Sampling & Analysis
Our field technicians employ the right protocols.
Advanced Environmental Solutions offers an array of services related to water testing, hazardous waste testing, air testing, soil testing, and sampling and field testing for remediation. Environmental testing is performed in accordance with procedures established by the US EPA. Our technicians can perform a variety of field sampling and on-site analysis, with extensive experience training in all aspects of sample collection including sampling for various types of drinking water, wastewater, industrial waste, pools, sludge and biosolids. AES has the technology and equipment to get the job done, including portable composite samplers and monitoring well sampling equipment. We maintain high levels of standards for calibration and equipment maintenance to ensure the most accurate results possible, and also present the samples in the right kinds of containers, properly preserved and with sufficient volume for testing.
AES’s lab testing partner has experience and skill.
Our qualified laboratory partner receives the samples and sample coordinators review every order to ensure that all sample conditions, documentation and container requirements are within compliance. They input pertinent data into the information system, while ensuring that samples are stored according to EPA requirements. The knowledgeable team is thorough and focused on meeting the diverse needs of our clients. The core competencies required include a range of disciplines, which include:
- Microbiology: Bacterial testing on various samples, including drinking water, wastewater, pools and bio-solids in support of client needs include testing for Fecal Coliform, Total Coliform, E. Coli, Heterotrophic Plate Count, Helminth Ova, and Salmonella. Laboratory technicians can also perform microscopic analysis on wastewater treatment plant sludge.
- Inorganic Chemistry: This involves a spectrum of analytical testing ranging from standard wet-chemistry techniques, such as titrations and colorimetry, to advanced automated analysis, such as Ion Chromatography (IC), Flow Injection Analysis (FIA) and Inductively Coupled Plasma – Mass Spectroscopy (ICP-MS).
- Organic Chemistry: Analysis of a large range of organic compounds can be performed. Most of the methods require a solvent extraction process and analysis using gas or liquid chromatography such as mass-spectroscopy or electron capture detection (ECD). This enables accurate analysis of synthetic organic contaminants (SOCs), pesticides, herbicides, PCBs, Semi-volatile and other volatile contaminants.