| IME RefeSol are soils recognized by
the German Federal Environment
Agency (Umweltbundesamt UBA) for test methods to be applied according
to the German Federal Soil Protection Act/Ordinance.
The UBA concluded a contract with the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular
Biology and Applied Ecology (Fraunhofer IME) for co-operation with the Department
of Physical Geographic and Landscape Ecology of the University of Hanover
to select and test the different types of soil.
Offered by: Fraunhofer IME, Schmallenberg, Germany
Areas of application of RefeSol:
Essential areas of application are:
- Physical/chemical analytical methods including method development
and validation (substances occurring in soils), mobility and availability
- Material changes (influence of soil properties on interaction of substances
with soil components) as well as testing the influence of substance
on the habitat function of soils (bioavailability, effects on organisms).
The Soils are Suitable for:
Explanation of the scientific structure
of the system
- Method development and validation, as they cover a wide spectrum of
soil properties, in particular properties expected to cause problems
during extraction, and clean up processes.
- Determination of decomposition, sorption and mobility of substances
in soils, e.g. GLP and accreditation studies, because the soils are
sufficiently characterized and validated, and the variability in soil
properties is reflected.
- Soil biological tests, because the soils are sufficiently characterized
and validated. On account of their properties, they are suitable for
Different types of soils are offered with
variable physical, chemical and biological properties.
|Ordering of the soils
is subject to the General Business
Terms of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft