BTEX in Drinking Water Proficiency Test


Product Specification

Product Code Proficiency Test Matrix Approx. Size


Drinking Water

1 litre + spiking conc.


Benzene, Ethylbenzene, m-xylene, p-xylene, m & p-xylene, o-xylene, Xylene (total), Styrene, Toluene


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

Test Description

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.

BTEX is a group of chemical compounds including Benzene, Tolueune, Ethylebenzene and Xylenes. These chemical compounds are usually derived from petroleum products. Sources of contamination within water sources are usually as a result of petroleum spills. Their inclusion in soil and ground water can have a large effect on the wider environment. As such it is important to highlight any high levels of these compounds within water, especially drinking water, in an effort to protect consumers from potentially harmful chemicals.

Water is vital for all manner of industries, as well as consumers. As such it is important to maintain the high quality testing measures required to evaluate the safety of both drinking and waste water. This is due to the impact this can have on the wider environment.

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.

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