The quality of the air we breathe and the water we drink are essential conditions for human life and a healthy environment. Managing environmental risk is also essential to protecting your business and reputation as a good corporate citizen.

As a leader in the field of environmental sciences, Mérieux NutriSciences brings proven expertise to offer analytical testing, technical support and consulting services to our customers in industry, manufacturing and government. 

Our specialized environmental services include sampling and analyses of surface and ground water, leachates, soils, sediments, sludge, solid waste, liquid and gaseous effluents as well as stack emissions. Our portfolio includes 1,200 types of physical, physicochemical, chemical, microbiological, toxicological and ecotoxicological analyses. 
Mérieux NutriSciences’ global network of waste management experts also offer their knowledge and insight about the proper classification of waste for final disposal according to current environmental quality standards and regulations worldwide. 

Services offered in South Africa

Services offered through Global Network

Mérieux NutriSciences performs a wide range of analyses to support the controls in the field of hydrological risks, monitoring of contaminated areas and farmlands. 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, PCDDs/PCDFs and PCBs, the grading curve and the geotechnical soil classification. The environmental sector staff assists the customer in interpreting test results in relation to the applicable rules, reference data or specifications.

  • Contaminated soil
  • Agricultural soil
  • Rocks and minerals
  • Sediments
  • Radioactivity
  • Ecotoxicology testing
  • Qualified and dedicated Customer Care
  • Sampling

These services are not conducted on site in South Africa, but can be outsourced to one of Mérieux NutriSciences' global network laboratories.

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Mérieux NutriSciences offers a comprehensive range of sampling and analytical services to help you manage various types of waste in the best of ways:

  • Characterization/Classification
  • Solid waste
  • Liquid waste
  • Asbestos and Artificial fibers
  • Biogas materials
  • Radioactivity
  • Ecotoxicology testing
  • Waste management training
  • Qualified & Dedicated Customer Care
  • Sampling

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The Mérieux Nutrisciences emission sampling team has a thirty-year experience and it is composed of highly skilled technicians. It also has state-of-the-art materials and sampling lines: they are constantly updated and meet the requirements of technical standards. It deals with the measurement of stationary source emissions from large industrial facilities (incinerators, refining and petrochemical plants). 

Qualified and dedicated Customer Care
Analytical Plan Support
AMS monitoring QAL2/AST

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To identify, assess and control the environmental factors of chemical, physical or biological nature stemming from industrial activities - both inside and outside the workplace - Mérieux NutriSciences analyzes the pollutants that can be typically detectable at the workplace.

  • Indoor/outdoor ambient air
  • Chemistry Occupational hygiene
  • Physical Occupational hygiene 
  • Biological Occupational hygiene 
  • Qualified and dedicated Customer Care
  • Sampling

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Mérieux NutriSciences assesses the quality and compliance with technical specifications and international standards of the following list of items:

  • Oil and fuels
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Polymers
  • Building materials
  • Electrical equipment
  • Qualified & Dedicated Customer Care

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