Located in Denver, CO, Reservoirs Environmental, Inc is a full-service environmental testing laboratory specializing in Asbestos analyses. For nearly two decades, we have provided analytical services to the Rocky Mountain and Gulf Coast Regions. Reservoirs has extensive experience in mineral identification, and we hold accreditations through NVLAP and AIHA for bulk and airborne asbestos analysis.
Asbestos Air Sample Analysis
When Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) is disturbed, asbestos fibers are released into the air, thereby creating a potential health hazard. Air monitoring is an essential component of any asbestos abatement project, and final clearance is determined by air sampling. REI analyzes air samples by Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and Phase Contrast Microscopy (PCM).
Asbestos Bulk Sample Analysis
Although asbestos has traditionally been associated with insulation, Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) has also been used in other construction components, such as wall plaster, floor and ceiling tiles, and roofing materials. Accurate identification of ACMs through sampling of 'bulk' materials is critical to building owners, actual or prospective, as well as lenders, contractors, and other concerned parties. REI analyzes bulk samples by Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM).
Asbestos Water Sample Analysis
Asbestos containing concrete pipe has often been employed to transport drinking water. As these pipes age, asbestos fibers can be released and find their way into drinking water. Disposal of asbestos contaminated wastewater generated in asbestos abatement projects can also be a problem. REI analyzes water samples by Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) to quantify the level of asbestos contamination. TEM provides detailed information on fiber morphology with elemental composition determined using an energy dispersive Energy Dispersive X-Ray Analysis (EDX) system. Concentrations are reported in the number of asbestos structures per liter of water.