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Laboratory's Activities

Studies and Research:

Since its establishment, the laboratory has implemented many environmental studies and research projects, the most important of which are:

  • Studying the components of air pollution in some major Syrian cities, such as: Damascus, Aleppo, Homs, Hama, Tartous, and Baniyas, and providing scientific advice to develop the necessary solutions and policies to improve air quality.
  • Measuring the concentration and distribution of cyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), including the known carcinogen Benzo{a}pyrene, in addition to measuring the concentration of heavy metals in the air of some Syrian cities such as: Damascus, Aleppo, Homs, and Baniyas.
  • Environmental impact assessment studies for some cement factories in the country and their impact on the surrounding areas, such as the Adra Cement Factory, Tartous Cement Factory, and Burj Islam Cement Factory.
  • Study of the accumulation of environmental pollutants in the marine environment: It is a research project that aims to investigate the accumulation of pollutants such as chromium and cyclic hydrocarbons in marine sediments and some marine life on the Syrian coast within the MED-POL project.
  • Environmental study of a number of water basins in Syria.
  • Developing a treatment plant for a neighborhood to make it suitable for irrigation.
  • Processing of cutting oils to separate their water content in accordance with national water standards.
  • Study and modeling of biological treatment plants operated by activated sludge.
  • Study of the effectiveness of biomass.

The most important comparisons in which the Environmental Studies Laboratory participated, and is participating:

  • International Atomic Energy Agency / Marine Environment Laboratory in Monaco / Comparative tests of heavy metals and organic compounds in benthic sediments and fish (2000/2001 and 2002/2003).
  • World Health Organization/Global Environmental Monitoring System/Analytical Water Quality Programme, which was implemented during the years 1996, 1998, and 2000.
  • The National Program for Quality Control in Analytical Laboratories, which is supervised by the Quality Assurance Office at the Syrian Atomic Energy Commission.

Workshops and training courses:

 - In the field of water and soil pollution.

- In the field of air pollution.

- Implementing quality management systems for testing laboratories.