Major research issues/sites:
- Applicability of characterisation techniques for engineered nanomaterials in natural waters and synthetic samples
- Environmental fate of microplastics, engineered nanomaterials and other emerging pollutants
- Novel analytical techniques for analysis of emerging substances (e.g. PPCPs) and POPs (e.g. BFRs)
- New sample pretreatment and analytical techniques
- Biological methods for environmental stress (aquatic, benthic and terrestrial organisms)
- Biotic ligand modelling
- Transportation, transformation and degradation of organic contaminants in environment
- Effects of chemical mixtures
- Effect based analysis of substances (EDA, TIE)
Short technical description:
- Modern analytical instrumentation (GC, LC, MS, MS/MS, ICP-OES, ICPMS)
- Wide range of equipment and methods for environmental chemistry (organic and inorganic)
- Equipment for characterisation of microplastics (FTIR microscope and FPA-µFTIR) and nanomaterials (DLS, LDEP, UV-Vis, ICP-MS)
- Infrastructure for testing ecotoxicity (e.g. nanomaterials)
Accredited testing laboratory T003 (EN ISO/IEC 17025).
Recognised as the national reference laboratory in the environmental field in Finland.
Accredited proficiency testing provider PT01 (EN ISO/IEC 17043).
Options and conditions for visiting scientists:
Access subject to joint interests/projects as well as time and funding constraints.
Unit Cost of use and principles of costing:
No cost of basic infrastructure. Funding for labour costs, travels and special consumables needed.
centre running the infrastructure:
Syke - Finnish Environment Institute
type of facility:
Laboratory / high-end instrument
- Syke - Finnish Environment Institute
- Phone: +358 295 251 000
Dr. Markus Sillanpää
Dr. Katarina Björklöf