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Unknown Material Identification

Unknown Material Identification

Finding out the composition of a truly unknown material is a common need, yet it presents a complex problem. Environmental engineers and property owners are often faced with unexplained residues or deposits of material in soil or around previous construction that are either poorly documented or completely unexplained. Even when efforts are made to tightly control all phases of a supply chain and manufacturing process, contaminant residues can be found in or on source materials and supplies. These are only some of the applications where identifying some mysterious material is of great concern.

EMSL Analytical, Inc.’s materials science laboratory performs Unknown Materials Characterization that can identify unexplained materials. We have numerous laboratories with a wide range of staff scientists and technicians whose diverse expertise can be applied to clients’ challenges. Because EMSL have access to a number of state-of-the-art laboratory facilities as well as decades of experience in testing applications, we are able to provide the answers that are needed while greatly reducing time and money of analyses associated with inapplicable tests.

Clients can speak with our scientists and technicians to ensure that the specific details of their individual projects are addressed. Similarly, our staff can assist with demystifying the network of analytical techniques that might be applicable so customers can focus on what’s important. We can perform a variety of bulk chemical analysis using spectroscopy and chromatography methods, functional, physical and electronic testing as well as a wide range of micro-analysis methods which allow us to determine the nature and composition of almost any material you can submit. Contact our analysis team so we can begin to assist you with your materials identification needs. 


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