Chemical Testing

ACS Environmental Ltd was established in 2007 to complement the physical materials testing service provided by ACS Testing Ltd to offer a range of analytical services to clients in order to meet their overall needs. The purpose built Environmental Testing Laboratory is situated next to our Physical Testing Laboratory and provides high quality sample preparation and analysis.

ACS Environmental Ltd is a UKAS accredited laboratory (certificate number 4150) and holds certification to MCERTS standards for a selection of analytical methods as detailed on our schedule of accreditation. We have maintained accreditation to BS EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 for over ten years.

CHEMICAL TESTING

We offer an in house analytical testing service to provide impartial and accurate results for the following determinands*;

  • Metals and Metalloids
  • Petroleum hydrocarbons (total, banded and speciated (aliphatic/aromatic))
  • Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)
  • Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB)
  • Anions (sulphate, chloride, fluoride, nitrate, nitrite, bromide and phosphate)
  • BTEX
  • Phenols
  • pH & conductivity
  • Loss on ignition
  • Acid Soluble Sulphate / Chloride
  • Organic carbon (total and dissolved)
  • Semi volatile organic compounds (SVOC)
  • Soil organic matter content
  • Laboratory prepared leachate preparation and analysis
  • Topsoil Quality Analysis (BS 3882:2015)

*Please note this is not a full list of our scope of analysis; please contact us for more information regarding your testing requirements.

We are uniquely placed to provide our clients with a high quality analytical service supported by the expertise of our ACS Geo-Environmental Consultancy Team who are able, wherever possible, to interpret the data provided.

Asbestos Analysis

ACS Group of Companies work closely with our UKAS accredited subcontract laboratories to provide a high quality service for the onsite sampling, transfer and analysis of a variety of samples for the identification, characterisation and quantification of asbestos fibres in accordance with current standard methods.

Please see below for a list of the services provided by ACS;

  • On-Site Testing Services

    ACS Testing offer a comprehensive range of professional On-Site Testing, all carried out by our fully trained Site Technicians

  • Aggregates & Soils Testing

    From our main Laboratory in Poole, Dorset, ACS Group of Companies provide quality testing and material consultancy for the construction and civil engineering industry.

  • Bituminous Testing

    Bituminous road surfacing materials are produced by mixing mineral aggregate with a bitumen binder in predetermined quantities and within defined temperature ranges.

  • Concrete Testing

    Concrete was the first service to be offered by ACS Testing back in 1987, since then we have increased our scope to cover a wide range of UKAS Accredited testing on fresh and hardened concrete, both on site and in our laboratories.

  • Mortar & Screed Testing

    Mortar has played a major role in construction since ancient times with the oldest example having been found in Israel and thought to date back 10,000 years.

  • Contamination & WAC Testing

    At ACS Environmental Testing we offer an efficient and reliable analysis service using various test leaching procedures specified by the Environment Agency.

  • Chemical Testing

    ACS Environmental Ltd was established in 2007 to complement the physical materials testing service provided by ACS Testing Ltd to offer a range of analytical services to clients in order to meet their overall needs.

  • Leachate & Water Analysis

    Our purpose built analytical laboratory enables ACS Environmental Testing Ltd to provide, in conjunction with our other group companies, a comprehensive sampling, monitoring and analysis service on a wide range of leachate and water samples.

  • Natural Stone Testing

    Our newly refurbished Stone Testing Laboratory has given us the opportunity to expand our testing scope as well as increase production and better improve on our turnaround of samples.

  • Site Laboratory Service

    Over the last twenty-five years, ACS Testing Ltd have supplied custom fitted Site Laboratories with Technicians to many construction sites and projects worldwide.

ACS Group of Companies offer a professional weekly collection service covering the South of England and Wales. See below for our coverage range;

ACS Testing Coverage Map

Contact One of the Team

If you require a collection that is outside of our usual range, please feel free to call us on 01202 622858 or contact us and we will do our best to accommodate your requirements.