Soil and Dust Sampling and Analysis

Soil samples are among the many important materials that Asbestos Audit Scientific Services specialises in analysing. They are tested for various parameters such as toxic metal concentration, dry matter, pH and nutrients.

Asbestos Audit Scientific Services offers a complete service for the sampling and analysis of Dusts, Soils, Sludges, Solid Wastes and Contaminated Land covering Organic, Inorganic and Biological compounds.

Asbestos Audit Scientific Services has experience in the assessment of contaminated land for the re-development purposes. As the nature of sites may vary from small industrial works, the objective of Asbestos Audit Scientific Services’ surveys is to establish the nature and extent of contamination both below and on the surface of the site. Recommendations to reduce any associated risks are provided once all determinations are complete. All potential contaminants are considered in relation to the proposed plans for site development, as they may pose a hazard to humans and animals through ingestion and/or inhalation, or corrosion and degradation of building structure through chemical attack.

Chemical Analysis can include:

  • pH
  • Organic Carbon
  • Trace Elements
  • Heavy metals
  • Toluene extractable matter
  • Pesticide Residues
  • PCBs
  • PAHs

Bacteriological Analysis can include:

  • Total Viable colony Counts
  • Total Coliforms
  • Faecal Coliforms
  • Pseudomonas species
  • Faecal Streptococci
  • Sulphite Reducing Clostridia
  • Legionella species
  • Yeasts and Moulds