Chemical Analysis

From soil contamination to lead in paint testing, our chemical department can offer analysis and consultation on a wide range of issues in the built environment.

 

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Asbestos in soil quantifiation

Envirochem offer a wide range of accredited asbestos services, including Asbestos in Soil. The analysis of soil samples, depending on your needs can report;

  • The presence of asbestos
  • The asbestos product type
  • The percentage of asbestos
    present within the sample

Analysis will enable the end user to:

  • Assist with the determination
    of the Waste Acceptance
    Criteria
  • Identify potential for asbestos
    exposure adjacent
    to contaminated land
  •  Identify the total percentage
    of asbestos present in
    the sample.

For more on this and all our services please fill out the form below or call on 01329 287 777.

 

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Asbestos in soil analysis

Envirochem offer a wide range of accredited asbestos services, including Asbestos in Soil. The analysis of soil samples, depending on your needs can report;

  • The presence of asbestos
  • The asbestos product type
  • The percentage of asbestos
    present within the sample

Analysis will enable the end user to:

  • Assist with the determination
    of the Waste Acceptance
    Criteria
  • Identify potential for asbestos
    exposure adjacent
    to contaminated land
  •  Identify the total percentage
    of asbestos present in
    the sample.

For more on this and all our services please fill out the form below or call on 01329 287 777.

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Occupational hygiene Services – Water or soil sampling site visits

Water or soil sampling site visits

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.

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Somerset soil contaminated with Lead, Zinc and Arsenic

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.

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Envirochem’s chemical department offer a wide array of soil analysis, if you would like to enquire please fill in the form below.

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Envirochem Offer a Wide Range of Soil Analysis

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

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Global map of soil pH highlights the difference between wet and dry climates

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.

To read the article click here

For more information on soil analysis please contact us below or call us on 01329287777

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