Areas of Analytical Expertise
Standard Test Methods
ATS is commited to providing its clients with the highest quality data and analytical services. This commitment is reflected in our performance evaluations, accreditation, and certification with various programs.
ATS actively maintains certifications in the States of Michigan and Wisconsin. For other State program information, please contact us.
ATS is a leading analytical testing laboratory supporting a wide range of environmental and industrial applications in the U.S. and abroad.
When the highest quality analytical services are needed, engineering consulting firms, and Fortune 1000 Companies call ATS. We are the ‘go to firm’ that stands apart because of our specialized methodologies and unique ability to apply an in-depth knowledge of chemistry and the environment to deconvolute problems with chemicals which others find difficult or impossible to resolve. We support ecological and human-health risk assessments, offering nationally recognized expertise in hydrocarbon forensics, PCB congeners, sediments, as well as industrial process and treatment fluids and analysis.
Standard Test Methods and Analyses
ATS maintains 5,000 sq. ft. of modern, highly-automated in-house laboratory capability to characterize gaseous, liquid, and solid samples for hydrocarbons, solvents, pesticides, PCBs, bio-persistent industrial and pharmaceutical compounds, toxic and non-toxic metals, explosives, and other man-made and naturally occurring chemicals. The ATS laboratory has primary certifications in the States of Michigan and Wisconsin (MI No. 9604; WI No. 998321720), and secondary certifications in other states and agencies through reciprocity agreements. Statistical analysis of laboratory data and a formal Quality Assurance program assure analytical accuracy and precision, and provide an essential foundation for further evaluation of the information generated. Analytical methodology employed in ATS laboratories follows standards published by the USEPA, ASTM, NIOSH, and APHA.
Site-Specific Method Development and Optimization
Where standard methodology is not available, or where an alternate analytical approach is required, ATS has a rare ability to develop, validate and certify methods to regulatory standards that will provide an acceptable compromise between sensitivity, selectivity, accuracy and precision. The following is a partial list of success stories where ATS developed project specific analytical methodologies to resolve problems for our clients.