As part of the Advanced Chemistry & Research laboratory, chemical analysis is used to identify unknowns, quantify contamination levels and much more. SOCOTEC's chemical analysis laboratory provides high quality analytical solutions conducted in independent test facilities.

What services does SOCOTEC's analytical laboratory offer?

Our Advanced Chemistry & Research team supports a diverse range of industries with a vast range of instrumentation, including ICP-AES, ICP-MS, CVAFS, GCMS, ATD-GC-MS, HR-GC-MS, GC-FID, FTIR, HPLC, LCMS, TSF, SEM-EDX, GC-MS-MS and LC-MS-MS.

We undertake analysis in a wide variety of matrices, including soil, water, air, effluent, packaging materials, medical devices, pharmaceutical products, oils, paints and coolants – to name just a few.

If you cannot see the service that you require, please get in touch with us, as we offer a bespoke analytical service catering to even the most uncommon of requests.

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Paul Walker

Senior Development & Technical Specialist - Environmental Chemistry & Advanced Chemistry & Research

Senior Development & Technical Specialist - Environmental Chemistry & Advanced Chemistry & Research

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How can SOCOTEC's Research and Development capabilities support your project requirements?

SOCOTEC’s Advanced Chemistry & Research team has supported our clients’ method development in analytical chemistry for over 20 years.

Operating within an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory*, our team of over 30 chemists have expertise in various scientific fields to support organisations in meeting their project requirements. The proficiency of our scientists is repeatedly sought after for the organic and inorganic analysis of sample matrices, ranging from soil, water, sediment, blood plasma, dialysis water and air testing kits to ancient metallic relics, incinerator ash and unprocessed food materials.

SOCOTEC offers a bespoke analytical service which builds an analytical suite that effectively meets your organisation’s objectives.

*ISO 17025 demonstrates a laboratory's capability to operate competently, generating confidence in the quality of their work.

Paul Walker

Meet the Team:

Paul Walker – SOCOTEC UK Environmental Science, Senior Technical & Development Specialist ,BSc MRSC

Paul is a charted chemist with over 25 years of experience working in the Research and Development field. As SOCOTEC’s lead development scientist, Paul is responsible for creating and validating new and bespoke methods to support a wide range of customers.

 

Keeping up with the latest developments, Paul and his team have recently developed methodologies for the analysis of microplastics in environmental soils, sediments and waters, working with Vrije Universiteit, QUASIMEME, the Norman Network and NIVA on the first worldwide interlaboratory study.

 

As an expert in environmental science, Paul provides training to both laboratory analysts and clients to improve understanding and ensure best practices are implemented and maintained.

Paul is a charted chemist with over 25 years of experience working in the Research and Development field. As SOCOTEC’s lead development scientist, Paul is responsible for creating and validating new and bespoke methods to support a wide range of customers.

 

Keeping up with the latest developments, Paul and his team have recently developed methodologies for the analysis of microplastics in environmental soils, sediments and waters, working with Vrije Universiteit, QUASIMEME, the Norman Network and NIVA on the first worldwide interlaboratory study.

 

As an expert in environmental science, Paul provides training to both laboratory analysts and clients to improve understanding and ensure best practices are implemented and maintained.

Sector research projects include the examination of watch list chemicals for the Interreg VB North Sea Region Programme sponsored Sullied Sediment project, working with numerous institutions around the UK and EU.

Paul has written numerous blogs and articles about his work, including:

How does SOCOTEC support the pharmaceutical industry?

SOCOTEC's chemical analysis team works with a vast array of clients within the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, the food and drinks sectors and air and emission monitoring contractors, providing specialist integrated service support to meet demanding regulatory requirements.

The expertise of our scientists is repeatedly sought in the analysis of sample matrices as wide ranging as blood plasma, dialysis water and air testing kits to ancient metallic relics, incinerator ash and unprocessed food materials.

SOCOTEC’s testing facilities are accredited by UKAS to ISO 17025 for a selection of sampling and testing methods. A listing of our accredited activities can be found in our schedule of accreditation – 1252.

Want to find out more about SOCOTEC's Environmental Science services? Contact us

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Talk to our experts

Paul Walker

Senior Development & Technical Specialist - Environmental Chemistry & Advanced Chemistry & Research

Senior Development & Technical Specialist - Environmental Chemistry & Advanced Chemistry & Research

salesuk@socotec.com