The analysis of soil contaminants and the determination of their effects on human health and crop growth are critically important areas of environmental monitoring. In addition, regulations are becoming increasingly stringent and the list of harmful substances that must be tested for is growing, requiring the most accurate and sensitive soil analysis solutions with very low detection limits.
The scope of soil monitoring can range from the analysis of trace toxic metals to organic contaminants, including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Petroleum hydrocarbons and a wide variety of pesticides and herbicides must also be tested for, and the methods used are required to be efficient, cost-effective and robust to ensure regulatory compliance.
Agilent's range of laboratory and field equipment ensure the highest standards of soil analysis. Our complete portfolio features mobile instruments, ICP-MS, ICP-OES, MP-AES, GC/MS and LC/MS analyzers for the analysis of Pesticides, PAH, Volatiles, Semi-volatiles, along with sample prep, instrument columns and software solutions.