PBR provides accurate, consistent and reliable analytical services for a variety of environmental matrices such as air, water, soil, sludge, sediment, core samples, drilling waste, compost, manure and fertilizers. We provide services to environmental, agricultural and petrochemical industries and public sector clients. PBR operates in compliance with the national and international quality standards, and follows approved analytical methods using the state of the art analytical equipment, highly qualified scientists and well trained technical staff.
Chemical analyses are performed on environmental samples of a wide variety of matrices, including air, drinking water, groundwater, surface and waste water, sludge, soil, sediments, solid waste etc. PBR offers a complete package of water and soil quality analyses as required under the Federal as well as the Provincial regulations.
Water utilized in a variety of industrial processes can carry contaminants that are hazardous or toxic to human health and the environment. The contaminated water ends up in a variety of matrices such as surface water sources, ground water, industrial effluents, tailing ponds etc. PBR offers complete chemical and biological analyses of water for the detection and quantification of contaminants that can assist in the required remedial and control actions and hazard identification for risk assessment. We also provide required microbiological and chemical analyses of drinking or potable water as required to meet the Canadian Drinking Water quality standards. A list of selected tests is given below:
1. pH, Alkalinity, Electrical conductivity, Turbidity, Cyanide
2. Major anions, cations and residual Chlorine
3. Total dissolved solids (TDS) and Total suspended solid (TSS)
4. Dissolved oxygen and Chemical Oxygen Demand
5. Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen (TKN)
6. Total Organic Carbon (TOC)
7. Petroleum Hydrocarbons from C6+
8. Glycols and alcohols; and
NOTE: For regulatory microbiological analysis of Drinking water Quality, please look for Water Microbiology under Microbiology and Nutritional Labelling Services.
Air quality of outdoor as well as indoor environment is greatly impacted by pollution generated through a variety of industrial emissions, diverse human activities and the contamination caused by mold and bacteria. Air quality indices (AQI) are numbers used by government agencies to characterize the quality of the air at a given location. As the AQI increases, an increasingly large percentage of the population is likely to experience increasingly severe adverse health effects. PBR’s services include the following air quality testing parameters including any additional test upon request of the client.
1. Bacterial identification and enumeration.
2. Mold identification and enumeration.