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Analytical Services: Operates six Analytical Sections in addition to a Sample Preparation Section.

Asbestos Testing, Analysis: Environmental Laboratory Services announces the addition of asbestos testing and analysis and monitoring services. We provide quick, affordable asbestos testing for building inspectors, environmental consultants & investigators, home and building owners (including buyers and sellers), insurance agents and realtors

Customized OSHA, EPA & DOT Training: Environmental Laboratory Services Teams with Environmental Technical Group to provide a variety of Health and Safety Training Courses.
Government and Industry: ELS is responsible for providing critical testing for large municipal and industrial water systems, helping to insure that whole populations are able to trust the purity of their water supplies.
GC (Gas Chromatography): Volatile and Semi-volatile organics analyses. GC analysis is typically a less expensive alternative to GC/MS in cases where a sample is suspected to contain pesticides, PCBs, herbicides, petroleum hydrocarbons, or other organic contaminants. GCs are equipped with autosamplers and integrated into computer systems for accurate and efficient data output. GC analysis is routinely used to analyze drinking water, groundwater, wastewater, oils, soils, and wastes.

GC/MS (Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry): Volatile and Semi-volatile organics analyses. GC/MS analysis is routinely used to analyze groundwater, wastewater, drinking water, soils, and wastes for industrial pollutants and suspected but unknown organic contaminants. To accurately identify and quantify organic compounds, the equipment in the GC/MS Section is unsurpassed. GC/MS can easily accommodate custom analysis, as well as a range of standard analyses. By definition, data produced by this instrumentation includes both chromatography and unique mass spectra of compounds. It is the unique spectra that assists analysts in providing positive identification of compounds.

Home Environment: ELS is certified to test drinking water for property transactions and mortgages. We can search for a large number of suspected pollutants including lead, nitrates, nitrites, organics, and pesticides as well as help to determine the cause and extent of water problems such as hardness and odors.
Metals: Environmental Laboratory Services Metals Section utilizes Inductively Coupled Plasma - Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS), Inductively Coupled Plasma - Atomic Emission Spectrometry (ICP-AES), and Bacharach Cold Vapor Mercury Analyzers. The ICP-MS provides the same low level detection limits of the older Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry instruments with the speed of a multi-element ICP system. The ICP-MS provides part-per-trillion detection levels.
Microbiology: Microbiology is equipped with bacteria incubators, biological oxygen demand incubator, meters, autoclaves and other microbiological equipment. Analyses include Coliform bacteria, BODs, culture-based and non-culture based (direct microscopy) analysis. Salmonella analysis is performed in composting and effluent sludges, bacterial log reduction studies and antiseptic verification.
Sample Preparation: Environmental Laboratory Services Sample Preparation Section is equipped with hoods, hot plates, extraction condensers, desiccators, tumblers for TCLP analysis, and balances, along with all appropriate safety equipment. Sample preparation in the Organics Section consists of performing semi-volatile organic extractions by sonication, soxhlet extraction, liquid-liquid extraction, or separatory funnel extraction. Digestion, distillation, or filtration is performed for sample preparation in the Inorganics Section
Services: Services provided by Environmental Laboratory Services include: Field Sampling · Sample Pickup and Delivery · Preparation of Sample Containers · Drinking Water and Waste Water Analysis · Stationary Source Emission Monitoring · Solid and Hazardous Waste Analysis · Drum Sampling and Waste Stream Characterization. Characterization of indoor air quality and evaluation of human exposure concerns · Product/Process Analysis for External Quality Control, Groundwater, Petroleum, Soil, Sediment, Sludge, Air, Paint, Ash Analysis ·
State and Federal Regulations: ELS helps engineers, municipal officials, and environmental managers meet state and federal regulations governing waste, waste water, soil, ground water, and air.
Training: ELS has been teamed with an in home training company to providing pertinent training to industrial, commercial, and municipal clients for 15 years. The compliance trainers and training programs are equipped to certify many types of workers and managers in a variety of regulated fields. In addition, we offer up-to-the minute informative seminars for all types of professionals, custom designed to meet specific client needs. Compliance Training,and Informative Seminars.
Waste Water: State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System - SPDES -- permit compliance, Pre- and Post- treatment sampling and testing, Discharge Monitoring and Rain-event Testing
Wet Chemistry: The Wet Chemistry Section is equipped with pH and conductivity meters, balances, turbidimeter, spectrophotometers (VIS), and Lachat flow injection autoanalyzer. Testing for phosphorous, chlorides, nitrates, phenols, oil and grease, and total suspended solids are examples of analyses performed in this Analytical Section of Environmental Laboratory Services. The Wet Chemistry Section's autoanalyzer equipment is integrated into a computer system to accurately and efficiently analyze unattended samples.

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