Trace Metals 1 - WP proficiency testing material is produced in accordance with ISO/IEC 17043:2010. Also referred to as non-Potable water or Water Pollution sample, this product is produced according to TNI requirements. However, please note, this sample may include non-TNI analytes as well. The higher criteria from the TNI tables mimic the levels common to wastewater samples. 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 WP program is designed to meet the quality assurance requirements in compliance with Discharge Monitoring Report - Quality Assurance Program (DMR-QA), thereby ensuring the analytical competence of your laboratory. 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 Pollution (WP)
Matrix: Water Pollution/Wastewater
Analyte/s: Values of analytes vary lot to lot.
All information regarding the use of Trace Metals 1 - WP can be found in the reporting packet which will be available to download at PT Portal,.
Trace Metals 1 - WP is a non-potable water (NPW) PT standard, suitable to test trace metals in water pollution/wastewater.
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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 packaged as a 20 mL concentrate.
The solvent for this sample is 5% nitric acid by volume in DI water.
The PT sample has not been preserved.
To prepare the solution, partially fill a 1000 mL volumetric flask with reagent-grade water (near 20 ºC) and add 1 mL of trace-metal-grade nitric acid.
Open ampule PE1132-20ML (be careful to avoid cuts on glass) and transfer 10.0 mL of concentrate to the volumetric flask.
Fill the flask to volume with reagent-grade water and mix well.
The sample is now ready for immediate digestion and analysis, as per laboratory SOPs.
A reagent-grade blank should be analyzed concurrently for background correction.
The water blank should be made to match the acid matrix of the standards and samples.
Each analyte is reported in μg/L.
NOTE: The 0.15% v/v nitric acid specification is a minimum; the amount and type of acid may be altered to routine analytical procedures if needed. NOTE: Mercury can be present as both inorganic and organic mercury.
Storage and Stability
Please refer to sample label for expiration date, specific storage temperature, and specific storage conditions.
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When placing your order online, please indicate your study preference under the ′your reference′ column. Available studies can be viewed at the bottom of the page. Click here, to learn more about Quick-Turn Studies (on-demand proficiency tests that are offered depending on lot availability). The Quick-Turn results are released within 48-72 hours whereas scheduled study reports are released within 21 days.
Proficiency testing samples are presented as single blind. No values for the samples are released until the testing period concludes.
Proficiency Testing Schedule (2021-2022)
Wastewater WP21-1January 13 - February 26, 2021 WP21-2March 24 - May 7, 2021 WP21-3July 7 - August 20, 2021 WP21-4September 22 - November 5, 2021
WP22-1January 12 - February 25, 2022 WP22-2March 23 - May 6, 2022 WP22-3July 6 - August 19, 2022 WP22-4September 21 - November 4, 2022
DMR-QA (US customers only) DMR-QA 41 March 19 - July 5, 2021
DMR-QA 42 2022 Dates TBD
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