Chemical Analysis

Birmingham City Laboratories

Chemistry section of Birmingham City Laboratories can undertake chemical analysis on a wide range of products and materials. We have expertise in a wide range of organic and inorganic testing and procedures.

Chemical Analysis of Building Materials
  • Sulphate analysis related to sulphate attack of concrete floors, foundations and masonry. Sulphate content of soils, sub-base, shales, ash & blast furnace clinker & slags.
  • Chloride content of concrete
  • Mixed proportions of mortars, screed & plasters.
  • Cement content of concrete
  • High alumina cement (HAC) identification
  • Metal analysis & composition 
  • Coatings
  • Gypsum Products
  • Timber treatments identification

Chemical Analysis

Contaminated Land Analysis
  • Pollution Identification
  • Soil Testing - Waters/Leachates
  • Unknown water sources
  • Effluents

Composition and Safety of Consumer Articles
  • Toys BS 5665 Part 3
  • Cosmetics
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coatings
  • Paints
  • Metals
  • Solvents