Expert Services

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Provides expert support to projects involving litigious or contentious subjects. These expert-level services are founded on chemistry principles and proper application of scientific methods. As part of the expert witness testimony and support, the Chemistry Matters team handles a number of services to meet legal standards.

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GEOFORENSIC INVESTIGATIONS

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Solve issues of gas migration, soil gas migration, liquid vent flows and characterize oil and gas bearing zones.

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ARSON INVESTIGATIONS

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Determine presence, absence and forensic identification of sources of ignitable liquid residues for arson investigations.

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ENVIRONMENTAL FORENSICS INVESTIGATIONS

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Determine source and timing of contaminant releases in the environment.

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BIOMONITORING

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Assess environmental impacts as well as wildlife and human exposure to contaminants.

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Lake Moraine, Banff national park

Chemistry Matters, led by Dr. Court Sandau, PhD, P. Chem, is a team of scientific professionals who provide services and expertise that solves complex environmental and geochemistry challenges.  From the field to the court room, Chemistry Matters offers years of relevant scientific expertise in sampling design, specialty sampling, customized sampling procedures, statistical data interpretation, and concise reporting to conduct successful investigations that protect our clients’ liability while providing scientifically defensible conclusions.

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Testimonials

The Chemistry Matters team is a key partner and technical resource. We have several years of project sharing and partnering together… Court is the go-to resource for expert advice, testimony, and advice pertaining to complex issues in the energy sector. His toxicological and chemistry expertise makes him a highly sought after resource globally.

Don Wood, Director of Strategic Business Development, Ridgeline Canada Inc.

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The Chemistry Matters team provides ‎an unmatched technical consulting service. Beginning with the development of a well-thought-out and science-based work scope, ‎Chemistry Matters provides insightful data analysis and data presentation that illuminates the material aspects and eliminates the noise.

– Tom Knapik, Manager, Environment & Compliance Plains Midstream Canada

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