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Capabilities

—Soil & Water Testing

—Hazardous Waste Characterization

—Storm Water Monitoring

—Soil Vapor & Ambient Air Monitoring

—Dioxin & Furan Testing

—PFAAs (New) Testing

Trust Torrent for Your Environmental Testing Services

We’re the premiere environmental testing laboratory for Northern California, Southern California and the Bay Area.

Torrent: the fuller-service laboratory.

Torrent Laboratory has long been known as the one-stop solution for environmental testing. We offer testing services in all three matrices (air, water, and soil) and all three disciplines (inorganic, volatile and semi-organics, and microbiology). We deliver advanced sampling, testing, and reporting methodologies. Our chemists perform all Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) analysis with next-generation Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry systems. Our lab boasts the most highly-automated extraction capabilities in laboratory analysis for Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds in Northern California.

Our capabilities include:
• Air, water, and soil testing
• Storm water, soil vapor and ambient air monitoring
• Hazardous waste characterization
• Dioxin and furan testing
• PFAA testing
• Custom monitoring, investigation, remediation and redevelopment
• Special projects and services

The highest certifications and most advanced capabilities.

Torrent offers advanced sampling, testing and reporting methodology for air, water and soil analysis. Our chemists perform all Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) analysis with next-generation Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry systems. Our lab boasts the most highly-automated extraction capabilities in laboratory analysis for Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds in Northern California.

Torrent Laboratory’s environmental testing services are backed by a breadth and depth of certification, including California’s Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (CA ELAP), The Department of Defense Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (DoD ELAP) and National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Certification (NELAC). We offer testing services in all three matrices— Air, Water, and Soil—in all three disciplines of testing: Inorganic, Volatile and Semi-Organics, and Microbiology.

Special Services

Dioxin testing with the fastest turnaround time in North America.

Torrent Laboratory offers the fastest TAT for dioxin testing in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Dioxins and dioxin-like substances are an extremely toxic family of chemicals. Because they’re difficult to remediate and can persist in the environment for a substantial length of time, assessment and clean-up of these persistent pollutants are crucial. Torrent Laboratory gives you the data you can trust—fast.

Dioxins and Furans are considered persistent pollutants. 2,3,7,8 TCDD is one of the most toxic substances on the planet. Dioxins and furans are not easy to remediate and can persist in the environment for a substantial length of time. As a result, there is a heightened focus on these substances for environmental site assessment and clean up. Dioxans and furans are also increasingly being included in the evaluation for real estate development and purchases.

Marine sediments and seafood products exposed to dioxin and furan streams can contain very high concentrations of PCDD/PCDF. Consequently, we’re seeing a significant increase in required monitoring of marine environments and seafood.

Torrent Lab offers full list dioxin and furan testing with the fastest turnaround time in North America.

water testing - dioxins and furans

Advanced soil vapor testing.

At Torrent, we offer two types of soil vapor testing: regular and low-level reporting.
The regular TO-15 test method, which has reporting limits of around 0.5 ppbv, is sufficient for most soil vapor monitoring. For residential or commercial environmental screening levels (ESLs), we also offer low-level reporting. Using the TO-15 SIM technique, this sensitive methodology can report the data at the 0.005 ppbv level, making it ideal for the most precise applications.

If your testing results must compare against Residential or Commercial environmental screening levels (ESLs), you may be required to test soil vapor with a more sensitive method that can report the data at 0.005 ppbv level. Generally, we meet these low-level reporting limits by performing the test using the TO-15 SIM technique.

Air Quality Testing and Analysis.

Air analysis is rapidly evolving, spurred on by increasing environmental awareness and accountability for meeting air quality standards. Torrent Laboratory has made a significant commitment to air testing and analysis by investing in new methods, technologies and advanced procedures. We offer outdoor air quality testing and ambient air testing.

Torrent supplies data for a range of air methods including NIOSH, OSHA, ASTM, and EPA Air Compendium Methods (TO, CO, IO).

Torrent Laboratory’s soil vapor and ambient air testing services are certified by DoD ELAP. Clients have a greater level of confidence in our data, knowing it must meet the high level of scrutiny required by ISO 17025:2017 DoD ELAP

Low level testing of PAHs in soil and water.

We offer 8270 and 8270 SIM testing for PAH (Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons) in soil and water. The 8270 test method has reporting limits that are generally around 0.5 ppbv, which in most cases is sufficient for soil and water monitoring.

If your testing results must compare against Residential or Commercial environmental screening levels (ESLs), you may be required to test soil and water with a more sensitive method that can report the data at 0.005 ppbv level. Generally, we meet these low-level reporting limits by performing the test using the 8270 SIM technique.

Pesticide testing.

Pesticides don’t just harm pests. They’re known to have a range of adverse health effects in humans. Torrent offers testing for organochlorine and organophosphorus(true?) pesticides and herbicides.

Metal detection in soil and water.

Torrent offers testing to detect metals using ICP-MS (Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry). This method is effective when you need to detect low levels of trace metals in groundwater or drinking water, and when you need to confirm the presence of certain metals in a water or soil matrix.

Rush TAT Services.

Torrent Lab has built a strong reputation on providing Six Sigma level, highly predictable on time quick turnaround times for testing and analysis. Torrent offers many turnaround time (TAT) options. Our standard TAT is 5 business days.