Company Facilities - Successful evaluation of contaminated waters and sediments by Pacific EcoRisk is due in no small part to our excellent laboratory facilities. Our newly constructed laboratory in Fairfield provides over 3500 sq. ft. of office and conference facilities, and over 7500 sq. ft. of actual laboratory space for conducting bioassays, culturing test organisms, storing and preparing water, effluent, and sediment samples for use in the tests, routine chemical analyses, and TIE fractionations as well as 3000 sq. ft. of storage. The various laboratory rooms comprising our facility are all designed for efficient and optimal performance of the testing services we provide.
Laboratory Equipment - Pacific EcoRisk has all of the equipment necessary to successfully perform the EPA and ASTM water, effluent, and sediment tests. All of our testing and analytical equipment is maintained and calibrated as per our QA/QC Plan. All of our plastic and glass lab-ware is cleaned according to EPA guidelines, and is stored in clean, dust-free cabinets until used.
Field Sampling/Monitoring Equipment - Pacific EcoRisk maintains a fleet of field sampling vehicles, including several vans and a 4-wheel drive truck. Pacific EcoRisk also maintains a fleet of sampling boats, ranging from 10-ft pond boats (equipped with four stroke outboard and electric trolling motors), a 21-ft shallow-draft deck boat (equipped with premium location electronics and electric winch system for deployment of various sampling gear [e.g., ponars, etc]), and is currently constructing a 28-ft custom-designed off-shore boat (outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment for performance of water, sediment, and biota sample collection). Finally, Pacific EcoRisk maintains all of the requisite field sampling and monitoring equipment (water quality meters, water sample collection devices and pumping systems, and a variety of sediment grab devices) needed to collect water, sediment, and biota efficiently, and in a technically-correct fashion.