Organic

Image: Samples prepared for analytical analysis of organic pollutants in air, water, soil, biota, and plant tissue.

Samples prepared for analytical analysis of organic pollutants in air, water, soil, biota, and plant tissue.

The Organic Section in the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Division at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has extensive expertise in the preparation of samples for analytical analysis of organic pollutants in air, water, soil, biota, and plant tissue. To meet the growing need to characterize mixed waste and radioactive soil, this laboratory is also dedicated to geophysical testing. The technical staff has more than 15 years experience in the methods used for these analyses. All methods follow the criteria set by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (SW-846 and Contract Laboratory Protocol) methods. SwRI maintains a Radioactive Material License that allows the geotechnical testing of radioactive samples.

Herbert Schattenberg, Manager

Organic Technical Strengths

  • Simultaneous extraction of over 150 extractions of more than 1,500 organic pollutants
  • Geotechnical testing using methods for the Proctor test, particle size determination, compressive strength, permeability, Atterberg limits, bulk density, calcium carbonate, moisture analysis, pH, porosity, visual classification, expansion index, and one-dimensional consolidation properties
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04/15/14