About Us

Services
 
  What we offer:
 
  • The provision of analytical, methodological & project specific information
  • Courier services – metropolitan / regional ( prior arrangement )
  • Sampling services
  • Sampling equipment & rinsate water
  • Customized project management
  • Final reports in electronic format ( pdf & xcel files ), provided with invoice ( pdf )
  • Final reports to include QA/QC & Technical Holding Time ( THT ) compliance reports
  • Full technical support
  • Competitive turn around times ( TAT’s )
  • Competitive rates
  • Laboratory pilot study / remediation services
  • EPA auditor support
 
Instrumentation
 
  Our analytical instrumentation includes:
 
  • Gas chromatogram – flame ionisation detector ( GC-FID )
  • Gas chromatogram – mass selective detector ( GC-MS )
  • Inductively coupled plasma– mass spectrometer ( ICP-MS )
  • Atomic adsorption spectrophotometer ( AAS )
  • Ultra violet – visible spectrophotometer ( UV-VIS )
  • Ion selective electrodes
  • Gravimetric balances – including weighing to 0.01 mg.
  • Titrimetric analysis
  • Classical distillation techniques
  • HotBlock metal digestor

   Our analytical scope includes: 

  • Moisture, total suspended solids, total dissolved solids, total solids, loss on ignition,  high volume filter weighing – pre/post sampling period
  • Atmospheric dust analysis – total solids, soluble solids, total insoluble matter, ash content, combustible matter ( & provision of dust gauges )
  • pH, electrical conductivity ( fresh & saline waters ), fluoride
  • Turbidity
  • Chloride, alkalinity
  • Cyanide, hexavalent chromium, nitrate, nitrate
  • A full suite of metals : base metals, cations
  • Sulfate
  • Cation exchange capacity & ESP
  • Soil analysis for civil engineering applications
  • Paint analysis : lead
  • Gravimetric ( weight ) analysis of filters for air quality monitoring to 0.01 mg & analysis of metals.
  • ASLP leachate’s – compliant with AS4439.2 & AS4439.3
  • Organics : TRH C 10-36 & TRH >C 10-40, PAH’s, Phenols, OCP’s, SVCHC’s, PCB’s
  • Other specialized sample preparation / analysis services
  Our analytical methods employed by Groundswell are based on industry accepted sources including: 
  • APHA
  • USEPA
  • NEPM
  • Australian EPA Guidelines
  • AS,  AS/NZS, NIOSH & AOAC Standards