Accredited PAH Testing - Drinking Water

Following a recent validation exercise of a new analytical technique, Fitz Scientific are pleased to advise that we can now provide low level detection of PAHs in drinking water matrices in-house in our Drogheda laboratory. These methods are now accredited to ISO 17025 for drinking water.

Chris, in our R&D team, has been working on the validation of a gas chromatography method for the detection of low level PAH’s in drinking water matrices – in the range LOD/LOQ to 0.125 ug/L.

All analysis of drinking water samples for PAHs that was previously subcontracted will now be completed in house. Where our customers conduct sampling themselves we will continue provide the appropriate sample containers required for this analysis. Where we conduct the sampling on your behalf we will update all relevant chain of custody forms with the new test methods.

Parameter details are listed below.

 Parameter  LoQ (μg/L)  LOD (μg/L)  Range (ug/L)
 Acenaphthylene    0.001  0 - 0.125
 Acenaphthene    0.0007   0 - 0.125
 Fluorene    0.0007   0 - 0.125
 Pyrene    0.002   0 - 0.125 
 Benzo[a]anthracene    0.01   0 - 0.125 
 Chrysene    0.002  0 - 0.125 
 Benzo[b]fluoranthene*  0.003    0 - 0.125 
 Benzo[k]fluoranthene*  0.005    0 - 0.125 
 Benzo[a]pyrene  0.001    0 - 0.030
 Indeno[1,2,3-cd] pyrene*  0.003    0 - 0.125 
 Benzo(g,h,i)perylene*  0.002    0 - 0.125 


This update is part of a number of exciting investments and improvements we will be making over the coming weeks. We look forward to our continued relationship as your trusted scientific partner.

For further details on this and our low level pesticides suites of analysis contact our sales team - email or call 041 9845440.