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TestAmerica Laboratories, Inc. Announces In-House Capability for Arsenic Speciation

Denver, CO – WEBWIRE

TestAmerica Laboratories, Inc., a proven leader in laboratory support services to the Utility Sector, announced today a new in-house capability for the determination of selected species of arsenic in scrubber waters and coal ash leachates.  The analytical technique couples high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with inductively coupled plasma/mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) for the determination of Arsenate and Arsenite.  
Arsenic is naturally present in coal, and as a result, can be present in the residual products of coal combustion.  Knowing which species are present, their concentrations and their potential for leaching in to the environment can be useful for determining the beneficial use of coal combustion residuals such as fly ash, bottom ash and flue gas solids.  Arsenic is also regulated in the Utility Sector under the EPA’s new Effluent Limitations Guidelines (ELG).  Having the capability to measure the speciation of arsenic is critical in understanding the chemistry of scrubber wastewater and for the evaluation of various wastewater treatment technologies.
TestAmerica offers a comprehensive suite of capabilities to the Utility Sector including RCRA Subtitle D Monitoring for the Coal Combustion Residuals rule, ELG monitoring, decommissioning support, Manufactured Gas Plant assessments, source emissions testing, NPDES discharge testing, flue gas discharge water testing, metals speciation, Leaching Environmental Assessment Framework (LEAF) Test Methods and 24/7 access to data through TotalAccess®, an online data management system.
About TestAmerica
TestAmerica is the leading environmental testing firm in the United States, with over 80 locations providing innovative technical expertise and comprehensive analytical testing services. Specialty analyses include source, ambient and indoor air, water quality, compliance, desalination, shale gas, specialty organics, emergency response, industrial hygiene, dioxins, drinking water, sediments and tissues, PPCPs and emerging contaminants, explosives, Federal/DoD, and radiochemistry and mixed waste testing.
TestAmerica affiliate companies include EMLab P&K, the leader in analytical microscopy and indoor air quality; and TestAmerica Air Emissions Corp. (METCO Environmental), specializing in air emissions testing. TestAmerica currently employs more than 2,000 professionals dedicated to exceptional service and solutions for our clients’ environmental testing needs.


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