Services We Provide
Laboratory Analytical Services
These services play a crucial role in ensuring the safety and compliance of water supplies for various purposes, such as drinking water, industrial processes, and environmental monitoring.
- Sample Collection: Laboratory analysis begins with the proper collection of water samples from different sources, such as rivers, lakes, wells, or treated water supplies. It is essential to follow specific guidelines and protocols to obtain representative samples that reflect the true water quality.
- Physical and Chemical Testing: The laboratory conducts a wide range of physical and chemical tests on water samples. Physical parameters include temperature, pH, color, turbidity, and conductivity. Chemical tests involve measuring the concentrations of various substances, such as dissolved oxygen, total dissolved solids, metals, nutrients, organic compounds, and disinfection by-products.
- Microbiological Analysis: Microbiological testing is crucial to identify the presence of harmful microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites, which can cause waterborne diseases. Common microbiological tests include total coliforms, E. coli, fecal coliforms, and heterotrophic plate counts.
- Contaminant Identification: Advanced laboratory techniques, such as gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, atomic absorption spectroscopy, and molecular biology methods, are employed to identify and quantify specific contaminants in water. These may include pesticides, heavy metals, pharmaceuticals, endocrine-disrupting compounds, and other organic or inorganic pollutants.
- Quality Control and Assurance: Laboratories adhere to strict quality control and assurance protocols to ensure the accuracy, reliability, and traceability of their results. This includes following standardized testing methods, using calibrated equipment, participating in proficiency testing programs, and maintaining proper documentation.
- Regulatory Compliance: Laboratory Analytical Services play a vital role in ensuring compliance with local, national, and international regulations governing water quality standards. By analyzing water samples and reporting on the presence and concentration of contaminants, laboratories help water treatment facilities meet regulatory requirements and protect public health.
- Research and Development: Analytical laboratories also contribute to research and development efforts in the water treatment field. They explore new analytical techniques, assess emerging contaminants, evaluate treatment processes, and develop innovative solutions to address water quality challenges.