Mérieux NutriSciences performs the sampling and analysis of soil, sediments and surface waters potentially contaminated by organic and inorganic compounds.
A soil test commonly refers to the analysis of a soil sample to determine nutrient content, composition, and other characteristics such as acidity or pH level. As its nutrients vary with depth and its components change with time, the depth and timing of a sample may also affect results.
Our Merieux Nutrisciences laboratories perform a wide range of analyses to support the controls in the field of hydrological risks, and monitoring of contaminated areas and farmlands.
Our Soil Testing Services
We manage the sampling and analysis of soil, sediments, and surface waters potentially contaminated by organic and inorganic compounds.
The analytical services deal with chemical and biological analyses of organic and inorganic compounds including pesticides, heavy metals, BTEX, PAHs, phenols and PCBs. The environmental sector staff assists the customer in interpreting test results in relation to the applicable rules, reference data or specifications.
The analysis performed on surveyed soils plays a role of utmost importance in environmental investigations targeted to the characterization of the sites intended for commercial and industrial use as well as those intended for residential/public-private gardens, thus influencing the creation of infrastructural projects or the remediation or disposal of such land.
The analysis of industrial soils is frequently performed to evaluate the levels of contamination and set a recovery plan. The tests on soil characterization determine the potential suitability of soils in relation to different uses:
- use in residential areas, public and private parks
- commercial and industrial use
- land disposal.
Soil contamination: important analyses to take into consideration
Contaminants alter the properties of soil and sediments, thus making them less suitable to host plants and animals and creating situations of danger for humans and other living organisms.
Contact us to know more about our soil testing services.