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Maxxam Analytics Environmental Services

6740 Campobello Rd
Mississauga, ON L5N 2L8
Phone: (905) 817-5700
Email: enviro@maxxam.ca

Maxxam Analytics has the most extensive network of laboratories and service centres throughout Canada, Maxxam provides comprehensive environmental analysis for soil, water and air contaminants. The data collected helps customers comply with environmental regulations and standards that protect human health and the natural environment.We will facilitate a hands on field demonstration of proper sample collection techniques to ensure sample integrity is maintained from point of collection to laboratory analysis.

Key topics to be covered include:

Containers & Preservatives
– an overview and discussion of the rationale behind the container types, preservatives and holding times for each parameter in the testing scope
Field QC Samples
– a discussion of field blanks, trip blanks, trip spikes, blind knowns and equipment blanks.
Field Filtration
– tips and suggestions on what parameters to filter and what not to.
Sediment
– a discussion on the issue of sediment inclusion for organics in groundwater samples and the impact on data quality
VOC sampling for Soils
– a hands on demonstration of methanol preservation procedures as required in Ontario.
Completing a Chain of Custody
– review of what information is required on Chain of Custodies and tips and suggestions on how to avoid the most common pitfalls.
Keeping Samples Cool
– best practices on keeping samples less than 10C post collection and how to properly pack coolers to avoid breakage during transport.

 

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