Radioactive Materials & Chemistry Services

Both analytical and radioanalytical chemistry are exceptionally important in the power industry providing information about the operation of the plant, ensuring workers are kept safe from toxic chemicals, and for monitoring emissions to the local environment.

Modern analytical chemistry is a combination of wet chemistry, used to put a sample into a form suitable for analysis, and a wide variety of advanced analytical techniques such as mass spectroscopy, x-ray diffraction, and ion chromatography.

Radioanalytical chemistry is a specialized branch of analytical chemistry that quantifies a specimen or sample's radio-isotopic content. Key areas within the nuclear industry that rely heavily on radioanalytical chemistry include waste characterization, dosimetry, and environmental surveying.

Our analytical and radioanalytical chemistry services are provided from our licensed laboratory which is equipped with state-of-the-art instruments for chemical, radiological, material and polymer, and lubricating and insulating oil analyses. Our history of testing enables us to provide knowledgeable consulting services.

Why Us?

  • Fast and Efficient

    Sometimes analytical results are needed quickly to guide response actions. In these situations, we expedite the process and work 24/7 to ensure you get timely and accurate results.

  • Full Radiochemistry Support

    Our analytical services are supported by radiochemistry experts who choose the right analytical tests, provide reliable interpretation of the results, and advise on any actions needed.

  • Licensed Facility

    A license from our regulator allows us to handle radioactive samples and dispose of arising wastes. We are accredited to ISO 17025 and ISO 9001 by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC).

  • Tritium Containment Laboratory

    Located within our radioactive material and chemistry laboratory our specialized tritium containment laboratory facilitates the safe handling of tritium and tritiated materials.

  • Acute and Chronic Toxicity Tests

    As one of the few laboratories licensed to conduct toxicity tests on radioactive effluents, we are able to investigate acute and chronic consequences of radiation on aquatic life.

  • Microbiological Analysis

    We have one of the few laboratories capable of analyzing radioactive samples for microbial activity.