About Element Cape Town

Element Cape Town is an environmental testing laboratory for the chemical analysis of soil, water, waste, product, soil gas, and ambient air. Samples typically come from sites such as petrochemical, mining, industrial, and landfill throughout South Africa and Africa. Analytical suites tailored to SA requirements cover:

  • Contaminated Land (Soil Screening Values)
  • Waste Testing (National Norms and Standards for the Assessment of Waste for Landfill Disposal)
  • Petroleum Based Analysis 
  • Drinking Water (SANS 241-1:2015 drinking water standard)

In collaboration with our prestigious laboratory in the UK, we offer non-routine analysis including:

  • Aging of petroleum and diesel spills
  • PAH source plots
  • PFAS
  • Dioxins and Furans

We are accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 by the South African National Accreditation System (SANAS). Element Cape Town holds accreditation for various chemical analyses, including TPH CWG, VOCs, SVOCs, PAHs, Sulphate, Chloride, and Earth Metals. We continually extend our scope of accreditation to include new methods and sample matrices. We supply sampling containers and preservatives and organize couriers to maintain sample integrity.

Element Cape Town is committed to the principles of Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) and is Level 4. 


Approvals, accreditations and documents

  • Cape Town ISO 17025 Certificate
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Our services

Element offers a broad range of environmental testing services.

Soil Testing Services

Soil Testing

Find out how we help our customers to meet their regulatory requirements and achieve maximum crop quality and revenue through a better understanding of soil fertility, nutrient content and the presence of potentially harmful organisms in their soil.

Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Testing and Analysis

VOC Testing

Element provides testing for a wide range of Volatile Organic Compounds in drinking water, groundwater, surface water, soil, and waste.

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PFAS Testing

PFOS and PFOA Testing

Find out how PFOS and PFOA testing with Element's experienced technicians can ensure that you remain compliant with regulatory standards protecting human health and the environment.

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Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Testing and Analysis

Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Testing & Analysis

Element provides the high volume accurate testing required to ensure you are meeting Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCS) highly stringent regulation guidelines, clean-up regulatory requirements and protection of human health.


Waste Testing Services

Element’s experts provide drilling waste and hazardous waste testing services to ensure organizations are compliant with regulatory guidelines.

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Water Testing Services

Our water testing laboratories provide analyses for drinking water, groundwaters, surface waters, and wastewater, to help you meet environmental regulations.

Hazardous Substances Testing

Hazardous Materials

Find out how we help our customers comply with all of the relevant regulations relating to the control of hazardous substances.

Environmental Compliance Testing

Environmental Compliance & Safety

Element’s industry-leading environmental compliance and safety services help our customers to demonstrate the highest possible standards of environmental compliance and socially responsible performance.


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