We are Experts in Environmental
Osten accredited environmental laboratory services test for a range of analytical parameters to provide the data you need to meet environmental regulatory requirements or assess the impact of your activity.
We are accredited by several regulatory agencies including the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), the Federal Ministry of Environment (FMEn), National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) as environmental consultant
Osten with its wide range of assays in water analysis is your partner for all physical and chemical testing. Water is object of numerous environmental laws and regulations. This relates not only to drinking water but ultimately also for the whole water cycle, for example surface and ground water, process and waste water
We analyze all waste classified as generic waste according to Industry legislation. We are able to provide analytical capabilities which cover waste characterization and composition, waste acceptance criteria (WAC) for wastes. Example asbestos, slack, sludge.
For soil investigation and soil remediation projects the testing of environmentally relevant
parameters on soil and groundwater is of great importance. We performs testing on routine
parameters like heavy metals, TPH, PAH, BTEX, aromatics, and pesticides, as well as non- standard parameters. We use recent technologies offered on AAS, GC/MS, and HPLC for analysis.
Petroleum biomarkers are “molecular fossils” that can be analyzed with gas chromatography to fingerprint crude oil. Using samples from your soil and water, Osten conducts hydrocarbon fingerprinting, an environmental forensic test that enables us to evaluate the release of petroleum in soil, sediment and water. The data generated helps to identify the source of contamination (your site or neighbouring facility) Track the time-frame for contamination (for instance previously used industrial site) Differentiate between pollutants from oil and petrol and biogenic sources such as plant material.
To register a new chemical, companies are required to conduct specific toxicity tests by regulators. Regulators uses this models to predict a chemical’s toxicity on the basis of its potential risk to the environmental. We carry out toxicity test on organisms exposed to these chemicals routinely. On the basis of obtained data, ecotoxicological properties of substances, chemical products and wastes are assessed. Moreover, for scientific purposes are performed sub-chronic and chronic toxicity tests on fish, crayfish and their early-life stages