Analytics for Wet Deposition
Precipitation contains airborne substances and pollutants that reach soil leachate and groundwater via rainwater (wet deposition). This can have negative effects on the ecosystem. The observation and measurement of localised precipitation events in a large-scale measuring network using chemical analysis allows conclusions to be drawn on the content, distribution, and transportation of substances in the atmosphere and their effects on the environment.
SYNLAB inspects samples of rainwater for the main parameters of pH, electrical conductivity, sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, chloride, nitrate, sulphate, and if necessary also for other organic and inorganic parameters, and makes the results of the test available to the responsible authorities, such as the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) or regional environmental authorities.
We support the operators of measuring networks by performing services and maintenance, and provide the ionic balance of the rainwater samples.
- NILU (EMEP/CCC, 01/2014): EMEP Manual for Sampling and Chemical Analysis
- WMO GAW No. 160 (2004-11): Manual for the GAW Precipitation Chemistry Programme, Guidelines, DQOs and SOPs