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Water Microbiology (QWAS)

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  • UKAS accredited proficiency testing scheme
  • Microbiology of waters
  • Waters include - bathing, environmental, mineral, potable, process, recreational, surface, sea, wastewater and effluent sludge
  • Identification of single unknown organism
  • Paper exercise - colony count and calculation of number of microorganisms
  • 10 distributions per annum
  • Scheme operates January to December

 

Round dates

Round

Despatch date

Reporting deadline

WT270 08 Oct 2018 02 Nov 2018
WT271 12 Nov 2018 07 Dec 2018
WT272 10 Dec 2018 04 Jan 2019
WT274 11 Feb 2019 08 Mar 2019
WT275 11 Mar 2019 05 Apr 2019
WT276 08 Apr 2019 03 May 2019
WT277 13 May 201907 Jun 2019
WT278 10 Jun 201905 Jul 2019
WT279 08 Jul 201902 Aug 2019
WT281 09 Sep 2019 04 Oct 2019
WT28214 Oct 201908 Nov 2019
WT28311 Nov 201906 Dec 2019
WT28409 Dec 201903 Jan 2020

412 - Indicator organisms (Enumeration) - Potable Water each Potable water 5 analytes PT-WT-412
413 - Clostridium/Pseudomonas - Potable Water each Potable water 5 analytes PT-WT-413
414 - Microorganisms (Enumeration) - Process water each Process water 5 analytes PT-WT-414
416 - Salmonella and Escherichia coli - Effluent sludge each Effluent sludge 2 analytes PT-WT-416
417 - Legionella pneumophila - Environmental waters each Environmental water 4 analytes PT-WT-417
418 - Legionella species - Environmental waters each Environmental water 4 analytes PT-WT-418
419 - Indicator organisms and Salmonella - Surface/Waste/Bathing waters each Bathing, surface and wastewater 5 analytes PT-WT-419
420 - Microorganisms (Enumeration) - Mineral water each Mineral water 5 analytes PT-WT-420
421 - Clostridium/Coagulase-positive staphylococci - Surface/Bathing/Recreational water each Bathing, recreational and surface water 3 analytes PT-WT-421
422 - Microorganisms - Sea Water each Sea water 5 analytes PT-WT-422
423 - Legionella (Detection) - Potable Water each Potable water 2 analytes PT-WT-423
424 - Microorganisms (Detection) - Mineral water each Mineral water 3 analytes PT-WT-424
425 - Indicator organisms (Detection) - Potable Water each Potable water 3 analytes PT-WT-425
426 - Identification of unknown organism (non-pathogen) each Water 1 analytes PT-WT-426
427 - Colony count and calculation of number of microorganisms each Water (paper exercise) 2 analytes PT-WT-427
428 - Hygiene Testing - Dip slide each Water 3 analytes PT-WT-428


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