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Soil Contamination Analysis

As the requirement for land for housing, retail, office and industrial development continues to grow, there is a real need for developers to use sites previously used for industrial purposes (Brownfield sites). These sites may not have been subject to the rigorous environmental legislation that applies today, resulting in the possibility of various levels of contamination. It is necessary, therefore, to conduct a contaminated land survey for these types of site

 

Soil Contamination Analysis

At ACS Environmental Testing, in conjunction with our other group companies, we can offer the following services:

 

  • Desktop study including previous uses
  • Desktop study including previous uses
  • Assessing the sites geology and hydrology
  • Carrying out sampling in accordance with methods agreed with the client
  • Laboratory analysis of the samples.

 

Chemical Analysis

At ACS Environmental Testing the following soil testing methods are available.

 

  • Speciated & Total Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) - 17 EPA Priority PAHs)
    Naphthalene
    Acenaphthylene
    Acenaphthene
    Fluorene
    Phenanthrene
    Anthracene
    Fluoranthene
    Pyrene
    Benzo(a)anthracene
    Chrysene
    Benzo(b)fluoranthene
    Benzo(k)fluoranthene
    Benzo(a)pyrene
    Indeno(1,2,3-cd)pyrene
    Dibenzo(a,h)anthracene
    Benzo(g,h,I)perylene
    Coronene
     
  • Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH)
  • Speciated & Total Aliphatic Hydrocarbons in the range C5 to C35
    Aliphatic C5 to C6
    Aliphatic >C6 to C8
    Aliphatic >C8 to C10
    Aliphatic >C10 to C12
    Aliphatic >C12 to C16
    Aliphatic >C16 to C21
    Aliphatic >C21 to C35
     
  • Speciated & Total Aromatic Hydrocarbons in the range C6 to C35 - including
    Aromatic C6 to C7
    Aromatic >C7 to C8
    Aromatic >EC8 to EC10
    Aromatic >EC10 to EC12
    Aromatic >EC12 to EC16
    Aromatic >EC16 to EC21
    Aromatic >EC21 to EC35
     
  • TPH (C10 - C40) - suitable as a general screen for petrol, diesel & oils (Low level detection method available)
  • Metals - including
    (As) Arsenic
    (Cd) Cadmium
    (Cr) Chromium
    (Co) Cobalt
    (Cu) Copper
    (Fe) Iron
    (Hg) Mercury
    (K) Potassium
    (Pb) Lead
    (Mn) Manganese
    (Ni) Nickel
    (Sb) Antimony
    (Se) Selenium
    (Sn) Tin
    (V) Vanadium
    (Zn) Zinc
  • Phenols - including
    Catechol
    Phenol
    Monohydric Cresol
    2,3 Dimethyl Phenol
    2,3,5 Trimethyl Phenol
    Total Phenols
    Low level detection limit available
     
  • BTEX (Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene & Xylene)
    Benzene
    Toluene
    Ethylbenzene
    Xylene
  • Acid Soluble Chloride
  • Acid Soluble Sulphate
  • Alkalinity
  • Ammonia
  • Ammoniacal Nitrogen
  • Carbonate Content
  • Conductivity
  • Cyanide Free
  • Cyanide Total
  • Fraction of Organic Content (FOC)
  • Loss on Ignition
  • Organic Matter
  • PBET
  • PCB (Polychlorinated Biphenyls) (7 x congeners)
  • pH
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
  • Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds (SVOCs)
  • Sulphide
  • Sulphur
  • Total Dissolved Solids
  • Total Organic Carbon
  • Total Suspended Solids
  • TRL 447 Sulphate Test
  • Water Soluble Chloride
  • Water Soluble Sulphate
  • Water Soluble Fluoride
  • Water Soluble Phosphorus
  • Nitrate
  • Nitrite

 

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