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Water Analysis

Alpha Analytical is a state-of-the-art laboratory providing all aspects of water analysis for environmental applications. Our lab conducts every water analysis project in accordance with federal and state guidelines and the requirements of the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP). 

We support a wide range of aqueous sampling applications, ranging from drinking water, storm water, wastewater, groundwater, and sediment porewater and offer an extensive list of analytical parameters for aqueous samples. These include conventional water quality applications,  regulatory compliance, water treatment and site characterization applications for regulated and unregulated compounds. 

Please see our Emerging Contaminants, Sediment/Tissue, and Hydrocarbon Forensics discussions for an in-depth review of the aqueous samples analyses we provide. To address the environmental community’s considerable interest and demand for analyzing water samples for per-and polyfluorinated alkylated substances (PFAS), visit this page for more information. 

Water Analysis Areas of Expertise Include:

  • Emerging Contaminants 
    • PFAS
    • 1,4-dioxane
    • perchlorate
  • Volatile and Semivolatile Organics
  • Dioxins and Furans
  • Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
  • Pesticides
  • Herbicides
  • Petroleum Analysis
  • Trace Metals
  • General Microbiology
  • Classical Wet Chemistry including Minerals, Demand, Nutrients, Residue, Cyanide, Sulfide and Oil and and Grease

Currently, there is considerable interest and demand for analyzing water samples for per- and polyfluorinated alkylated substances (PFAS) among the environmental community. Please visit our page on Emerging Contaminants for more information.

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Alpha has been performing PCB (congener and homolog) bioaccumulation studies in animal tissue for years. We have worked on many Eco-risk projects which involved testing various plant and animal tissues.


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