Contract testing laboratories and governmental agencies, worldwide, are trusted for their critical analysis of the toxins, pollutants and microplastics that continually encroach into our water, air, and soil.
By empowering this critical analysis, our expertise positions us at the forefront of environmental testing including; helping laboratories monitor drinking and surface water for contaminants including new emerging contaminants like microplastics, enabling the detection of the smallest concentrations of soil contaminants and unknown pollutants and collaborative initiatives with the EPA to develop methods and monitoring protocol for identifying emissions, ozone precursors, and air toxins.
What In The World Is Going On? And What We're Doing About it.
Areas of Interest
Indoor and outdoor air monitoring requires accurate, reliable volatile and/or semi-volatile organic compound analysis. We have demonstrated global leadership in providing the most sophisticated air monitoring systems and methods available anywhere in the world.
Our water analysis solutions help customers worldwide analyze even the most difficult matrices and time-sensitive samples of drinking water, surface and ground water and waste water to ensure regulatory compliance aiding in our world-wide goal for contamination-free water.
From standard nutrient testing to complex contamination monitoring of high-risk sites, we have the soil analysis solutions for your specific areas of focus.
An estimated 5 trillion pieces of plastic totaling more than 8 million metric tons float in our oceans. These plastics are harming fish and wildlife and even making their way into our diets…
Early this year, dangerously high levels of lead in the water supply of Flint, Michigan, made global headlines. Now, it seems, it is California's turn…
A day does not pass without some hazardous incident grabbing the national headlines. Industrial leaks, train wrecks, storms, explosions, and even possible acts of terrorism are just a few of the hazmat incidents that expose an estimated 45 million Americans…
Innovation in Environmental Monitoring
For the first time in history, scientists at the University of South Carolina’s Center for Environmental NanoScience and Risk (CENR) have precisely quantified the uptake of metal nanoparticles by individual cells. Doing so has allowed researchers to better understand nanotoxicity and its effect on our environment.
For trace multi-element inorganic analyses, our NexION® 2000 ICP-MS provides the most powerful interference removal for the best detection limits.
Easy to use, powerful, compact and robust—Spectrum Two™ FT-IR features fully integrated universal sampling for trouble-free measurements and portability options.
The Avio® 500 is a truly simultaneous, dual view, and compact ICP-OES. It utilizes a vertical plasma and is engineered to handle even the most difficult, high-matrix samples without dilution, delivering productivity, performance, and faster return on investment.
Innovation in Drinking Water
When water is a limited resource, ingenuity is essential. The highly regarded Orange County Water District (OCWD) is no stranger to being innovative to help sustainability in their community. OCWD takes the wastewater from the Orange County Sanitation District next door and treats it to drinking water standards. In fact, with the help of a PerkinElmer NexION® 2000 ICP-MS they test for 500 compounds, well beyond the required amount, and participates as one of the only certified public laboratories in the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR) program.
Melissa Hill, Supervising Chemist at OCWD, shares her insights on the innovative drinking water resource management and treatment work occurring at OCWD and how the PerkinElmer team helps deliver clean drinking water to Orange County.