Element Cape Town has extensive capability and expertise for the analysis of environmental samples in a market-leading laboratory. 

Located in Somerset West near Cape Town, our B-BBEE level 3, SANAS accredited laboratory has been supporting the South African Environmental consultancy market for nearly five years. We offer a comprehensive range of chemical testing on the following matrices:

  • Soils and sediment
  • Waste 
  • Drinking water
  • Groundwater
  • Surface water
  • Leachate
  • Product & oil
  • Gas & air

Samples can be tested for an extensive range of analytes, including but not limited to TPH, PAH, VOC, SVOC, Metals, Anions, Cations, and other Water Quality parameters. We have an excellent reputation in petroleum geochemistry, which makes us market leaders in the analysis of petroleum compounds and environmental forensic assessments on product samples.
We offer a range of Analytical Suites Including: 

  • Contaminated land: soil screening values (SSVs) 
  • Drinking water: SANS 241-1 
  • Waste assessment: total and leachable concentrations GN R635
  • ContamScan
Soil Gas and Air Analysis

We offer UKAS accredited VOC and TO15 analysis in both ambient air and soil vapour from Summa type canisters. We also offer analysis for methane, ethane, butane, pentane, hexane, heptane, CO2, O2, N2, CO, TPH CWG Inc BTEX C4-C12, and TPH C4-12.


Our world-class services go hand-in-hand with our experienced Engaged Experts to offer precise, quality, and reliable data. We have a dedicated logistics team to supply sample containers, preservatives, chain of custody documents and additional paperwork. Our team arranges and tracks the couriers for the dispatch and collection of samples allowing us to work on projects throughout South Africa and Africa.

Working with Element

Element Cape Town provides a higher than average level of technical advice and project management. We go above and beyond what other laboratories offer and have a flexible approach to all projects. Our expertise, quick turnaround times, and competitive pricing make us the partners you need for the results you can trust.

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