The monitoring of the environment has become a crucial issue and is subject to more and more important attention. It is a wide range which includes samples of different matrices (water, air, soil, sediment, biological tissues, etc…)
Metals are harmful compounds for living organisms at very low levels. In addition to the determination of their total content, knowing their chemical forms (speciation) allows the evaluation of their real toxicity.
In addition of cutting-edge equipment, the representation of the sample must be guaranteed during sampling, preparation and analysis. Behind these concepts, it is a complete expertise that benefits the development of analyses adapted to various matrices.