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

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.

A range of our currently available publications and software tools are presented below.

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 '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.

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.

Reclamation of Contaminated Land

Reclamation of Contaminated Land

This book looks at the rapidly changing policy and technological developments applicable to contaminated land management and the need for input from a number of scientific and engineering disciplines.

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.

LQM/CIEH Generic Assessment Criteria (1st Edition)

LQM/CIEH Generic Assessment Criteria (1st Edition)

The first edition of this ground-breaking manual that provides Generic Assessment Criteria for use in human-health risk assessment at potentially contaminated sites.

LQM/CIEH Generic Assessment Criteria (2nd Edition)

LQM/CIEH Generic Assessment Criteria (2nd Edition)

The 2nd edition of the this ground-breaking and very popular manual providing Generic Assessment Criteria used in human-health risk assessment of potentially contaminated sites.