Landfill leachate analysis
Landfill leachates are potentially polluting liquids that are generated from water that drains or filters through solid waste disposal sites or landfills. If they are allowed to enter the surface or groundwater network, these leachates can have a hazardous impact on public health.
RPS has deep expertise in providing support on large scale and complex surveys for landfill leachate analysis. We can provide analysis for both routine monitoring, scoping and R&D activities. Our services are used by regulators and consultants as well as operators and other laboratories and universities. The analysis we provide is often complex and requires large capital investment in high end instrumentation. The samples we collect are typically dirty and consist of a blend of organic and inorganic products.
We can provide routine and custom solutions to monitor micro-pollutants at incredibly low levels within realistic timescales, allowing our clients to concentrate on meeting their output targets. We are confident that we can supply and deliver robust data that can be relied on for making key regulatory decisions. Many of our results feed into national policy and help guide future research activities which we are extremely proud of.
- Heavy Metals
- Biological Oxygen Demand
- Chemical Oxygen Demand
- Total Organic Carbon & Dissolved Organic Carbon
- Total Solids & Suspended Solids
- Oxygen Reduction Potential
- Antimicrobials (triclosan)
- Surfactants (nonylphenols, octyl phenols)
- Chlorinated naphthalene
- Chlorinated paraffins
- Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons PAHs
- Polychlorinated Biphenyls and Polychlorinated terphenyls PCBs and PCTs
- Brominated Diphenyl Ethers PBDEs
- Dioxins and Furans
- Antibiotics (amoxicillin, erythromycin, etc)
- Antidepressants and antianxiety drugs (propranolol, sertraline)
- Diabetic drugs (metformin)
- Analgesics (ibuprofen)
- Cancer treatment drugs