ALS Life Sciences offers the following Environmental services:

ALS Life Sciences has extensive knowledge and experience in sampling from surface water, groundwater and drinking water sources. Participation in external proficiency testing schemes support confidence in the quality of our results including EPA, Aquacheck.  ALS Life Sciences offers a full range of analysis required by an IPCC license or County Council license while also offering full analysis for clients who must test according to the EU Directive on Drinking Water.

Water & Waste Water Chemistry Tests include:

  • Major Cations and Anions
  • Heavy Metals by ICP-MS
  • Chloride, Sulphate, Total Hardness, Alkalinity
  • Oils Fats & Grease (OFG)
  • Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
  • Mixed Liquor Suspended Solids (MLSS)
  • Detergents
  • pH, Turbidity, Colour, Fluoride
  • Dissolved Oxygen
  • Conductivity
  • Total Organic Carbon (TOC)
  • Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD)
  • Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD)
  • Phosphate, Ammonia, Orthophosphate
  • Sludge Analysis – Dry Matter, Total Nitrogen, Total Potassium, Total Phosphorus
  • Nitrate & Nitrite
  • Total Oxidised Nitrogen (TON)
  • Total Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Kjeldahl Nitrogen
  • Suspended Solids, Ash
  • Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH) – DRO & PRO’s
  • Dustfall Analysis
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
  • Pesticides
  • Total Volatile Fatty acids
  • Sensory analysis

Water & Waste Water Microbiological Tests include:

  • Total Viable Counts (TVC)
  • Coliforms
  • E.coli
  • Enterococci
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Pseudomonas
  • Legionella spp
  • Cryposporidium and Giardia
  • Yeasts & Moulds

Any analysis not performed in-house is normally tested in another ALS Group laboratory. We completely manage this process so that service levels or turnaround times are not affected.