General chemistry or base parameters include a number of tests that are used to indicate the water quality. These tests are not specific i.e. not targeting a specific contaminant.
Base parameters will be included in all drinking waters regulations and will have limits or ranges that are not to be exceeded.
When submitting a sample to an ALS laboratory you will have access to a wide range of base parameters, both regulated and unregulated.
Test methods in all ALS laboratories follow local legislation. Instrumentation used for testing is typically titration units or ion chromatography.
To ensure drinking water is safe for consumption, the level of metals and in particular heavy metals, need to be closely monitored.LEARN MORE
PFAS have a known toxicity & is frequently found in drinking water. Monitoring PFAS in drinking water is crucial for safe consumption.LEARN MORE
VOC's are an unwanted contaminant in drinking water, the most common VOC’s analysed are the result of contamination from petroleum related sources or industrial activity.LEARN MORE
Pesticides, including herbicides and fungicides, can be transported from the locations where they are applied into drinking water sources.LEARN MORE
Halo acetic acids can be formed in distribution networks when chlorine is applied as a disinfectant.LEARN MORE