NGI's geoenvironmental laboratory is used for ongoing research and innovation projects. NGI employees, students, research fellows, and postdoctoral fellows serve the laboratory.
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There are various projects in progress, and the laboratory is rigged to adapt to the activity to be carried out. This can include leaching tests, microplastic analyses, environmental sensor development, and measures testing. We also collaborate with other laboratories to gain access to instruments we do not have ourselves.
Microplastics are separated from the samples using a method developed by NGI. The publication is available if you want to read all the details. Microscopy and FTIR (infrared spectroscopy) analyze which types of plastic the microplastic consists of.
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Tomorrow's solutions (you saw it here first!)
It can be time-consuming to take the sample and then wait for the analysis result from the laboratory. Don't worry; we agree with you. IMiRO makes equipment that measures organic pollutants in low concentrations in real-time. Almost as easy as measuring pH in the field
Coffer Smart polymers
We have found that this provides sensors that have low detection limits, are specific to the substance to be measured, and provide immediate data. Is corrosion of pipe surfaces covered under insulation a problem? Here, the solution for rapid detection is created. Curious about the smart polymer being tested in the climate cabinet? Patent pending – story to be continued
Leaching from acid-forming gneiss and shale
Natural materials can cause problems too. Swelling, formation of radioactive gas, leakage of acidic water. Here, tools are developed to provide answers to whether the rock can cause problems, and what can be done about it.
Leaching of chromium 6 from concrete - chromium 6 sensor
Leaching of chromium 6 from concrete demolition materials can be a challenge. But what does it take to be able to reuse the concrete? How big is the environmental risk? Cathrine Eckbo finds answers in her PhD. Wouldn't it be great to analyze with immediate answers? Here, such an analyzer can be mounted in the water flow you must control.