About Element Cape Town
Element Cape Town is an Environmental Testing laboratory serving a wide range of clients from petrochemical, mining, industrial, contaminated land and waste sectors, throughout South Africa and Africa.
The laboratory was established in 2016 and offers a wide range of analysis on soils, waters, effluents, leachates, wastes, sediments, products, gases, vapors and ambient air samples.
Laboratory Capabilities and Services
Working in collaboration with our sister laboratory in Deeside in the UK, we offer a wide range of standard routine analysis including hydrocarbons, VOCs, SVOCs, PAHs, PCBs, Dioxins & Furans, PCBs, Pesticides, PFAS, metals, COD, BOD, anions, cations, waste characterization suites and asbestos testing. In addition, more specialist assessments are undertaken such as hydrocarbon environmental forensics, bioaccessibility testing (e.g. BARGE, FOREhST), monolithic leachability testing and bench scale remediation trials.
The analysis of gases, vapors and ambient air is an area of specialization for Element. Sampling equipment includes evacuated (Summa type) inert Silonite coated canisters, BottleVacs, thermal desorption tubes (passive or pumped) and Radiello. A wide range of analytes are offered, including ultra-low VOCs.
Analytical suites include:
- Contaminated Land (Soil Screening Values SSV- GNR 331 & Contamscan suite)
- Waste Testing (Assessment for Landfill disposal SANS 10234)
- Petroleum Based Analysis
- Drinking Water (SANS 241:2015)
The Cape Town laboratory is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 by the South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) and holds accreditation for various chemical analyses, including TPH CWG, VOCs, SVOCs, PAHs, Sulphate, Chloride, and Earth Metals. The scope of accreditation is progressively being extended to include new methods and sample matrices.
Element Cape Town is committed to the principles of Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE), is level 4, and a proud YES member.
“Thank you for always having the clients' interest taken care of, pushing for the queries to be completed on time, communicating all issues related to clients to the relevant people. Continue doing such, it's recognized and appreciated.”
Element offers a broad range of environmental testing services.
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Element provides testing for a wide range of Volatile Organic Compounds in drinking water, groundwater, surface water, soil, and waste.
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.
Waste Testing Services
Element’s experts provide drilling waste and hazardous waste testing services to ensure organizations are compliant with regulatory guidelines.
Water Testing Services
Our water testing laboratories provide analyses for drinking water, groundwaters, surface waters, and wastewater, to help you meet environmental regulations.
Hazardous Materials Testing
Find out how we help our customers comply with all of the relevant regulations relating to the control of hazardous substances.
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.
Asbestos Testing Services
Our asbestos testing labs provide a complete suite of testing and advisory services that help you achieve asbestos management compliance in buildings.