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:

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 (major elements and traces),
  • Biotic Index
  • Pollen analysis

*Particle size analysis is not limited to soil samples. We can also perform particle size analysis for the following applications: asthma puffers, inks, cement, road safety, ceramics, semisolid pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, sediments, food and drinks, and plastics

Micro Research and Development Anaerobic Digestion Plant

  • Assessment of feed stock suitability,
  • Biomethane potential,
  • Energy balance,
  • Digestate analysis.

Water Analysis

  • Contaminant assessment,
  • Nutrient assessment,
  • Biotic Index,
  • Flow rate,
  • Dissolved oxygen,
  • Turbidity,
  • Conductivity,
  • Temperature,
  • pH

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.