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Environmental Analysis can mean different things to different laboratories. For some it means demonstrating compliance with a NPDES permit, but for others it means tracking down a source of industrial pollution. Still for others, analysis of environmental samples can be the primary source of revenue for their business. The one thing most laboratories have in common is the need for compliance with USEPA and/or internationally recognized methods of analysis.

Teledyne Leeman Labs offers a wide variety of analytical instrumentation in the field of Atomic spectroscopy (ICP-OES and Hg Analyzers) for your environmental analysis needs. The Leeman Labs ICP-OES and Hg Analyzers are used to measure elements in environmental samples.

Environmental analysis typically contains the following types of samples, but are not limited to:

  • Drinking water
  • Wastewater
  • Natural water
  • Soils
  • Sediments
  • Sludges 

Total Method Compliance
Teledyne Leeman instruments are guaranteed to meet the requirements of the USEPA or International Standards for which they were designed. In fact, many of our instruments have played key roles in the automation of environmental methods. Teledyne Leeman Labs manufactures ICP-OES Spectrometers and Mercury Analysis instrumentation that help contracted environmental labs outperform their competition and improve their operating margins by increasing the number of samples that can be run with fewer resources. Let us help you stay ahead of your competition with highly reliable instruments and the industry's most responsive team.

Solutions for Environmental Applications:

  • For low to trace level determinatio​​n of metals, Teledyne Leeman Labs ICP systems offer state of the art performance, a robust design to ensure that operation is simple and maintenance a snap and offers the needed automation level required to succeed in today's do more society.
  • Comprehensive range of turnkey systems for the determination of low to ultra-trace levels of mercury in a wide variety of liquid (ie: water, wastewater) and solid/sem​​​i-solid (sludge, soils, fly ash) matrices commonly encountered in environmental laboratories. Our systems employ the technique of sample digestion followed by cold vapor atomic absorption (CVAA) or atomic fluorescence or direct sample combustion followed by Hg mass determination by atomic absorption (CAA).  The latter technique requires no sample preparation.
  • Fast, quantitative, elemental analyses of difficult samples are the hallmarks of the DC Arc spectrometer.  That makes it ideally suited for the analysis challenges related to mining, ore processing, metal production and geological research where such difficult samples abound.  The Prodigy DC Arc performs elemental analysis of samples in their native form without sample digestion.


Laboratories conducting 'environmental analysis' often need to comply with regulatory methods emanating from internationally recognized bodies such as US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), European Union (EU), International Standard Organization (ISO) and others.

  • ICP Methods
    • EPA Method 200.7
    • EPA Method 6010C
    • SW846
  • Hg Methods
    • ISO 17852
    • ISO 16772
    • EPA Method 245.1
    • EPA Method 245.5
    • EPA Method 245.7
    • EPA Method 7470A
    • EPA Method 7471B
    • SM 3112B
    • EN 1483
    • EN13806​

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