Soil, Sand, Sludge & Ash Testing

Types of Samples

  • Soil
  • Sand
  • Sludge
  • Ash
  • Samples after toxicity characteristic leaching procedure (TCLP)
Physical and Chemical Tests

Constituents Tested

  • Phenol (for TCLP)
  • Fluoride (for TCLP)
  • Soluble sulfate
  • Soluble chloride
  • Total sulfate
  • pH
  • Moisture
  • Total cyanide
  • Organic matter


Test Methods

  • British Standard (BS) procedures
  • Hach methods
  • American Public Health Association (APHA) Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater
Metals/Heavy Metals Tests

Constituents Tested

  • Chromium (Cr)
  • Cadmium (Cd)
  • Iron (Fe)
  • Calcium (Ca)
  • Potassium (K)
  • Mercury (Hg)
  • Manganese (Mn)
  • Copper (Cu)
  • Sodium (Na)
  • Magnesium (Mg)
  • Aluminum (AI)
  • Arsenic (As)
  • Silver (Ag)
  • Lead (Pb)
  • Zinc (Zn)
  • Barium (Ba)
  • Selenium (Se)
  • Beryllium (Be)
  • Nickel (Ni)
  • Tin (Sn)
  • Gold (Au)
  • Molybdenum (Mo)
  • Cobalt (Co)
  • Phosphorous (P)
  • Thallium (Tl)
  • Antimony (Sb)
  • Vanadium (V)
  • Titanium (Ti)


Test Methods

  • United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) procedures
  • Flow Injection Mercury System (FIMS)
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma – Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES)
Volatile/Semi-volatile Organic Compound Tests

Constituents Tested

  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)/Semi-volatile Organic Compounds (SVOC)
  • Trihalomethanes (THM)
  • Pesticides
  • Phthalates
  • Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, Xylene (BTEX)
  • Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH)
  • Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH)

Test Methods

  • United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) procedures
  • Gas Chromatography–Mass Spectrometry (GCMS)