Cyanide, Total - WS proficiency testing material is produced in accordance with ISO/IEC 17043:2010. The PT portfolio allows our test components to offer significant performance data to monitor and prove competency to customers, accreditation bodies or both.
Supelco® is a global proficiency testing (PT) provider that manufactures best-in-class environmental and pharmaceutical PT products. Most water PT samples are available as concentrates or ready-to-use volumes giving the end-user flexibility in selecting samples that will fit their exact needs. Our WS program is designed to meet the quality assurance requirements in compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), thereby ensuring the analytical competence of your laboratory or drinking water facility. These samples are typically provided in duplicate for use in case of lab mishap, for QC purposes or to analyze multiple methods.
Type of PT Scheme: Water analysis - Water Supply (WS)
Matrix: Water Supply/Drinking water
Analyte/s: Values of analytes vary lot to lot.
All information regarding the use of Cyanide, Total - WS standard can be found in the reporting packet which will be available to download at PT Portal.
Cyanide, Total - WS proficiency testing material is suitable for testing the cyanide in water supply/drinking water.
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Features and Benefits
We have a vast portfolio of environmental PT schemes with "fit-for-purpose" samples to help you meet the needs of the laboratory.
Our proficiency testing (PT) program is a benchmark to:
provide staff with an insight into their laboratory′s performance, to verify the accuracy and reliability of their testing process
provide a comparison of performance with that of other laboratories, nationally and internationally
test and educate staff, provide a better understanding of the impact of incorrect results and identify areas where there may be problems
provide an independent evaluation of laboratory performance
demonstrate to clients, colleagues and accreditation bodies that there is a commitment to quality
This PT sample is as a 2 mL concentrate.
The solvent for this sample is 1% NaOH in water.
The PT sample has not been preserved.
Partially fill a 1000 mL volumetric flask with reagent-grade water (near 20 °C) and add 1 mL of 1 N NaOH.
Open ampule PE1496-2ML (be careful to avoid cuts on glass) and transfer 1.0 mL of concentrate to the volumetric flask.
Fill the volumetric flask to volume with reagent-grade water and mix well.
The sample is now ready for immediate analysis.
A blank reagent-grade water sample should be analyzed concurrently for background correction. Remember to match the NaOH matrix of the sample.
NOTES: Keep the ampule shielded from ultraviolet radiation. Direct exposure to sunlight or any source of UV radiation may cause a significant change in concentration. The specified addition of 1 mL of 1 N NaOH is only a recommended minimum to prevent the loss of cyanide. If another amount or even another base (such as KOH) is part of the analyst′s normal routine, it is his/her option to change the recommendation.
Storage and Stability
Please refer to sample label for expiration date, specific storage temperature, and specific storage conditions.
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Proficiency testing samples are presented as single blind. No values for the samples are released until the testing period is concludes. Proficiency Testing Schedule (2021-2022)
Drinking Water WS21-2March 24 - May 7, 2021 WS21-4 September 22 - November 5, 2021
WS22-2March 23 - May 6, 2022 WS22-4 September 21 - November 4, 2022
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