All laboratories within our facility are equipped with specialized HVAC systems with HEPA filtration to maintain positive pressure in individual labs. Our class 100 hoods, Milli-Q Reagent Water Systems, clean benches for ultra trace metals analysis, and state of the art extraction hoods minimize sample contamination and employee exposure to chemicals.
JEL has invested heavily in an Advanced Power Structure backup system to provide uninterrupted power to all major components in the laboratory eliminating down time due to power surges and weather related power outages.
Our building is secured by an access control system that electronically logs all entry and exits from the building and visitors are escorted at all times by lab personnel when inside the facility.
The interior and exterior of the building is continuously monitored via a comprehensive CCTV system. All computer hardware is located within a dedicated server room equipped with an independent HVAC system providing optimal operating temperatures for the equipment.
Jupiter Environmental Laboratories specializes in providing fast turnaround and legally defensible data to a core clientele of private engineering consultants and select governmental agencies. Our mission is to offer a comprehensive suite of routine and specialty analyses together with highly personalized project management. We also offer method development, data verification, consulting, QAPP reviews and instrument training.
JEL has been a pioneer in utilizing research grade instruments in a commercial environmental lab setting in Florida, utilizing Dual Micro ECDs for low-level pesticides detection, the latest ICP-MS for trace metals analysis, SIM method for low level detection limits on EPA method 8270 and most recently the high performance AB Sciex QTrap 5500 LC/MS/MS for the analysis of personal care products, pesticides, pharmaceuticals and drugs.
Besides our standard environmental analytical work, JEL has been involved in many specialized projects.
Pharmaceuticals & Personal Care Products (PPCPs) and Endocrine Disruptors
Jupiter Analytix provides testing for PPCPs and Endocrine Disruptors. This testing is done by the latest generation HPLC/MS/MS, providing the lowest detection limits available for these emerging substances of concern (ESOC).
Real-Time Drug Monitoring Program
Jupiter Analytix provides schools with Real-Time Drug Monitoring (RTDM) — the first and only unobtrusive drug identification and measurement program of its kind. Educators will know what kind, how much, sudden increases, when usage changes, and if new drugs are being introduced to the student body. RTDM empowers educational systems with information to achieve a safe, drug-free environment so our children can thrive.
Research project for the Monroe County Mosquito Control District and Adapco, Inc. on the efficacy of a larvaecide used worldwide. This project required the development of a sampling/analysis program over multiple sites. Research grade protocols were utilized to ensure the integrity of the project. Data provided by JEL to the R&D department of the manufacturer will be used in ongoing studies to improve the delivery system of this product. Long term research project for chlorine substitute product being introduced to the market. This project consisted of creating and performing a long-term field study/laboratory analysis.
PFOS and PFOA
Polyfluoroalkyl Substances and Related Compounds
The Nature of PFAS Compounds
PFASs are a family of fluorine containing chemicals used extensively in industrial and commercial products. This class of synthetic compounds has become very persistent in the environment and bioaccumulates in the human body. The most common of the PFASs, PFOS and PFOA are used extensively in commercial applications such as aqueous film forming foams (AFFF), leather products, textiles, semiconductors, coatings, cleaning products, food packaging and pesticides. These compounds are very resistant to normal environmental degradation and are found in soil, water, air and tissue throughout the United States, potentially impacting the environment, edible crops and human health.
Jupiter Laboratories PFAS Analysis
• Certified by NELAP and DoD for PFOA and PFOS • EPA Method 8321 by LCMSMS (AB SCIEX 5500) • Stable isotope labeled PFOS surrogates • Standard list of 13 Perfluoro compounds: • PFOA • PFOS • PFDS • 8:2 FTS • 6:2 FTS • PFNA • PFDoA • PFDA • PFHxS • PFBS • PFHpA • PFHxA • PFBA. Extended compound list available
Technology and Research
As a local Florida based laboratory with many years of experience in advanced research and development analysis for emerging contaminants of concern we can provide fast response to your personal care and PFAS analysis needs. Utilizing the latest generation of LCMSMS allows us to assist you with method development, provide technical assistance and provide unparalleled data quality. Dr. Shourjo Ghose, LCMSMS Specialist is available to answer any questions regarding advanced PPCP protocols and analysis at 561-575-0030 or email us through the Contact Us page above.
Recent concerns on the effects of sunscreen on the world’s coral reefs is prompting research into chemicals suspected to be harmful. This work is conducted in the LC MS MS laboratory where we have a Sciex 5500 QTrap mass spectrometer coupled to a Spark Holland HPLC. This project is led by our analytical chemist Dr. Shourjo Ghose and investigates common contaminants of concern such as Oxybenzone, Methyl Paraben, Ethyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben, Heptyl Paraben, Triclosan , Octyl methoxycinnamate and 4-methylbenzylidene camphor.
Reefs at Risk movie
Set on the beautiful beaches of Hawaii, “Reefs at Risk” explores the harmful effects some sunscreen chemicals have on coral reefs and marine life. In order to protect this fragile ecosystem, Hawaii strives to ban a commonly used UV chemical, called oxybenzone, and hopes that other states and nations will follow.
Reefs at Risk movie
Resources & Forms
Chain of Custody
Preservative and Container Guide
Current Analyte List
Current FDOH NELAP Certificate
State of Florida MBE Certificate
South Florida Water Management SBE Certificate
DoD ELAP Certificate
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Environmental Protection Agency
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Florida Department of Environmental Protection
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Associations & Accreditation
National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference
On November 6, 2006, a giant step towards achieving a long-term goal of the environmental laboratory and monitoring communities to have a national accreditation program was realized.Visit Website