Our occupational hygiene team not only carry out site visits for air quality monitoring, they are also available to come to sites and sample both soil and water for analysis. The operative will come to site with all the necessary sampling equipment and can take basic water samples for analysis such as suspended solids, pH and metals, or bacterial water samples for analysis such as Ecoli, legonella and biological oxygen demand. For soil sampling this could be for potential asbestos samples or for WAC certification.
For our site visit charge the cost will be based on the locality from our office in Fareham, which will be an additional fee on top of the analysis. But this takes away any courier costs or worry of the sample/s not being taken adequately for the analysis intended and also to ensure they meet our UKAS certification guidelines (for our certificated procedures only).
If you would like to book in either a one off visit, or to set up routine visits to your site for sampling, please see the form below, Or if you are unsure of the analysis you require, we can also provide expert advice to suit the needs of your business or site.
Residential gardens as well as agricultural land, in the Mendip area of Somerset, have been tested for Lead. The results showed lead contamination at levels over 40 times the level considered dangerous to humans (56,000mg/kg being found in agricultural land). The main risk to local residents is through exposure to dust from the soil and the consumption of local chicken eggs. Local live stock have been affected with 20 cattle dying from lead poisoning.
Remediation in the form of ‘capping’ has begun, with four properties being decontaminated.
Envirochem offers soil analysis for hydrocarbons, including total TPH (total petroleum hydrocarbons), speciated TPH (aliphatic/aromatic or banded), PAH (polyaromatic hydrocarbons) analysis and BTEX (benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene and xylene). We can also identify specific compounds of interest using GC-MS (gas chromatograph mass spectrometry).
The importance of soil analysis can be vital when dealing with contaminated land, as shown in this story from Canada
To contact Envirochem regarding soil analysis, please fill in the attached form
Researchers from the University of California have developed a global map showing how the soil pH changes abruptly between wet and dry climates. The research revealed that in wet climates, soil pH is acidic whereas in dry climates it is alkaline. This change in pH happens suddenly and therefore any small changes in temperature can have significant effects upon land use, soil fertility etc.