Element is a global network of environmental soil testing labs, providing accurate and reliable soil analysis services across industries, including oil & gas, industrial, commercial, agricultural, governments and private customers, to help them meet regulatory requirements.
Working out of advanced testing laboratories, our team of experts uses the latest technologies to deliver a wide range of soil analysis services, from toxicity testing to nutrient analysis. Thanks to our global presence, we are sure to have a soil testing laboratory in your region, contact us to connect with our experts.
Comprehensive Laboratory Soil Testing Services
Element’s soil testing labs across the globe analyze different types of soils, sediments, and wastes, plus the soluble fractions of these matrices by preparing leachates in the laboratory before testing. The results are used to investigate soil nutrient levels and contamination in green or brownfield sites, including waste from processes such as production, mining, quarrying, or drilling. We work in partnership with our clients to provide reliable data for the full spectrum of soil analysis, including volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds (VOCs and SVOCs), metals, petroleum/oil-derived compounds, inorganics, and asbestos.
Our soil testing experts understand the need for effective soil sampling and handling techniques to offer advice on best practice for environmental sampling and the various test methods. Element’s long history and extremely high standards have helped to make us among the most trusted soil testing companies in the world.
Our environmental testing laboratories also work with agricultural clients to determine fertilizer recommendations and achieve maximum crop quality and revenue through expert soil analysis. We help to understand soil pH, fertility, acidity, organic matter and nutrient content, as well as any presence of potentially harmful organisms.
Bioaccessibility Testing (UK)
Element’s UK laboratory is one of the few in the country able to perform the Bioaccessibility Research Group of Europe (BARGE) and Fed Organic Estimation human Simulation Test (FOREhST) methods of bioavailability soil testing. Bioavailability testing replicates the process within the gastrointestinal tract to determine the concentration of contaminants in environmental test samples that will stay in the body if ingested or absorbed.
The BARGE method tests for inorganics and metals such as arsenic, lead, and cadmium, determining the amount of these contaminants that would stay in the body.
The FOREhST method tests for the bioaccessibility of organic contaminants such as PAHs that can have serious health effects such as mutations, congenital disabilities, and cancer if ingested.
The Element Advantage
Our soil testing labs are accredited to the international standard ISO/IEC 17025 to ensure that our clients have complete confidence in accurate and reliable test results from our soil analyses.
We carry a variety of accreditations and operate our soil testing labs in accordance with various national and international environmental associations and regulatory agencies/standards. These include the Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) Directives, the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), and the United Kingdom Environment Agency Monitoring Certification Scheme (MCERTS).
To learn more about Element’s laboratories and soil testing services, or to speak to one of our experts, contact us today.
Soil Organics Testing and Analysis
Element’s experts deliver specialized testing and analysis for organic compounds in soil, including alcohols, hydrocarbons, pesticides, and VOC.
Soil Sampling and Preparation
Element work in partnership with environmental consultants to ensure soil samples are prepared as quickly as possible, ready for testing.
Physical Properties of Soil Testing
Element’s environmental testing experts provide testing of soil texture and structure as well as other physical properties of soil to help you make effective land-use decisions.
Inorganics Testing and Analysis in Soil
Element’s chemists deliver professional testing and analysis for inorganic compounds in soil, including asbestos, micro and macronutrients, salinity and soil pH.
Agricultural Soil Testing Services
Our agricultural soil testing and analysis help determine nutrient content, soil composition, and other properties that are essential to maximizing the yield and quality of crops.
Microbiology and Toxicity Testing
Element’s experts keep abreast of the latest analytical methods, providing a vast array of tests that determine the microbiology and toxicity levels in soils and liquids according to customers’ specifications and government regulations.
Asbestos in Soil Testing
Element’s asbestos testing programs help to assess the potential presence of asbestos in soils, asbestos fibers, and any asbestos-containing materials that may cause harm to people’s health.
Soil Salinity and pH Testing
Element’s soil testing laboratory provides expert pH testing and salinity analysis to help farmers diagnose and manage problems associated with soil fertility.