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PLM - Polarized Light Microscopy

Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM)

Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM) is used for the determination of asbestos in bulk building materials and other samples such as soil and rock. Silicate minerals, including asbestos, have a crystal lattice that interacts with the light rays of the microscope. These interactions determine the optical properties and allow the mineral fibers to be identified. EMSL Analytical, Inc. maintains an in-house network of highly trained microscopists, geologists and chemists able to assist in customizing your analysis requirements.  

Full list of services provided for PLM Asbestos ( click for details )
CARB 435 (PLM) Level A
CARB 435 (PLM) Level B
Cincinnati Method EPA 600/R-04/004 PLM Only
Cincinnati Method EPA 600/R-04-004 PLM and TEM
NY ELAP Method 198.1
NY ELAP Method 198.6 (PLM with Gravimetric Prep)
OSHA ID-191
PLM & TEM (A-F) Additional/Extra Client Specified Sub-sample Riffle Split
PLM & TEM (A-F) Outside homogenization
PLM (A-B) Digital PLM Photos
PLM EPA NOB - EPA/600/R-93/116 1000 Point Count with Gravimetric Prep (Ontario Regulation 278/05)
PLM EPA NOB - EPA/600/R-93/116 400 Point Count with Gravimetric Prep (Ontario Regulation 278/05)
PLM EPA NOB - EPA/600/R-93/116 with Gravimetric Prep
PLM EPA NOB - EPA/600/R-93/116 with Gravimetric Prep (Ontario Regulation 278/05)
PLM EPA/600/R-93/116
PLM EPA/600/R-93/116 (1000 Point Count)
PLM EPA/600/R-93/116 (200 Point Count)
PLM EPA/600/R-93/116 (400 Point Count)
PLM NIOSH 9002
PLM STANDARD ADDITION
Laboratories providing PLM Asbestos ( click for details )