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Laboratory analysisParticle Size Analysis (PSA)

Particle size analysis (PSA)

Our analytical laboratory is fully equipped for the processing of sediment samples. A specially designed wash room allows for secure work flows and sample integrity.

Using standard (ISO3310-1/BS410-1) half-phi sieves we are able to grade sediments according to the current specification from Cefas.

For laser diffraction of the smaller particles, we have a Malvern Mastersizer 2000 analyser, which is the industry standard for this application.

Data from both methodologies are collated using our Unicorn database. From the data we can make statistical analyses and interpretation. We also use this data with the results of benthic macroinvertebrate communities in the samples to build up a picture of habitat types (biotopes) within the sample area.

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Particle Size Analysis (PSA)