Activity of Laboratory of Caspian Complex Ecological
Laboratory of Caspian Complex Ecological Monitoring Administration conforming with state rules and existing legislation in Azerbaijan Republic under the relevant work plan carries out microbiological, ecotoxicological, biological, chemical, physical-chemical test of samples of slime and drilling fluids, sediments, water obtained in monitorings carried out in Azerbaijan sector of Caspian Sea, beach areas, at the same time in enterprises and objects acting on offshore, floating facilities. Tests are carried out according to international, including Russian standards.
There are 3 departments in this Laboratory:
Specialists of this laboratory attend ecological expeditions in Caspian Sea organized by local and foreign oil companies, international organizations and the Ministry and along with it taking water and sediments samples carry out their test.
Constant and detailed tests of samples from drinking water purifying devices installed in some regions, modul type local purifying devices handled to local municipal bodies and installed in the cost of Caspian Sea are carried out. At present examinations are being carried out taking samples to verify efficiency of purifier devices installed on the shore strip of the Caspian Sea. Our specialists take constant part in expeditions arranged by the Ministry relating concerning the quota of sturgeon and other fish sorts, analyzed quality and quantity indicators of fodder reserve of fish in water area of Caspian Sea, at the same time, spread of Invasive kind of Mnemiopsis leidy brought from Black Sea by ballast water of vessels in the end of 90th years.
Number of specialists of Analytical Research Department is 8. They take part in monitorings in the sources of pollution, flows of industrial objects located in onshore area and tests (PH, saltness, solved oxygen, transparency, roughness, sulphates, subordinate substances, biogen substances, biochemical oxygen requirement, chemical requirement of oxygen, synthetic superficial active substances, oil products, phenols, heavy substances) are carried out on samples taken from flows to water pools of mentioned objects. Majority of tests are carried out by means of devices conforming modern and European standards.
Number of specialists of Biological and Ecotoxycological Department Biologiya is 9. In Department ecotoxicological analysis on water, slime, drilling fluids, and on living organisms (D.Maqna, P.Maeoticus), different reagent samples used in oil output, sediments obtained from flows in activity circle of the office and biological tests are carried out on mud samples from biological purifying devices. In 2006 there was established Microbiological Department in order to execute bacteriological analysis. Department was supplied by «Bio-Trak 4250» microbiological analyser conforming contemporary standards and by means of this analyser microbiological tests of sea water are carried out. During the recent years laboratory was provided with 1 electronic scale, Hach DR 2800 spectrophotometer, devices of Horiba, Hanna marks, and “Ceddi” plankton net as humanitarian aid. Such devices make an opportunity to carry out research works according to modern standards.