Global plastic contamination – in particular, the ever-presence of particles below 5 mm in size, that is, microplastics in the ecosystem – poses a growing environmental and health hazard.
The WESSLING Group is pioneering research on the analysis of microplastics: we take samples from environmental elements and technical waters to test for microplastics to sizes as small as 10 µm.
Water samples are taken by methods developed by our laboratory.
During the process a pump transfers large quantities (at least 1-2 m3) of water through a series of filters. The calibration of the filter inserts is adapted to the sampled water types, including:
From solid material we take point samples, average samples or vertically structured point samples with metal instruments:
We determine the sizes and materials of the microplastics to be found in the samples using FTIR microscopes at our laboratory equipped with cutting edge instruments, designed and implemented to meet the special requirements of sample preparation and analysis.
In our environmental analysis laboratory, in addition to the testing of waters, soil and air, waste, asbestos and radioanalytical tests are performed, among other things.
Optimised harvest yields thanks to precise analysis
WESSLING determines the nutrient content of your farm manure. Use our analysis results as the basis for a specific fertilisation strategy, and therefore optimise your harvest yield.Find out more
Planning security for your construction projects
We analyse and certify soils as well as mineral waste and soil/building rubble mixtures - also under time contraints for the continued progress of your projects.Find out more
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