Sediment Testing

Flooding, and the sediments it leaves behind, can have a devastating effect on the environment. SOCOTEC's experienced Environmental Chemistry team can aid in the clean-up through a range of sediment and contaminant testing.

During, flooding, the risk of chemicals and other hazardous substances entering the water can be high. SOCOTEC's experienced experts offer testing designed to characterise contaminants and assess the implications on both the environment and human health.


Sources of Contamination Include:

  • Household waste
  • Domestic fuels
  • Chemical works
  • Oil spillage
  • Fly-tipping sites
  • Industrial warehouses/factories
  • Sewage
  • Farms


SOCOTEC's Testing Services Include:

  • Soil and water contamination
  • Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPHs) (oils and fuels)
  • Pesticides and herbicides
  • Dioxins and furans
  • Bacteriological testing
  • Sewage bacteria
  • Asbestos
  • Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)
  • Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
  • Metals (including lead, arsenic, zinc, nickel)
  • Suspended solids 
  • Volatile Organics (VOCs) (including solvents)


To find out more information on sediment testing or to discuss your requirements, please contact us.