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Testing Capabilities

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TESTING CAPABILITIES

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TESTING CAPABILITIES

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TESTING CAPABILITIES

SANAS accredited laboratory

TESTING CAPABILITIES

organic analysis

NEW TESTS AVAILABLE FROM OUR CHEMICAL ANALYSIS LABORATORY:

  • Polar compounds in water by GC-FID (methanol, ethanol, acetonitrile, propanol, formaldehyde, dimethyl sulfoxide, ethylene glycol). Reference US EPA Method 1671.
  • Chloride in water by titration – Silver Nitrate
  • Hexavalent Chromium in water – Spectrophotometric
  • Tetraethyl Lead in water / soil – SPME GC-MS
  • Biphenyl-SPME GC-MS

ORGANIC ANALYSIS : TESTING CAPABILITIES

  • Organochlorine Pesticides
  • Organophosphorus Pesticides
  • Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons (16 USEPA PAH’s)
  • Total Oil & Grease (Soil / Water)
  • Screening for Gasoline range organics, Diesel range organics and Polyaromatic hydrocarbons
  • Volatile Organic Compounds  (VOC’s)
  • Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB’s)
  • Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds (SVOC’s)
  • Phenols (Speciated)
  • Polar Compounds
  • Formaldehyde
  • Fingerprinting of Volatile Organic Compounds
  • Trihalomethanes (THM)
  • Geosmin and 2-Methylisoberneol

TOTAL PETROLEUM HYDROCARBON TESTING

  • C6 – C10 GRO Total’s
  • C10 – C40 Aliphatic Total’s
  • C10 – C40 Aliphatic Banded ranges
  • C10 – C40 TPH Total
  • C10 – C40 TPH Banded ranges

HAZARDOUS WASTE (AS PER THE SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT WASTE ACT)
DRAFT STANDARD COMPOUNDS FOR ASSESSMENT OF WASTE FOR LANDFILL DISPOSAL

  • Inorganic – Draft List Compounds in Liquids
  • Inorganic – Draft List Compounds in Solids
  • Organic – Draft List Compounds in Liquids
  • Organic – Draft List Compounds in Solids

FORENSIC ANALYSES

  • Fuel Characterisation Analysis (ASTM E1618)
  • Fire Debris Analysis

SAMPLE PREPARATION

  • 2 x Dionex ASE Extraction ( 52 samples a day)
  • 4 x Millipore rotary extractions
  • 2 x Zymark Turbo evaporator
environmental analysis equipment

EXTRACTIONS ALSO IN ZERO HEADSPACE EXTRACTION

  • TCLP
  • Distilled
  • Borax
  • Acid rain