Tradition of chemical laboratory at the Polish Geological Institute - National Research Institute (PGI-NRI) dates back to the beginning of XX century. The first laboratory at the PGI was established in 1919 year.

The experience gained in such a long period and the modern world class instruments, application of the new analytical techniques and competent, highly qualified staff allow to achieve very good results and put the Central Chemical Laboratory in leadership of geological laboratories in country and abroad.

The Central Chemical Laboratory (CLCh) is accredited to PN/EN ISO/IEC 17025 by the Polish Centre for Accreditation. Since 2000 our laboratory posses the certificate (no. AB 283) in the field of analyzed chemical and physical properties and the analyzed objects: water, wastewaters, soils, sediments, environmental and geological samples, plant materials (identification codes of the analytical field/ analyzed objects C/3; C/9; N/9).


Scope of the Laboratory activity

  • Determination of major and trace elements and organic compounds, sequential speciation analysis in geological and environmental samples
  • Performing chemical analyses of geological and environmental samples for the Polish Geological Survey, the Polish Hydrogeological Survey, the State Environment Monitoring and the others
  • Research work with the aim of widening analytical determinations range
  • Participation in interlaboratory comparisons
  • Cooperation with the laboratories of the institute regional branches
  • Organizing general and specific trainings, cooperation and advising on analytical methods
  • Training of students from the leading Polish universities in terms of analytical methods
  • Organization of the cyclic conference ”Analytical chemistry in hydrogeology, geology and protection of environment”