Our Environmental Fate staff includes internationally recognized experts in environmental fate, biodegradation and bioconcentration. With dedicated laboratories, sophisticated equipment, and expert knowledge of global guidelines, Smithers provides extensive experience in the environmental challenges associated with product development.

Our soil scientists provide a water, sediment, and soil analysis service for various research organizations and agrochemical, chemical, and pharmaceutical clients. 

Smithers provides adsorption / desorption testing in soils, sediment and activated sludge. 

We have decades of experience conducting biodegradation studies. Our studies assess a compound’s propensity to be readily or inherently biodegradable based on standard ready biodegradability guidelines or higher-tiered inherent biodegradability guidelines.

Our bioaccumulation test species include a variety of cold and warm water fish species such as trout, bluegill and carp, as well as invertebrates such as oysters, aquatic worms, and earthworms.
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Environmental Fate Studies

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The Application of 2D HPLC to Address the Need to Investigate the Chiral Profile of Active Ingredients and Their Metabolites in Environmental Fate and Metabolism Studies
Comparison of EPA and ECHA guidance on characterization of non-extractable residues (NER) in degradation assessment
Are Additional Solvent Extractions in Soil/Sediment Laboratory Studies Really Necessary? A follow-up Presentation with an Expanded Data Set

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Instrumentation News:

Relationship Between Soil Microbial Biomass Methods Use in Environmental Fate Studies
Evaluation of Translocation of [14C]Radiolabeled Plant Protection Product in Tomato
The Effect of Laboratory Lighting on Isomerization of Pesticides
The Effect of Cations on the Extractability of Organic Chemicals Adsorbed to Soil

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Smithers Environmental Fate Brochure

Learn more about our team:

Meet our Experts: Environmental Fate and Metabolism - Harrogate Team
Meet our Experts: Rory Mumford

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