OnSite Environmental, Inc.'s (OnSite) metals department offers a wide range of analytical capabilities. We provide trace metals analyses in drinking water, wastewater, soil and waste matrices. We also provide analyses in support of international import/export regulations. Inorganic analyses are routinely performed by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometer (ICP), inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) and cold vapor mercury atomic absorbtion (CVAA).
OnSite's inorganic department participates in semi-annual single-blind performance evaluation studies to verify the laboratory's performance proficiency. This performance evaluation program includes over 1,000 laboratories throughout the US and Canada and demonstrates our laboratory's proficiency as compared to other laboratories.
There are several options available for sample preparation, including microwave, hot block and hotplate methods. OnSite develops a preparation plan for each set of samples, choosing the digestion technique that will provide the best analytical results. Our metals department uses only high-purity de-ionized water and low trace metal digestion acids for all sample preparations. Preparation methods are listed below:
We analyze for the following Trace Metals:
Analytical methods are listed below:
If you have questions regarding our inorganic department's capabilities, please contact the laboratory.