Environmental Testing Laboratory
||ASci Corporationís Environmental Testing Laboratory (ASci-ETL) provides aquatic and sediment toxicity testing services to chemical companies, regulatory agencies, consulting and engineering firms and governments worldwide. Established in 1991, ASci-ETL is located in a modern, fully-equipped 8,000 sq. ft. facility in Duluth, Minnesota. ASci-ETL was established by Dr. Donald Mount, a leading aquatic toxicologist and developer of many of the US EPA toxicity testing guidelines.|
WET Testing and Toxicity Identification Evaluations (TIEs)
ASci provides whole effluent toxicity testing services. We have conducted a broad spectrum of acute and chronic toxicity tests and are experienced in addressing federal and state biomonitoring procedures.
We have extensive experience performing Phase I, II, and III TIEís with both acute and chronically toxic effluents and aqueous fractions of sediments. Our experience gives us a distinct advantage in performing full scale TIEís and assisting clients solve their toxicity problems.
Chemical Product Testing
ASci tests chemicals and genetically-engineered microorganisms for registration worldwide. We conduct chemical product tests for the industrial, pesticide, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries. Our laboratory conducts testing in compliance with Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) procedures. In addition, we can customize test conditions and report format to suit the parameters or documentation requirements of our clients.
Our Chemical Product Testing services include:
- Aquatic Toxicity Tests (Vertebrates and Invertebrates)
- Marine and Freshwater Species
- Sediment and Soil
- Algal Growth and Toxicity
- Seed Germination and Root Elongation
- Activated Sludge Respiration
- Microbial Growth Inhibition
- Aerobic Sewage Treatment
- COD/BOD studies
Sediment Toxicity Testing
ASci has experience in evaluating the toxicity of bulk sediments, elutriates and pore waters. Both flow-through and static test systems are utilized to assess sediment toxicity to marine and freshwater species.
TIE procedures are routinely applied to identify classes of compounds responsible for sediment toxicity. These services assist regulators in performing environmental assessments, dredged material disposal, and site remediation.