Environmental Science and Contamination

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Whether you need analyses of mineral levels in soil, investigations of whether land is safe for building or help with environmental bacterial speciation, we have many years of experience in environmental chemistry and geological sciences. We can help you to develop new methods to quantify potential contaminants from your chemical processes to give you peace of mind that you are complying with environmental regulations. We can also develop computation modelling approaches to pollutant spread.

It is vitally important that we are fully aware of our environment to allow us to make best use of finite resources whilst reducing our impact on the local and wider environment. We have access to a range of techniques to investigate soil & rocks and to monitor contaminants that we might have released into the environment. Elemental analysis techniques are useful for determining compositions of soils for agricultural purposes, whilst we also have sensitive and specific mass spectrometric techniques to track pollution in water or from factory effluents.

Amongst many other things, we can work with the construction industry to provide geochemical site analyses to highlight hazardous environments and also perform bacterial speciation workflows to determine our effect on the immediate biota through use of pesticides and other toxic chemicals.

Contact us for more information and discuss our capabilities for standard and bespoke chemical, geochemical and biological assays.


Key industrial sectors that could benefit from environmental sciences include

Chemicals Industry


Agriculture and Farming

Manufacturing and Construction

Renewable Energy


Tools and technologies of relevance include

Molecular Spectroscopies


Mass Spectrometry