Ammonia in Water

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.
Sample Requirement Turnaround Time Price Sample Form Laboratory Species
Representative sample in a large ziploc bag 10 days €50.00 Water analysis request form Environment & Nutrition All

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