Laboratory of Environmental Quality Monitoring (GeoLab)


Head of the laboratory dr., assoc. prof. Oleg BOGDEVICI 

Office:  424
Phone: (+373 22) 73 71 44
Email: bogdevicholeg @
oleg.bogdevici @


Short history

The Laboratory of Environmental Quality Monitoring was established in 1978 by dr. Burghelea Nicolae under the name of Laboratory of Land Geochemistry at the Institute of Geophysics and Geology of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova. Subsequently, the laboratory was renamed to Laboratory of Hydrogeochemistry and Laboratory of Geochemistry.

Due to the reorganization and optimization of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova, which started in 2015, the laboratory was transferred to the Institute of Chemistry and renamed to Laboratory of Environmental Quality Monitoring.

Research areas
  • Implementation of the modern methodologies for studying the geochemistry of toxic substances in different environmental objects;
  • Study of geochemistry of natural waters and evaluation of their sources of pollution;
  • Research of different environmental objects for studying the processes of migration, accumulation and transformation of elements and toxic substances: heavy metals, pesticides, polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), etc.
Recent publications
Research projects

dr., assoc. prof.
Head of the laboratory

office  234
phone: (+373 22) 73 71 44
email: bogdevicholeg @; oleg.bogdevici @


Scientific researcher

office  234
phone: (+373 22) 73 71 44
email: lenaculighin @; elena.culighin @

Scientific researcher

office 234
phone: (+373 22) 73 71 44
email: marinamd @
Scientific researcher
office 133
phone: (+373 22) 73 99 38
email: nlinks @; elena.nicolau @
Scientific researcher
office 133
phone: (+373 22) 73 99 38
email: seym2000 @


  1. DUCA Gh, LUPAȘCU T.,NICOLAU E.,CULIGHIN E.„Chimia ecologică și a mediului”, Universitatea de Stat ”Dimitrie Cantemir” 2018,250 p. 

Chapters in monographs (national / international)

  1. VASEASHTA, A., DUCA, G., CULIGHIN, E., BOGDEVICI, O., KHUDAVERDYAN, S.; SIDORENKO, A. Smart and connected sensors network for watercontamination monitoring and situational awareness. Functional Nanostructures and Sensors for CBRN Defence and Environmental Safety and Security. Chapter 20, ed. A. Sidorenco, H, Hahn. Dordrecht, Netherlands, Springer, 2020, 365 p. ISBN13 9789402419115. ( )
  2. BOGDEVICH O., ENE A., CADOCINICOV O., CULIGHIN E., NICOLAU E., GRIGORAȘ M.. The study of POPs contaminated sites in Danube river basin of Republic Moldova for risk assessment and remediation actions”, International Conference Contaminated Sites 2016, 12-13 September, Bratislava, Slovakia, pp. 64-68.
  3. BOGDEVICH O., SIDORENCO A., VASEASHTA A. „Environmental Risk Assessment Studies from POPs Polluted sites in Republic of Moldova”, capitol în culegere „Ecological Chemistry” Springer, 2018, Springer Serie: Ecology.


  1. RASTEMISINA, I., POSTOLACHI, O., JOSAN, V., BOGDEVICI, O. Microbiological characteristics of long-term contaminated soil with organochlorine pesticides. In: Scientific Bulletin. Series F. Biotechnologies. 2021, vol. XXV, nr 2, pp. 109-114. ISSN 2285-1364, ISSN Online 2285-1372.
  2. SPANOS, T., MITTAS, N., CHATZICHRISTOU, C., DERMENTZIS, K., TOPI, V., SPANOU, D. S., ENE, A., TEODOROF, L., ZUBCOV, E., BOGDEVICH, O. Evaluation of Potable Groundwater Quality Using Environmetrics. The case of Nestos and Strymon River Regions, Northern Greece. In: Journal of Engineering Science and Technology Review. 2021, vol. 14, nr. 1, pp. 114 – 118. ISSN 17912377.
  3. TEODOROF, L., BURADA, A., DESPINA, C., SECELEANU-ODOR, D., SPIRIDON, C., TIGANUS, M., TUDOR, I. M., TUDOR, M., ENE, A., ZUBCOV, E., SPANOS, T., BOGDEVICH, O. Sediments quality assessment in terms of single and integrated indices from Romanian MONITOX network (2019 – 2020). In: Annals Dunarea de Jos Univ. Galati, Fasc. II. Mathematics, Physics, Theoretical Mechanics. 2020, vol. 43, nr. 2, pp. 175-183. ISSN 1221-4531.
  5. ОПОПОЛЬ Н.И., СЫРКУ Р.Ф., ПЫНЗАРУ Ю.В. БОГДЕВИЧ О.П. КАДОЧИНИКОВ О.П. Гигиеническая оценка содержания полициклических углеводородов в продуктах питания и их поступления в организм населения. Гигиена и Санитария, 2015, № 4 стр. 52 – 56.
  6. BELOUS T., BOGDEVICH O., TITOVET M., BUSUIOCC.,, JIGAU Gh., MANIC V. Groundwater level and quality in selected sectors of the middle Nistru River valley. NOOSFERA, 2016.
  7. DUCA GH, BOGDEVICI O. Viziunea societăţii ştiinţifice asupra strategiei UE pentru regiunea Dunării. 2016 ACADEMOS, v. 4, pp. 29-32.
  8. БОГДЕВИЧ О., ИСИЧКО Е.С. Инженерно-геологическое районирование города Кахула. Buletinul Institutului de Geologie şi Seismologie al AŞM. 2016, Nr 2 pp. 52-59.
  9. ПОЛКАНОВ В.Н., СЫРОДОЕВ Г.Н., БОГДЕВИЧ О.П., ПОЛКАНОВА А.В. О роли и содержании инженерно-геологического обоснования при проектировании дорог на оползнеопасной территории. Buletinul Institutului de Geologie şi Seismologie al AŞM. 2017, Nr 1 pp. 79-89.


  1. LUPASCU, T., MITINA, T., GOREACIOC, T., CULIGHIN, E., CIBOTARU, S., POVAR, I., DEMCHENCKO, P., KOZLOV, K., VOITKO, O. Procedeu de oxidare a pectinei. Positive decision no. 9675 from 2020.12.11. 

National projects

  1. ANCD/20.80009.7007.20. Study and management of pollution source for the elaboration of recommendations for implementing to reduce the negative impact on the environment and population health
    Period: 2020-2023
    Project manager: dr. habilitate, assoc. prof. Igor POVAR
  2. CSSDT/15.817.02.19A. The complex study of geological environment for prevention of pollution and rational utilization of mineral resources
    Period: 2015-2019
    Project manager: dr., assoc. prof. Oleg BOGDEVICI

International projects

  1. COST/CA19120. Water isotopes in the critical zone: from groundwater recharge to plant transpiration (WATSON)
    Period: 2020-2024
    Project manager: Dr., assoc. prof. Oleg BOGDEVICI
  2. IAEA/MOL7001. Establishing capacities for isotope hydrology techniques for water resources and climate change impact evaluation.
    Period: 2020-2023
    Project manager: Dr., assoc. prof. Oleg BOGDEVICI
  3. IAEA/RER7013. Source, age and recharge patterns of groundwaters in SE Europe
    Period: 2020-2023
    Project manager: Dr., assoc. prof. Oleg BOGDEVICI
  4. INTERREG/Danube Hazard M3C. Tackling hazardous substances pollution in the Danube River Basin by Measuring, Modelling-based Management and Capacity building (Danube Hazard M3C)
    Period: 2020-2022
    Project manager: Dr., assoc. prof. Oleg BOGDEVICI
  5. UNDP/CCAC/2019. Support for planning actions at national level to reduce short term climate pollutants
    Period: 2019-2021
    Project manager: Dr., assoc. prof. Oleg BOGDEVICI
  6. CFH2020/INFRADEV-02/DANUBIUS-RI/739562. Preparatory phase for the pan-european research infrastructure DANUBIUS–RI “International centre for advanced studies on river-sea systems”
    Period: 2016-2019
    Project manager: Academician, dr. habilitate, prof. Gheroghe DUCA