LQM is a specialist environmental consultancy based in Nottingham (UK) with an international reputation for assessing and managing the risks posed to human health and the environment by contaminants in soil. Increasingly this is being done within a context of sustainable development and specifically sustainable brownfield regeneration.

We provide consultancy, peer review and expert witness services, contract research and training courses on all aspects of the management of land contamination to problem holders, developers and local government.

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Publications, Software & Webinar Recordings

LQM and our staff have been involved in producing a wide-range of books, publications and guidance; some of which are published directly by LQM and others by external organisations and publishers.

LQM have developed a range of software tools to facilitate various technical tasks.

LQM and guest specialists have recorded a range of webinars.

A range of currently available publications, software tools and recorded webinars are presented below.

LQM Ternary Gas Composition Tool

LQM Ternary Gas Composition Tool

What else is my ground gas data trying to tell me? This tool allows ternary gas composition plots to be generated quickly and easily to provide additional lines of evidence to support your gas conceptual model and risk assessment in-line with BS8485.

PAH Profiling Tool (Full version)

PAH Profiling Tool (Full version)

Can I use assessment criteria based on the surrogate marker approach to assess the PAHs at my site? This simple tool allow you to investigate your site data and find out.

PAH Double Ratio Tool (Full version)

PAH Double Ratio Tool (Full version)

Are all the PAHs at your site from a single source or are there different sources in different areas?  What might these sources be and what might that tell us about the potential risks they present? This simple tool allow you to investigate your site data and find out.

LQM/CIEH 'Suitable 4 Use Levels'

LQM/CIEH 'Suitable 4 Use Levels'

The latest version of our very popular manual providing assessment criteria used in human-health risk assessment of potentially contaminated sites.

Webinar Recording: Toxicology 101 (Early Career Briefings)

Webinar Recording: Toxicology 101 (Early Career Briefings)

Early career briefing for professionals who do not have a background in toxicology, originally delivered on 6th December 2019 (~65mins)

Webinar Recording: Bioavailability State of the Art (1 hour)

Webinar Recording: Bioavailability State of the Art (1 hour)

Recording of Professional Practice Webinar to outline the recent developments in bioaccessibility testing, originally delivered on 15th November 2019 (~60mins)

Webinar Recording: Chemistry 101 (Early Career Briefings)

Webinar Recording: Chemistry 101 (Early Career Briefings)

Recording of Early Career Briefing for professionals who do not have a background in chemistry, originally delivered on 1st November 2019 (~50mins)

Webinar Recording: PFAS Myth Buster

Webinar Recording: PFAS Myth Buster

Recording of Professional Practice Webinar to bust some of the myths surrounding this group of emerging substances, originally delivered on 20th September 2019 (~60mins).

Webinar Recording: The Language of Risk

Webinar Recording: The Language of Risk

Recording of Professional Practice Webinar to clarify the language of risk used in different legal contexts, originally delivered on 18th October 2019 (~60mins)

Webinar Recording: Petroleum hydrocarbon risk assessment using GC data - beyond TPHCWG?

Webinar Recording: Petroleum hydrocarbon risk assessment using GC data - beyond TPHCWG?

Recording of Professional Practice Webinar on using the TPHCWG method and current methods of analysis originally delivered on the 1st May 2019 (~90mins).

Webinar Recording: Innovations in ground gas and vapour sampling and analysis, groundwater sampling and analysis

Webinar Recording: Innovations in ground gas and vapour sampling and analysis, groundwater sampling and analysis

Recording of Professional Practice Webinar to learn of recent innovations in ground gas, vapour and groundwater sampling and analysis available within the UK, originally delivered on 13th February 2019 (~120mins).

Webinar Recording: Contamination from clandestine, criminal, informal and cottage industry land uses

Webinar Recording: Contamination from clandestine, criminal, informal and cottage industry land uses

Recording of Professional Practice Webinar to help understand the chemical hazards, risk assessment and remediations for clandestine substances, originally delivered 16th January 2019 (~60mins).

Webinar Recording: Site investigation data visualisation, analysis and modelling

Webinar Recording: Site investigation data visualisation, analysis and modelling

Recording of Professional Practice Webinar to help understand the requirements of reliable and robust data visualisation of site investigation data, originally delivered 6th December 2018 (~90mins).

Webinar Recording: Redeveloping Military Sites

Webinar Recording: Redeveloping Military Sites

Recording of Professional Practice Webinar considering how military sites can be safely developed for the current housing challenge, originally delivered on 27th November 2018 (~90mins).

Webinar Recording: Correct application of BS 8485

Webinar Recording: Correct application of BS 8485

Recording of the Technical Briefing Webinar on how to correctly apply BS 8485:2015+A1:2019 originally delivered on the 3rd may 2019 (~90mins).

Webinar Recording: Practical application of advanced methods of analysis of continuous gas monitoring data

Webinar Recording: Practical application of advanced methods of analysis of continuous gas monitoring data

Recording of the Technical Briefing Webinar in Ground Gases to demonstrate the practical application of advanced methods of analysis of continuous gas monitoring data originally delivered on the 7th June 2019 (~90mins).

Webinar Recording: Gas Membranes – site specific specification of appropriate gas membranes

Webinar Recording: Gas Membranes – site specific specification of appropriate gas membranes

Recording of the Technical Briefing Webinar in Ground Gases on the site specific specification of appropriate gas membranes originally delivered on the 5th July 2019 (~90mins).

LQM GIS web-bytes: Viewing your Site Photographs

LQM GIS web-bytes: Viewing your Site Photographs

Recorded demo showing you how to add and view your Site photographs within your QGIS project (12 minutes).

LQM GIS web-bytes: Viewing your Borehole Logs

LQM GIS web-bytes: Viewing your Borehole Logs

Recorded demo showing you how to add and view your Site borehole logs within your QGIS project (12 minutes).

LQM GIS web-bytes: Site Zoning Using Risk Assessment Criteria

LQM GIS web-bytes: Site Zoning Using Risk Assessment Criteria

Recorded demo showing you how to use QGIS to zone your site using human health risk assessment criteria for contaminant datasets (18 minutes).

LQM 'Top Two' Calculator

LQM 'Top Two' Calculator

Calculating a C4SL-like assessment criteria? So what are the 'Top Two' produce groups for your contamiants? This simple calculator allow you to find out and copy the correct settings into CLEA v1.071.

KeyCSM Single Licence

KeyCSM Single Licence

Only £500 with online card payment discount

Licence to run KeyCSM on one machine. Your attention is drawn to the fact that KeyCSM is legacy software with some known bugs as further explained in the description of KeyCSM and here.

KeyCSM Additional Licence

KeyCSM Additional Licence

Licence to run KeyCSM on one additional machine. Only available to organisations who have already purchased a single licence.

Your attention is drawn to the fact that KeyCSM is legacy software with some known bugs as further explained in the description of KeyCSM and here.

KeyCSM Two Hour Online Training

KeyCSM Two Hour Online Training

A two hour one to one online training session on using KeyCSM.

On purchasing the training, you will be contacted by LQM to discuss your level of experience with KeyCSM.

Training can comprise:

  • An instructor led introduction into using the KeyCSM software to represent the sources, pathways and receptors associated with a potentially contaminated site, highlighting the key features of the software.
  • OR a tailored session to take you to the next level.  After showing the instructor how far you have got with understanding KeyCSM, you will be shown additional functionality reflecting your needs.

Training will last for two hours. Additional training sessions can be purchased as required. Up to three delegates from your organisation can attend at one time.

The Chemical Analysis of Contaminated Land

The Chemical Analysis of Contaminated Land

A detailed introduction to the range of chemical testing applied to soil samples in commercial laboratories in the UK today.

Risk-based Management of Land Contamination at Foundry Sites

Risk-based Management of Land Contamination at Foundry Sites

Guidance on the land contamination issues that may need to be addressed at sites occupied by, or near to, former foundries.