Generally associated with power stations, holding dams and waterways, the term process waters is predominantly used in manufacturing or treatment processing.

Services we provide
General and physical parameters
pH, conductivity, alkalinity, colour, turbidity, total dissolved solids, suspended solids, total solids 
Nutrients
Ammonia (as N), nitrate (as N), nitrite (as N), total nitrogen, ortho-phosphate (as P), total phosphate 
Anions
Bromide, chloride, fluoride, sulphate 
Cations
Calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium 
Metals
Aluminium, arsenic, barium, beryllium, boron, cadmium, chromium, copper, iron, manganese, mercury, molybdenum, nickel, lead, selenium, silica, strontium, tin, thallium, uranium, vanadium, zinc 
Aggregate organics
Biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), chemical oxygen demand (COD), total organic carbon (TOC) 
Microbiological testing
Total coliforms, thermotolerant coliforms and E. coli, heterotrophic plate count, algae identification, predominant genera and full counts, chlorophyll

Other tests are available, please contact us to discuss. If we are unable to provide the tests that you require, we are happy to engage other testing facilities on your behalf.

We can provide you with the appropriate sample containers. These are free and can be collected from our laboratory or posted to you for a nominal fee.

When taking the sample, it is very important to follow the instructions provided especially for the microbiological tests, so that no contamination occurs. We recommend that samples are chilled after collection and delivered to our laboratory on the same day. You will also need to complete a Sample Submission Form to submit with your water samples.

SAS Laboratory complies with National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) requirements.