Maine Environmental Lab.
One Main Street
Yarmouth, Maine 04096

Tel. 207-846-6569
Fax 207-846-9066

Email: melab@mel-lab.com

Hours: M-Th 8-5, F 8-4



Yes, We Test Drinking Water!

Are you buying a new home or concerned about your current well water? Are you on town water but live in a old house with ancient plumbing? Give us a ring at 846-6569 to discuss your concerns!

We run drinking water tests of all kinds, including "basic safety" and common real estate panels. Testing for single elements of concern (arsenic, copper, lead, fluoride, uranium, etc.) is also welcome. See "Our Analytical Services" page for a full list of tests available.

Please note: MEL does not sell water treatment systems.

Our Analytical Services

MEL performs analyses on samples of all kinds– water, soil, ash, sludge, wood chips, paint chips, shop rags, railroad ties, mystery matrix– you name it, we’ve tested it.  Our most common analyses are listed below.  Please contact us to discuss your special project needs. If you don’t see it below, contact us anyway– we may be able to source it for you cheaply.

Report Format:  EDD, Excel, .pdf, and more.

Turn-Around Time: 10 business days, standard. Expedited service available.

Sampling Containers and Coolers:  We are happy to provide sampling containers and loan shipping coolers free of charge.  Call us to discuss your specific analytical needs and sampling schedule, and we’ll ship you the bottles and preservatives you need.

 

WET CHEMISTRY & INORGANICS
Alkalinity
Available Phosphorus
Available Potassium
BOD5  – Biological Oxygen Demand
Boron (soluble)
Bromide (ion chromatography)
CaCO3 equivalence (AOAC)
CBOD5 – Carbonaceous Biological Oxygen Demand
Chloride
COD – Chemical Oxygen Demand
Conductivity
Corrosivity (pH – solids)
Cyanide, total
Cyanide, amenable
Cyanide, free
Filtration (dissolved analytes- 0.45um)
Flash Point (aqueous)
Fluoride (ion chromatography)
Formaldehyde (HPLC EPA 8315-aqueous) *
Hardness/CaCO3(ca/mg calculation)
Ignitability (solids)
Loss on Ignition (L.O.l.)
MBAS surfactants *
Methane *
Methane, ethane, ethene (RSK 175) *
Nitrogen, ammonia (distillation)
Nitrogen, nitrate
Nitrogen, nitrite
Nitrogen, total Kjeldahl (TKN)
Oil &Grease – total – (EPA 1664)
Oil &Grease – non-polar – (EPA 1664/SGT)
Oil &Grease (polar and non-polar)
Orthophosphate
Paint Filter Liquids Test
pH (aqueous)
pH (solids)
Phenols, total (distillation) *
Phosphorus, available
Phosphorus, total
Reactivity, cyanide
Reactivity, sulfide
Salt Toxicity (solids)
Solids, settleable
Solids, total
Solids, total dissolved (TDS)
Solids, total suspended (TSS)
Solids, total volatile (TVS)
Sulfate (ion chromatography)
Sulfide *
Sulfur 
Tannins & Lignins *
Total carbon (aqueous)
Total inorganic carbon (aqueous)
Total organic carbon (aqueous)
Total carbon (MEDEP calculation – solids)
Total organic carbon (ASTM – solids)
Total organic matter (ASTM D2974)
TOX (Total Organic Halogens-SW846 9076) *
 
 
METALS by ICP
Aluminum
Antimony
Arsenic
Barium
Beryllium
Cadmium
Calcium
Chromium
Chromium, hexavalent *
Cobalt
Copper
Iron
Lead
Lithium
Magnesium
Manganese
Mercury – CVAA
Mercury – EPA 1631*
Molybdenum
Nickel
Potassium
Selenium
Silica
Silver
Sodium
Thallium
Tin
Titanium*
Vanadium
Zinc
BACTERIA
Total Coliform (presence/absence or enumerated) 
E. coli (presence/absence or enumerated) 
Fecal Coliform (enumerated) 
 
TCLP – EPA Method 1311 – RCRA metals, VOCS, SVOCS, Herbicides and Pesticides
TCLP – EPA Method 1311 – 8 RCRA metals (includes extraction, initial and final pH data)
TCLP – EPA Method 1311 – Lead (includes extraction, initial and final pH data)
TCLP – EPA Method 1311 – VOCs
TCLP – EPA Method 1311 – 8 RCRA metals, VOCs and SVOCs
TCLP – Extraction
RCRA 8 metals (total)  – arsenic, barium, cadmium, chromium, lead, mercury, selenium and silver
 
TAL metals (Al, Sb, As, Ba, Be, Cd, Ca, Cr, Co, Cu, Fe, Pb, Mg, Mn, Hg, Ni, K, Se, Ag, Na, Tl, V,  Zn)
 
SPLPEPA Method 1312arsenic, barium, cadmium, chromium, lead, mercury, selenium and silver
 
Maine Waste Oil ParametersArsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, TOX, Flash Point and PCBs
 
Priority Pollutants – Maine DEP Chapter 530 – (NPDES influents/effluents) – 13 metals (mercury by EPA 1631), VOCs, SVOCs, Pesticides, PCBs, total cyanide
 
13 Priority Pollutant metals(mercury –-Standard Methods 3112B or SW846 7740A) – antimony, arsenic, beryllium, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, mercury, nickel, selenium, silver, thallium, zinc
 
13 Priority Pollutant metals(clean room mercury – EPA method 1631) – antimony, arsenic, beryllium, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, mercury, nickel, selenium, silver, thallium, zinc
 
Sludge – EPA 503 – arsenic, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, mercury, molybdenum, nickel, selenium, zinc
 
NH SQCnutrients/trace metals/cyanide– pH, % solids, nitrate-nitrite, TKN, ammonia, potassium, phosphorus, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, mercury, molybdenum, nickel, selenium, zinc, antimony, beryllium, silver, thallium and cyanide
 
MEDEP Chapter 405.6 section D(2)
Sewage Sludge (a)(b)(e)  – pH, %solids, TVS, calcium, magnesium, iron, chloride, phosphorus, potassium, total carbon, sodium, TKN, ammonia, nitrate/nitrite, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, mercury, molybdenum, nickel, selenium and zinc
 
Lime-stabilized Sewage Sludge (a)(b)(c)(e) – same as sewage sludge plus calcium carbonate equivalent
 
Papermill Sludge (a)(b)(c)(d) – pH, %solids, TVS, calcium, magnesium, iron, chloride, phosphorus, potassium, total carbon, sodium, TKN, ammonia, nitrate/nitrite, calcium carbonate equivalent, aluminum, antimony, arsenic, barium, boron, beryllium, cadmium, chromium, cobalt, copper, lead, manganese, mercury, molybdenum, nickel, selenium, silver, thallium, vanadium, zinc and cyanide
 
Woodash and Lime Mud (a)(c)(d) – pH, %solids, TVS, calcium, magnesium, iron, chloride, phosphorus, potassium, total carbon, sodium, calcium carbonate equivalent, aluminum, antimony, arsenic, barium, boron, beryllium, cadmium, chromium, cobalt, copper, lead, manganese, mercury, molybdenum, nickel, selenium,  silver, thallium, vanadium, zinc and cyanide
 
VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS – VOCs *
EPA 624/8260/524.2 Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
EPA 624/8260/524.2 Purgeable Aromatics (BTEX/MTBE or OBTEX)
EPA 624/8260 Purgeable Halocarbons (chlorinated compounds)
EPA 8260/SIM  Volatile Organic Compounds – 1,4 dioxane by SIM
EPA 8260         Volatile Organic Compounds – full list 8260 plus 1,4 dioxane
EPA 504.1/8011   Volatile Organic Compounds – EDB and DBCP (aqueous only)
SM 6251B Haloacetic Acids in Drinking Water – SDWA
EPA 524.2 Total Trihalomethanes (TTHMs) – SDWA
 
SEMI-VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS – SVOCs *
EPA 625/8270 Acid/Base Neutral Compounds
EPA 8270       Acid/Base Neutral Compounds with PAHs by SIM
EPA 625/8270 Acid Compounds only
EPA 625/8270 Base Neutral Compounds only
EPA 625/8270 Polyaromatic Hydrocarbon Compounds only (PAHs)
 
PESTICIDES/PCBS/HERBICIDES *
EPA 608         Pesticides and PCBs (NPDES /CWA)
EPA 608/8081 Pesticides
EPA 608/8082 PCBs – (aqueous, solids, wipes)
EPA 8082       PCBs – oil
EPA 8151       Chlorinated Herbicides
 
HYDROCARBONS *
VPH (MADEP) – Full list including target analytes
VPH (MADEP) – VPH ranges only
EPH (MADEP) – Full list including target analytes by GC/MS
EPH (MADEP)  – Full list with PAH SIM by GC/MS
EPH (MADEP) – EPH ranges only
TEPH – Total EPH – (unfractionated)
 
 
Method 8015 – Gasoline range (C8-C12) *
Method 8015 – Gasoline range with fingerprint (C6-C12)*
Method 8015 – Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons – (diesel range C10-C28) *
Method 8015 – Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons with fingerprint – (diesel range C10 – C28) *
TPH 8100M   – Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons – (C9 – C40) *
TPH 8100M   – Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons with fingerprint – (C9 – C40) *
TICs – Tentatively Identified Compounds for VOCs or SVOCs

* sub-contract laboratory

See the “Certifications” page to see which analyses we are certified for in Maine and New Hampshire (NELAP).