Environmental testing

Environmental testing is often required for consent monitoring, identification of trends, problem solving, substance disposal and discharge consent.  IPL has developed a range of testing to suit your needs.

We provide analysis on:
• Process and production water analysis
• Boiler water
• Discharge water for regulatory consent monitoring
• Non potable water testing
• Sludges
• TPH analysis (Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons)
• Chemical and biochemical oxygen demand
• Ammonia
Metals analysis
• Solids analysis and many more (View test list)

Using state-of-the-art methodology and equipment, we have the capability to test for up to 22 elements with the use of certified reference standards to ensure quantification accuracy. We test for metals in drinking, surface, domestic, and industrial waste water. IPL has an ICP-OES with dual view technology to allow for effective measurement of elements at both high and low concentrations. We are able to test aqueous sample matrices quantitatively for contaminants and general scans. 

TPH testing on water is carried our to ppm levels to determine the total petroleum hydrocarbons present in a sample and characterise its volatility. Research and development being an integral part of the work we carry out, TPH testing in soil, PAH in water and BTEX (water and soil) are being developed to help assess the contamination risks and provide site remediation analysis expertise.

 

IPL is constantly adding to the environmental testing services we provide. Check our blog to know more about our latest developments.

 

Latest News

Testing for Performance Specification of Asphalt Binders (M1-A)

The NZTA M1-A specification sets out the performance characteristics to be met by the binders used for asphalt manufacture, which will replace the previous NZTA M1 specification. IPL has worked with NZTA, Suppliers and customers to gain a good understanding of this new specification and has expanded its Bitumen testing capability to meet the suppliers and customers new M1-A testing requirements.
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Sustainable Coastlines: Valuable Workshop for IPL's Community Team

Just about every week the media have a storyline on the issues surrounding single use plastic. This is of particular interest for IPL’s Community Team and we thought we’d get the experts of Sustainable Coastlines to come into our workplace and put our team through their workshop. 
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2018 WITT Taranaki Science and Technology Fair

Another year full of successful project entries for the WITT Taranaki Science and Technology Fair. Our lovely Pam Chung attended the event and also helped judge the projects on display. Pam was truly amazed by the level of detail and the precision of the scientific processes followed by some of the participants. “I thought the kids did a great job at noting down and presenting evidence of their work at each step of their investigation”. It was great to hear back from Pam about how impressed she was by the thoroughness of some of our scientists in making. Read More