The laboratory offers a wide portfolio of services, among which are:
Microbiological analysis in soils and waters
– Counts on plate
– Ecotoxicity tests
– Quantification of enzymatic activity
Feasibility studies in soils, waters and sludges
In order to evaluate if it is feasible to apply microbiological techniques as a tool for the recovery of a contaminated matrix it is necessary to previously carry out feasibility tests to rule out possible inhibitions on the microbiology involved in the process.
Furthermore, biogas potential tests are carried out on sludge to evaluate its performance as a possible substrate in an anaerobic digestion process.
Isolation and development of specific microbiological consortiums applied in decontamination projects
KEPLER has a collection of microbiological consortiums adapted to different pollutants in order to reduce the time of treatment in bioremediation projects. Likewise, the laboratory carries out the isolation of bacterial strains and incubation of their inocula to be subsequently applied in contaminated sites.
Design and development of heuristic tests (“R & D on demand”)
Approach and development of experimental tests in order to identify and solve a specific problem.
Study of microbiological activity in decontamination projects in order to identify possible improvements, optimizing the performance of the biota involved in the process.