About Leachate Water Analysis...

Our laboratory enables us to provide a comprehensive sampling, monitoring and analysis service on a wide range of water and leachate water samples. ACS Environmental Testing Ltd is a UKAS Accredited Laboratory (Certificate Number 4150). We have maintained accreditation to BS EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 for over ten years. For further details on our accredited methods, please refer to our schedule of accreditation.

Our laboratory is fully equipped to carry out high quality leachate and water analysis quickly and efficiently.

Our scope of laboratory methods for leachate preparation include:

  • Leachate preparation (single step L/S 2 test) – BS EN 12457-1
  • Leachate preparation (single step L/S 10 test) – BS EN 12457-2
  • pH dependence leaching test (initial acid/base addition) – CEN/TS 14429
  • pH dependence leaching test (continuous pH control) – CEN/TS 14997
  • WAC leachate preparation (two-step L/S 2 plus L/S 8 test) – BS EN 12457-3
  • Up flow percolation test – CEN/TS 14405
  • Tank test – EA NEN 7375

Our scope of laboratory methods for leachate and water analysis include:

  • Alkalinity
  • Ammoniacal Nitrogen
  • Anions (sulphate, chloride, fluoride, nitrate, nitrite, bromide and phosphate)
  • BTEX
  • Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD)
  • Carbonate Content
  • Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD)
  • Metals and Metalloids
  • Organic carbon (total and dissolved)
  • Petroleum hydrocarbons (total, banded and speciated (aliphatic/aromatic))
  • pH & conductivity
  • Phenols
  • Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB)
  • Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)
  • Semi volatile organic compounds (SVOC)
  • Settleable Solids
  • Total Dissolved Solids
  • Total Suspended Solids

Please contact us if you require any further information

ACS Services

Please see below for a list of the services provided by ACS:

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Geo-Environmental Consultancy

The ACS Geo-Environmental Consultancy Department has been operating as part of ACS for over 10 years.

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On-Site Testing Services

ACS offers a comprehensive range of professional on-site testing, all carried out by our fully trained site technicians.

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Aggregates and Soils Testing

From our main laboratory in Poole, Dorset, ACS provide quality testing and material consultancy for the construction and civil engineering industry.

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Bituminous Testing

ACS carries out testing on new bituminous binder material and testing on hardened material for physical and chemical properties. Circa pre 1980’s Tar (Carcinogenic effects) was also used as a binder, ACS staff can sample and test materials to assess if Tar was used.

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Concrete Testing

Concrete was the first service to be offered by ACS back in 1987. Since then, we have increased our scope to cover a wide range of UKAS Accredited testing methods on fresh and hardened concrete.

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Mortar and Screed Testing

ACS can sample and test new and hardened mortar. Hardened mortar for mix proportions and constituents, new mortar for compressive and flexural strength.

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Contamination and WAC Testing

At ACS we offer an efficient and reliable chemical analysis service for waste soils and construction materials using various test solids and leaching procedures specified by the Environment Agency.

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Chemical Testing

The ACS chemical laboratory was established in 2007. It complements the physical materials testing service provided by ACS by offering a range of chemical analytical services.

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Leachate and Water Analysis

Our purpose-built analytical laboratory enables ACS to provide a comprehensive sampling, monitoring and analysis service on a wide range of leachate and water samples.

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Natural Stone Testing

Our newly refurbished stone testing laboratory has given us the opportunity to expand our testing scope. In addition, we have increased production and improved on our turnaround of samples.

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Site Laboratory Services

Over the last 35 years, ACS have supplied custom fitted site laboratories with technicians to many construction sites and projects worldwide.


If you require a collection that is outside of our usual range, please feel free to call us on 01202 622858.
Or contact us and we will do our best to accommodate your requirements.