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Specialist Services

Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPS)

ALS Environmental are able to offer a unique High Resolution Mass Spectroscopy (HRMS) services for ultra trace analysis of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPS) from our European laboratories. The POPs suite, which is now a requirement under Waste Management 3 (WM3), is available from our HRMS laboratory in Pardubice (Czech Republic).

Whats are POPs?

Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are synthetic chemicals that have been produced and released into the environment.  They are known as persistent due to the time they take to degrade, with some compounds taking centuries.

To download our datasheet on POPs, click here.

The Stockholm Convention

Led by the United Nations Environment Programme, the Stockholm Convention is a worldwide agreement call for the elimination of 12 POPs that are grouped according to their origin and use:

  • Pesticides – Aldrin, Dieldrin, Chlordane, DDT, Endrin, Heptachlor, Mirex, Toxaphene
  • Industrial Chemicals – PCBs & HCBs
  • Unintended Byproducts – Dibenzodioxins & Dibenzofurans

The ALS Environmental POPS suite includes:

  • Polychlorinated dibenzo-(p)-dioxins and dibenzofurans - 17 most toxic 2,3,7,8 PCDD/F
  • Polychlorinated dibenzo-(p)-dioxins and dibenzofurans - by groups according to their level of chlorination (sums of 210 congeners)
  • dioxin-like PCBs
  • mono- to deca- chlorinated biphenyls (sums of 209 PCBs)
  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)
  • Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)
  • Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB)

To download more details on our POPs analytical offering, click here.

Main applications in Pardubice

  • Ambient air monitoring
  • Combustion source testing
  • Stack testers - Consulting engineers
  • Ash disposal
  • Source determination
  • Environmental impact of diesel engines
  • Wipe samples analysis
  • Groundwater monitoring
  • Surface water analysis
  • Drinking water analysis
  • Food and Feeding mixtures
  • Biological tissue analysis
  • Contamination levels in human blood and milk
  • Bioconcentrations factors - Bioaccumulation of dioxins
  • Characterization of soils/sediments
  • Lime production - Kaolinitic clays
  • Site remediation
  • Effluent monitoring
  • Organic pigments and dyes
  • Chemical manufacturing
  • Pesticides production
  • Pulp and paper
  • Wastewater and biosolids
  • Hazardous waste classification - Waste disposal
  • Destruction of industrial waste
  • Emergency response
  • International customers
  • Analytical laboratories support
  • Analytical trainings
  • Stockholm Convention implementation
  • European, American, Asian and international projects
  • Local legislation - specific directives and Regulations
  • Help to regulations settings - New norms - New Standards
  • Instrument/method development