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Full-service Environmental Testing Lab
SVL Analytical is a full-service environmental testing lab performing soil testing and water quality analysis for drinking water, surface or groundwater, and wastewater. We’re focused on high-quality results delivered in the format that our clients can use right away. We build long-term relationships with our clients and are always looking to innovate in ways that will serve our clients’ needs.
At SVL, we know how much you depend on your environmental laboratory for precise work, competitive pricing, and customer support. Our results are used around the world to make critical decisions.
SVL Analytical is a full-service environmental laboratory analyzing more than 40,000 samples annually from around the globe.
We specialize in the following
areas of expertise:
Inorganic Analysis of Water and Soils by ICP/MS, ICP-OES, IC, CVAA,
Organic Analysis of Water and Soils by GC, GC/MS
Acid-Base Accounting-Sulfur Speciation
Arsenic Speciation by IC-ICP/MS
TCLP and SPLP Extractions
Meteoric Water Mobility Testing
Humidity Cell Testing
Full-service preparation facilities (rolling, crushing, pulverizing, sieving, etc.)
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The Biotic Ligand Model (BLM) takes into account many environmental conditions in order to determine if a metal exists in a form or concentration that is toxic to aquatic life. Toxicity is usually based upon the dosage of whatever it is that we are looking at. At...
From geology exploration to environmental compliance, SVL attributes its longevity to hard work and an adaptive mentality. The laboratory may be an unrecognized partner—that is until something goes wrong like a spill, a breach, a new compliance rule. Our data users...
Why is this TCLP/SPLP on a solid sample a common question? The main reason is that people don’t understand the difference between characterization and hazardous determination. The EPA developed the TCLP Program to determine when certain materials have to go to a...
Introduction to Cation/Anion Balance (CA Balance) Water that is potable (drinkable) should be electrically neutral. This is determined by taking into account results from the following analytical testing: pH, conductivity, total dissolved solids, and other analytical...
Have you ever wondered what the difference between accuracy and precision is? The classic example is this: I shoot five arrows from a hundred yards and they land either in or just outside of the bullseye. The consensus from the gallery will be that I am a very...
What are control charts? Control charts are a visual depiction of ongoing data points that various statistics are applied to. The EPA used to require a laboratory to adjust its spike acceptance recovery percentage based upon how spikes were recovered over time...
There is always confusion on how low a lab can go when it comes to what their instruments can detect. The EPA and TNI came together and changed how Method Detection Limits (MDL) are established for an instrument or group of instruments. They wanted to account for the...
What determines the amount of numbers you see on your report? Each test that we do has a level of sensitivity associated with it. Tests that you can do by visual inspection have the lowest sensitivity and are usually reported in whole numbers in a range of say 1 to...
We’ve updated our Drinking Water COC/Submittal Form for Coliform Bacteria. You can download it off of our Resources page.
Why is there still an argument about which digestion method should be reported as “total” metals? When you’re looking at an old QAPP, permit or analytical report, you might have noticed that there were different listings for how the metals were to be identified and...
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SVL is a trusted and reliable analytical laboratory with an outstanding reputation. The decades-long service of their employees is a testimony to consistent good quality. The analytical work is scientifically thorough on a continual basis, which is imperative for compliance. SVL has provided exceptional quality work and customer service for me for more than 25 years.
Land and Water General Moly, Inc.
The internal consistency of the results indicates that the SVL staff has excellent technical capabilities and sound QA/QC methods. I know that I can always count on SVL to deliver accurate, reliable results in a timely manner.
A Mining Engineer Client in Idaho
I have depended on the professionals at SVL Analytical for many years to provide the highest quality of laboratory analytical services for my clients in the mining industry. SVL can always be relied upon to deliver accurate test results that meet my clients’ demanding schedules and cost constraints.
Mine Water Treatment, Stantec