Complex and Emerging Contaminants

Our extensive knowledge of organic and inorganic chemistry in water and soil is the key to understanding the behavior of complex and emerging contaminants in the environment…

Mutch Associates has extensive knowledge of organic and inorganic chemistry with several staff members holding chemistry-related doctorates. This affords Mutch Associates the ability to address the multitude of new chemicals that threaten the natural environment. Whether it is modeling the transport and reactivity of these chemicals to develop remedies or designing sampling plans to yield reliable, high-quality data, Mutch is prepared to help clients manage complex and emerging contaminants.  Our close relationship with universities and academics gives us quick access to state of the art laboratory facilities and open communication with some of the best scientific minds in the country.

  • Site investigation (design and implementation of environmental studies to define nature and extent of GW/SW/soil contamination)
  • Peer review of fate, transport and remediation of complex and emerging contaminants
  • Treatability Studies
  • PFAS 
  • Metal fate and transport
    • Hexavalent chromium
    • Arsenic (inorganic, thioarsenates, thioarsenites, organoarsenic)
    • ​Mercury
    • Copper, nickel, zinc and lead
  • Geochemical modeling (PHREEQC, PHT3D, PHAST)
  • Environmental Forensics:
    • Source differentiation through chemical fingerprinting
    • Source age estimates
    • CSIA – Compound-Specific Carbon Isotope Analysis
    • Transient flow and transport analysis and modeling
    • Parent-daughter analysis