Indoor & Ambient Air Quality Testing
Ambient air and indoor air quality testing has increased over time as there has been increasing public awareness and concern over the quality of the air we breathe. The EPA has made significant improvement in ambient air quality through the Clean Air Act (CAA). The focus has moved from major sources to indoor air quality. We all spend a significant part of our lives indoors at home, at work, and in public indoor environments. Indoor air quality is difficult to manage and, in many cases, there are gaps in enforceable standards.
The EPA is actively increasing public awareness on indoor air quality issues focusing on sensitive populations primarily in schools and homes. The EPA has established threshold air concentrations for use in schools that could be used as a benchmark to evaluate whether there is a problem. The Departments of Health in most states have programs to raise public awareness and provide information to address these indoor air quality concerns.
In addition, the Green Building Council's program, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design(LEED) Green Building Rating System®, has been addressing both new construction and the rehabilitation of buildings. This program includes an Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Management Plan before occupancy. For higher levels of LEED certification, indoor air quality testing is a component of the certification strategy.
Alpha Analytical can provide you with the ambient air and indoor air testing services required to identify and differentiate suspected chemicals or sources in an indoor environment. Whether your project involves suspected solvents, VOCs from building construction materials or from unidentified chemical sources, Alpha Analytical has a range of methods and technical expertise to assist you in developing a strategy and executing a sampling plan to successfully investigate IAQ issues.
Ambient Air Tests and Indoor Air Quality Tests
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) [TO-15 or TO-14 analyte list]
NJDEP TO-15 List & NJDEP Deliverables
|EPA TO-15 SIM||Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) via SIM|
|EPA TO-15 (Modified)||Mercaptans & Sulfides|
|EPA TO-17||Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)|
LEED: Total VOCs, 4-PCH
|EPA TO-10A||Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) - Aroclors|
|EPA TO-10A (Modified)||Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) - Homologs & Congeners via EPA 8270D(M)|
|EPA TO-11||Aldehydes & Ketones|
|EPA TO-13 (Modified)||Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) - Extended Compound List|
|EPA IO-3.1||PM-10 and Total Suspended Particulates|
|EPA 6010C/6020A||Particulate Metals Analysis|
|NIOSH 6009 (Modified)||Mercury in Air|
Contact Alpha Analytical today for your upcoming Indoor Air Quality investigation.
Alpha Analytical is NELAC/TNI accredited for Air Analysis and is also certified in a number of States with Air quality programs. We are also certified by the NJDEP to perform both TO-15 and the NJDEP's TO-15 Low Level methods.
Indoor Air Quality Equipment and Services
Customer Service and Technical Expertise for an Emerging Market
Our air team of experts is world-class. You will be working with the best equipment as well as the industry's leading experts - our team knows air and we are confident your experience with Alpha's air analytical services and support will be of the highest quality. Alpha provides extensive project-level technical support in all areas relating to Air and Vapor Intrusion testing and we encourage you to reach out to our specialized team of experts as a resource. Our goal is to make your air testing project run as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
Highest Quality Equipment and Sampling Media
- Over 1,200 Fused Silica-lined canisters (6.0, 2.7 and 1.0 Liter canisters), temporal and soil gas sampling
- Digital Pressure Gauges, take the guess work out of recording pressures pre- & post-sampling
- State-of-the-art GC/MS systems running simultaneous full scan and SIM acquisition modes
- PUF cartridges
- Sorbent tubes
- PM-10 and TSP filters
- 5-7 day standard - results on time and with confidence
ADEx™ & Data Merger
- ADExTM is Alpha Analytical's online data management and reporting system
- Provides instant access to your data once released from QA review
- Fast, easy, secure access to your data when you need it
- Data Merger allows you to build custom tables from multiple sampling events and review data over time - eliminates the struggles and hassles of dealing with data - let Data Merger do the work for you
- Review your data against State or EPA health standards or screening criteria - up to 5 different criteria can be selected
- Get a quick, real-time review of your data at your convenience
Courier Service - Driven to Deliver
Alpha supports Indoor Air Quality projects Nationwide. We provide both delivery and pick up for our media in our service areas with few exceptions. Large or small, our new Eco-line fleet of vehicles is here to serve you. Outside of our service area, we work with you to develop a strategy to meet your project data needs and ensure that media is there when you need it.
Largest Air Laboratory in the Northeast
With over 50,000 square feet of laboratory facilities in Westborough and Mansfield, Massachusetts and service centers extending throughout the Northeast - specifically in Portsmouth, NH; Mahwah, NJ; Piscataway, NJ; Albany and Buffalo, NY and our new service center in Holmes, PA - Alpha Analytical is building a seamless network of support centers to serve you and all your Air Testing needs.