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Land & soil analysis

For those clients working in the environmental, site investigation, remediation and brownfield development industries, ALS can provide a range of environmental testing services designed to meet your analytical needs. If you are looking to optimise your site investigation or remediation project, our range of turnaround times, a comprehensive portfolio of analytical tests and industry standard suites, enable clients to choose an analytical package to suit their project priorities.

We understand legislation plays a major role within this industry and offer analysis to meet those requirements. Our laboratory in Hawarden specialises in contaminated land analysis providing a full range of analytical services.

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Contaminated land analysis

ALS Laboratories provides a broad spectrum of analytical services for contaminated land to a number of industry specialists including:

  • Environmental consultants
  • Remediation contractors
  • Site investigation companies
  • Waste Management Specialist

The analysis of soils and associated groundwaters on brownfield land is driven by a regulatory need and requirement to monitor the levels of contamination that are present on a site. The analysis is required to be accredited to UKAS and MCERTS standards with a high emphasis being placed on the quality of the analytical data supplied by the laboratory to the client. Contact us for more information. 


Specialist services

ALS has vast experience in working with environmental consultants and remediation contractors throughout the world.  The assessment of contaminated land presents specific and unique challenges, it is therefore essential to partner with a laboratory with experience in analysing such samples to ensure sites are properly characterised using the most advanced analytical techniques available. Contact us for more information. 

Services Include:

  • Testing based on BS10176:2020 (including methanol preservation) Taking soil samples for determination of volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • Asbestos Analysis for bulk materials and soil samples
  • Dustiness Testing- for airborne asbestos
  • Vapour analysis- soil gas, sub-slab and indoor air
  • Bioaccesibility- BARGE and FOREhST
  • RB17-Forensic description and analysis of total organic carbon
  • WM3- For hazardous waste classification
  • Waste Acceptance Criteria (WAC)- BS EN 12457
  • Zero Headspace extraction- Controlled waters risk assessment

PFAS Analysis (poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances) 

  • PFAS Testing for a variety of soils and waters matrices
  • PFAS Testing on non-standard matrices including concrete and firefighting foams
  • Top Assay-Non targeted method for precursor PFAS components
  • PFAS Broad Suite (PFAS 47 and EU Directive 20)
  • PFAS Swabs-decontamination projects

Contact us for more information. 



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