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Proficiency testing studies: AQA 22-10 Metals and Physical Tests in Potable Water and AQA 22-11 Nutrients and Anions in Potable Water

June 2022

Sample Analytes Approximate Conc. Range (mg/L)** Price***
AUD $

S1 AQA 22-10
100 mL
Potable water
preserved in
2% HNO3  and  0.01% HCl  (v/m)
for
total elements

As

<0.01

FOR NATIONAL
PARTICIPANTS

Any single
sample
$500

Any additional participation 
sample
$210

 

 

FOR INTERNATIONAL
PARTICIPANTS

Any single
sample
$680

Any additional
participation sample
$230

 

Be

<0.01

Bi

<0.01

Cd

<0.005

Cr

<0.01

Cu

<2

Hg

<0.002

Li

<0.05

Mo

<0.01

Ni

<0.01

Pb

<0.02

Sb

<0.005

Se

<0.02

Sn

<0.02

Tl

<0.01

V

<0.02

Zn

<2.5

S2 AQA 22-10
100 mL
Potable water
preserved in
2% HNO3 (v/m)
for
total elements

Al

<1

As

<0.02

B

<5

Ba

<1

Cd

<0.01

Co

<0.01

Fe

<1

La

<0.01

Mn

<1

P

<0.1

Pb

<0.02

Sr

<0.5

Th

<0.01

U

<0.05

Zn

<5

S3 AQA 22-10
750 mL
Potable water

TDS, TSS and TS (dried at 103-105ºC), Turbidity (NTU)

10-500

S1 AQA 22-11
400 mL
Potable water

Bromide, Chloride, Fluoride, Iodide

0.5-50

Dissolved Organic Carbon as (dNPOC)

1-50

Ammonia-N, Nitrate (as nitrate)

0.005-2

Total Dissolved Nitrogen

0.01-4

Total Dissolved Phosphorus

0.01-2

Orthophosphate-P, Sulphate

0.01-2

S2 AQA 22-11
400 mL
Potable water

Total: B, Ca, K, Mg, Na, P

TBA

Alkalinity to pH 4.5 as CaCO3

>100

Colour, apparent (Pt-Co units)

>10

Hardness, total (CaCO3)

10-400

EC (µS/cm), pH (at 25°C)

TBA

Silica (as SiO2)

1-20

*This program follows drinking water guidelines and it will also include AQA 22-09 Organic Compounds and Pesticides in Potable Water.** As these samples are real samples, the values given are indicative, based on the range of materials used in previous rounds. These ranges will be readjusted in the dispatch letter. ***Shipping costs are included; GST not included. TBA=To be advised

Last updated: 24 January 2022

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