The ecotoxicology group can determine the ecotoxicological effects of pure substances and complex samples of unknown composition in both terrestrial and aquatic organisms.
This service is aimed at public or private entities that wish to determine the environmental hazards of a sample. It will allow you to determine the degree of compliance with environmental regulations of your toxic waste, spills, sewage effluents, etc. or obtain additional, external and independent information on the sub-products. It is especially interesting in the case of complex samples of unknown composition, and when an ecotoxicological evaluation is necessary before decisions or any other action, including the recovery of waste are made.
Methodology: we use single-species tests standardized by recognized international organizations, and multi-species tests (higher level assay). In addition, we design and conduct new bioassays to evaluate the effects of specific substances or mixtures with specific properties when additional information is required.
Facilities: climatic chambers are available for the cultivation of the different biological species and for the performance of the tests under controlled temperature and photoperiod. As well as laboratories specially equipped to work independently with terrestrial and aquatic samples and cell cultures as an alternative method to animal testing.
We also carry out environmental risk assessments for chemical products under different exposure scenarios and offer scientific-technical advice related to the performance of bioassays.
We participate in the teaching of courses and seminars focused on ecotoxicology and environmental risk assessment for postgraduate students, companies, etc.