August 05th,2020
Welcome to the Ruhr District Institute of Hygiene

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Laboratory equipment

An overview

All the equipment in our laboratories is up-to-date. The following list is a brief selection of some of our most important analyses methods:
  • ICP, AAS (element-specific atom spectrometric analytics)
  • Air analytics, dust analysis instruments, impactors
  • Scanning electron microscopes (REM) with electron microprobes
  • Optical high-performance microscope with image evaluation
  • Bacteriological standard methods and diagnostics
  • Mycosis diagnostics
  • Sensory testings
  • Routine chemical and physical analytics
  • Photometric, volumetric and gravimetric analytics
  • Sum-parameter analytics (e.g. CSB, BSB, TOC)
  • Limnological diagnostics
  • Mobile analysis instruments
  • Sampling devices and vehicles
  • HPLC-UV, HPLC-DAD, HPLC-Fluorescence (high-performance fluid-chromatography with UV diode-array and fluorescence detectors).
  • HPLC/MS, HPLC/MS-MS (high-performance fluid-chromatography combined with quadrupole and ion trap mass spectrometry)
  • UPLC/MS-MS, UPLC/MS-MS-MS (Ultra-high-performance fluid-chromatography combined with quadrupole and ion trap mass spectrometry)
  • GC-FID, GC-ECD, GC-PND (Gas chromatography with diverse detectors)
  • GC/MS, GC-ECD, GC-PND (Gas chromatography with mass spectrometric detectors)
  • Headspace, Purge & Trap, Coldtrap plus other enrichment techniques for gas chromatography analytics
  • SPE-, LLE-sample preparation plus other enrichment and matrix separation techniques
  • To avoid cross-contamination we have separate laboratories for receiving sample deliveries and for sample preparation. This applies to all sample types, e.g. drinking water, waste water, ground soil, etc.
  • An efficient IT department and electronic links from all laboratory areas to a central information system ensures prompt provision of all necessary data