Oil and Grease in Waste Water Proficiency Test


Product Specification

Product Code Proficiency Test Matrix Approx. Size



2 ml


Oil and Grease


Suitable for EPA 1664, SM 5520B and other gravimetric methods. PLEASE NOTE THIS SAMPLE IS NOT SUITABLE FOR IR METHODS Test material is spiking concentrate, in n-propanol, for dilution with lab's own deionised water

Test Description

This proficiency test looks at your testing ability to highlight Oil & Grease in waste water. This can inform your further quality assurance activities, to ensure only high quality test results are passed to your customers.

The drinking water industry is highly regulated across the world. There is a related responsibility to ensure that waste water is effectively treated to reduce environmental pollution. Fapas waste water proficiency test samples replicate those used to test for potential environmental contamination, covering a wide range of determinants. These include standard oxygen demand and physical parameters as well as trace metals and nutrients.

Oil and grease pose a range of challenges to waste water solutions. It is important therefore, to maintain high quality testing activities from which to highlight if high levels of oil and grease may be within waste water. This can accurately inform any water treatment strategies that may need to be employed, and reducing any potential impact on consumers.   

Proficiency testing activities from Fapas can challenge your current testing arrangement, from which to inform any areas of improvement which may be required within your current testing measures. This Fapas proficiency test is suitable for a range of methods such as EPA 1664, SM 5520B and other gravimetric methods. This can give a good indication of the flexibility of your testing arrangement, from which to ensure high quality test results are found.

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