LCR - Waste Characterization Laboratory



The LCR - Waste Characterization Laboratory is an internatioanlly accredited laboratory according to standard NP EN ISO / IEC 17025 and has a highly qualified team, with quality technical and academic training and appropriate professional in order to provide value added services to their customers.

Technical Manager:

Irene Morais (Phone: 00351 253 510 030; Email:


Hugo Antoninho (Phone: 00351 253 510 032; Email:


_ Liquid effluents;

_ Solid Waste;

_ Soils.

Liquid effluents

_ Eluates - Determination of total dissolved solids at 180 ° C (SMEWW 2540 C 23 ° Edition)

_ Eluates and Wastewater - Determination of conductivity (NP EN 27888: 1996)

_ Eluates and Wastewater - Determination of pH (NP 411: 1966)

_ Wastewater - Determination of nitrites (NP EN 26777: 1996)

Solid waste

_ Sludge;

_ Soils and Residues - Preparation of the Leaching eluate (EN 12457-4: 2002)

IPAC - Download Accreditation Annex nr. L0372

_ Chemical analysis and classification of waste for the landfill;

_ Classification / declassification of waste (hazardous / non hazardous);

_ Characterization of waste fuels (RDF's) and solid recovered fuels (SRF's);

_ Characterization of construction and demolition waste (CDW's);

  • Landfill reuse according to LNEC (E472, E473, E474);
  • Landfill (release of hazardous substances) - according to table 2 DL 183/2009 vs table 2 DL 102-D / 2020;

_ Characterization of sludge for disposal on agricultural land - DL 276/2009;

_ Characterization of contaminated soil;

_ Analysis of groundwater and rainwater;

_ Analysis of domestic and industrial effluents;

_ Analysis of leachate from landfills;

_ Biomass Characterization;

_ Asbestos analysis (qualitative / quantitative);

_ Tracking changes of tar in construction materials;

_ VOC Analysis - Solvent Plan.


Consortium of the Plasma2Gas Project develops plasma gasification equipment
The Plasma2Gas Project Consortium (CVR, NEL New Energy Level, AMBITREVO and the University of Minho) has developed a microwave-induced plasma gasification equipment for the energy recovery of waste.
CVR at the annual CTI meeting
CVR was present at the event "Innovation and Technological Valorization towards Sustainable Development Goals", which was part of the celebrations marking the 30 years of innovation agencies in Portugal (1993-2023).