Routine Components in Surface Water Proficiency Test

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Product Specification

Proficiency Test Information
Product Code Proficiency Test Matrix Approx. Size


Surface Water

1 litre + spiking conc.


Nitrite, Nitrate, Ammonium, Total Organic Carbon (TOC), Permanganate lndex Val. (PIV oxidisability) 10 min, SR Phosphate, pH, Conductivity (20°C), Colour (filtered) HAZEN units only, Turbidity


If you order both Group 1 AND Group 2 you will only be sent ONE 1 Litre bottle. Test materials supplied are a Real Surface water + spiking concentrate in deionised water.

Test Description

The drinking water industry is highly regulated across the world. There is a related responsibility to ensure that the source of the water (a river, for example) has a low environmental pollution. Fapas surface water proficiency test samples replicate those used to test for potential environmental contamination, covering a wide range of determinands. These include routine components and trace metals.

Routine components within surface water have wide-ranging effects within the wider environment. As such effective testing is key to providing industry confidence in your testing ability across a range of specific analytes. With nitrates and other analytes playing a key role in the impact water can have on the wider environment, the detection and quantification of these substances is of great importance.

Fapas' proficiency tests play a vital role in benchmarking your testing ability across a range of analytes. By providing an accurate snapshot of your current testing ability, areas of improvement can be quickly highlighted and addressed. This not only improves your testing ability across the board, through more informed quality control processes, but also allows you to track your progress, and quantify any return on investment.

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