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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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.
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.
The latest version of our very popular manual providing assessment criteria used in human-health risk assessment of potentially contaminated sites.
Recording of the Technical Briefing Webinar on how to correctly apply BS 8485:2015+A1:2019 originally delivered on the 3rd may 2019 (~90mins).
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).
Recording of a webinar on using the TPHCWG method and current methods of analysis originally delivered on the 1st May 2019 (~90mins).
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
A detailed introduction to the range of chemical testing applied to soil samples in commercial laboratories in the UK today.
Guidance on the land contamination issues that may need to be addressed at sites occupied by, or near to, former foundries.
The first edition of this ground-breaking manual that provides Generic Assessment Criteria for use in human-health risk assessment at potentially contaminated sites.
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.