PAHs in Drinking Water Proficiency Tests

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Product Code

Proficiency Test



Drinking Water


Anthracene, Benzo[b]fluoranthene, Benzo[k]fluoranthene, Benzo[g,h,i]perylene, Benzo[a]pyrene, Fluoranthene, Indeno[1,2,3-cd]pyrene, Naphthalene

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.

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) within drinking water are important to highlight. This is due to the detrimental health effects they may have if consumed in large enough quantities. PAH contaminants can be found in drinking water through various pollution events, which should be highlighted and then controlled.

Proficiency testing activities from Fapas are vital to ensure only high quality test abilities are utilised within your testing arrangement. Through the use of challenging reference materials direct comparisons can be made with your routine analysis activities to provide the clear, concise improvements to ensure only high quality test results are offered to customers, and regulators alike.