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General chemistry & nutrients

Analysis of general chemistry parameters & nutrients

Increased levels of many general chemistry parameters and nutrients can be a reliable indicator that surface waters are being affected by nearby human activity.

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ALS offerings of accredited tests

Clients looking to monitor the levels of general chemistry parameters or nutrients in surface water can rely on ALS to provide convenient service and quality results.


Example of analytical services provided by ALS:
  • Alkalinity
  • Ammonia
  • Colour
  • Cyanide
  • Conductivity
  • Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC)
  • pH
  • Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
  • NO2
  • NO3
  • SO4
  • PO4
  • Phosphorous
  • Anion/Cation sum
  • Hardness
  • Ion Balance
  • Langelier Index
  • Saturation pH
  • Silica



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Analysis of metals in surface water

Levels of metals, and in particular heavy metals, is a crucial part when monitoring surface water quality.


Organic compounds in surface water

Undesirable organic compounds should typically not be found in surface water unless there are sources contributing to contamination.

Water Reservoir

Microbiology in surface water

High levels of certain microbes in surface water are an indicator of possible drainage from nearby areas.