Driven by the increasing governmental legislations, monitoring the contamination of air, land and water samples now needs to be undertaken by any organisation producing waste and/or emissions. These monitoring processes are not only important for legislative compliance but also for assessing the risk human activities pose to the natural environment.

Using CHN we can determine the presence of fuels, grease, oils, and by-products. Using ICP-OES we are able to study the composition of material retained by membranes used in oceanographic research, water filtration and air monitoring.