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Frequently asked questions
Content page | Published: 2022-09-20

Frequently asked questions and answers about Proftest SYKE services. The questions are divided in six topic areas. Registration and customer information | ProftestWEB | Samples | Result...

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The Biodiversity Nexus - Triggering transformative change for sustainability (BIONEXT)
Project | Published: 2022-09-26

BIONEXT will develop knowledge, tools, and guidance for mainstreaming biodiversity into policy making and provide concrete options on how to initiate, accelerate and upscale biodiversity relev...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > The Biodiversity Nexus - Triggering transformative change for sustainability (BIONEXT)
15-2022 Wastewater II
Content page | Published: 2022-09-21

  Proftest SYKE will organize a proficiency test for the analyses of  alkalinity, conductivity, colour, N NH4 , N NO2+NO3 , N tot , P PO4 , P tot  and pH in wastewaters. ...

Services > Quality and laboratory services > Proficiency testing and intercalibration services > Current proficiency tests > 15-2022 Wastewater II
Utilization of DNA methods in assessing the ecological status and diversity of water bodies (eDNA monitor)
Project | Published: 2022-09-20

Traditional analyzes of monitoring data using a light microscope require long experience and good species identification skills. It can be difficult or even impossible to identify species with...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Utilization of DNA methods in assessing the ecological status and diversity of water bodies (eDNA monitor)
12-2022 Metals II
Content page | Published: 2022-08-15

Proftest SYKE will organize a proficiency test for the analysis of metals and mercury in wastewaters and in fly ash. The measurands for the synthetic sample, municipal wastewater and industrial w...

Services > Quality and laboratory services > Proficiency testing and intercalibration services > Current proficiency tests > 12-2022 Metals II
Finnish material flow analysis and scenario work on the use of natural resources in support of circular economy agreement
Project | Published: 2022-03-16

Background In April 2021, Finnish Government set a resolution on the Strategic Programme for Circular Economy . The basis of the resolution is a vision that Finnish economy will be based on a...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Finnish material flow analysis and scenario work on the use of natural resources in support of circular economy agreement
11-2022 IAVOC
Content page | Published: 2022-06-22

  Proftest SYKE provides an interlaboratory comparison for VOC thermodesorption measurements (ISO 16000‐6) from indoor air samples. The samples are prepared to Tenax TA thermodesorption...

Services > Quality and laboratory services > Proficiency testing and intercalibration services > Current proficiency tests > 11-2022 IAVOC
08-2022 Gross and net calorific value
Content page | Published: 2022-06-21

  Proftest SYKE will organise the proficiency test for measurement of gross and net calorific value of fuels. The purpose of this proficiency test is to ensure the comparability an...

Services > Quality and laboratory services > Proficiency testing and intercalibration services > Current proficiency tests > 08-2022 Gross and net calorific value
07-2022 AOX
Content page | Published: 2022-06-20

  Proftest SYKE will organize interlaboratory comparison for the analysis of AOX in natural water and pulp and paper industry wastewater. The purpose of this interlaboratory compar...

Services > Quality and laboratory services > Proficiency testing and intercalibration services > Current proficiency tests > 07-2022 AOX
09-2022 Drinking water
Content page | Published: 2022-06-13

  Proftest SYKE will organize a proficiency test for the analysis of COD Mn , Fe, Mn, chloride, fluoride, sulphate, pH, conductivity, NH 4 , NO 2 , NO 3 , Ca, K, Mg, Na and hardness in ...

Services > Quality and laboratory services > Proficiency testing and intercalibration services > Current proficiency tests > 09-2022 Drinking water
Responsibility and sustainable development
Content page | Published: 2022-06-03

UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (look bigger picture ). The operations of the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE are directly or indirectly related to most of the UN’s Sustainable Dev...

SYKE Info > Responsibility and sustainable development
WasteLess Karelias
Project | Published: 2019-02-14

The project tackles littering and improves waste management in rural villages in North Karelia, Finland, and the Karelian Republic, Russia. We encourage and support local residents, authorities and c...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > WasteLess Karelias
Built environment information system – RYTJ
Project | Published: 2022-03-16

Photo: The Ministry of the Environment   The new national built environment information system (RYTJ) gathers data related to construction and zoning. The system will have two d...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Built environment information system – RYTJ
Current plans into the built environment information system (VOOKA)
Project | Published: 2022-03-16

Working with the built environment information system.   Currently, zoning data is not comprehensively and nationally available in Finland to guide the use and development of ar...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Current plans into the built environment information system (VOOKA)
06-2022 Natural water II
Content page | Published: 2022-03-10

  Proftest SYKE will organize a proficiency test for the analysis of oxygen, chlorophyll  a , salinity, SiO 2 , TIC and TOC in natural waters. The purpose of this proficiency ...

Services > Quality and laboratory services > Proficiency testing and intercalibration services > Current proficiency tests > 06-2022 Natural water II
Objectives, targets and outcomes of SYKE’s environmental management system
Content page | Published: 2021-02-23

Objectives and targets of SYKE’s environmental programme 2022–2025 Mitigation of adverse environmental impacts caused by SYKE’s activities We will reduce the environmental impacts of wo...

SYKE Info > SYKE's management system > Objectives, targets and outcomes of SYKE’s environmental management system
Publications
Content page | Published: 2013-05-03

SYKE's research results are published in international and national scientific publication series and also in professional and general-interest publications. In addition, we publish brochures, books,...

Research & Development > Water > Publications
II/2021
Content page | Published: 2021-12-18

New report on micropollutants in BSR wastewater treatment plants Authors:  Lauri Äystö, Finnish Environment Institute, lauri.aysto(at)syke.fi Dmitry Frank-Kamenetsky, HELCOM secretaria...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Baltic Sea Pharma Platform (BSR Pharma) > Newsletters > II/2021
I/2021
Content page | Published: 2021-12-18

What´s new in Baltic Sea Pharma Platform? Authors: Lauri Äystö and Noora Perkola, Finnish Environment Institute, BalticPharma(at)syke.fi During spring 2021, the Baltic Sea Pharma Platfo...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Baltic Sea Pharma Platform (BSR Pharma) > Newsletters > I/2021
Chemical warfare agents in the Baltic Sea: biotransformation products and their toxicity, WARTOX
Project | Published: 2021-11-06

Chemical weapons were produced and used in a large scale during the World Wars. According to official records, at least 50,000 tonnes of chemical warfare agents (CWA) contained in bombs, shells and o...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Chemical warfare agents in the Baltic Sea: biotransformation products and their toxicity, WARTOX

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