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The analytical techniques that Eurofins Analytico has at its disposal, add up to many thousands of analysis possibilities. 
The most requested analyses are:
· Organics
· Inorganics and wet-chemical analysis
· Characterisations/texture analysis
· Metals

Organics
Within the analytical sub group 'Organics'; Eurofins Analytico conducts analyses which indicates the presence of organic components in soil or water using GC, GC-MS and HPLC techniques.

Examples are:

· TPH GC
· Aromatics
· Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH)
· Organic Chlorinated Pesticides (OCP)
· Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB)
· Chlorobenzenes
· Chlorophenols
· Phenols
· Phthalates
· Glycols
· Alcohols
· Ketones
· Volatile organic halogenated hydrocarbons

Inorganics and wet-chemical analysis
Within the group 'Inorganics and Wet-chemical Analysis group' Eurofins Analytico analyses for the presence of inorganic substances and conducts wet-chemical analyses. These are substances that are determined by: continuous flow analysis, discrete analysis, classic spectrometry or potentiometry.

These substances include:

· Chloride
· Cyanide
· Phosphate
· Sulphate
· Nitrate
· Nitrite
· Nitrogen content according to Kjeldahl
· B
romide
· Oxygen content
· Acidity (pH)
· COD: chemical oxygen demand
· BOD: biological oxygen demand

Characterisation/Texture analysis
In the analysis group 'Characterisation and Texture analysis' Eurofins Analytico performs various measurements in soil.

This includes:
· the dry matter content
· the clay content
· the organic matter

The particle size distribution in the soil can also be determined using a sieve curve. In addition, acidity and conductivity are examples of physical parameters that are determined for soil.

Metals
We analyse metals in soil, water, air and building materials. In addition to specific metal suites, based on national and international legislation, we can also analyse individual metals per element. 
The most requested metals are: As, Ba, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Hg, Mo, Ni, Sb, Se, Sn, Pb, V and Zn. 
Various other metals can also be analysed, including: Al, Be, Fe, Si, Sr, Te, Ti, W and Zr. The analyses are performed using the latest ICP-MS and ICP-AES techniques. 
We also use the proper pre-treatment methods for the metal analysis. Common treatments are: drying, grinding, sieving, acid destruction (waste water), filtering and acidification (water).