Water Analysis 

The criteria that determine water quality can be broadly categorised as chemical and microbiological.  The major demand for water testing is to ensure suitability and safety for human consumption.  The requirements for drinking water quality are specified by EU Directives.

FBA Laboratories are participants in the ring test laboratories that test water samples to the Irish EPA standards.  The parameters routinely tested include pH, Conductivity, Hardness, Manganese, Iron, Total Alkalinity, Total Dissolved Solids, Nitrates, Total Coliforms and Faecal Coliforms.

Depending on water source, and the intended purpose for use, additional tests available include BOD, COD, Total Bacterial Count and Heavy Metals.