Water is a fundamental element for the life of organisms and for all man’s activities. Current legislation specifies the chemical, physical and biological characteristics to abide by according to the final purpose of water: Mérieux NutriSciences performs water analysis to ensure the quality of surface, underground and waste water in full compliance of global standards.
Our specialized laboratories perform microbiological analyses to detect all potentially harmful bacteria and chemical analyses to determine radioactivity, contaminants and residues, including heavy metals, PCBs and dioxin; they also perform specific analyses to detect Legionella pneumophila and thus manage the risk of Legionellosis.
The inspections on water quality are required to guarantee the safety of water in public bathing areas and spas, and the safety of water for agricultural uses (such as irrigation of crops), and water used in industrial processes or urban and industrial effluents.
The monitoring includes the analysis of potable, waste and process water, as well as cooling towers. Preventive measures are established in order to limit contamination, avoid the development of bacteria in critical environment and monitor the levels of specific contaminants as the Pseudomonas.
Mérieux NutriSciences supports customers in actively manage these risks through the implementation of a water safety plan including the maintenance of the equipment, the monitoring plans, and samples collection and analysis.
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Water is a fundamental element for the life of organisms and for all human activities. Current legislation specifies the chemical, physical and biological characteristics to abide by according to the final purpose of water: Mérieux NutriSciences performs water analysis to ensure the quality of surface, underground and waste water in full compliance with global standards.
The analyses performed on soils play a role of utmost importance in environmental investigations targeted to the characterization of sites: Mérieux NutriSciences samples and analyses both contaminated sites to verify their contamination, and non-contaminated areas, to check the possibility to re-use the soil obtained from excavations.
All manufacturing processes produce liquid and solid waste that must be correctly managed. Mérieux NutriSciences provides a full range of testing to support environmentally responsible waste management programs: waste characterization and classification, chemical and product analyses, ADR (Accord Dangereuses Routes) consultancy.
Stack emissions are one of the aspects of prevailing environmental impact produced by companies. Thanks to a specialized team, Mérieux NutriSciences performs the monitoring of micropollutants with equipped vehicles, sampling of organic micro-pollutants (dioxins, furans and PCBs), verification of Automatic Measuring Systems and management of QAL2 and AST protocols in compliance with EN 14181 standard.
Industrial activities might imply environmental pollution both in the workplace (indoor) and outside (outdoor) due to chemical, physical or biological agents. Thanks to a team specialized in industrial hygiene, Mérieux NutriSciences analyses several fundamental environmental parameters for the monitoring of the quality of the environment in the industrial field to protect the health and the well-being of both workers and the population.
Even the most structured companies need to make the necessary checks that allow them to evaluate their performance, to understand if they are operating according to the expected requirements and if the outcome is positive in technological, economic and environmental terms. Mérieux NutriSciences performs testing services dedicated to different production sectors, and checks both raw materials and waste products such as electrical and electronic equipment, building materials, metals and alloys, fuel oils and polymers.