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Analytics, Parameters & Methods

△ Category: Accreditation and quality assurance

Our greatest asset is the validity of the statements made in our results reports, reports and methods. Routinely ensuring our quality through internal and external checks guarantees the validity of our statements and forms the foundation of our analytics.

Designating our laboratory as an “accredited testing center” requires an annual review of our quality management with regard to all accredited procedures.

The current scope of accreditation of our independent accredited testing center for chemical analysis (according to ÖVE/Önorm EN ISO/IEC 17025) is described on the website of the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs.

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△ Category: Air analysis

In addition to liquid and solid sample components, we also carry out sampling of gaseous environments and air analysis in general. For analysis requests or questions regarding special specifications, you can contact us using the contact form below.

 

△ Category: Bacteriological examination

In order to ensure the most comprehensive examination possible, many of our customers also require bacteriological analyses, such as for drinking water reports.

Although our main focus is on chemical analytical methods, we also offer bacteriological sampling.

We have also been working with the Salzburg Hydrological Research Center for decades to expand our testing portfolio to include many biological parameters.

Classic requests from our customers for the checks to be carried out include: Legionella, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, Salmonella, etc.

 

△ Category: Ceramics

We examine and control ceramic materials and ceramic products according to standardized procedures (§ ceramics ordinance) and also for more specific requirements. For analysis requests or questions regarding special specifications, you can contact us using the contact form below.

△ Category: Food and feed, Phytochemistry

Agricultural products, as well as food and dietary supplements for humans and animals require testing for approval and control. For analysis requests or questions regarding special specifications, you can contact us using the contact form below.

△ Category: Heavy metals

Heavy metal pollution can pose a high health risk and environmental hazard, which is why we are able to identify metals in a wide variety of sample compositions. For analysis requests or questions regarding special specifications, you can contact us using the contact form below.

 

△ Category: Identification and method development

If you have samples with unknown ingredients or contamination, we can offer you our competence after years in identification and quantification area. For analysis requests or questions regarding special specifications, you can contact us using the contact form below. We will take the necessary time to respond to your needs.

 

△ Category: Organic Pollutants

We examine and check samples for organic pollutants such as pesticides according to standardized procedures and also for more specific requirements. For analysis requests or questions regarding special specifications, you can contact us using the contact form below. We will take the time to respond to your needs.

 

△ Category: Petroleum, Crude Oil and Refined Products

We examine crude oil and refined products according to standardized procedures, from identification and age determination to analysis of the ingredients. For analysis requests or questions regarding special specifications, you can contact us using the contact form below.

 

△ Category: Pharmaceutical Products and Intermediates

The analysis of pharmaceutical products, intermediates and educts according to the applicable GMP / GLP is one of our main competencies. Our skills in the area of ​​SOP / Ph. Eur / USP / JP-compliant analysis in compliance with valid ALCOA, ALCOA+ ensure that we are allowed to support pharmaceutical customers throughout Europe for decades. For analysis requests or questions regarding special specifications, you can contact us using the contact form below.

 

△ Category: Phytochemistry

Phytochemical investigations include a wide variety of sample matrices to be treated, types of preparation and methods of analytical identification. Here we deal with the analysis of whole plant samples, plant products, as well as chemicals of natural origin.

Classic preparations are, for example, liquid-solid extractions, cryogenic grinding or selective enzymatic and chemical peptide cleavage. As in many other laboratories, liquid chromatography coupled mass spectrometry is the top analysis method, closely followed by UV-VIS spectrometry.

Phytochemical issues are mostly the results of environmental regulations and product-specific controls, directly affecting the customer. We therefore give you the opportunity to contact us personally in order to discuss the details and background of such mostly non-trivial investigations.

△ Category: Plant protection products and pesticides

  • Determination using LC-MS and GC-MS
  • Determination possible in a wide variety of sample environments and trace concentrations using solid phase extraction SPE
  • Plant protection products in our standard portfolio (it is best to specify more specific analytes directly in the contact form with CAS number)
    • Alachlor
    • Aldrin
    • Atrazine
    • Atrazine desethyl
    • Atrazine desisopropyl
    • Atrazine-desethyl-desisopropyl
    • Azoxystrobin
    • Bentazone
    • Bromacil
    • Chloridazone
    • Clopyralid
    • Clothianidin
    • Dicamba
    • Dichloroprop
    • Dieldrin
    • Dimethachlor
    • Dimethachlor sulfonic acid
    • Dimethachloric acid (OA)
    • CGA 373464
    • CGA 369873
    • Dimethenamide-P
    • Diuron
    • Ethofumesate
    • Flufenacet
    • Glufosinate
    • glyphosate
    • Heptachlor
    • Heptachlorine epoxy
    • Hexazinone
    • Imidacloprid
    • Iodosulfuron-methyl
    • Isoproturon
    • Isoproturon-desmethyl
    • MCPA
    • MCPB
    • Mecoprop
    • Mesosulfuron-methyl
    • Metalaxyl-M
    • Metamitron
    • Metazachlor
    • Metolachlor
    • Metribuzin
    • Metsulfuron-methyl
    • Nicosulfuron
    • pethoxamide
    • Propazine
    • Propazine hydroxy
    • Propiconazole
    • Simazine
    • Terbuthylazine
    • Terbutylazine desethyl
    • Terbuthylazine-2-hydroxy
    • Terbutylazine-2-hydroxy-desethyl
    • Thiacloprid
    • Thiamethoxam
    • Thifensulfuron-methyl
    • Tolylfluanide
    • Tribenuron-methyl
    • Triclopyr
    • 3,5,6-Trichloro-2pyridinol
    • Triflusulfuron-methyl
    • Tritosulfuron
    • 2-Amino-4-methoxy-6-methyl-1,3,5-triazine

△ Category: Plastics

From simple PE plastic bottles to high-voltage cable sheathing to high-performance polymers, we analyze plastics with regard to their additives or pollutants. For analysis requests or questions regarding special specifications, you can contact us using the contact form below.

 

△ Category: Product and Process Controls

We check your products, master batches, and raw materials for contamination and whether they meet your requirements or regulatory restrictions. For analysis requests or questions regarding special specifications, you can contact us using the contact form below.

 

△ Category: Soil analysis

From sampling, such as ram core probing, to examination, we carry out soil analysis according to standardized procedures. For analysis requests or questions regarding special specifications, you can contact us using the contact form below.

 

△ Category: Surfactants, Detergents, Soaps, and Cosmetics

Cleaning agents of all kinds often pose great challenges for chemical analysis, mainly due to the difficult sample preparation. Nevertheless, cosmetic products in particular are subject to high requirements and therefore are examined by us. For analysis requests or questions regarding special specifications, you can contact us using the contact form below.

△ Category: Textiles and Fibers

Synthetic as well as natural fibers may contain foreign substances that require further investigation into product quality. For analysis requests or questions regarding special specifications, you can contact us using the contact form below.

 

△ Category: Toxicology

"The dose makes the poison" is the most well-known motto in toxicology. This encompasses this analytical field far more than quantitative determinations. environmentally harmful substances for product, emission and emission control are indispensable for statements in the area of ​​toxicological effectiveness. Often we combine our chemical-analytical competence with the skills of biological-analytical laboratories in order to create reports that are as target-oriented as possible.

△ Category: Varnishes, dyes

Our range of investigations also includes the most diverse types of dyes and dye additives as well as coating materials such as lacquers. For analysis requests or questions regarding special specifications, you can contact us using the contact form below.

 

△ Category: Waste analysis

We examine and control waste according to standardized procedures and also for more specific requirements. For analysis requests or questions regarding special specifications, you can contact us using the contact form below.

 

△ Category: Water

The examination of drinking, ground, cooling, waste and process water is part of our standard repertoire. We not only carry out common analyses, but are also willing to design our analytics according to more specific requirements. Investigations such as damage checks, monitoring, maintenance checks, confirmation of compliance with limit values ​​are just a few examples of our analytical competence.

Not only do we carry out the laboratory work, but also the sampling on site. Our technicians have the necessary training to be able to take representative samples in a wide variety of areas and matrices, from severely contaminated sewers to health-critical drinking water lakes.

For analysis requests or questions regarding special specifications, you can contact us using the contact form below.

△ Insight into our instrumental capabilities

  • GC (gas chromatography)
  • GCMS (Gas Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry Coupling)
  • HSGCMS (Headspace Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry Coupling)
  • LC (Liquid Chromatography-HPLC)
  • LCMS (Liquid Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry Coupling)
  • FTIR (Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometry)
  • ATRFTIR (Attenuated Toetal Reflections Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometry)
  • Photometry (dual beam and filter spectrophotometry)
  • AAS (Atomic Absorption Spectrometry)
  • F-AAS (Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometry)
  • GF-AAS (Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry)
  • AAS – hydride technology / cold vapor technology
  • Automatic titrator
  • Microplate

and much more

 

 

 

4

4-Hydroxy-TEMPO

4-Hydroxy-2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine-1-oxyl, TEMPOL

Determination via HPLC-MS

6

6PPD / 6PPD quinone / 6PPD-q

Analysis of N-(1,3-dimethylbutyl)-N′-phenyl-p-phenylenediamine (6PPD) using HPLC-Q-MS

A

Accredited test facility and standard-compliant analyses

With the year 2023, Chemcon GmbH has been able to call itself an "accredited test center according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025" for 30 years, thus confirming its competence as a testing and calibration laboratory.

Furthermore, the laboratory has been delivering quality for three decades not only by itself, but also based on the used, analytical measurement methods. All determination procedures and SOPs carried out are either accredited,  based on a standard (DIN/ EN/ ISO/ IEC/ ASTM etc.), or created by our own trained technicians and chemists and adjusted to the customer’s needs.

If you would like to receive information, which methods are included in our scope of accreditation, or which standard procedures are carried out, please send us an inquiry using the contact form below or by telephone.

 

Acid number

Active chlorine / hypochlorite

Determination of active chlorine as (sodium) hypochlorite

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Alcohols

Aldehydes

  • Determination in solids (through solid-liquid extraction), aqueous liquids (water, glycerol, etc.) and proteins

Alkalinity

(m- / p-) alkalinity or acid capacity

Amine

Quantitative determination of a wide variety of amines, mainly using LC-MS and GC-MS.

Amines form the basic structure of a wide variety of molecular compounds, from the most vital amino acids to economically essential, color-forming anillins to highly controlled pesticides such as glyphosate.

Since the amine only occurs as a chemical function and not as an economically usable compound, the substances built up on it are important.

For more information, try searching for such connections or write to us using the contact form about the amine you are looking for.

Ammonia

Ammonium

Anhydrides

Anionic surfactants

  • as MBAS via SDS
  • Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate

Aromatic substances

  • Monocyclic aromatics: BTX, BTEX
  • Polycyclic Aromatics: PAHs
  • Polybrominated diphenyl ethers PBDE
  • Polybrominated Biphenyls PBB
  • Polychlorinated Biphenyls PCB
  • Polychlorinated dibenzodioxins PCDD
  • Polychlorinated dibenzofurans PCDF
  • NMP (N-Methylpyrrolidone)
  • Pentachlorophenols PCP
  • Phthalic anhydride

B

Basicity

see m p value determination

Benzyl alcohol

BHT (Butylhydroxytoluene)

  • Antioxidant – food additive
  • Determination using HPLC – MS coupling

     

Boron

BTX (benzene, toluene, xylene)

  • Determination in aqueous samples
  • Determination from soil and air

 

C

Caffeine

  • Isolation from different matrices (tea, granules, medicines, flora, etc.) possible
  • Quantification using HPLC-ESI-MS

Castor Oil

Determination of castor oil in proteinaceous and aqueous matrices

 

Cationic surfactants

  • Betaine

Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD)

Chlorophyll

Conductivity

Determination in the laboratory and in the field

 

Creation of eluates

Cyanide

  • Determination of easily releasable cyanide
  • Determination of total cyanide content

D

Density determination

Determination of fines

Determination of the degree of staining

Determination of viscosity

Dichlobenil

Dimethylformamide (DMF)

Dimethylfuran

Disinfectant

dry matter, moisture content

E

Erucic acid amide

Ethanediol / Ethylene glycol

  • Determination in aqueous samples
  • Determination in protein-containing buffer
  • Determination in polysorbate
  • Further analysis: polyethylene glycol

Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA)

Determination of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid / ethylenediaminetetraacetate in aqueous and proteinaceous solutions

 

Evaporation residue

F

Fatty acids

Determination by pre-esterification and GCMS

Flavoring substances

  • Terpene

Fluorinated / chlorinated hydrocarbons CFCs

  • Determination in aqueous samples
  • Determination from soil and air

 

Folate

  • Pteroyl-mono-glutamic acid
  • Determination of the total folate content using a microtiter plate
  • Includes folic acid (synthetic form of the B vitamin with only one glutamate)

Fuels

  • Includes the analysis of various types of fuel from bio-ethanol to kerosene
  • Identification and age determination
  • Heavy metal contamination
  • Foreign substance qualification and quantification
  • Determination of hydrocarbon groups and oxygen-containing compounds
  • Special examinations, based on customer requirements

G

GABA (γ-aminobutyric acid)

General Wastewater Emissions Ordinance (germ.:AAEV)

The General Wastewater Emissions Ordinance sets general parameter-related limit values ​​for wastewater, which must generally be prescribed by the authority as an emission limit when authorizing discharge into a watercourse or public sewer system (-Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Regions and Water Management, 11/2023)

The AAEV not only contains the parameters that must be adhered to, but also specifies the regularity of the examination. It applies to both indirect dischargers and direct dischargers, i.e. regardless of whether discharged water goes via the canal route or not. Since these involve several detailed pieces of legislation, the majority of our customers do not have the resources or expertise to be able to explain these legal texts correctly. Whether the incoming notice or the government request for a test report is understood or not, failure to provide it will always result in fines being paid.

In order to prevent this, we would be happy to advise you on what the regulation/notice means for you and how you can meet the necessary requirements as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. Simply forward your request to us using the form below.

 

Glycols

Glyphosate

Guazatine

H

Halogens (Fluorine, Chlorine, Iodide, Bromine)

  • Absorbable organic halides AOX
  • Extractable organic halides EOX
  • Purgeable Organic Halides POX
  • Free halogens and total content
  • iodine number
  • Monochloramine
  • Polybrominated diphenyl ethers PBDE
  • Polybrominated Biphenyls PBB
  • Polychlorinated Biphenyls PCB
  • Polychlorinated dibenzodioxins PCDD
  • Polychlorinated dibenzofurans PCDF
  • Pentachlorophenols PCP
  • Polyfluorinated carboxylic acids and derivatives PFC, PFOS, PFOA
    sevoflurane
  • Chloride (via ion chromatography or photometrically)
  • Fluoride (via ion chromatography or photometrically)
  • Bromide (via ion chromatography)
  • Iodide (via titration)

Hydrocarbon index (GC method)

and total KW on request

 

Hydrogen peroxide

I

Indirect Discharge Ordinance (germ.: IEV)

We have been serving customers from a wide range of economic sectors for over 30 years. Vehicle painters, candy manufacturers, electroplaters, textile cleaners and plastic film producers are a few examples. Despite the product diversity of these companies, they all have one in common. Depending on your location, you will all have to prove to the legislature that your wastewater is harmless to the environment or at least that it is safely discharged into the sewer system. This is usually done through notices. Any company that does not discharge wastewater into the public sewage system in “household quantities” must comply with the valid indirect discharger regulation IEV.

These requirements can often be very opaque. At least as problematic is the fact that such requests are often responded to too late. The consequence of this is always fines. Since these reports have to be repeated at regular intervals, enormous amounts of money can be incurred if they are not followed.

Team Chemcon stands ready to determine if you need an examination, explain the notices you need to comply with, carry out the sampling and carry out the entire analysis right up to the finished test report. If you wish, we can also report you to the authorities.

Ask us any of your questions using the contact form below.

 

Inspection based on §82b GewO (inspection of operational systems)

The recurring inspection of operating systems is regulated in Section 82b of the Trade Code (GewO) 1994 and obliges every owner of an operating system to inspect it or have it inspected at certain intervals. Our testing center is authorized to carry out testing due to the technical scope of its accreditation. Whether you need an inspection or just want an advice, you can reach us using the contact form.

K

Ketones

L

Lipophilic substances

M

Metals

  • lithium
  • sodium
  • potassium
  • beryllium
  • magnesium
  • calcium
  • strontium
  • barium
  • yttrium
  • titanium
  • zirconium
  • vanadium
  • niobium
  • chrome
  • molybdenum
  • tungsten
  • manganese
  • iron
  • cobalt
  • rhodium
  • iridium
  • nickel
  • palladium
  • platinum
  • copper
  • Silver
  • gold
  • zinc
  • cadmium
  • mercury
  • aluminum
  • thallium
  • silicon
  • tin
  • Lead
  • arsenic
  • antimony
  • bismuth / bismuth
  • selenium

Methyl Blue Active Substances (MBAS)

Microscopy

Monomers and oligomers

  • Quantitative analysis of synthetic and natural macromolecules and their monomers using chromatographic separation and, if necessary, mass spectrometric analysis

N

Nitrate

Nitrite

Nonylphenols

O

Octadecyldimethylsilanol and dioctadecyltetramethyldisiloxane

  • Determination of octadecyldimethylsilanol and dioctadecyltetramethyldisiloxane in liquid samples using GC-FID

Octoxinol

  • Non-ionic surfactant, see search term “Triton-X”
  • p-tert-Octylphenol derivative with a polyethylene glycol side chain consisting of 9 to 10 ethylene oxide units
  • Determination using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry coupling 

Oil content

  • Determination in aqueous samples
  • Determination in solid samples
  • Determination in activated carbon
  • Determination in gaseous media

 

Operating facilities – approval process

Commercial facilities that require approval in accordance with the 1994 Trade Code (GewO 1994) may only be built and operated with a business facility permit.

All systems that are suitable because of the use of machines and devices, because of their mode of operation, because of their equipment or otherwise, certain protective interests described in more detail in Section 74 Paragraph 2 GewO 1994 (e.g. protection of the life or health of customers or neighbors ) require an operating facility permit and corresponding approval procedures.

Such procedures can be extremely opaque, which is why we offer our advice and audit authority.

Organotin compounds

Oxidation stability

P

Paraffins

Particle analysis

Investigation of particles using isolation, VIS microscopy and local chemical analysis

Speciation analysis with other laboratories possible on request

Permanganate index

based on potassium permanganate

via oxidative titration

Peroxide number

PFC / PFAS / PFOS

  • Perfluorobutanoic acid PFBA
  • Perfluoropentanoic acid PFPeA
  • Perfluorohexanoic acid PFHxA
  • Perfluorobutanesulfonic acid PFBS
  • Perfluoroheptanoic acid PFHpA
  • Perfluorooctanoic acid PFOA
  • Perfluorohexanesulfonic acid PFHxS
  • Perfluorononanoic acid PFNA
  • Perfluorodecanoic acid PFDA
  • Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid PFOS
  • Perfluoroundecanoic acid PFunA
  • Perfluorododecanoic acid PFdoA
  • Perfluorotridecanoic acid PFTriA
  • Perfluorotetradecanoic acid PFTetraA

pH-value

Determination of the pH value in the laboratory and in the field

 

Phenoles

  • Phenol-Index

Phosphate

  • Ortho phosphate
  • Total phosphate (with microwave digestion)

 

Phthalates

Determination of plasticizer additives in liquids and in solids

 

Plasticizer

Polymers

see plastics

Polysorbate

Determination of polysorbate / TWEEN

 

Preservatives

Proanthocyanidins

  • Stereochemical subgroup identification
  • Determination using HPLC, HPLC-MS and Photospectroscopy

Propanediol

Determination in proteinaceous and aqueous matrix

 

Proteins

Analysis of peptides and proteins in a wide variety of matrices

 

R

Refractive index determination

Resins

Resveratrol

  • Determination by HPLC-MS for racemates and cis enantiomers after selective reaction

S

Sedimenting Substances

Separator analysis

Any company that does not discharge wastewater in “household quantities” into the public sewage system must comply with the valid indirect discharger regulation (germ.: IEV). This is often achieved by installing a grease separator, especially in the food sector, or a mineral oil separator, which can often be found in car repair shops, for example. Chemcon offers support in the following areas:

  • Explanation of requirements (notice requirements are often very complex, which is why we have specialized in explaining customers' requirements as simply as possible)
  • Complete analytical package (We carry out the entire investigation, from defining the sampling location to the laboratory examination and reporting to the authorities)
  • Prevention of expensive fines (If limit concentrations are exceeded, this can lead to immense fines. In order to forestall this, a thorough investigation is often required)
  • Process engineering support (in addition to our chemical-analytical expertise, we also offer limited, large-scale equipment-specific assessments)

 

Silicate, silicic acid, siloxanes, silicone oil

Quantification of the silicate content using filter photometer.

Identification and qualification of silicate derivatives using GCMS.

 

Sodiumdodecylsulfate (SDS)

-) Sodiumdodecylsulfate

Determination of SDS in protein-containing and aqueous samples (GLP compliant)

 

Spermidine

Determination of spermidine in plant solids, medicinal products and liquids

Starch

Determination in plant raw materials, liquids and medical products

 

Styrene

Sulfate

Sulfide

Sulfite

Sulfur

Surfactants

  • non ionic
  • anionic
  • cationic

T

Tannins

based on Polyhydroxyphenol determination

Tefluthrin, beta-Cyfluthrin

Terpenes and derivatives

  • Eucalyptol (1,8-cineole)
  • Levomenol (alpha bisabolol)
  • Caryophyllene (sesquiterpenes)
  • Limonene (as racemate and enantiomer)
  • Linalool (3,7-dimethylocta-1,6-dien-3-ol)
  • Myrcene (7-methyl-3-methylene-1,6-octadiene)
  • Terpinols (1-methyl-4-propan-2-ylidenecyclohexene)
    a.o.

Tetrahydrophthalimide

Thiols

Thiosulfate

and other organosulfur compounds and molecules

 

Total hydrocarbons (IR method)

Total organic carbon TOC

Total phenol and flavanoid content

Total suspendable substances

Triton X

  • Octoxinol 9, p-tert-Octylphenol-Derivat
  • nicht denaturierendes, nicht ionisches Tensid
  • Bestimmung aus flüssigen Proben und Proteinen
  • Bestimmung mittels HPLC-MS Kopplung

Tryptophan

V

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

Vitamin E

  • Tocophenols

  • Tocotrienole

Volatile hydrocarbons

W

Wastewater analysis

see search term: “Indirect Discharge Ordinance” or “Separator Analysis” or “Wastewater Emissions Ordinance”

 

Water and acid soluble substances

Water content using xylene distillation

Water hardness

Grad deutsche Härte determined using total Mg and Ca content (HPLC)