Organic Chemistry Analytical Laboratory
The Organic Chemistry Lab provides high quality analytical services for the determination of a large number of both anthropogenic and natural organic compounds in the marine environment (seawater, marine sediments and organisms):
- Aliphatic and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and petroleum hydrocarbons
- Organochlroninated compounds including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)
- Pesticides and insecticides
- n-alkanes, sterols, aliphatic alcohols, fatty acids
- Marine biotoxins
- Phytoplankton pigments
The Lab is equipped with: two gas chromatographs – mass spectrometers, a gas chromatograph with FID and ECD, a high performance liquid chromatograph with FLD and DAD and a liquid chromatograph – mass spectrometer.
The Lab is certified by the Hellenic Accreditation System SA – ESYD according to ELOT EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005, since 2013 and follows Quality Control/Quality Assurance procedures. The accuracy of the analyses is confirmed through the participation in international intercalibration exercises (e.g. QUASIMEME, IAEA/MEL) and the use of certified reference materials.