The Institute of Environmental Geology and Geoengineering (IGAG) was born in 2001 from the merger of five previous institutes operating in the fields of geology, engineering, chemistry and geochemistry, thus achieving the integration of skills typical of the Earth sciences, geotechnical and mining engineering and environmental chemistry.
Thanks to the investment that the institute has made in technological innovation and the development of innovative analytical and experimental methods, the IGAG laboratories constitute an important infrastructural asset that manages to attract researchers from Italian and foreign research institutions.
The 34 analytical, experimental and field laboratories put multidisciplinary skills into a network, which carries out experimentation and in-depth activities as part of the activities envisaged by the research topic lines.
The network of IGAG laboratories constitutes an important endowment for the Institute’s researchers, who exploit their technological skills and abilities in the context of the projects they are involved in, but also for the external scientific and technical community, for which it represents a point of fundamental contact with the skills of IGAG researchers.
The structure supports research based on geosciences applied to the various fields of investigation summarized in the institute’s thematic lines and third mission activities.
Main activities of the laboratory cover radiochemical characterization of soils, rocks and water. Analyses are perfomed by Ametek Ortec alfa-spectrometry and high resolution gamma-
Mineralogical analysis and determination of the elemental chemical composition of soils, sediments, minerals and industrial products using X-ray diffraction, X-ray fluorescence and
GEALAB – geophysics applied to the environmental geology, the heritage and the earthquake engineering lab
GeALab is the place where CNR IGAG Researchers work for the following activities: Local seismic hazard assessment, even in the case of sites where application of non-invasive metho
Morphological and compositional analysis of materials such as rocks, minerals and archaeological finds. Characterization of airborne and materials containing asbestos of natural an
Preparation of samples for qualitative and quantitative analysis and mining treatments. Hard, medium-hard, soft, elastic, fragile and fibrous materials are treated to obtain granul