Environmental Chemistry

SOCOTEC specialises in the testing and analysis of soils, waters, leachates, effluents, industrial wastes, marine waters and sediments from our accredited laboratories.

SOCOTEC’s Environmental Chemistry team provides comprehensive and accredited testing services to the environmental industry.

Operating from state-of-the-art UKAS accredited testing laboratories No.1252, we are dedicated to delivering the highest quality testing service for Environmental Chemistry in the sector. We are passionate about providing a high quality, reliable and flexible service within budget.


Unrivalled Client Service Experience

Our environmental chemistry team is committed to an ongoing improvement programme, focused on developing our coverage of accredited analysis and improving the interface between our clients and our laboratories. With a highly experienced and qualified project management team, we offer an unrivalled environmental chemistry client service experience by providing dedicated single points of contact within the laboratories. We have significant experience in producing analytical reports in a variety of formats including AGS and Equis, and in addition to our standard packages we offer bespoke reporting on a client or project basis.

Building upon our core skills in the generation of robust, high volume analytical measurements to strict standards and deadlines, our specialist facilities have become the laboratory of choice for all organisations seeking robust environmental data supplied to a defined programme.


Facilities & Methods

Operating from state-of-the-art laboratories holding fully comprehensive UKAS No.1252 and MCERTS accreditations, we are able to meet the exacting standards that our clients require.

A comprehensive range of services and expertise enables us to offer clients a complete solution including collection of samples from sites/offices, analysis, electronic delivery of results in a variety of formats and advice or guidance on the results produced if required.

All analytical methods used are fully documented in-house techniques developed from published standard procedures. Our flexible, client focused systems of operation mean that we can tailor our offering to meet a huge variety of requirements.


Quality Assurance and Control

Tailored systems and procedures have been installed to control quality at every stage of operation. Through participation in a number of quality assurance schemes including CONTEST and AQUACHECK we are able to demonstrate confidence in the results that our clients rely upon.

Our services include:

  • MCERTs soil analysis
  • Ammonia & other nitrogen compounds
  • Marine environmental testing
  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)
  • Sample preservation
  • Waste acceptance criteria (WAC)
  • Total organic compounds
  • TPH Criteria Working Group (CWG)
  • WM3

For more information on our services and how we can support you, please contact us.