With an increasing need to develop reliable and sensitive techniques for testing the effects of microbes and pollutants being released into the environment, Element’s experts keep abreast of the latest analytical methods and regulatory requirements, providing a vast array of tests that determine the microbiology and toxicity levels in soils and liquids according to customers’ specifications and government regulations.

Our environmental laboratories routinely perform specialized microbiology and toxicity tests for customers in highly regulated industries, including Oil & Gas, Pulp & Paper, Mining & Petrochemicals, to ensure that protocols are followed according to regulatory guidelines.

With dedicated experts for testing water and soil, our capabilities allow us to be your single-source provider for all of your microbiology and toxicity testing needs. For more information on our microbiology and toxicity tests, please contact our environmental experts today.

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Microbiology and Toxicity Testing of Water

Testing the microbiology and toxicity of potable and raw water is extremely important to ensure water quality is safe for the environment and meets the regulations of the municipality, federal, and state regulatory authorities.

Microbiology testing

Microbiological testing and analytical procedures use samples of water to determine the concentration of bacteria. The identification of common bacteria, yeasts, and molds is performed using culture, biochemical, and microscopic methods. Element’s state-of-the-art laboratory concludes the suitability of the water for use from these concentrations to confirm that water is safe for human consumption. Our experts are leaders in the field, and we ensure results are right the first time and delivered as quickly as possible.

Toxicity testing

The primary tool for determining the toxicity of substances to marine and aquatic organisms is the toxicity test. Environmental toxicology highlights the potential impact of compounds released into the natural environment. 

Element’s state-of-the-art laboratories perform toxicity testing and analysis to determine if the water is safe and meets regulatory guidelines, tests include:

  • Bacteria Analyses in wastewaters
  • Giardia and cryptosporidium analysis
  • Microtox and bioassay analyses
  • Chlorophyll and algae analyses

Our global laboratories are leaders in this field with over 25 years of experience in microbiology, toxicology, and ecotoxicology testing. We routinely perform assays for large companies, municipality, and highly regulated industries.

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Microbiology and Toxicity Testing of Soil

Soil microbiology governs nutrient processing and recycling in soil, and also affects the decomposition of organic matter in the soil, soil salinity and soil acidity, thereby impacting soil fertility. Testing the microbiology and toxicity of soil is extremely important to provide a better environment for healthier and more productive crops.

Microbiology testing

 Element’s soil testing experts offer accurate and reliable microbiology tests to detect the presence of various microorganisms in soil, including fungi, bacteria, yeast, and species like nematodes that can impact soil biology and biochemistry and other properties of soil.
Microbiology tests are a valuable tool for many industries, from agriculture to Oil & Gas, providing valuable insight into future soil amendments for your project. 

Toxicity testing

 Element’s environmental toxicology testing services highlight the potential effects of compounds released into the natural environment, preventing damaging toxins becoming a headline concern.

Our capabilities include: 

  • Environmental toxicology of soils
  • Exposure of earthworms, germination, and growth rates of plants
  • Identification of toxic contaminants in soil
  • Toxicity determination of chemical products
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