Chemical analyses

Nemko Norlab conducts a wide range of chemical analyses related to environmental investigations and quality control of raw materials and products. From well-equipped, modern laboratories, we deliver inorganic and organic analyses for industrial customers and research organizations. We also provide customized testing.

Nemko Norlab delivers customised outsourced laboratory solutions to a number of industrial companies.

Dolomite, watercourse lime, and agricultural lime

Nemko Norlab has extensive experience with analysis of lime and dolomite used for water treatment and agriculture.

Nemko Norlab has for a number of years been commissioned by the Norwegian Environment Agency to analyse watercourse lime and prepare annual reports and turnover statistics for lime suppliers.

Analysis overview


Parameter Instrument Method
Moisture NS-EN 12048
Weight by volume Internal method
pH Titro NS-EN ISO 10523: 2012
Active CaO Sucrose method
Acid-insoluble NS-EN 12485 mod.
Antacid value Titro NS-EN 12945
Ca and Mg Titro NS-EN 12946 mod.
Metals in accordance with NS 4770 ICP/ICP-MS NS-ISO 11885:2009 and NS 4770
Anions IC NS-EN 16279 and NS-ISO 10304-1
Sieving (coarse) NS-EN 12948
Sieving (fine) Subcontractor
LOI NS-EN 459-2-2010
CO2 Internal method
Particle characterization SEM
Elemental analysis XRF
Lime value Titro/sieving NS-EN 12948, NS-EN 12945, and NS-EN 12946 mod.
CaO equivalents Titro/sieving NS-EN 12948, NS-EN 12945, and NS-EN 12946 mod.
Instantaneous test
Agricultural lime
Metals ICP-OES/ICP-MS NS-EN 16317, 16319, and 16320
Hg CVAAS NS-EN 16320
CrVI Subcontractor NS-EN 16318


Norsk Akkreditering
Linda Heian

Linda Heian

Head Industry and Chemistry

Inorganic analytical chemistry

 +47 995 19 645