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Analytical Chemistry

When you need more than standard testing services, count on Battelle. We go beyond standardized analytical testing to help you select the right methods for the environmental challenges you need to address and understand what your data is telling you. 


We provide analytical chemistry support for a broad range of environmental projects, including:

  • Environmental assessment
  • Site characterization
  • Sediment management
  • Long-term monitoring
  • Exposure studies

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Our analytical chemistry services are backed by a deep understanding of environmental science so we can help you find the most effective and cost-efficient path to finding the answers you need. If the right method doesn’t exist, we can help you develop it.

Battelle brings together world-class analytical laboratory services with expertise in environmental science, toxicology, data analytics and statistics to deliver:  

  • Quality data even under challenging conditions, including low detection limits and difficult analytes or matrices 
  • Expert consulting services for method selection, data analysis and interpretation
  • New method development and optimization for non-standard problems, including detection methods for emerging contaminants of concern and complex matrices


Chemistry Consulting
When you need expert guidance for method selection or data interpretation, the Battelle can help. Our experienced chemists and investigators will work with you to design a study plan that addresses the questions you need to answer in the most effective and efficient way possible, so you can avoid unnecessary costs and get the data you truly need. We’ll also help you interpret your results and identify areas where additional data is needed for effective decision making.

With Battelle, you get more than data — you get an experienced investigator who can help you at every step of the way. Battelle can provide: 
  • Study design with recommended sampling and analytical methods tailored to your needs
  • Data interpretation and statistical analysis for environmental forensics, source attribution and risk analysis
Method Development and Optimization 
If your questions can’t be answered by standard analytical methods, our team of experienced analytical chemists can help. Battelle can develop and evaluate rigorous methods for complex analytical needs and non-standard problems.

We go beyond standard methods to solve difficult analytical challenges, including: 
  • Accurate analysis of novel or difficult matrices or analytes
  • New methods with lower detection limits for more accurate risk assessment and characterization 
  • Detection of contaminant byproducts and metabolites
GC/FID Analysis GC/MS Analysis LC-MS/MS Volatile Analysis
  • Saturated Hydrocarbons
  • Total Petroleum
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Isoprenoids
  • Alkylated Leads
  • Petroleum Biomarkers
    • Steranes/diasteranes
    • Hopanes
    • Cyclic terpanes
    • Mono and Tri aromatic steranes
    • Sesquiterpanes
    • Adamantanes
    • Diamantanes
    • Alkylcyclohexanes
  • Dispersants components (DOSS)
  • PFAS (DoD QSM 5.1 Compliant)
    • Paraffins
    • Isoparaffins
    • Aromatics
    • Naphthenics
    • Olefins
  • Oxygenates and other additives


At Battelle, we use state-of-the-art analytical methods backed by a deep understanding of chemistry and environmental science to make sure you get the right data to answer your specific questions. That means you’ll have data you can trust to make effective environmental remediation, management and policy decisions. 

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Our laboratory holds NELAP environmental accreditation under the NELAC Institute (TNI) and DoD ELAP.