Laboratory Services

CREST@UCS offers a range of laboratory and on-site services to businesses, with a focus on water and soil analysis and anaerobic digestion. The CREST@UCS team will work with you to tailor the services to meet the needs of your project. CREST@UCS laboratory services are shown below:

Water Analysis

Contaminant assessment, nutrient assessment, biotic Index, flow rate, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, conductivity, temperature, pH

Sediment and Soil Scanning Analysis

Assessment of soil contaminants, soil structure assessment, particle size analysis*, nutrient analysis, chemical analysis, pH, organic material content measurements [%], testing for heavy metal contamination, biotic index, pollen analysis

*Particle size analysis is not limited to soil samples. Please contact us for more information

Micro Research and Development Anaerobic Digestion Plant

Assessment of feed stock suitability, biomethane potential, energy balance, digestate analysis

Site Assessments

Flow meters, YSI probe for measures of dissolved oxygen, turbidity, conductivity, temperature, pH

Our lab is run by technician and chemist Artur Buchalski; he will be happy to provide support and advice on any projects that could make use of the services on offer.  If you have a project in mind and would like to make use of our laboratory, please contact crest@ucshrewsbury.ac.uk and we will be in touch to discuss working together.