Analysis of waste and residual materials

Chemical analyses as the basis for safe disposal

Waste and residual materials must be disposed of according to their origin and condition. Handling them is subject to strict legal regulations. The aim is to achieve the highest possible recycling rate in accordance with the Closed Substance Cycle Waste Management Act. Whether a use as so-called secondary raw material is possible depends on the declaration of waste and residual materials. This requires extensive analyses of solids and eluates and, in certain cases, the determination of biodegradability.

We analyse the following materials:

  • Soil
  • building rubble
  • Road construction / asphalt
  • track ballast
  • Slags, ashes, sands
  • Waste containing gypsum
  • waste oil
  • old wood
  • Sewage sludge and biowaste

SYNLAB Environment provides all the necessary analyses and supports you in the declaration of waste and residual materials in accordance with the regulations. We also take samples on site according to the current regulations, e.g. LAGA PN 98. We have the necessary accreditation according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 for sampling and analysis and are additionally notified according to the technical module Soil and Contaminated Sites as well as the technical module Waste.

Unsere Serviceleistungen:

  • Sampling LAGA PN98
  • Solids and eluate criteria according to DepV and LAGA-M20
  • Calorific value Ho
  • Biodegradability determined as breathability AT4 or gas formation rate GB21
  • Shaking and percolation process
  • acid neutralizing capacity
  • Railway typical herbicides incl. glyphosate and AMPA
  • Asbestos or artificial mineral fibres (KMF)
  • Sampling LAGA PN98
  • Arsenic, lead, cadmium, chromium total, copper, mercury
  • Chlorine, Fluorine, Sulphur, Bromine
  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)
  • Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB)
  • Pentachlorophenol (PCP) and lindane
  • Calorific value Ho
  • Heavy metals (lead, cadmium, chromium, copper, nickel, mercury and zinc)
  • Adsorbed organically bound halogens (AOX)
  • Benzo(a)pyrene
  • Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB)
  • Polychlorinated dibenzodioxins and furans (PCDD/PCDF)
  • Dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls (dl-PCB)
  • Polyfluorinated compounds (PFC)
  • Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB)
  • Total halogens (chlorine and bromine)



SYNLAB gehört zu den wenigen Prüfeinrichtungen, welche neben der aquatischen Ökotoxizität auch die terrestrische Ökotoxizität und Prüfungen mit dem Wasser/Sediment-System anbieten. Darüber hinaus führen wir ökotoxikologische Bewertungen wie z. B. die Einstufung nach den Wassergefährdungsklassen durch.

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