Industrial and agricultural processes contribute to the level of ammonia in water sources. Ammonia is an indicator of possible bacterial, sewage or animal waste contamination. The level of ammonia is a useful indicator of possible pollution.
Taking a water sample
The analytical result is only as good as the sample submitted for analysis. Collecting a representative sample is the first step of the analytical procedure.
Clean tap thoroughly, including the inlet with a flame or disinfectant wipe.
Turn on the tap and allow water to run for a minimum of 2 minutes.
Take the cap off the sterile bottle and immediately fill the container.
Replace the bottle cap as soon as the bottle is full (leaving a small headspace) and record the site and date of sampling.
Deliver to the IEC as soon as possible.
Maintain the water samples at 1-5°C if storing overnight.
Representative sample in a large ziploc bag
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Environment & Nutrition
Alkalininty, Chloride, Fluoride, Hardness, TON, Sulphate, pH, conductivity, turbidity
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