Routine Metals in Drinking Water Proficiency Test

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Product Code

Proficiency Test



Drinking Water


Chromium, Nickel, Iron, Manganese, Aluminium, Lead, Cadmium, Copper, Zinc

Approx. Size

500 ml


Test materials supplied are a Real Drinking water acidified 0.1 M Nitric. NB The acidification of this sample may make it unsuitable for colorimetric methods.

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 looks at your testing ability for routine metals in drinking water specifically.

Your testing ability for these routine metals within drinking water is vital o ensure only safe levels of these metals are present in drinking water. Metals within drinking water can be found in various places, from rock deposits through erosion, or through conventional plumbing, the inclusion of metals in water can only be managed.

Metals within water can have some health benefits for consumers. Yet this must only be within permitted safe levels, usually of low limits. As such it is important to ensure only high quality testing practises are utilised within your routine testing activities.

Fapas proficiency tests can challenge your testing laboratories and highlight any improvements within your testing arrangement. These challenging test materials can also allow you to provide the clear, concise improvements required to only high quality test results are offered to customers, and regulators alike