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Analytical Services

This page is no longer updated. The information presented here formed part of our previous areas of research. This has included research carried out on behalf of our research partners, commerical contracts and also the Scottish Goverment's Strategic research programme during the period 2011 - 2016.

Scottish Goverment LogoWe have left these pages here to provide background information on our previous areas of research. Further details on the RESAS strategic programme of research (2016-21) will be made available.

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Photograph of a beach looking out to sea
Our Analytical Group carries out a range of analyses on marine and estuarine sediments.

Our Analytical Group carries out a range of analyses on marine and estuarine sediments. We quantify analytes such as heavy/toxic metals, organotin compounds (now banned as antifouling agents on boats) and a range of persistent organic pollutants.

Previous work includes:

  • Analysis of sediment cores for dredging works.
  • Determination of copper and organotins in sediments and wash-waters from settling tanks and their outfalls associated with the cleaning of hulls or submerged marine structures.
  • Analysis of sediment surrounding fish farm cages for a pesticide (emamectin) used to control sea lice in salmon.

Who is working in this area?

Bill Donald

Research

Areas of Interest


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