Institut für Gewaesserschutz
D-35315 Homberg (Ohm)
outdoor – pelagic/benthic – freshwater
18 to 25 land-based microcosms/mesocosms
ecotoxicilogy, phytoplankton, macrozoobenthos, emerging insects, plankton, macrophytes, periphyton
Analysis of physical-chemical parameters e.g. temperature, pH, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, water hardness, ammonium, nitrate and phosphate
Especially designed traps and equipment is used to monitor biological parameters like macrozoobenthos, emerging insects, plankton, macrophytes and periphyton by a well trained team to ensure consistent and appropriate sampling processes.
At MESOCOSM GmbH we can identify and count phytoplankton and periphyton via microscope, but also by using delayed fluorescence technique. This allows a close observation of the development of the algae community.
Mesocosm GmbH – schematic design of the test facility
Mesocosm test basins