Element’s environmental testing laboratories provide accurate and reliable soil analysis for a variety of Oil & Gas, Industrial, Commercial, Agricultural, Government, and Private Customers, to help them meet their regulatory requirements.

Our team of experts uses the latest technologies to deliver a wide range of soil testing and analysis.

Comprehensive soil testing services

We 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 the 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 analysis including volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds, 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.

In addition, our environmental testing laboratories also work with agricultural clients to determine fertilizer recommendations and achieve maximum crop quality and revenue. We help to understand soil ph, fertility, acidity, organic matter and nutrient content, as well as any presence of potentially harmful organisms.

Bioaccessibility testing

Element is one of the few laboratories in the UK that can perform the Bioaccessibility Research Group of Europe (BARGE) and Fed Organic Estimation human Simulation Test (FOREhST) methods of bioavailability testing. Bioavailability testing replicates the process within the gastrointestinal tract to determine the concentration of contaminants in environmental 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.

We carry a variety of accreditations and operate testing in accordance with various international and nationally recognized 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 our soil testing services, or to speak to one of our experts, contact us today.

Featured Services

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Organics Testing in Soil

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 Preparation

Soil Sampling and Preparation

Element work in partnership with environmental consultants to ensure soil samples are prepared as quickly as possible, ready for testing.

Soil Sample Jars

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 in Soil

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.

Soil Testing in Edmonton

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

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.

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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 Testing at Element

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.


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