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Environmental Forensics Lab Services

Environmental Forensics 

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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Ann Arbor, MI - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-4Atlanta, GA - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-1Baton Rouge, LA - NVLAP Lab Code 200375-0Beltsville, MD - NVLAP Lab Code 200293-0Boston, MA - NVLAP Lab Code 101147-0Buffalo, NY - NVLAP Lab Code 200056-0Calgary, Alberta - NVLAP Lab Code 500100-0Carle Place, NY - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-10Charlotte, NC - NVLAP Lab Code 200841-0Chicago, IL - NVLAP Lab Code 200399-0Corporate - Cinnaminson, NJ - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-0Dallas, TX - NVLAP Lab Code 600111-0Denver, CO - NVLAP Lab Code 200828-0EMSL Canada - Montreal -- Quebec - NVLAP Lab Code 201052-0EMSL Canada -- Toronto - NVLAP Lab Code 200877-0EMSL Canada Inc. -- Ottawa - NVLAP Lab Code 201040-0Fort Lauderdale - NVLAP Lab Code 500085-0Houston, TX - NVLAP Lab Code 102106-0Huntington Beach, CA - NVLAP Lab Code 101384-0Indianapolis, IN - NVLAP Lab Code 200188-0Kernersville, NC - NVLAP Lab Code 102104-0Las Vegas, NV - NVLAP Lab Code 600140-0Miami, FL - NVLAP Lab Code 200204-0Minneapolis IH Lab (EAST) - NVLAP Lab Code 101234-0Minneapolis, MN (WEST) - NVLAP Lab Code 200019-0New York, NY - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-9Orlando, FL - NVLAP Lab Code 101151-0Pasadena, CA - NVLAP Lab Code 200232-0Phoenix, AZ - NVLAP Lab Code 200811-0Piscataway, NJ - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-2Plymouth Meeting, PA - NVLAP Lab Code 200699-0Raleigh, NC - NVLAP Lab Code 200671-0Rochester, NY - NVLAP Lab Code 600183-0S. Portland, ME - NVLAP Lab Code 500094-0Salem, NH - NVLAP Lab Code 201051-0San Diego, CA - NVLAP Lab Code 200855-0San Leandro, CA - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-3Seattle, WA - NVLAP Lab Code 200613-0St. Louis, MO - NVLAP Lab Code 200742-0Vancouver, BC - NVLAP Lab Code 201068-0Wallingford, CT - NVLAP Lab Code 200700-0