Lonestar offers the most advanced and unique Environmental Sampling and Chemical Analysis services in the Middle East/Gulf region.
Lonestar utilizes an array of advanced instruments like Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometers with Graphite Furnace, Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectrometer (ICP) and ICP-MS, Gas Chromatographs with various detectors (FID, PID, Dual-ECD). Numerous gas chromatograph and several GC Mass spectrometers are utilized at Lonestar on a daily basis. In addition, Lonestar also utilizes Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer (FT-IR) for various determinations. Lonestar provides its clients with sophisticated analysis to meet the demanding requirements of environmental analysis.
Tests are conducted at Lonestar in accordance with the latest US EPA, NIOSH, MASA, APHA, HSE, BS, ASTM and NACE analytical methods.
A full complement of routine analysis is conducted on various matrices:
|Marine Life||Groundwater||Domestic Water|
|Plant Tissue||Seawater||Formation Water|
|Soil||Reverse Osmosis||Recreational Water|
|Sediment||Well & Desalination Water|
|Sludge||Raw & Treated Wastewater|
Parameters Routinely determined using ICP & ICP-MS are
Environmental Analysis – Organic Constituents determined by Lonestar are
|Aromatic Volatile Organics - BTEX||Chlorinated Hydrocarbons|
|Crude & Refined Product Fingerprinting||Halogenated Volatile Organics|
|Herbicides and Pesticides||Nitroaromatic and Cyclic Ketones|
|Organic and Volatile Acids||Halo Acetic Acids|
|Tri Halo Methanes||PCB’s|
|Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH)||Phthalate Esters|
|Phenols||Total Organic Halides|
|Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (DRO/GRO)||Volatile Organic Compounds|
|Semi Volatile Organic Compounds||Halo Phenols|
Biocide Analysis & Efficacy Studies for Bacteria
|Analysis of Corrosion Products||Cyclic Polarization|
|Coupon Corrosion Rate||Elastomer Exposure|
|Electrochemical Corrosion Rate||Optimization of Dosage Rate|
|Quality Control by FTIR||Wheel & Bottle Tests|
General Chemistry – Non Metallic Components
|Total Khjehdl Nitrogen (TKN)||BOD|
Microbiology on various matrices
Chemical Composition of Metals & Alloys
Analysis of carbon steel, stainless steel, duplex steel, nickel based alloys and other alloys – these Metals and Alloys are analyzed at Lonestar using an Optical Emission Spectrometer (OES). Carbon and Sulfur are analyzed using the ELTRA/LECO. Low levels of alloying elements in steel are analyzed either on the AAS/ICP/ICP-MS. The following elements are routinely analyzed on steel samples:
Corrosion and Scale Inhibitors
In the past numerous years, Lonestar has analyzed extremely diverse scale and corrosion products from oil and gas fields. The methodologies utilized are either standards NACE recommended or complex analytical techniques that were developed over numerous years by our staff at local and international facilities.
Analysis of anions in Drinking water, Groundwater, Surface water & Seawater is conducted using an Ion Chromatograph. The level of Detection is at Parts Per Billion (ppb) for the following components:
Total Organic Carbon Analysis (TOC)
Analysis of Organic Carbon in Drinking water, Seawater, Ground water and Surface water is conducted using a TOC analyzer capable of analyzing Total Organic Carbon, Dissolved Organic Carbon and Purgeable Organic Carbon
Total Organic Halogens (TOX)
Analysis of Total Organic Halides in Drinking water, Seawater, Groundwater, Surface water and Soil.
Level of Detection is Parts Per Million (ppm).
Lonestar has been providing testing services to the local industry for numerous years. The purpose of testing may be for quality control or compliance monitoring to regulatory requirements of the Local, Municipal or Federal agencies or for license renewal of various manufacturing industries.