Chemical analysis

Chemical analysis

The advanced instrumentation

Our chemical department is equipped with technologically advanced scientific instruments and equipment that allow us to use the most up-to-date instrumental analytical techniques, including:

We pay special attention to the dairy sector at our dedicated laboratory, which is fully equipped with the most up-to-date equipment so that we can manage and address issues relating to the dairy sector and derivatives on a large scale.

Product analyses and quality controls

Our laboratory performs product analyses and quality controls to verify nutritional characteristics and ascertain the presence/absence of limited or forbidden substances. In particular we:

Veterinary drug research: substances with an anabolic effect (steroid hormones, natural hormones, β-agonists, thyroid hormones); antibacterial substances:

Chemical-physical parameters and the composition of milk

Analysis of environmental and anthropogenic contaminants

Analysis of anthropogenic environmental contaminants (e.g., IPA, PCB, PBDE, organochlorine pesticides, etc.), emerging contaminants (e.g., pharmaceutical residues, perfluorinated compounds, next-generation pesticides, etc.), and their metabolites/transformation products.

Aluminium (Al), Arsenic (As), Boron (B), Beryllium (Be), Cadmium (Cd), Cobalt (Co), Chromium (Cr), Copper (Cu), Iron (Fe), Manganese (Mn), Nickel (Ni), Lead (Pb), Selenium (Se), Thallium (Ti), Vanadium (V), Zinc (Zn), Mercury (Hg)

Benzene, Toluene, Ethyl benzene, Xylenes, 1,2-Dichlorobenzene, 1,1,1-Trichloroethane, Carbon tetrachloride, Vinyl chloride, 1.2-Dichloroethane, Trichloroethylene, Tetrachloroethylene

Multi-residue analysis – Phytopharmaceuticals, pesticides

Multi-residue analysis and individual methods on a total number of more than 800 active ingredients to comply with current legislation quickly, including in just 12 hours in the fruit and vegetable sector.

The main classes of pesticide residues we analyse include:

Composition and volatile compounds of food products

Marino provides analytical support and can test the aromatic composition and volatile compounds of food products. We test new formulations and identify organoleptic defects, as well as how aromatic profiles develop over time during a product’s shelf-life: – Determination of limited aromatic substances – Screening and characterisation of the volatile aromatic fraction of foods via GC/MS-SPME.

Quality control of mineral water and drinking water per Legislative Decree No. 31/2001, as amended and Ministerial Decree of 10 February 2015, implementing Directive 2009/54/EC for mineral and spring waters.

Below is a list of the main parameters we monitor: