| IME RefeSol are soils recognized by
the German Federal Environment
Agency (Umweltbundesamt UBA) for application in test procedures according
to the German Federal Soil Protection Act/Ordinance.
On behalf of the UBA the different soil types were selected and tested by
the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME (Fraunhofer
IME) in co-operation with the Department of Physical Geography and Landscape
Ecology, Hanover University.
Provider: 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 the interaction
of substances with soil components) as well as testing the influence
of substances on the habitat function of soils (bioavailability, effects
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 variability in soil properties
- Soil biological tests, because they are sufficiently characterized
and validated and possess the properties required for these tests.
Different types of soils are offered with
different physical, chemical and biological properties.
|Ordering of the soils
is subject to the General Business
Terms of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft