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What We Do

ATS is firmly established as one of the nation's premier environmental consulting firms. Our consulting services focus on our clients' most critical issues and opportunities.  We work on strategy, science, and technology across all industries and geographies.  Since our founding in 1983, we have helped clients solve their specific environmental, technology, and sustainability problems while developing trust and maintaining effective relationships with our clients as well as regulators and the public.  We bring deep, functional expertise, but are known for our exciting approach to work. We love what we do and we love bringing our success to our clients.


Solving environmental problems dealing with chemicals is a central focus of our practice.


ATS provides technical support to national and international clients in the areas of site investigation and assessment, remediation, contaminated sediments and waterways, environmental forensics, water resources, and compliance management.


ATS is a industry leader in providing solutions for environmental sampling projects to accomplish investigation objectives safer, faster and more accurate.  We optimize sampling efficiency though innovative solutions and attention to detail.

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Process Chemistry

The foundation for success in manufacturing is good team work and open communication between production support and manufacturing.


ATS understands that maintaining skilled process scientists is essential to provide rapid and reliable chemistry services to support early pre-production quantities through full production at plant scale.


Because we understand the chemical and production projects from the lab into the plant, we have the expertise to troubleshoot issues that may arise at any phase of manufacturing.


Combine this with an intense focus on delivery and you’ll understand why we are the right choice for all your chemistry needs.

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Analytical Laboratory

ATS is the leading analytical testing laboratory supporting a wide range of environmental and industrial applications in the U.S. and abroad. ATS analytical testing laboratories are staffed by trained chemists, material scientists, technicians and laboratory management, who have years of relevant industry knowledge and experience. Laboratory instrumentation is state-of-the-art, and includes a wide range of methodologies and disciplines.When the highest quality analytical services are needed, engineering consulting firms, and Fortune 1000 Companies call ATS.

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ATS technology services focus on state-of-the-science approaches for the management, display, and communication of scientific data to technical and nontechnical audiences.


Our GIS and database specialists use the latest tools and techniques to collect and integrate data and to perform spatial analyses and produce 2/3D GIS, graphics, and data tables for analysis and presentation.  In addition, our technology specialists develop standardized, yet customizable, data management systems for each project.

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Science Expertise Highlights

Environmental & Earth Science


Assessment & Characterization

  • Chemistry Consulting

  • Environmental Forensics

  • Oil Spill Assessment

  • Conceptual Site Model

  • Chemical Source Identification

  • Remedial Investigation (RI)

  • Feasibility Study (FS)

  • Chemical Fate & Transport

  • Industrial Anthropology

  • Remedial Strategies

  • Divisibility & Liability Apportionment

  • PRP Allocation & Cost Recovery

  • Scientific Review

  • Sediment, Water & Air Sampling

  • Sonic-Assisted Sediment Sampling

  • Sediment & Soil Geochemistry

  • Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids & Chemicals

  • Site Assessments (Phase I & II)

  • Baseline Environmental Assessments (BEA)

  • Due Care

  • Coal Combustion Residuals


Watershed Analysis

  • Anthropogenics Analysis

  • Watershed Assessment

  • River Hydrology & Hydraulics

  • River Morphology & Hydrodynamics

  • Channel Stability Assessment

  • Bedload & Washload


Emerging Chemical Contaminants

  • Analytical Method Development

  • Environmental Occurrence

  • Sources & Source Pathways

  • Transport & Fate



  • Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA)

  • Department of Transportation (DOT) Shipping

  • Management Systems

  • Auditing/Record Keeping

  • Laboratory Auditing

  • Laboratory Data Verification

  • Laboratory Data Validation


Process Chemistry Services


Process Chemistry

  • Plating Bath Control

  • Surface Analysis & Metal Finishing

  • Chemistry Consulting

  • Chemical & Mechanical Cleaning

  • Chemical Milling

  • Electroplating & Anodizing

  • Passivation & Electrpolishing

  • Chemical Conversion Coating

  • Chemical Vapor Deposition

  • Painting & Powder Coating

  • Leachability Testing

  • Defect Tracking

  • Process Capability Analysis

  • Lean Manufacturing

  • Green Chemistry

  • Patent Development


Waste/Wastewater Treatment

  • Chemistry Consulting

  • Management & Compliance

  • Permitting & Monitoring

  • Strategy & Plan Development

  • Return on Investment

  • New Process Development

  • Process Optimization

  • Operation & Maintenance

  • Asset Protection

  • Litigation Support


Surface Analysis Laboratory

  • Optical Light Microscopy

  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM/EDS)

  • Electron Spectroscopy for Chemical Analysis (ESCA)

  • Surface Topography & Texture Measurments

  • Transmission Electron Microscopy

  • Auger Electron Spectroscopy

  • Atomic Force Microscopy

  • Scanning Auger Microscopy

  • Focused Ion Beam Spectroscopy (FIB)

  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)

Analytical Support

  • Metals, Ions, pH, Surface Tension

  • Organic Carbon

  • Metals Speciation by IC/ICP/MS

  • Brightner Speciation by HPLC/MS and HPLC/IC/MS

Analytical Laboratory Services


Standard Analytical Methods

  • Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA)

  • Clean Water Act (CWA)

  • National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)

  • Clean Air Act (CAA)

  • Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

  • Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation & Liability Act (CERCLA)

  • Superfund Amendments & Reauthorization (SARA)

  • American Public Health (APHA)

  • American Society for Testing & Materials (ASTM)

  • State Regulatory Programs


Advanced Analytical Support

  • Method Development

  • Site-Specific Method Optimization

  • Emerging Chemical Contaminants

  • Polychlorinated Biphenyls (Aroclors, Homologs & Congeners)

  • PCB Replacement Compounds

  • Chlorinated Dioxins & Furans

  • Polybrominated Diphenylethers

  • 1,4-Dioxane

  • Triclosan & Triclocarban

  • Phthalate Esters & Bisphenol A

  • Carbazole

  • Ammonia by IC

  • Alkylated Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

  • Petroleum Biomarkers

  • Petroleum Hydrocarbons

  • Pesticides & Herbicides

  • Trace Metals & Speciation


Consulting Services

  • Chemistry Consulting

  • Technical Review

  • Litigation Support

  • Data Usability Assessment

  • Laboratory Audit

  • Performance Audits

  • Laboratory Data Verification

  • Laboratory Data Validation

  • QA/QC Audit

  • QAPP Preparation

  • Chemical Registration

  • MSDS Development

  • Bench Scale Studies

  • Treatability Studies

Technology Support Services


Process Chemistry

  • Surface Analysis

  • Chemistry Consulting

  • Leachability Testing

  • Defect Tracking

  • Process Capability Analysis

  • Statistical Process Control

  • Green Chemistry

  • Patent Development


Consulting Services

  • Chemometrics

  • Data Development & Maintenance

  • System Design & Integration

  • Application Design & Development

  • GIS Design & Implementation

  • Mobile GIS Implementation

  • Database Design

  • Geodatabase Design

  • Aerial Photography

  • Analog Data De-scanning

  • Statistical Process Control

  • Process Capability Analysis

  • Measurement Systems Analysis

  • Gage R&R

Sampling & Field Testing Services

  • Sonic Drilling & Sediment Sampling

  • Soggy Bottom Sampling

  • Check-valve Sampling

  • Piston-valve Sampling

  • Vibra-core Sampling

  • Russian Peat Borer

  • Eckman Dredge Sampling

  • Ponar Dredge Sampling

  • Shelby Tube Sampling

  • Waste Characterization Sampling

  • Concrete Coring

Water & Wastewater

  • USEPA Low-Flow Groundwater Sampling

  • Low-Level Mercury Sampling

  • Kemmerer Water Sampling

  • Monitor Well

  • Flow Proportioned

  • Storm Water

  • Van Dorn

  • Teflon Net Sheen Sampling

  • Bedload/Wash Load

  • Drinking Water

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