WATER QUALITY TESTING

A person in a blue glove holds a test tube for water quality testing.

Choosing CVR Labs to analyze your water supplies provides you with the latest technical and equipment assistance in determining its quality, and safety standards for drinking water. The purpose of this series is to introduce you, firstly, to the concept behind water quality testing and then let you know about various tests involved with it. We will also talk a little bit about why these physical-chemical characteristics are related so that they can be used as criteria for evaluating waters in your present living environment.

What is Water Quality Testing?

Water quality testing refers to techniques used to test the cleanness and purity of liquid sources. The main goal of water testing should be to ensure that people have access to clean drinking water, free from pollutants and with an ideal level of purity. This testing is necessary for several reasons:

Public Health:

One of the main functions of water quality testing is to safeguard public health by preventing people from drinking dangerous impurities.

Environmental Protection:

It also assists in monitoring the damage done by water pollutants on aquatic life and ecologies.

Regulatory Compliance:

Water quality rules and standards must be met by municipal water suppliers as well. Other sectors also have to improve their performance.

Consumer Protection:

Water quality testing prevents infection and other possible health problems for the customers.

Water Quality Testing Parameters

About water quality testing, CVR Labs provides a range of analysis services that include physical, chemical and microbiological checks. Below is a general list of the possible parameters.

Coliforms E.coli Escherichia coli
Faecal Coliforms
Faecal streptococci
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Standard Plate Count
Salmonella spp
Shigella spp
Staphylococcus aureus
Sulphite reducing anaerobes
Total viable colony count at 20 – 22°C/ml in 72 hours
Total viable colony count at 37°C/ml in 24 hours
Vibrio cholera
Vibrio parahaemolyticus
Yeast and Mould Count
Coliform bacteria
Content
Salmonella
Shigella
Staphylococcus aureus
Sulphite reducing anaerobes
Yeast and Moulds
Lipolytic Organisms count
Proteolytic Organism count
Thermophilic Organisms count
Total Plate Count
Legionella
Standard Plate Count

Comprehensive Water Quality Testing Parameters and Significance

PHYSICAL PARAMETERS DESCRIPTION USE
pH
Measurement of water pH level
Assesses acidity/alkalinity changes that can affect water quality.
TURBIDITY
Measurement of water turbidity
Indicates water clarity and the presence of suspended particles
TOTAL DISSOLVED SOLIDS
Measurement of dissolved solids
Assesses the concentration of minerals and impurities in water.
CHEMICAL PARAMETERS DESCRIPTION USE
TOTAL ORGANIC CARBON (TOC)
Measurement of organic carbon content
Indicates the presence of organic matter that can affect taste and odor.
CHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND (COD)
Measurement of oxygen required for chemical reactions
Assesses the presence of organic and inorganic pollutants.
NUTRIENT ANALYSIS
Measurement of nutrient levels
Assesses the presence of nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus, which can impact water quality.
MICROBIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS DESCRIPTION USE
TOTAL COLIFORM BACTERIA
Enumeration of total coliform bacteria
Assesses overall microbial contamination and water safety.
E.COLI DETECTION
Identification of E. coli presence
Verifies the absence of this harmful bacterium, indicating fecal contamination.
ENTEROCOCCI DETECTION
Identification of Enterococci presence
Ensures the absence of these bacteria, which can indicate sewage contamination.
TOTAL BACTERIAL COUNT
Enumeration of total bacterial count
Assesses overall microbial contamination and water quality.
HETEROTROPHIC PLATE COUNT
Enumeration of heterotrophic bacteria
Measures the overall bacterial load, indicating water quality
LEGIONELLA DETECTION
Identification of Legionella presence
Ensures water is free from this harmful bacterium, which can cause Legionnaires’ disease.

Personalized Water quality testing for Hygiene and Safety

These are the characteristics used in evaluating water source hygiene and safety. Because our testing techniques are tailored to your specific needs, we can be sure that water safety and purity have been thoroughly checked. CVR Labs is committed to giving you accurate, reliable, and practical data which can help you monitor good water sources.

Creative technology, innovative equipment and experienced workers all make CVR Labs a conscientious partner for water quality testing. Contact us now to learn more about our services.

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