LABORATORY OF AGRICULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY

SOIL

  • Agronomic parameters: nutrients  (macro and micro), salinity, organic carbon, carbonates
  • Contaminants (heavy metals, PAH)
  • Physical parameters (particle size, texture, density)

FERTILIZERS

  • Chemical and physical characterization of inorganic and organic fertilizers

BIOMASSES

  • Chemical characterization of organic raw materials recyclable in agriculture

FOOD

  • Analyses of the nutritional composition (proteins, fats, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins)
  • Mineral compounds
  • Nutraceutical compounds
  • Antioxidants activities
  • Olive oil characterization according to EU official methods

WATER  FOR AGRICULTURAL USE

  • Anions and cations
  • Electrical conductivity
  • Contaminants (heavy metals, PAH)
  • BOD and COD

 

MAIN INSTRUMENTS

 

Liquid chromatography–mass spectrometer (LC-MS/MS)
Gas chromatography–mass spectrometer (GC-MS)
HPLC System
Gas-chromatograph
Elemental Analyzer (C,H,N,S,O)
ICP-OES
FT-IR/FT-NIR spectrometer
Ionic chromatograph
Accelerated Solvent Extraction (ASE)
Microwave mineralizer
Fiber extractor