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Environmental Analyses: ALS Life Sciences São Paulo

ALS Life Sciences offers a series of environmental analyses, ISO 17.025 accredited tests applicable to the environmental area. At the Ecotoxicology, Ames and Physical Chemistry Laboratories, we evaluate the adverse effects of chemical use and disposal of industrial effluents on the environment. Our portfolio complies with CONAMA resolutions nº 357/05, which defines the conditions, ecotoxicological control and standards for discharge of effluents into receiving reservoirs, CONAMA resolution nº 454/12 for the management and disposal of dredging material through tests on marine sediment.

And CONAMA nº 430/11 and SMA nº 03/2000, which characterize water, sediment disposal and effluent disposal. Through test systems representative of different ecosystems, we perform acute and chronic ecotoxicity tests with freshwater and marine organisms, as well as terrestrial organisms, such as:

  • Amphipods (Leptocheirus plumulosus; Grandidierella bonnieroides)
  • Microcrustaceans (Daphnia similis, Daphnia magna and Ceriodaphnia dubia)
  • Algae (Raphidocelis subcaptata)
  • Misidia (Mysidopsis juniae)
  • Hedgehogs (Echinometra lucunter)
  • Pisces (Danio rerio)
  • Earthworms (Eisenia foetida)
  • Bees (Apis mellifera)

Performance Portfolio

ECOTOXICOLOGY

  • Toxicity to freshwater organisms
  • Toxicity to marine water organisms
  • Toxicity with terrestrial organisms
  • Immediate and marine biodegradability

PHYSICOCHEMICAL

  • Nutrients
  • Contaminants
  • BBO / DQO

MICROBIOLOGY

  • Bacteria heterotrophic
  • Coliforms

MUTAGENICITY

  • Reverse Gene Mutation Test (Ames Test)

Accreditations

  • CGCRE* (General Coordination of Accreditation of Inmetro)
  • ISO 17025
  • BPL

Appplications

RESOLUTION CONAMA 357/05

  • Fresh water
  • Ceriodaphnia dubia (chronic qualitative)
  • Daphnia sp. (acute qualitative)
  • Fish (qualitative acute)
  • Brackish / saline water
  • Sea urchin (qualitative chronic)
  • Mysidopsis juniae (acute qualitative)

RESOLUTION CONAMA 454/12

  • Sea urchin (qualitative chronic)
  • Amphipods (acute qualitative)

RESOLUTION CONAMA 430/11 and SMA 03/2000

  • Fresh water
  • Algae (chronic quantitative)
  • Ceriodaphnia dubia (chronic quantitative)
  • Daphnia sp. (acute quantitative)
  • Fish (acute quantitative)
  • Salt water / brackish
  • Sea urchin (chronic quantitative)
  • Mysidopsis juniae (acute quantitative)

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