Instrumental analytics laboratory

Instrumental analytics laboratory

The laboratory was set up when the Environmental Engineering undergraduate course was introduced. It was then expanded further with the introduction of the new Technology of Renewable Energies and Water Technology undergraduate courses and the Environmental Engineering master’s programme. So far, about EUR 600,000 have been invested in technical facilities and laboratory equipment, including EUR 380,000 for four large appliances (ICP-OES, AAS, GC/MS and HPLC).

In the meantime, the environmental analysis laboratory has now been fitted with the technical equipment needed to determine the levels of almost all substances relevant to environmental analysis in the matrices of soil, water and air, with the exception of dioxins and furans.


Sample preparation

  • Solid-phase enrichment
  • Soxhlet extraction
  • Microwave-assisted extraction
  • Aqua regia extraction
  • Ball mill, cutting mill, centrifugal mill and knife mill

Microwave Digestion System


Equipment for testing inorganic parameters

  • UV-VIS spectrophotometer
  • Ion chromatograph (IC)
  • Atom emission spectrometer (ICP/OES)
  • Atom absorption spectrometer (AAS)
  • Elemental analyser (EA)

Atomic Absorption Spectrometer


Equipment for testing organic parameters

  • Coulometry
  • Gas chromatograph with FID, ECD and MS as well as purge and trap (GC)
  • High-performance liquid chromatography with DAD and fluorescence detector (HPLC)
  • Organic carbon analyser (TOC/DOC)

Gas chromatograph