Water testing has certainly evolved from the ancient days of tasting and swirling water in the mouth like a good wine. Taste and odor are parameters that have taken on new meaning. What’s in the water? How did it get there? Is it harmful? Is it regulated? What are the limits of exposure, and what can be done to rid the water of undesirable contaminants?
Many contaminants are odorless, colorless and tasteless, and can only be detected by chemical testing.
Onsite testing offers real-time results and gives water treatment professionals a base point from which to work
Overview of regulations and contamination factors
Avoiding liability through development of standards and certification programs
A reputable laboratory should be able to help you determine what type of laboratory certification is required, if any, for the specific sample testing you are looking to have performed. Laboratories will typically provide all the sampling containers and collection instructions to ensure the accuracy of the sampling.
Whatever the structure of the testing service provider, the manufacturer must be satisfied that their partner can deliver the project turnaround, quality, scope of services, reliability, and ultimately, the value that they need.
Technology-specific testing methods in relation to the American National Standards
Water Quality Products recently invited Marianne R. Metzger, technical support/accounts manager of National Testing Laboratories, Ltd., Cleveland, Ohio, to share some of her thoughts with WQP’s readers on the trends of different
types water analysis in the industry.
Cryptosporidium—Once a Common Affliction to Travelers of Underdeveloped Countries, Now a Common Outbreak in Communities in the U.S.
This article summarizes the current state of efforts to address this hot topic from the point of view of the NSF/ANSI Drinking Water Treatment Unit (DWTU) Standards.
Claims in the NSF/ANSI DWTU Standards