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Our industrial/commercial customers often require testing to understand the safety of the water they are using during their manufacturing processes and on their products. We frequently carry out testing of this nature for companies operating in waste management, manufacturing, metals, construction, food and beverage, horticultural, agricultural, and viticultural sectors.
We can test for a range of substances such as:
Microbial testing is necessary where human health is at risk of being adversely affected by biological pathogens, disease-causing bacteria, and other toxins.
Inorganic chemistry deals with synthesis and behaviour of inorganic and organometallic compounds. This field covers chemical compounds that are not carbon-based.
An imbalance of anion content in water can cause environmental problems. Anions such as nitrates, sulfates, phosphates, chloride, fluoride, boron, and cyanide may be present at various concentrations in potable and wastewater and can pose toxic risks to aquatic systems.
Testing for metals in water is important because many heavy metals pose a threat to our health. Water testing for metals is to ensure drinking water is of high quality, to confirm limits prohibited in wastewater are being met, or to establish scale potential in water.
Nutrients—especially nitrogen and phosphorus—are key water quality parameters in environmental water. They can have significant direct or indirect impacts on plant growth, oxygen concentrations, water clarity, and sedimentation rates.
Organic chemistry deals with the structure, properties, composition, reactions, and preparation of carbon-containing compounds. Most organic compounds contain carbon and hydrogen, but they may also include any number of other elements (e.g., nitrogen, oxygen, halogens, phosphorus, silicon and sulfur).
Our testing is typically carried out across a range of areas such as process water, trade waste, cooling towers, boiler waters, solids, and water testing for food handling and processing compliance. We also offer continuous water monitoring for those businesses that require frequent, detailed results.
Related Testing Services
We’re registered with the Ministry of Health and internationally accredited to carry out a range of tests on water sources. Read more here.Learn
We perform a variety of tests on wastewater for treatment plant operators across the country. Read about what we can test for here.Learn
Rainfall that does not evaporate can pick up contaminants and end up in waterways. We perform a variety of tests on stormwater. Read more here.Learn
Environmental & recreational waters
Our microbiology and chemistry testing on these types of waters can be tailored to our customers’ needs. Read more here.Learn
Trade Waste Discharge
We carry out confidential analysis for customers who need to comply with local authority discharge resource consents. Read more here.Learn
Commercial & Industrial Process Water
We do test for agriculture, horticulture and viticulture businesses that want to understand the safety of the water they are using. Read more here.Learn