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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

WT262 12 Feb 2018 09 Mar 2018
WT263 12 Mar 2018 06 Apr 2018
WT264 09 Apr 2018 04 May 2018
WT265 14 May 2018 08 Jun 2018
WT266 11 Jun 2018 06 Jul 2018
WT267 09 Jul 2018 03 Aug 2018
WT269 10 Sep 2018 05 Oct 2018
WT270 08 Oct 2018 02 Nov 2018
WT271 12 Nov 2018 07 Dec 2018
WT272 10 Dec 2018 04 Jan 2019

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 - Dip slide each Water 2 analytes PT-WT-428


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