Chemical and toxicological department

Main areas of work:

  • Studies of food products and raw materials on indicators of quality, safety and identification in order to confirm compliance of food products with the requirements of legislative and regulatory-technical documentation;
  • Physical and chemical analysis of feeds, compound feeds, formula-feed raw materials;
  • Hydrochemical analysis
  • Determination of safety indicators of soil, mineral and organic fertilizers.
  • Diagnosis of animal poisoning

The following facilities are tested in the Chemical and toxicological Department:

  • food products;
  • food raw materials;
  • feeds;
  • alcoholic beverages;
  • environmental facilities;
  • bio-/pathmaterial.

Assessment of safety indicators includes:

  • toxic elements;
  • pesticides of various chemical nature;
  • mycotoxins;;
  • hormonal substances;
  • residual content of antibacterial, medicinal veterinary preparations;
  • nitrates, nitrites;
  • benzopyrene;;
  • nitrosamines;
  • other safety indicators in accordance with regulatory documents.

Evaluation of quality indicators includes:

  • determination of moisture, fat, protein, salt, sucrose, ash, acidity, peroxide number, heat resistance, viscosity, density, etc. in products;
  • determination of sugar content in sugar beets;
  • determination of fatty acid composition, sterols in milk and dairy products.

To perform the research, the Department has modern high-tech equipment:

  • The liquid mass spectrometer with a triple quadruple API 5000 (AB Sciex);
  • The liquid mass spectrometer with a triple quadruple QTRAP 6500 (AB Sciex);
  • The liquid mass spectrometer with a triple quadruple EVOQ Elite (Bruker);
  • The highly efficient combined quadruple-time-of-flight mass spectrometer maXis Impact (Bruker);
  • The mass spectrometer with inductively coupled plasma Aurora M90 (Bruker);
  • The atomic absorption spectrometers series iCE 3000- Models: iCE 3300, iCE 3400, iCE 3500 (Thermo Fischer Scientific);
  • The gas chromatograph SCION 456-GC (Bruker);
  • The gas chromatograph "Crystal 2000М" (Chromatec);
  • The liquid chromatograph with fluorimetric and diode-matrix detectors Agilent 1200 (Agilent);
  • The laboratory microwave systems and others.

In 2012, the Department received international accreditation in the DANAK system, which is confirmed and expanded annually; that fact indicates a high level of the laboratory, competence of specialists and reliability of the applied analytical methods.

Provornaya Tatyana Victorovna

education: Higher education

UNIVERSITY: Belgorod State National Research University, 2008

Specialty: Chemistry

contacts: (4722) 34-46-32