The company was founded in 1982. The founders Dr. Lorenz Eichinger and Dr. Markus Forster, both physicists, received their PhD degrees studying the determination and interpretation of natural isotope contents in the environment. The major topic of their research has been the ground and drinking water. Over the years close cooperations with several research instituts, have been built. Dr. Forster had been part of the company until his death in 1999. From 2010, Dr. Florian Eichinger, who holds a PhD in Mineralogy, shared the management of Hydroisotop GmbH with his father. Dr. Lorenz Eichinger stayed very involved in the company projects until he passed away in 2020.
While the company started out with an emphasis on isotope investigation in natural systems, especially groundwater it has grown its portfolio significantly. Today we have a fundamental experience and background in the analysis of organic pollutants in groundwater and soil, analysis of gases (especially the quantitative gas content analysis of water samples), isotope analysis of contaminants as well as fundamental research and application of isotope methods in the food sector. Besides the isotope and hydrochemical investigation, tracer and hydraulic tests are also part of the scope of services carried out by Hydroisotop GmbH.
During the past 35 years the staff of Hydroisotop GmbH has build expert knowledge and a reputation in the field of analysis of environmental isotopes, the development of measurement technics, as well as project management and evaluation of groundwater and thermal water exploration.
Scientific experience of the hydrochemical, geochemical and hydraulic characteristics of aquatic systems are requirements for the interpretation of isotope contents and allows us to develope systems for drinking and waste water treatment.