• Microscopic benthic diatoms analysis of rivers and lakes; according to the Standards:
    • CEN – EN 13946 Water Quality – Guidance for the routine sampling and preparation of benthic diatoms from rivers and lakes.
    • CEN – EN 14407 Water Quality – Guidance standard for the identification, enumeration and interpretation of benthic diatom samples from running waters.

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  • Sampling, pretreatment and preparation of slides of benthic diatoms.

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  • Identification and counting valves at the level of species and variety whenever possible.

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  • Calculation of ecological quality indexes: IPS, CEE, IBD, EPI-D, TDI, etc.

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  • Assessment of Ecological Status Quality of surface water bodies (rivers and lakes) based on the benthic diatoms indexes, EQR’s calculation, following the WFD guidelines.

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  • Elaboration of technical reports and interpretation of results based on benthic diatom analysis in rivers and lakes.

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  • Diatoms analysis for application in paleolimnology.