Dioxins and Dioxin-Like Compounds (DLCs) are the most dangerous man-made
pollutants and highly toxic compounds, created mostly as a by-product in industrial
processes, such as chemical syntheses and burning or combustion of waste, fuels
and other materials.

Dioxins, Furans and DLCs – including PCBs (Polychlorinated Biphenyls) – are
considered as persistent organic pollutants (POPs), as their molecular structure can
stay stable for up to 20 years. The particles disperse to the environment in several
ways – industrial emissions and burning processes (solid waste, natural fires, etc.),
wastewater (insoluble in water, dioxins have good solubility in oil and fats), products
such as pesticides and herbicides applications, and solid waste.

Dioxins and DLCs infiltrate organisms and climb up the trophic pyramid with
increasing concentrations through bioaccumulation and biomagnification processes.
Eventually, it inflicts the human body mainly through the digestion system.
Due to their high toxicity, these compounds increase cancer morbidity as well as other
serious illnesses, and can effect fertility.

After undoubtedly proven to pose a severe risk for human health and the ecology,
Dioxin concentrations were put under heavy restrictions by authorities worldwide.
In Israel, KTE played a key role in the awareness for dioxins and the research done
about the particles’ life-cycle. This includes the health and environmental risks it can
cause as well as the possible methods and technologies prevent and treat dioxin-contamination.

Recognizing its expertise, KTE was appointed with the Dioxin & Furan Inventory
Survey of the state of Israel by the Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection.
Thanks to our specialty and knowledge in the subject as well as our accumulated
public health research, we are the leading company for dioxin-related themes in Israel.

Through accredited laboratories, KTE provides analyses of dioxins, furans and PCB
for all types of samples, including air & flue gas, food, soil and water samples.
Aside from our ability to provide prevention and treatment solutions, we use our experience
to evaluate and analyze dioxin-related contamination, through environmental surveys and expert opinions.


Client: Undisclosed
Multi-path analysis of D&F+PCBs in milk from cows living on coal ash bed.
Analysis in multiple matrixes:

  • Raw Milk from old cows lived on coal ash bed
  • Raw Milk from young cows that didn’t lived on coal ash bed
  • Cows Feed
  • Coal Ash


Client: Undisclosed
Determination of Dioxins & Furans sources, concentrations and global amount.
Flue Gases treatment system for D&F and Chlorine pollution treatment.

  • D&F emission survey in the plant stacks
  • Design of treatment system including Scrubbers and ESP


Client: The Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection
Inventory Survey of Dioxins and Furans in the State of Israel, based on the UN Toolkit
procedure. Calculated in:

  1. Air
  2. Water
  3. Soil
  4. Products
  5. Residues


Client: The Local Council of Kiryat Tivon.
Preliminary survey, determination of multi-path dioxin and furan presence and exposure of
citizens and surroundings to dioxins & Furans. Samples taken from:

  1. In-house long-term settled dust
  2. Soil ground surface
  3. Blood – in elder women
  4. Ambient air