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Environmental Forensics Lab Services

Environmental Forensics                                                   Contact: John Passero
                                                                                                                                                                              1-800-220-3675 ext. 3604
                                                                                                                                                                                     jpassero@EMSL.com


While EMSL Analytical, Inc. has a network of fully-equipped environmental chemistry laboratories across the country, there are numerous instances where typical testing methods don’t give a client the information they might need. Beyond knowing the relative levels of concentration or exposure of a known analyte, it’s often crucial to understand the nature and source of the material at that site. Whether it is trying to differentiate between multiple potential sources contributing to a site issue or examining the fine differences between multiple oxidation states of a metal or structure of phosphate compounds, a more detailed, targeted forensic analysis can serve to provide these answers when traditional methods fall short.

Focusing on advanced, non-destructive micro-analysis and chemical speciation, our range of environmental forensic services are designed to allow for a far more detailed analysis of your environmental samples. Using chemical spectroscopy methods coupled with high-resolution microscopy, fine details of a suspect sample can be examined in exacting detail – in many cases without having to consume or alter the sample significantly. Using EDS/WDS/XRF, small residues or individual particles from soil, air or water samples can be examined for elemental composition. Similarly, Raman, IR or fluorescent spectroscopy can help identify organic materials. Using these techniques – directed, specialized analysis using high-resolution chemistry tests – can then be deployed to gain additional insight about the sample materials.

There are many advantages of performing two-phase, direct examinations including maintaining the association between various materials and particles, harvesting clues from particle or residue morphology and retaining samples that can be re-examined in case of the need for further scrutiny. With our experience and access to a variety of analytical methods, EMSL can assist you with your complex environmental investigations, serving as your testing partner from inception of a testing need through full documentation and full data reporting on the findings.

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Laboratories providing Environmental Forensics ( click for details )
Ann Arbor, MI (LAB 08) - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-4Atlanta, GA (LAB 07) - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-1Baton Rouge, LA (LAB 25) - NVLAP Lab Code 200375-0Beltsville, MD (LAB 19) - NVLAP Lab Code 200293-0Boston, MA (LAB 13) - NVLAP Lab Code 101147-0Buffalo, NY (LAB 14) - NVLAP Lab Code 200056-0Carle Place, NY (LAB 06) - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-10Charlotte, NC (LAB 41) - NVLAP Lab Code 200841-0Chicago, IL (LAB 26) - NVLAP Lab Code 200399-0Cinnaminson, NJ (LAB List in Description) - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-0Dallas, TX (LAB 11) - NVLAP Lab Code 600111-0Denver, CO (LAB 22) - NVLAP Lab Code 200828-0EMSL Canada - Calgary, AB (LAB 65) - NVLAP Lab Code 500100-0EMSL Canada - Montreal, QC (LAB 68) - NVLAP Lab Code 201052-0EMSL Canada - Ottawa, ON (LAB 67) - NVLAP Lab Code 201040-0EMSL Canada - Toronto, ON (LAB 55) - NVLAP Lab Code 200877-0EMSL Canada - Vancouver, BC (LAB 69) - NVLAP Lab Code 201068-0Fort Lauderdale, FL (LAB 56) - NVLAP Lab Code 500085-0Houston, TX (LAB 15) - NVLAP Lab Code 102106-0Huntington Beach, CA (LAB 33) - NVLAP Lab Code 101384-0Indianapolis, IN (LAB 16) - NVLAP Lab Code 200188-0Inland Empire, CA (LAB 71) - NVLAP Lab Code 600239-0Jacksonville, FL (LAB 54) - NVLAP Lab Code 600265-0Kernersville, NC (LAB 02) - NVLAP Lab Code 102104-0Las Vegas, NV (LAB 31) - NVLAP Lab Code 600140-0Miami, FL (LAB 17) - NVLAP Lab Code 200204-0Minneapolis, MN (LAB 35) - NVLAP Lab Code 200019-0New York, NY (LAB 03) - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-9Orlando, FL (LAB 34) - NVLAP Lab Code 101151-0Phoenix, AZ (LAB 12) - NVLAP Lab Code 200811-0Piscataway, NJ (LAB 05) - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-2Plymouth Meeting, PA (LAB 18) - NVLAP Lab Code 200699-0Raleigh, NC (LAB 29) - NVLAP Lab Code 200671-0Rochester, NY (LAB 53) - NVLAP Lab Code 600183-0Salem, NH (LAB 23) - NVLAP Lab Code 201051-0San Diego, CA (LAB 43) - NVLAP Lab Code 200855-0San Leandro, CA (LAB 09) - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-3Seattle, WA (LAB 51) - NVLAP Lab Code 200613-0South Pasadena, CA (LAB 32) - NVLAP Lab Code 200232-0South Portland, ME (LAB 62) - NVLAP Lab Code 500094-0St. Louis, MO (LAB 39) - NVLAP Lab Code 200742-0Tampa, FL (LAB 93) - NVLAP Lab Code 600215-0Wallingford, CT (LAB 24) - NVLAP Lab Code 200700-0West Palm Beach, FL (LAB 57) - NVLAP Lab Code 600206-0
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