IAEA Regional Training Course on “Organization and Competence of the Regulatory Body” in Beirut, Lebanon from 13 to 17 February 2017, [more info]
Technical Support Ion Beam Analysis Materials Science Art and Archeology Environment Pharmaceutical Sciences Gamma Spectroscopy Alpha Spectroscopy Tritium Enrichment Radiocarbon and Dating Radon Measurement Ultra-Trace Analysis Secondary Standard Dosimetry Personal Dosimetry Analysis Of Organic Compounds Hormones And Tumor Markers Analysis Microorganisms and Food Irradiation Narcotic Drugs And Explosives Pesticide Residues Analysis Polycyclic Aromatic & Aliphatic Hydrocarbons Analysis Food Irradiation Occurrence and Molecular Biology of Mycotoxins Study of Cyanobacteria and their Toxins in Lebanon Hydrosystems Materials for Radiation Detection Nano imaging and Surface Mass Spectrometry Characterization of Binary Drug by ToF-SIMS Characterization of Nano Layer BInGaAs deposited on Ga As Substrate Beta Spectroscopy
Analysis of Organic Compounds
Analysis of Organic Compounds
The laboratory for analysis of organic compounds is mainly analyzes and monitors organic pollutants in foodstuff and environmental samples. The laboratory is cooperating closely with different Ministries such as Defense, Agriculture, Economy and Trade, Environment, Finance and Interior and with the private sector (farmers, NGOs, food industries) by providing high quality analytical services (more than 1000 analysis per year), and is conducting research through the development of analytical protocols for analysis of organic pollutants, drugs, explosives, and food contaminants. The research program is centered on:
  • Development of new analytical protocols for pesticide residues in foodstuff.
  • Optimization of analytical protocols to detect narcotic drugs and explosive’s traces in complex matrix.
  • Analysis of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in sediments, air, drinking water and seawater.
  • Development and implementation of passive samplers.
  • Analysis of veterinary drug residues in accordance to EU Directive 96/23/EC.
  • Identification of pesticides photoproducts using photo degradation process.
Narcotic Drugs and Explosives
The laboratory, in collaboration with Internal security forces, Lebanese army and customs, provides scientific evidences relating to drugs and explosives analysis in chemical and biological samples such as cosmetics, powders, fluids and soil using gas and liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry, based on their retention time matching and their spectral finger printing as legal defensible data.
Pesticide Residues Analysis
The laboratory employs a standard multi-residues methods for the determination and quantification of more than 120 pesticides residues from different chemical groups (Organochlorine, Organophosphorus, Organonitrogens, Carbamates, Pyrethroids) in fruits, vegetables, cereals and water by using GC-MS and LC-MS/MS. The pesticide residue values results are interpreted according to CODEX and EU international standards: (<0.01 mg/kg).

The number of samples analyzed in the laboratory is in significant increase (by a factor of three in the last four years). Actually, the number of analyzed samples is > 700 samples per year.

An efficient QA/QC system is applied to demonstrate the accuracy, reliability and the robustness of the analytical results through internal quality control procedures and proficiency testing schemes, with highly satisfactory results. All this, will contribute to the analytical compliance of the laboratory to ISO 17025.
Polycyclic Aromatic & Aliphatic Hydrocarbons Analysis
The laboratory offers services in the analyses of (PAHs) and aliphatic hydrocarbons in water. A new fast and reliable in-house method using solid-phase extraction technique followed by gas chromatography - mass spectrometry (GC–MS) analysis was developed, validated and published recently.

Sixteen PAHs classified by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as priority hazardous substances and twenty four aliphatic hydrocarbons with carbon chain lengths ranging from n-C10 to n-C33 are analyzed in the laboratory with very low detection limit (parts per billion) using high sensitive and robust analytical equipment.