Laboratory Testing: Certification and Sampling Protocols

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.

About The Author: 

Robert Ramnarine joined the National Testing Laboratories network in May of 1999 as quality assurance officer at Broward Testing Laboratory facility, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Robert received MS from Florida Atlantic University. Marianne R. Metzger is general products business unit manager of National Testing Laboratories, Ltd., Cleveland, Ohio. Ramnarine can be reached at rramnarine@ ntllabs.com. Metzger can be reached at 800.458.3330, ext. 223, or by e-mail at mmetzger@ntllabs.com.

Activation Date: 
June 2, 2005
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16111

The Wide, Wide World of Residential Water Treatment Product Testing

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.

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Technology-specific testing methods in relation to the American National Standards

About The Author: 

Rick Andrew is the technical manager of the Drinking Water Treatment Units Program of NSF for more than three years. He has been with NSF International for more than six years, working with certification of residential drinking water products. His previous experience was in the area of analytical and environmental chemistry consulting. Andrew is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Water Quality Products. He has a BA in chemistry and an MBA from the University of Michigan. He can be reached at 800.NSF.MARK, or by e-mail at andrew@nsf.org.

Activation Date: 
June 2, 2005
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16108

NSF - A Work in Progress

Water Quality Products Q&A with Thomas J. Bruursema to provide an update of NSF’s initiatives in 2005.

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April 6, 2005
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Legacy
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16017

Bacteria… How Much Do They Bug Us

Sterility in the natural environment is not a normal scenario.

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Overview of bacteria commonly found in drinking water

About The Author: 

Jonathan Dyer is president of A&L Laboratories, Inc., Auburn, Maine.
He can be reached at 207.784.5354.

Activation Date: 
April 6, 2005
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16014

Water Analysis: A Close Look

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.

About The Author: 

Neda Simeonova is editor of WQP.

Activation Date: 
April 4, 2005
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Legacy
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15925

The Hidden Spore

Cryptosporidium—Once a Common Affliction to Travelers of Underdeveloped Countries, Now a Common Outbreak in Communities in the U.S.

About The Author: 

Jonathan Dyer, president of A&L Laboratories, Inc., Auburn, Maine. He can be reached by phone at 207-784-5354.

Activation Date: 
November 1, 2004
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15564

Perchlorate Reduction

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.

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Claims in the NSF/ANSI DWTU Standards

About The Author: 

Rick Andrew is technical manager of the DWTU Program at NSF International, Ann Arbor, Mich. He has served in this role for more than two years, and has been with NSF’s DWTU Program for more than five years. Andrew has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan. He can be reached by E-mail at andrew@nsf.org.

Activation Date: 
October 7, 2004
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Legacy
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15498

Drinking Water Contaminants Under Scrutiny

A successful business must look to the future and prepare for the inevitable.

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Monitor in the Present and Prepare for the Future

About The Author: 

Kristin M. Safran and Barbara L. Marteney of National Testing Laboratories, Ltd., specialize in consulting with bottled water companies regarding testing requirements and bottled water quality. They can be reached at 800-458-3330, ext. 215 (Safran ) and ext. 217 (Marteney).

Activation Date: 
August 30, 2004
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15415

High Arsenic Levels

Many of these homeowners were unaware that arsenic was present in their wells and only became aware because they were either selling or buying a home.

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on Private Wells Throughout the U.S. Place Homeowners at a Higher Risk

About The Author: 

Rich Cavagnaro is president of AdEdge Technologies in Atlanta, Ga. AdEdge specializes in development and supply of innovative technologies, adsorbents and integrated systems for removal of contaminants from aqueous and process streams. He can be reached by phone
at 678-835-0052 or by e-mail at
rich@adedgetechnologies.com.

Activation Date: 
June 29, 2004
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15269

What’s in That Water?

Never has water testing been so important. Local newspaper articles and other media outlets force consumers to be more aware of their water and, therefore, may convince them have their water tested. New and changing MCLs also drive the need to test water. Water testing can be used to pinpoint a customer’s water problem as well as to strengthen the customer relationship by supplying third-party test results the customer can trust.

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Water tests and analytical equipment

Publication Date: 
March 30, 2004
Activation Date: 
March 30, 2004
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Legacy
Legacy ID: 
15007