For natural waters i.e. ground water, surface or others, there is a wide variety of parameters requested. Often the chosen parameters are based on expected contaminants in the area or legislative requirements. Because of the different requirements
ALS has put together some general packages with common parameters. However it is often that our pick and choose list is more applicable and clients can make their own selection. If in doubt, one of our qualified client service members will be happy to assist. The Water Frame Directive represents the second part of our services, where ALS Environmental brings added value to clients. Methods implemented in ALS laboratories are set up to meet the specific measures for pollution control and environmental quality standards (EQS). Feel free to visit our dedicated website on the EU Water Frame Directive, where ALS Environmental introduces its analytical solution for priority substances of the Directive 2000/60/EC and the new Directive 2013/39/EC.
ALS has performed several so-called base-line studies. While some projects have been set-up to assess background levels in pristine areas such as the Arctic, other studies have been performed to assess the environmental impact from building and consequent operation of, for example, nuclear reactors. Typical parameters in such projects are metals, isotope ratios and POP’s such as PFOS (perfluorooctane sulfonate or perfluorooctanesulfonic acid), PBDE (polybrominated biphenyl ethers) and others.