Testing water for its suitability for drinking is one of the
areas Leeder Analytical specialise in. Whether it is for human consumption or for animal use we offer an extensive range of
water tests. We service a diverse range of industries, including water boards, bottled mineral water and still water industries,
to sports and energy drink manufacturers. We offer an extensive
range of analytical testing that covers both organic and inorganic compounds; isotope analysis and microbiological analysis. To
ensure the highest quality we take part in a range of local and international proficiency studies including Proficiency Testing Australia and Global Proficiency New Zealand.
Drinking water (potable)
Drinking water covers a wide range of potential sources including domestic mains water, bore and tank water, groundwater, rainwater, surface water and bottled water. Analytical methods available include APHA, Australian standards, ISO and USEPA. Analysis performed by Leeder Analytical includes basic chemistry tests such as pH, colour, odour, TDS/TSS and a wide range of organic compounds including volatile organic compounds to pesticides. If the water does not taste quite
right or consumers are feeling unwell from the water we can help identify the potential issue of concern.
Bottled Water Testing
The bottled water industry is continually growing, as is the need to test water quality for suitability for bottling as well as its packaging material. Leeder Analytical offers all of the testing recommended by the Australasian Bottled Water Institute (ABWI). Producers should be aware of potential contamination which may arise through cleaning and disinfection and the bottling processes in addition to the
Tests required to be conducted include physical parameters such as colour, turbidity, pH and Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), inorganic compounds such as heavy metals and anions through to microbiological assessment. Leeder Analytical can analyse hundreds of compounds in a single method which identifies possible contaminants not identified in routine analysis. Further to this we also provide analysis of disinfection by-products such as haloacetic acids, trihalomethanes, chlorite, bromide, bromate and chlorate.
Nitrosamines can be detected in water. Typical compounds we can analyse include: N-Nitrosodimethylamine, N-Nitrosomethylethylamine, N-Nitrosodiethylamine, N-Nitrosopyrrolidine, N-Nitrosomorpholine, N-Nitrosodi-n-propylamine, N-Nitrosopiperidine, N-Nitrosodi-n-butylamine and N-Nitrosodiphenylamine.