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Capabilities

Comprehensive Services

  • Litigation Support
  • Project Data Review and Consultation
  • Failure Analysis
  • Industrial Control Problem Consultation
  • Packaged Goods Content Verification
  • Product Testing
  • Perimeter Monitoring
  • Simulation Studies (Asbestos, Metals, Organics, Particulate, etc.)
  • Analytical Method Development
  • Environmental Compliance Outside of Standard Protocols
  • Sampling Apparatus Design and Fabrication
  • Project Management and Facilitation
  • Nanocomponent Evaluation
  • Project Publication Support
  • White Paper Studies
  • Onsite Laboratory for Natural Disasters or Remote Analysis
  • Food Microbiology (Bacteria, Fungi, Endotoxin, etc.)
  • Food Adulterant Testing
  • Vitamin and Supplement Contamination and Adulteration
  • Drinking Water and Recreational Water Analyses
  • Biocontaminant and Biopollutant Chamber Studies
  • Fungal Resistance Testing
  • Radon in Air Testing and Consulting
  • Media Sales and Equipment Rental

 

Asbestos Air

  • PCM Airborne Fiber Count (OSHA ID 160)
  • PCM Airborne Fiber Count (NIOSH 7400A)
  • PCM Fiberglass Count (NIOSH 7400B)
  • TEM Qualitative Analysis
  • TEM AHERA (EPA 40 CFR Part 763)
  • TEM Modified-AHERA (NOA Perimeter Monitoring)
  • TEM Yamate Level I and II (EPA Contract 68-02-3266)
  • TEM PCM-Equivalent (NIOSH 7402)
  • TEM ISO 10312 (Direct Preparation)
  • TEM ISO 13794 (Indirect Preparation)
  • Rotometer Calibration

 

Asbestos Bulk

  • PLM (OSHA ID 191)
  • PLM (EPA 600/R-93-116)
  • PLM (EPA 600/M4-82-020)
  • NESHAP 400 Point Count
  • 400 Point Count with Gravimetric Sample Reduction
  • 1000 Point Count with Gravimetric Sample Reduction
  • Cincinnati Method (Vermiculite: EPA 600/R-04/004)
  • California ARB Method 435 with 400 Point Count
  • California ARB Method 435 with 1000 Point Count
  • TEM CARB 435 Preparation
  • TEM Qualitative Analysis
  • TEM Semi-Quantitative Chatfield Method
  • TEM Quantitative (EPA 600/R-93/116)
  • TEM NOB (NYELAP 198.4)
  • ISO 22262-1 TEM Section
  • ISO/DIS 22262-2 TEM Section
  • SEM Asbestos and Fibrous Glass (VDI 3492, Germany)

 

Asbestos Dust

  • TEM Microvac Fibers/Area (ASTM D5755)
  • TEM Microvac Mass/Area (ASTM D5756)
  • TEM Surface Wipe Fibers/Area (ASTM D6480)
  • TEM Carpet Fibers/Area (EPA 600/J-93/167, Ultrasonication Extraction Test)

 

Asbestos Water

  • TEM Drinking Water (EPA 600/R-94/134)
  • TEM Water (EPA 100.1)
  • TEM Drinking Water (EPA 100.2)
  • TEM Waste Water (Modified EPA 100.1 Protocol)
  • TEM Waste Water (EPA Title 22)

 

Soot, Smoke, & Char

  • Opaques, Combustion Products, Limited Particle ID by PLM
  • Opaques, Combustion Products, Full Particle ID by PLM
  • Opaques Quantitation by PLM
  • Carbonaceous Quantitation by SEM
  • Carbon Black Fugitive Emissions (ASTM D6602)

 

Particle & Material Characterization & Identification

  • Particulate Characterization by TEM, SEM, micro-FTIR, PCM, and PLM
  • Particle Size Distribution by TEM and SEM
  • Particulate Contamination Investigations
  • Fugitive Particulate Emissions Studies
  • Respirable Dust by Gravimetric / IOM Gravimetric
  • Nuisance Dust
  • Total Suspended Particulate
  • Suspended Particulate Matter (SPM: PM-10 / PM-2.5)
  • Coke Dust
  • Zinc and Other Metallic Whiskers
  • Nano-Silver (Wires and Spheres)
  • pH Analysis
  • White Powder Identification
  • Microchemical Analysis
  • Glass Analysis and Comparison
  • Fiber Analysis
  • Soil Analysis
  • Paint Analysis
  • Photomicrography

 

Forensic Science

  • Gunshot Residue (ASTM E1588-10e1)
  • Trace Evidence Analysis
  • Paint Forensics / Accident Reconstruction

 

Lead & Metals

  • Metals by Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AA)
  • Metals by Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectroscopy (ICP)
  • Metals by Graphite Furnace AA (GFAA)
  • Mercury by Cold Vapor AA
  • Hexavalent Chromium by Ion Chromatography (IC) (OSHA ID 215)
  • Hexavalent Chromium by Ultraviolet/Visible Spectroscopy (UV/VIS) (NIOSH 7600, EPA 7196)
  • Semi-Quantitative Scan 23 Metals (EPA 6010B)
  • Welding Fumes 13 Metals (OSHA ID 125G)
  • Anions by Ion Chromatography (IC)
  • Child Safety Testing for Metals (Toys, Playground Materials, Artificial Turf, etc.)
  • Consumer Product Testing for Metals (Clothes, Books, Cosmetics, etc.)
  • Houseware Product Testing for Metals (Ceramics, Cookware, Glassware, Brass Fixtures, etc.)
  • Food Product Testing for Metals (Candy, Spices, Non-perishable Foods, etc.)

 

Waste Characterization

  • Compositing of Waste Samples
  • TTLC (EPA 6010 and 7000 Series)
  • CAM 17 Metals, Title 22 (EPA 6010 and 7000 Series)
  • RCRA/EPTOX 8 Metals (EPA 6010 and 7000 Series)
  • STLC Lead (CA WET / EPA 7420)
  • STLC CAM 17 Metals (CA WET / EPA 6010B / 7470A)
  • TCLP Lead (EPA 1311 / 7420)
  • TCLP RCRA 8 Metals (EPA 1311 / 6010B / 7470A)

 

Microbiology

  • Viable Fungi Colony Count / Genus ID / Species ID
  • Non-viable Fungi (Air, Bulk, Surface)
  • PCR Fungal Identification and Quantification
  • PCR Environmental Relative Moldiness Index (ERMI™) Panel
  • PCR Custom Panels and Panel Recommendation
  • PCR Bed Bug Detection
  • Bacteria Colony Count / Gram Stain / Microorganism Identification
  • Bacteria Qualitative Sewage Screen by MUG (Presence/Absence)
  • E. coli and Total Coliform by MUG Method
  • E. coli and Total Coliform by Colilert Test with Quanti-Tray Method
  • Enterococcus by Enterolert Test with Quanti-Tray Method
  • Legionella by Viable Culture
  • Legionella by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
  • Acanthamoeba and Free-Living Protozoa by SM 9711 C
  • Bacteroides by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
  • Pseudomonas by Pseudalert Test with Quanti-Tray Method
  • USP 797 Compliance Support
  • Dialysis Water and Endotoxin Testing for Medical and Pharmacological Industries
  • Plant Pathology
  • Antimicrobial Activity and Efficacy of Plastics (ANSI JIS Z 2801)
  • Activity of Incorporated Antimicrobial Agents in Polymeric or Hydrophobic Materials (ASTM E2180)
  • Mildew (Fungus) Resistance of Paper and Paperboard (ASTM D2020)
  • Ability of Indoor Materials to Support Microbial Growth in an Environmental Chamber (ASTM D6329)
  • Resistance to Fungi of Synthetic Polymeric Materials (ASTM G21)
  • Resistance to Mold on the Surface of Interior Coatings in an Environmental Chamber (ASTM D3273)
  • Surface Disfigurement of Paint Films by Fungal or Algal Growth, or Soil and Dirt Accumulation (ASTM D3274)
  • Bactericidal / Fungicidal / Mycobactericidal / Sporicidal Potencies of Liquid Chemical Microbicides (ASTM E2111)
  • Bactericidal / Fungicidal / Mycobactericidal / Sporicidal / Virucidal Activities of Liquid Chemical Germicides (ASTM E2197)