Consultancy services

The Research Group has a long and fruitful experience in industrial research collaborations.

Consultancy services are aimed at supporting from a technological-scientific point of view the companies which work in the fields of chemical processes and synthesis, environmental services and analysis, and energy and manufacturing productions.

Specifically we can:

design new chemicals and processes based on renewable resources, low-toxic compounds, cheap materials and energy saving principles, following the guidelines of REACH regulation; perform chemical analysis and develop new analytical techniques for the detection of pollutants in the environment and specific chemical intermediates and products in industrial processes.

The following equipments/techniques are available in our labs:

  • Chemical analysis: Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) Gas Chromatography Ion Flame Detection (GC-FID) High Pressure Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (HPLC-MS and HPLC-MS/MS and UV-VIS Spectroscopy (HPLC-UV-Vis) Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (1H and 13C NMR) Elemental Analyzer (CNHS) Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) Ion Chromatography (IC) Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (FAAS - GFAAS)
  • Biological analysis: Biodegradation Tests (soil and water)
  • Eco-toxicity Tests (freshwater algae, crustacean, bacteria, worms, cell lines)


For enquiries and cost estimates you are kindly requested to contact us at the following address:

University of Bologna - Laboratori “Renzo Sartori” Via S. Alberto 163 48123 Ravenna Tel: +39 0544 937353 Fax: +39 0544 937411

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Some recent publications originated from industrial collaboration:

Characterization and quantification of racemic and meso-ethylenediamine-N,N'-bis(2-hydroxy-5-sulfophenylacetic) acid/iron (III) by ion-pair ultra-high performance liquid chromatography coupled with diode array detector and electrospray tandem mass spectrometry. Alessandro Biasone, Giusto Cianci, Donatella Di Tommaso, Alberto Piaggesi, Emilio Tagliavini, Paola Galletti, Fabio Moretti, 2013, Journal of Chromatography A, 1282, 142-152. In collaboration with Valagro SpA

Shaping calcium carbonate crystals by means of comb polyelectrolytes: The influence of neutral hydrophilic teeth. Danilo Malferrari, Simona Fermani, Paola Galletti, Marco Goisis, Emilio Tagliavini and Giuseppe Falini; 2013, Langmuir, 29, 6, 1938. In collaboration with Italcementi group

Determination of tetrachloroethylene and other volatile halogenated organic compounds in oil wastes by headspace SPME GC-MS. Daniele Fabbri, Roberto Bezzi, Cristian Torri, Paola Galletti, Emilio Tagliavini, Chromatographia, 2007, 66, 377-382. In collaboration with Almapetroli