Laboratorio de Ensayos Ambientales (LEA) - Centro de Estudios Ambientales de Cienfuegos

 Contact person in the laboratory:

 Mr. Aniel Guillén Arruebarrena

 Email of contact person:

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 Mandate of the Laboratory:

 The mission of the Laboratory is to maintain the leadership in the   credibility and confidence in the activities carried out, in order to   satisfy the needs and demands that our clients expect.

 Role in the farm-to-fork chain:

 To measure environmental variables and pollutants in the services and   projects execution.

 National Reference Laboratory:

 Yes. Environmental samples analysis, our laboratory has a Quality   Management System accredited by Norm ISO/IEC 17025:2006.

 Type of contaminants analysed:

 Chemical-physical parameters Organic contaminants
 Heavy metals Gamma and Alpha emitter Microbiological Analysis   Stable Isotopic Analysis.

 Matrices analysed:

 Water, air, soil, sediment and biological material.

 Combination matrices and contaminants
 analysed:

 Natural and Sea Water (Chemical-physical parameters, Organic   contaminants, Heavy metals, Gamma and Alpha emitter,   Microbiological Analysis and Stable Isotopic Analysis)
 Waste Water (Chemical-physical parameters, Organic contaminants,   Heavy metals, Gamma and Alpha emitter, Microbiological Analysis)
 Air (TPD and PM10)
 Soil and sediment (Chemical-physical parameters, Polynuclear   Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Organochlorine Pesticides, Heavy metals,   Gamma and Alpha emitter)
 Biological material (Organochlorine Pesticides, Heavy metals, Gamma   and Alpha emitter)

 Description of validated method used:

 Phenolic Compounds in natural and waste waters
 Settleable solids, Nitrate, Nitrite, Ammonia nitrogen, Phosphorus   compounds, Biochemical oxygen demand, Chloride, pH, Conductivity,   Salinity, Ca, Mg in waters
 Silica in natural and sea waters
 Sulphate in drinkable, superficial and ground waters
 Chemical oxygen demand in drinkable and waste waters
 Fe in natural and treated waters
 Cu, Zn, Ni, Co, Pb, As and Hg in sediment, biological material and   natural waters
 Cd in biological material
 Cr and V in sediments
 Gamma emitters in sediment, soil, aerosol, biological material and   natural waters.

 Laboratory accredited according to
 ISO17025:

 Yes

 Provision of interpretation of residue
 data to customers:

 The Laboratory doesn’t provide interpretation of residue data to   customers but our Institution does.

 Laboratory certified according to GLP:

 No

 Is laboratory available for research and
 development (R@D) within RALACA when   funding becomes available?

 Yes

 Is the laboratory available for quality   auditing services within RALACA when   funding becomes available?

Yes 

 Is the laboratory available for expert   missions within RALACA when funding   becomes available?

 Yes

 Is the laboratory available for ad hoc on-site training when funding becomes available?

 Yes

 Is the laboratory available for ad hoc
 remote/distance learning training when   technology and funding becomes
 available?

 Yes

 Is the laboratory available for preparation   of ad hoc reference materials when   projects/funding becomes available?

 Yes

 Is the laboratory available for organization   and distribution of ad hoc proficiency   testing/collaborative trials when   projects/funding becomes available?

 No

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