Water analysis

RPS provide a range of water analysis from routine environmental monitoring through to large scale wastewater testing and monitoring programmes.

Our laboratories specialise in trace and ultra-trace analysis of priority pollutants and emerging contaminants and our site teams provide sampling and refrigerated transport of samples in compliance with various regulatory guidelines.

The laboratories hold ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation for a range of priority pollutants in water to comply with Environmental Quality Standards (EQS) and the Water Framework Directive (WFD).

Typical pollutants

  • Cypermethrin
  • Hexabomocyclododecane (HBCDD)
  • PFOS and PFOA
  • Tributyltin (TBT)
  • Glyphosate and AMPA
  • Steroids
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Surfactants
  • Heavy metals
  • Flame retardants
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ISO/IEC 17025 accredited

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