectrometry and IR, AAS and ICP
  • TOC determination
  • online SPE
  • Monitoring tools
  • Biotests and biomarkers
  • Water, soil and air analysis
  • Micro- and Nanotechnology
  • Particle determination
  • Automation
  • LIMS and software
  • Trace and ultra-trace analysis
  • Brominated substances
  • Fluorinated compounds
  • Endocrine active substances
  • Aerosols
  • Nitrogen oxides
  • Heavy metals
  • Species analysis
  • microplastics