Physicochemical Indicators

Physicochemical Indicators

The design, management and operation of water quality monitoring networks based on physicochemical indicators, is mainly aimed at obtaining a global visión of the quality of a water basin in research.

Both physicochemical determinations in situ, and the sampling of water and sediment for physicochemical laboratory determinations, provide information necessary for monitoring the quality of aquatic systems which make up a network.

In Cimera we have specific material and equipment for the rapid and efficient execution of sampling work and physicochemical determinations of each parameter, in rivers, lakes, lagoons and reservoirs. In addition, through collaboration with the best physicochemical determiner laboratories, Cimera offers an integrated and complete service, always offering the best quality results.

Among the activities to be developed by Chimera, for the correct operation and monitoring of a control network of physicochemical parameters, the following are included:

Sampling and measurements of physicochemical parameters of water

Acquisition of physicochemical parameters in situ: By means of using multiparameter probes in situ of T °, pH, values, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, etc.

Acquisition of samples for analysising physicochemical parameters in laboratory: Taking water samples for the subsequent determination of physicochemical parameters in the laboratory, following legal protocols in force, in each work area and for each physicochemical indicator, always taking into account the area and / or the depth of the inflow.

Others: Determination of the transparency level in aquatic ecosystems through the use of the Secchi disk from the shoreline or by boat.

Sampling and measurements of physicochemical parameters of the sediment

Gravity corer: Technique for sampling deep sediment in lakes and reservoirs. Enabling the physico-chemical and biological analysis of the contents of witness sediment.

Sediment Trap: Suspended between two waters by placement of a buoy, the sediment trap enables the calculation of sedimentation rates through replicated recordings of material settled into lakes and reservoirs.