Laboratory Manager - Analytical Services
RPS have the capability to analyse a wide range of matrices, including: soils, sludges, waters, swabs, building materials, tubes and filters for explosive residues. This service is supported by an in house team of explosives and unexploded ordnance experts, consultants and planners. RPS provides support services to the decommissioning and remediation of explosively contaminated land and buildings along with UKAS and MCERTS accredited licensed laboratory facilities.
As legislation and risk based assessments continue to drive the requirement to test for explosive residues, in support of new planning and remediation projects, more emphasis has been placed on lower detection limits and faster response times.
RPS can tailor the analysis package to fit client’s requirements from on-site clearance through to final confirmatory testing, by using state of the art instrumentation and analytical techniques.
Soils and plant material can be brought in for analysis from outside the European Union by using our FERA plant health licence.
RPS has a licence to acquire and keep explosives and can analyse a variety of related explosive products including: precursors, stabilizers, taggants, and degradation products.
Although chemical weapons are no longer used and are now regulated under the Chemical Weapons Convention, they are still found in areas of former manufacturing, storage and disposal. Every year numerous incidents are reported where people have been exposed to these chemicals through contact with buried or sea dredged ammunition, resulting from WWI/WWII disposal activities. These chemicals cause severe burns and blisters and are known carcinogens.
RPS can offer screening for other chemical agents and related chemicals in soil, water, swabs and a variety of other materials.The laboratory provides rapid analysis of materials suspected of containing blister agents and their breakdown products such as:
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