• Assessment of levels and trends of chemical contamination of the marine environment, including heavy metals, and organochlorine and polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) pesticides,
  • Monitoring of classified shellfish growing areas
  • Conducting studies necessary for the health classification of new shellfish production areas;
  • Development of research programs for understanding chemical pollution mechanisms and causes.

Laboratoy's activities

  • Analysis of metallic contaminants Cd, Pb, Hg .... in marine organisms and sediment
  • Analysis of organochlorine pesticides and PCBs in marine organisms and sediment
  • Analysis of physical and chemical parameters in seawater 


Lab's Equipments

1 spectrophotometer ICP-MS, 1 Graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrophotometer, 1 Hg spectrophotometer, 1 GC / ECD chromatograph, 1 ICP / MS 1 spectro-UV, 2 Freeze dryers, 1 Freezer, 2 Refrigerators, 1 Ultra pure water production station , 1 Laminar flow hood, 3 Exhaust hoods, 2 Dryers, 1sieve shaker, 2 rotavapors, 2 centrifuges, 3 Microwave, 2 Precision balance.



Bouthir Fatima Zohra

PhD in Chemistry

Head of the Laboratory


Chfiri Rachid

Chemist Executive

Heavy Metals technical manager

Anhichem Mimouna

Specialised Technician

Analysis and sampling of physical and chemicals & Heavy metals

El Garni Abdelmouhssine

Chemistry Technician

Sampling & Pre-treatment