Comprehensive Analytical Testing Laboratory in Grants Pass OR
There are several types of water that need to be tested in an Analytical Testing Laboratory Grants Pass OR. Municipalities have to have public drinking water tested, for example, under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). Industrial facilities and many companies have to have the wastewater tested under the Clean Water Act (CWA). Another water has to be tested for sediment, environmental samples are required to be tested by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and homeowners should have the domestic well water tested annually. Well water can be tested for hardness, contaminants, bacteria, chlorination, and metals. Soil infiltration, acid rain, chemicals from nearby factories or farms, or even natural bacteria can leach into well water and cause illness in some users.
Testing facilities utilize standard methods for each type of water that are outlined in regulations, as well as monitor regulations for any changes. Procedures, equipment, documentation, and quality assurance measures are outlined in detail. Some facilities are authorized to test only drinking water samples or only environmental samples, but there are some that are authorized for testing all types of water. Many samples have to be tested in the field,& but some water samples, such as drinking water in individual homes, or well water, can be sent in for testing. The Analytical Testing Laboratory Grants Pass OR is a comprehensive facility where all water can be tested. Services, test sample collection, and consultations are available to assist businesses and individuals with water testing needs. Click here for more details about the comprehensive analytical testing laboratory in Grants Pass, OR.
Equipment is specialized, depending on what tests have to be completed. Gas Chromatography, for example, is a machine in which samples are vaporized. Particles are separated and tested individually. High Performance Liquid Chromatography separates the water and then manipulates it with various solvents and procedures. Ion Chromatography is a conductivity detector that quantifies ions in the water. Other testing includes total organic carbon analysis, segmented flow analysis, and those conducted in an Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopy machine. Detailed reports are provided following all testing, so municipalities, industrial facilities, and businesses have documentation in compliance with oversight regulations. Those who need, or desire, water testing can go to Nrclabs.com for capacities, procedures, and sample collecting data.