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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

WT250 13 Feb 2017 10 Mar 2017
WT251 13 Mar 2017 07 Apr 2017
WT252 10 Apr 2017 05 May 2017
WT253 15 May 2017 09 Jun 2017
WT254 19 Jun 2017 14 Jul 2017
WT255 24 Jul 2017 18 Aug 2017
WT257 18 Sep 2017 13 Oct 2017
WT258 16 Oct 2017 10 Nov 2017
WT259 13 Nov 2017 08 Dec 2017
WT260 11 Dec 2017 12 Jan 2018

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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