Acid Herbicide Analysis in Drinking Water Proficiency Test

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Product Code

Proficiency Test



Drinking Water


Acid Herbicides
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Approx. Size

1 litre + spiking conc.


Test materials supplied are a Real Drinking water + spiking concentrate in methanol.

The quality of drinking water is highly regulated across the world. Chemical contaminants such as heavy metals or pesticides might have long-term health implications. Other chemical contaminants are indicators of environmental pollution at source. Fapas drinking water proficiency tests provide whole volume drinking water samples with a wide range of routine and non-routine chemical components.

This proficiency test evaluates your testing ability for acid herbicides within drinking water. This can allow you to highlight any improvements within your current testing arrangement, as well as providing valuable insights into potential pitfalls you my encounter during your routine analysis activities.

Acid herbicides are used extensively within all manner of farming disciplines. They offer various advantages including substantial yield growth and disease risk reduction. These herbicides therefore can be a victim of poor farming practices, which can result in potential contamination of water systems through events such as chemical runoff. This can have a dramatic effect on the wider environment, as well as causing consumption risks if passed directly to consumers.

Proficiency testing activities from Fapas challenge your laboratories in much the same way as your routine analysis activities. This gives direct comparisons from which to provide valuable insights into your current testing ability, as well as areas for improvement. This can in turn inform your wider quality assurance measures, safeguarding your high quality testing ability for the future.