ECOLOGY

The ECOLOGY division is a fundamental part of the laboratory facility. It provides customers with assistance for all “environmental” and “workplace safety” aspects. It deals with the sampling and related analyses of atmospheric emissions and in wastewater, drinking water and groundwater. It is equipped for the sampling in the working environment of all the most requested pollutants (powders, volatile organic substances, crystalline free silica, oil mists, organic and inorganic acids). The samples are analysed internally.
It performs assessments of asbestos cement roofs to verify their state of conservation.

ATMOSPHERIC EMISSIONS

Modena Centro Prove has specialized technicians who sample emissions into the atmosphere and technical analysts who perform the related analyses. Traditional examples of pollutants that the laboratory is able to sample and quantify in an atmospheric emission are: particulate matter, volatile organic substances, oxides (sulfur, nitrogen and carbon), inorganic acids, metals, and many others. The Division has several vehicles fully equipped for sampling, even at medium and long distances. Sampling is performed according to the dictates of current regulations and using the relative methods and equipment in such a number as to also handle extremely large requests. Transport to the central laboratory of the samples taken, for the performance of analytical testing, is performed quickly, accurately and in compliance with the main regulations in force. Our technical analysts perform the tests using cutting-edge equipment and, compatibly with the required technical times, with the utmost speed.

SAMPLES IN THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT

Modena Centro Prove has specialized technicians who sample emissions into the atmosphere from normal work activities and technical analysts who perform the related analyses. Examples of pollutants that the laboratory is able to sample and quantify in the workplace are inhalable and breathable powders, volatile organic substances, oxides (sulphur, nitrogen and carbon), inorganic acids, metals, oil mist, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and many others. The sampling monitors the quality of the working environment, highlighting the presence of agents dangerous for the health of workers (powders, solvents, crystalline free silica, asbestiform fibres, and others).

GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY AND MASS ANALYSES

The Laboratory is equipped with the latest generation tools for the determination of PCBs, chlorinated and non-chlorinated organic solvents, herbicides, pesticides; in matrices such as water, oils, soil, food, and waste.

WASTE AND SOILS

Modena Centro Prove has specialized technicians who sample waste and soils and technical analysts who perform the related analyses.
The Division is able to perform all analytical tests aimed at characterizing waste and determining its destination for recovery or disposal, according to the dictates of current regulations and using the best analytical technologies available.
The Division also collaborates with specialized technical firms and Geology experts athat are equipped for sampling, coring and sampling of polluted soils and their analyses according to the provisions of Presidential Decree 120/17 (Excavated earth and rocks).
Through this collaboration, the Division is able to provide customers with characterization plans to determine the degradation and contamination of the various environmental matrices, on the basis of which it is possible to plan sampling and surveys to verify the actual level of pollution.

WATER TESTING

Modena Centro Prove has specialized technicians for the sampling of water, whether drinking, waste, process or underground, and technical analysts who perform the related analyses.
The ecology division is able to perform the chemical, chemical-physical and microbiological tests on drinking water envisaged by Legislative Decree 31/2001. Modena Centro Prove is a laboratory included on the Regional List of laboratories that perform analyses in the self-chacking procedures of food businesses.
The ecology division is able to perform the chemical, chemical-physical and microbiological tests on waste water envisaged by Legislative Decree 152/2006 relating to discharges in surface or sewer water.

OIL ANALYSES

We can characterize mineral oils, lubricants, dielectrics, fuels, emulsions, anti-freeze glycols, determining their chemical composition and detecting any pollution.

CUSTOMER SUPPORT ACTIVITIES

Possiamo fornire assistenza per:

  • Reclamation of polluted sites, from technical support for the drafting of reclamation plans to laboratory analyses
  • Environmental impact assessment (EA)
  • Technical support for obtaining integrated environmental permits
  • Evaluation of noise in a work environment and acoustic monitoring in external environments, using competent acoustic technicians
  • Evaluation of the microclimate in a work environment
  • Evaluation of the state of conservation of concrete/asbestos roofing, as required by the Region of Emilia Romagna, and others.