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Fapas

Water and
Environmental (LEAP)
Proficiency Testing
Programme
2016

Contents
Who We Are

Fapas Proficiency Tests

Drinking Water Chemistry

Drinking Water Chemistry Timetable

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Drinking Water Chemistry Timetable (continued)

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Drinking Water Microbiology


Drinking Water Microbiology Timetable: January to May 2016

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Drinking Water Microbiology Timetable: June to December 2016

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Drinking Water Taste & Odour Chemical Identification


Drinking Water Taste & Odour Chemical Identification Timetable
Drinking Water Parasitology
Drinking Water Parasitology Timetable
Drinking Water Emergency Scenario
Drinking Water Emergency Scenario Timetable
Environmental Legionella
Environmental Legionella Timetable
Environmental Waste Water Chemistry
Environmental Waste Water Chemistry Timetable
Environmental High Salinity Water Chemistry
Environmental High Salinity Water Chemistry Timetable
Environmental Soil Chemistry
Environmental Soil Chemistry Timetable
Environmental Surface Water Chemistry
Environmental Surface Water Chemistry Timetable

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Ordering Information

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Technical Information

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Protocols

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Other technical documents

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ISO Accreditation

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Agent Information

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Fapas Water and Environmental

Who We Are
Fapas is the leading global provider of proficiency testing schemes, quality control
samples and reference materials in the food sector, offering products throughout the
year.
Proficiency testing in an independent check of your laboratory procedures providing you
with a completely confidential assessment of your capability. Not only does participation
in the relevant testing schemes allow you to demonstrate your systems and the technical
ability of your staff, it will also help you gain and maintain ISO/17025 accreditation.

Established in 1990, we are an experienced, accredited provider of proficiency tests for the food and
water, environmental chemistry and microbiology sectors. Taking part in our proficiency tests provides
you with the confidence in your laboratory equipment, methods and staff, and assurance that you are
delivering the quality results required by your customers.
We provide our participants with a confidential service that allows you to participate at a level that suits
you; there is no minimum number of proficiency tests that you must take part in each year. Our system
provides an easy reporting facility via our website and our comprehensive reports, which receive
rigorous statistical analysis, contain method comparisons.
We also offer quality control samples and reference materials from selected food chemistry proficiency
tests which can be purchased easily through our website throughout the year.
Our four Fapas proficiency testing schemes cover food chemistry, food microbiology, GM and water
and environmental analysis.

Fapas Water and Environmental

Fapas Proficiency Tests


Proficiency Testing in Water and Environmental
Proficiency testing is an essential part of laboratory quality procedures. Taking part
gives you confidence in your laboratory equipment, methods and staff, and assurance
that you are delivering the quality results demanded by your customers.
The Fapas Water and Environmental Scheme assesses the performance of laboratories
in water and environmental testing sectors. The scheme satisfies the UK Drinking Water
Inspectorate (DWI) requirements for the Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulation 2010:
Regulation 16, Appendix 1 for both chemical and microbiological parameters.
There are ten areas available under Fapas Water and Environmental: drinking water chemistry;
microbiology; parasitology; chemical contamination emergency; taste & odour chemical identification;
high salinity water; Legionella; soil chemistry; waste water chemistry; and surface water chemistry.

Participation can be at a level that suits your business from taking part in one of our scheduled tests,
through to company-specific closed tests.
Results from each proficiency test receive rigorous statistical analysis, ensuring you have clear feedback
on your performance. Comprehensive reports provide information on analytical methods used by other
participants. We can provide problem-solving consultancy on your laboratory procedures if required.
Participation in Fapas is easy. Arrangements can be made through our network of agents, or via our
website, www.fapas.com. Fapas Food Chemistry follows international guidelines for proficiency testing
and is accredited by UKAS to ISO/IEC 17043.

Fapas Water and Environmental

Drinking Water Chemistry


Mainly real potable water samples for the analysis of inorganics, metals and organics.
Analyte Groups
for AprilDecember 2016
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Major Inorganic
Components

Analytes

Water Type

Concentration Ranges
(approx, after dilution)

Volume
Supplied
(approx)

sodium
potassium
chloride
calcium
magnesium
alkalinity
total hardness
total phosphorus
fluoride
sulphate

Real drinking water

5.0 50 mg/l
0.3 3.0 mg/l
6.0 50 mg/l
10 150 mg/l
1.0 15 mg/l
30 300 mg HCO3/l
30 130 mg Ca/l
100 3000 g P/l
150 1800 g/l
8.0 100 mg/l

nitrite
nitrate
ammonium
TOC
PI
colour (filtered)
SR phosphate
pH
turbidity
0
conductivity @ 20 C

Real drinking water

0.02 0.6 mg NO2/l


2.0 60 mg NO3/l
0.1 0.6 mg NH4/l
0.2 5.0 mg/l
0.2 5.0 mg/l
0.2 20 HAZEN
10 1500 g P/l
6.0 10.0 pH units
0.05 4.0 NTU
0
100 600 S/cm @ 20 C

cadmium
lead
iron
manganese
aluminium
copper
zinc
nickel
chromium

Real drinking water

0.5 7.0 g/l


1.0 20 g/l
20 400 g/l
10 75 g/l
20 300 g/l
50 2000 g/l
50 500 g/l
5.0 30 g/l
5.0 50 g/l

1 litre
2
Routine
Components

3
Routine Metals

500 ml

Fapas Water and Environmental

Drinking Water Chemistry (continued)


Analyte Groups
for AprilDecember 2016
4
Non-Routine
Metals

Water Type

Concentration Ranges
(approx, after dilution)

Volume
Supplied
(approx)

mercury
barium
boron
arsenic
selenium
antimony
silver
strontium
lithium
cobalt
vanadium
molybdenum
tin
beryllium

Standard
concentrates or
standard solutions
in ultra-pure water

0.1 2.0 g/l


100 1000 g/l
200 1500 g/l
1.0 15 g/l
1.0 15 g/l
0.5 7.5 g/l
1.0 20 g/l
50 500 g/l
10 100 g/l
3.0 30 g/l
3.0 30 g/l
3.0 30 g/l
1.0 100 g/l
2.0 10 g/l

500 ml

5
Inorganic
Disinfection Byproducts

bromide
bromate
chlorite
chlorate

Standard solution in
ultra-pure water

5 200 g/l
1.0 20 g/l
1.0 200 g/l
1.0 1000 g/l

125 ml

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Trihalomethanes
/Chlorinated
Solvents

chloroform
dichloromethane
bromodichloromethane
dibromochloromethane
bromoform
trichloroethene
tetrachloroethene
carbon tetrachloride
1,2-dichloroethane
1,2,3-trichlorobenzene
1,2,4-trichlorobenzene
1,3,5-trichlorobenzene
hexachlorobutadiene
1,1,1-trichloroethane

Ultra-pure water +
spiking concentrate
in methanol

2.0 100 g/l


2.0 40 g/l
2.0 50 g/l
2.0 50 g/l
2.0 50 g/l
0.5 10 g/l
0.5 10 g/l
0.5 4.0 g/l
0.5 4.0 g/l
0.1 2.0 g/l
0.1 2.0 g/l
0.1 2.0 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.1 2.0 g/l

1 litre

anthracene
fluoranthene
benzo (b) fluoranthene
benzo (k) fluoranthene,
naphthalene
benzo (a) pyrene
benzo (ghi) perylene
indeno (1,2,3-cd) pyrene

Real drinking water


+ spiking
concentrate in
methanol

0.005 0.05 g/l


0.01 0.10 g/l
0.003 0.050 g/l
0.003 0.050 g/l
0.005 0.050 g/l
0.002 0.020g/l
0.010 0.070 g/l
0.010 0.070 g/l

1 litre

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Polycyclic
Aromatic
Hydrocarbons

Analytes

Fapas Water and Environmental

Drinking Water Chemistry (continued)


Analyte Groups
for AprilDecember 2016
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OP Pesticides

9
Acid Herbicides

Analytes

Water Type

Concentration Ranges
(approx, after dilution)

Volume
Supplied
(approx)

alachlor
azinphos-ethyl
azinphos-methyl
dichlorvos
fenitrothion
malathion
mevinphos
chlorofenvinphos
chlorpyrifos
diazinon
fenthion
parathion-ethyl
parathion-methyl
cypermethrin
propetamphos

Real drinking water


+ spiking
concentrate in
methanol

0.01 0.15 g/l


0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l

1 litre

MCPA
MCPB
2,4-D
dichlorprop
dicamba,
2,4-DB
bentazone
mecoprop
propyzamide
ioxynil
bromoxynil
triclopyr
clopyralid
fluroxypyr
2,3,6-TBA
2,4,5-T
dichlobenil
bromacil
metazachlor
propachlor
benazolin
metaldehyde

Real drinking water


+ spiking
concentrate in
methanol

0.01 0.15 g/l


0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l

1 litre

Fapas Water and Environmental

Drinking Water Chemistry (continued)


Analyte Groups
for AprilDecember 2016
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OC Pesticides

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BTEX

12
Chlorine

Analytes

Water Type

Concentration Ranges
(approx, after dilution)

Volume
Supplied
(approx)

1 litre

endrin
dieldrin
Aldrin
p,p DDT
o,p-DDT
p,p-DDE
o,p-DDE
p,p-DDD
o,p-DDD (TDE)
hexachlorocyclohexane
(alpha)
hexachlorocyclohexane
(beta)
hexachlorocyclohexane
(delta)
lindane (gamma HCH)
trifluralin
alpha endosulphan
beta endosulphan
Hexachlorobenzene
heptachlor
heptachlor epoxide (total),
pentachlorobenzene
pendimethalin

Real drinking water


+ spiking
concentrate in
methanol

benzene
toluene
ethylbenzene
styrene
o-xylene
m-xylene
p-xylene
m+p xylene
total xylene

Real drinking water


+ spiking
concentrate in
methanol

0.1 1.5 g/l


0.2 4.0 g/l
0.2 4.0 g/l
0.2 4.0 g/l
0.2 4.0 g/l
0.2 4.0 g/l
0.2 4.0 g/l
0.2 8.0 g/l
0.5 12.0 g/l

1 litre

total & free chlorine

Concentrate for
dilution up to 1 litre

0.5 3.0 mg/l

3 ml

0.01 0.15 g/l


0.006 0.05 g/l
0.006 0.05 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.006 0.04 g/l
0.006 0.04 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l

Fapas Water and Environmental

Drinking Water Chemistry (continued)


Analyte Groups
for AprilDecember 2016
15
Triazines and
Urea Herbicides

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Total Cyanide

Analytes

Water Type

Concentration Ranges
(approx, after dilution)

Volume
Supplied
(approx)

isoproturon
diuron
linuron
chlortoluron
monuron
methabenzthiazuron
diflufenican
metamitron
simazine
atrazine
propazine
cyanazine
trietazine
prometryn
terbutryn
ametryn
carbetamide
pirimicarb

Real drinking water


+ spiking
concentrate in
methanol

0.01 0.15 g/l


0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l
0.01 0.15 g/l

1 litre

total cyanide

Concentrate for
dilution up to 1 litre

0.10 0.50 mg/l

3 ml

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11/01/2016

date

C1235

C1236

C0536

C0399

C0299

C0199

21/03/2016

CHEM 171

Closing date for registrations for Group 12 is four weeks before the start dates for these tests.
Closing date for registrations for Groups 9 & 15 is five weeks before the start dates for these tests.
Closing date for registrations for all other groups is two weeks before the start date of these tests

Group 15

C1504

C1136

Group 11

Group 12

C1036

Group 10

C0836

Group 8

C0936

C0736

Group 7

Group 9

C0636

07/03/2016

CHEM 170

Group 6

Group 5

C0535

C0398

C0397

Group 3
C0436

C0298

C0297

Group 2

Group 4

C0198

08/02/2016

CHEM 169

C0197

18/01/2016

CHEM 168

Group 1

2015-16
analyte group

CHEM 167

distribution

Part A: January to March 2016

Drinking Water Chemistry Timetable

Fapas Water and Environmental

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12/04/2016

date

DWC1602

DWC1202

Closing date for registrations for Group 12 is four weeks before the start dates for these tests.
Closing date for registrations for Groups 9 & 15 is five weeks before the start dates for these tests.
Closing date for registrations for all other groups is two weeks before the start date of these tests.

Group 16

Group 15

DWC1501

DWC1102

DWC1101

Group 11

Group 12

DWC1003

DWC1002

DWC1001

Group 10

DWC1103

DWC0902

21/11/2016

DWC009

DWC0901

DWC0802

DWC0801

Group 8

DWC0502

DWC0304

DWC0204

DWC0104

14/11/2016

DWC008

Group 9

DWC0702

DWC0701

Group 7

27/09/2016

DWC007

DWC0602

DWC1201

DWC0402

DWC0303

DWC0203

DWC0103

19/09/2016

DWC006

DWC0601

02/08/2016

DWC005

Group 6

DWC1601

DWC0401

Group 4
DWC0501

DWC0302

DWC0301

Group 3

Group 5

DWC0202

DWC0201

Group 2

11/07/2016

DWC004

DWC0102

07/06/2016

DWC003

DWC0101

17/05/2016

DWC002

Group 1

2015-16
analyte group

DWC001

distribution

Part B: April to December 2016

Drinking Water Chemistry Timetable (continued)

DWC0803

DWC0703

DWC0603

05/12/2016

DWC010

Fapas Water and Environmental

LEAP
Fapas Water and Environmental

Drinking Water Microbiology


The samples supplied are solid tablets which require reconstituting with your laboratorys own sterile
deionised (or distilled) water to 1 litre before analysis. Depending on your order up to four samples may
be supplied for each MICRO distribution:
Sample A:

For Total Coliforms & Escherichia coli, this sample contains Escherichia coli and another
coliform organism.

Sample B:

Colony Count (22C/3days), Colony Count (37C/2days).

Sample C:

For Enterococci, Clostridium perfringens* or Pseudomonas aeruginosa. *NB another


Clostridium species may be added to test laboratories ability to confirm Clostridium
perfringens.

Organism Identification:

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This is a nutrient agar slope, which has been inoculated with a Gram negative
rod-shaped organism but please note, occasionally a Gram positive organism
may be used. The organism chosen is one which is routinely recovered from
water. This sample requires no preparation.

LEAP
Fapas Water and Environmental

Drinking Water Microbiology Timetable: January to May 2016


Distribution Number and Dispatch Date
MICRO 97

MICRO 98

MICRO 99

DWM001

DWM002

Test

12/01/2016

16/02/2016

15/03/2016

19/04/2016

10/05/2016

Total coliforms and Escherichia coli

Y0197

Y0198

Y0199

DWM0101

DWM0102

Colony Counts (22C/3 days)

Y0297

Y0298

Y0299

DWM0201

DWM0202

Colony Counts (37C/2 day)

Y0297

Y0298

Y0299

DWM0201

DWM0202

Enterococci

Y0467

Y0468

Y0469

DWM0301

DWM0302

Clostridium perfringens

Y0467

DWM0301

DWM0302

Y0469
Y0468

Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Y0735

Organism Identification

Y0736

Closing date for registrations is five weeks before the start date of these tests

Drinking Water Microbiology Timetable: June to December 2016


Distribution Number and Dispatch Date
DWM003

DWM004

DWM005

DWM006

DWM007

DWM008

Test

14/06/2016

19/07/2016

13/09/2016

11/10/2016

08/11/2016

06/12/2016

Total coliforms and


Escherichia coli

DWM0103

DWM0104

DWM0105

DWM0106

DWM0107

DWM0108

Colony Counts (22C/3 days)

DWM0203

DWM0204

DWM0205

DWM0206

DWM0207

DWM0208

Colony Counts (37C/2 day)

DWM0203

DWM0204

DWM0205

DWM0206

DWM0207

DWM0208

Enterococci

DWM0303

DWM0304

DWM0305

DWM0306

DWM0307

DWM0308

Clostridium perfringens

DWM0303
DWM0304

Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Organism Identification

DWM0306

DWM0401

DWM0305

DWM0307
DWM0402

Closing date for registrations is five weeks before the start date of these tests

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DWM0308

LEAP
Fapas Water and Environmental

Drinking Water Taste & Odour Chemical Identification


This programme is aimed at testing the capabilities of a laboratory to analyse a chemically contaminated
drinking water sample for completely unknown compound(s) which may produce a taste or odour.

Participating laboratories should NOT undertake any taste (organoleptic)


testing as the samples supplied may contain toxic chemicals
Participants will be sent a drinking water sample contaminated with chemical(s) known to produce taste
and odour problems, together with a corresponding blank water sample. Please note, the blank
sample is supplied solely to allow the laboratory to compare the background matrix of the contaminated
drinking water.
Participants are required to submit responses to the following questions:

What taste and odour producing chemical(s) are in the water?


NB participants should not undertake any taste (organoleptic) testing

What is your estimated detection limit for this chemical?

Where may this chemical have originated from?

What methods were used to detect the taste and odour contaminant(s)?

Results must be e-mailed or faxed to Fapas. The closing date for submission of results will be 3 weeks
from the start date for the exercise.
Once per year a Discussion Forum is held at Fera, York, to discuss the outcomes of each taste and
odour contamination test. The meeting is an important opportunity for participants to share information
on detecting the contaminant(s) present. The cost for participating in the meeting is included in the price
for participation in this test, with a maximum of 2 people per organisation attending. Chatham House
Rules apply at these discussion forums.

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LEAP
Fapas Water and Environmental

Drinking Water Taste & Odour Chemical Identification Timetable


Test Details
dispatch date

distribution number

test

08/09/2016

TOCHEM05

Taste & Odour Contamination

Closing date for registrations is two weeks before the start date for this test
Contaminated Potable Water Samples, labelled TASTE & ODOUR CHEMICAL CONTAMINATION:

2 x 1 litre glass bottles for analysis of organics

NB participants should not undertake any taste (organoleptic) testing on this sample
Blank Water Samples, labelled BLANK:

2 x 1 litre glass bottles for analysis of organics

NB participants should not undertake any taste (organoleptic) testing on this sample

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LEAP
Fapas Water and Environmental

Drinking Water Parasitology


Suspension A is a suspension of Cryptosporidium and/or Giardia in phosphate buffered saline (PBS).
Approximately 1 ml is supplied. Samples may be prepared either from commercially available
concentrates or formalin fixed faecal material. Participants are required to count the oocysts and cysts
by fluorescence microscopy and/or any other technique that they routinely use.
Suspension B is a PBS Cryptosporidium oocyst and/or Giardia suspension. Approximately 1 ml is
supplied. This suspension is added to 10 litres of tap water by the participants and then processed by
the laboratorys routine analytical method.
Filter A is a Genera Technologies Filta-Max filter spiked with Cryptosporidium oocysts and/or Giardia
cysts.

Drinking Water Parasitology Timetable


Distribution Number and Date of Dispatch
PARA 53

PARA 54

DWP001

DWP002

DWP003

DWP004

Tests

12/01/2016

15/03/2016

10/05/2016

19/07/2016

13/09/2016

08/11/2016

Suspension A

P0153

P0154

DWP0101

DWP0102

DWP0103

DWP0104

Suspension B

P0253

P0254

DWP0201

DWP0202

DWP0203

DWP0204

Filter A

P0353

P0354

Closing date for registrations is two weeks before the start date of these tests

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LEAP
Fapas Water and Environmental

Drinking Water Emergency Scenario


This programme is aimed at testing the capabilities of a laboratory to analyse a completely unknown
chemically contaminated drinking water sample on an emergency short-term rapid screening basis.
Participants will be sent an incident scenario, which will detail how the possible chemical contamination
may have occurred, together with contaminated drinking water samples, corresponding blank water
samples and a sample to be tested for gross alpha and beta radioactivity. Please note, the blank
sample is supplied solely to allow the laboratory to compare the background matrix of the contaminated
drinking water.
For a laboratory to gain maximum benefit from participation it is absolutely crucial that laboratory staff
have no advance warning of the test.
Participants are required to submit responses to the following questions:

Is there any significant contamination of the water?

If so, what is in the water? and the approximate concentration(s)

Do you have any analytical information that you feel would help the water company to decide if
this water could be safely used for non-drinking purposes (e.g. bathing, washing, laundry etc.)

What methods were used to detect the contaminant(s)?

Were any screening tests used?

Results must be e-mailed or faxed to Fapas. The closing date for submission of results is 7 days from
the start date for the exercise.
Laboratories will be informed by e-mail within 1 day of the closing date of the list of contaminants
knowingly added to the test samples.
Once per year a Discussion Forum is held at Fera, York, to discuss the outcomes of each emergency
test. The meeting is an important opportunity for participants to share information on detecting the
contaminants present. The cost for participating in the meeting is included in the price for participation in
these tests, maximum of 2 people per organisation attending. Chatham House Rules apply at these
discussion forums.

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LEAP
Fapas Water and Environmental

Drinking Water Emergency Scenario Timetable


Test Details
dispatch date

distribution number

test

April 2016

EMY32

Contamination Incident

October 2016

EMY33

Contamination Incident

Closing date for registrations is two weeks before the start date of these tests
Contaminated Drinking Water Samples, labelled CONTAMINATION INCIDENT:

2 x 1 litre glass bottles for analysis of organics

1 x 1 litre PET bottle for analysis of physicals

1 x 250 ml polypropylene bottle for analysis of metals


NB this sample is acidified (0.1M nitric acid)

Blank Water Samples, labelled BLANK:

2 x 1 litre glass bottles for analysis of organics

1 x 1 litre PET bottle for analysis of physicals

1 x 250 ml polypropylene bottle for analysis of metals


NB this sample is acidified (0.1M nitric acid)

Radioactivity Water Sample, labelled RADIOACTIVITY:

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1 x 500 ml PET bottle only to be tested for gross alpha and beta levels at above 1bq/litre. NB this
sample is acidified (0.1M nitric acid)

LEAP
Fapas Water and Environmental

Environmental Legionella
Two solid tablets which require reconstitution with laboratories own sterile deionised (or distilled) water to
1litre before analysis. Participants are required to report results qualitatively, indicating whether
Legionella spp. is detected or not detected and identify the species present. Quantitative results are
requested to be expressed in cfu/l.

Environmental Legionella Timetable


date

19/04/2016

11/10/2016

Legionella spp

LG0101

LG0102

Closing date for registrations is five weeks before the start date of these tests

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LEAP
Fapas Water and Environmental

Environmental Waste Water Chemistry


The test materials supplied are standard concentrates or standard solutions.
All Groups, except 4 require dilution with your laboratorys reagent water before analysis. Full
instructions regarding this dilution step will be provided.
When diluted the test materials will contain levels of contaminants usually, found in wastewater / effluent
samples.
The volume of concentrate supplied is given below together with the dilution required.
Analyte
Groups
for 2016

20

Analytes

Concentration Ranges
(approx, after dilution)

Volume
Supplied

Dilution
Required

(approx)

BOD 5-day
COD
TOC

2.0 1000 mg/l


20.0 2000 mg/l
4.0 400 mg/l

50 ml

x20

Dissolved Solids
Suspended Solids
Total Solids
Settled COD

1.0 1000 mg/l


1.0 1000 mg/l
10.0 2000 mg/l
20.0 2000 mg/l

100 ml

x20

Nitrate (N)
Nitrite (N)
Ammonia (N)
Chloride
Orthophosphate (P)
Sulphate (SO4)
Total Phosphorus (P)
Kjeldahl Nitrogen (N)
Total Nitrogen (N)

0.5 50 mg/l
0.2 10 mg/l
0.2 20 mg/l
10.0 500 mg/l
1.0 100 mg/l
10.0 500 mg/l
0.2 5 mg/l
2.0 50 mg/l
2.0 50 mg/l

4 x 60ml

x20

pH
o
Electrical Conductivity @ 25 C

1.0 13.0 pH units


o
200 2000 S/cm @ 25 C

2 x 125 ml

no dilution
required

LEAP
Fapas Water and Environmental

Environmental Waste Water Chemistry (continued)


Analyte
Groups
for 2016

21

Analytes

Concentration Ranges
(approx, after dilution)

Volume
Supplied

Dilution
Required

(approx)

5
Trace Metals 1

Aluminium
Arsenic
Beryllium
Cadmium
Chromium (Total)
Cobalt
Copper
Iron
Lead
Manganese
Mercury
Nickel
Selenium
Vanadium
Zinc

200 4000 g/l


70 900
8 900
8 750
17 1000
28 1000
40 900
200 4000
70 3000
70 4000
2 30
80 3000
90 2000
55 2000
100 2000

20 ml

to 1 l

6
Trace Metals 2

Antimony
Barium
Boron
Molybdenum
Silver
Strontium
Thallium

95 900 g/l
100 2500
800 2000
60 600
26 600
30 300
60 900

20 ml

to 1 l

Hexavalent Chromium

45 880 g/l

20 ml

to 1 l

Alkalinity
Calcium
Total Hardness
Magnesium
Potassium
Sodium

10 120 (as CaCO3) mg/l


3.5 110 mg/l
17 675 (as CaCO3) mg/l
2 40 mg/l
4 40
6 100

2 x 20 ml

to 1 l

Bromide
Fluoride

1 10 mg/l
0.3 4

20 ml

to 1 l

10

Oil & Grease


Suitable for EPA 1664, SM 5520B and
other gravimetric methods
(NOT suitable for IR methods)

10 100 mg/l

2 ml

to 1 l

11

Cyanide (Total)

0.1 to 1 mg/l

2 ml

to 1 l

12

Total Sulphide

1 10 mg/l

20 ml

to 1 l

13

Settleable Solids
(Volumetric test using Imhoff cone)

5 100 ml/l

25 g

to 1 l

14

Dissolved Oxygen
Dissolved Oxygen (Winkler)

1.0 to 100 mg/l

2 ml

to 1 l

LEAP
Fapas Water and Environmental

Environmental Waste Water Chemistry (continued)


Analyte Groups
for 2016

15
VOC 1

22

Analytes

Benzene
1,2-Dichlorobenzene
1,3-Dichlorobenzene
1,4-Dichlorobenzene
Ethylbenzene
Methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE)
Naphthalene
Toluene
1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene
1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene
m+p-Xylene
o-xylene
Total Xylene

Concentration Ranges
(approx, after dilution)

8 120 g/l
8 100
9 125
8 115
9 100
15 100
8 190
7 100
8 100
8 100
8 300
8 300
20 300

Volume
Supplied
(approx)

Dilution
Required

1.5 ml

to 100 ml

LEAP
Fapas Water and Environmental

Environmental Waste Water Chemistry Timetable


distribution

WW001

WW002

WW003

date

25/04/2016

25/07/2016

24/10/2016

Group 1

WW0101

WW0102

WW0103

Group 2

WW0201

WW0202

WW0203

Group 3

WW0301

WW0302

WW0303

Group 4

WW0401

WW0402

WW0403

Group 5

WW0501

WW0502

WW0503

Group 6

WW0601

WW0602

WW0603

Group 7

WW0701

WW0702

WW0703

Group 8

WW0801

WW0802

WW0803

Group 9

WW0901

WW0902

WW0903

Group 10

WW1001

WW1002

WW1003

Group 11

WW1101

WW1102

WW1103

Group 12

WW1201

WW1202

WW1203

Group 13

WW1301

WW1302

WW1303

Group 14

WW1401

WW1402

WW1403

Group 15

WW1501

WW1502

WW1503

Closing date for registrations is two weeks (for Groups 1-4) and four weeks (for Groups 5-15) before the start date
of these tests.

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LEAP
Fapas Water and Environmental

Environmental High Salinity Water Chemistry


Full volume simulated seawater samples made using NaCl with salinity of 3.5%.
Analyte Groups
for 2016

Concentration Ranges

Volume Supplied

(approx)

(approx)

Kjeldahl nitrogen, total (TKN)


Nitrogen, total
Phosphorus, total

1.5-35 mg/L
1.5-35 mg/l
0.5-10 mg/l

500 ml

Ammonia as N
Nitrate as N
Nitrate+nitrite as N
Nitrite as N
Orthophosphate as P

0.650-19.0 mg/l
0.250-40.0 mg/l
0.250-40.0mg/l
0.400-4.00 mg/l
0.500-5.50 mg/l

500 ml

Calcium, Ca
Magnesium, Mg
Potassium, K
Alkalinity as CaCO3
Conductivity (25C)
Hardness, total as CaCO3
pH

25-110 mg/l
2-40 mg/l
4-40 mg/l
10-100000 mg/l
0.00-100 S/cm
8.7-275 mg/l
5-10 units

500 ml

4
Trace Metals 1

Aluminium
Arsenic
Beryllium
Cadmium
Chromium
Cobalt
Copper
Iron
Lead
Manganese
Mercury
Nickel
Selenium

0-10000 g/l
0-10000 g/l
0-10000 g/l
0-10000 g/l
0-10000 g/l
0-10000 g/l
0-10000 g/l
0-10000 g/l
0-10000 g/l
0-10000 g/l
0-10000 g/l
0-10000 g/l
0-10000 g/l

500 ml

5
Trace Metals 2

Antimony, Sb
Barium, Ba
Boron, B
Molybdenum, Mo
Silver, Ag
Strontium, Sr
Thallium, Tl
Tin, Sn
Titanium, Ti

95-900 g/l
100-2500 g/l
800-2000 g/l
60-600 g/l
26-600 g/l
30-300 g/l
60-900 g/l
1000-5000 g/l
80-300 g/l

500 ml

1
Complex
Nutrients
2
Simple Nutrients

3
Minerals

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Analytes

LEAP
Fapas Water and Environmental

Environmental High Salinity Water Chemistry Timetable


distribution

HS002

HS003

date

28/06/2016

01/11/2016

Group 1

HS0102

HS0103

Group 2

HS0202

HS0203

Group 3

HS0302

HS0303

Group 4

HS0402

HS0403

Group 5

HS0502

HS0503

Closing date for registrations is four weeks before the start date of these tests

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LEAP
Fapas Water and Environmental

Environmental Soil Chemistry


Analytes

Cadmium
Lead
Chromium
Arsenic
Barium
Nickel
Copper
Zinc
Mercury

Concentration Ranges

Volume Supplied

(approx, after dilution)

(approx)

Dilution
Required

68g

no dilution required

1.0 400 mg/kg


10 2000 mg/kg
10 500 mg/kg
1 500 mg/kg
30 2500 mg/kg
1 200 mg/kg
2 200 mg/kg
10 200 mg/kg
0.1 200 mg/kg

Environmental Soil Chemistry Timetable


Test Details
dispatch date

distribution number

test

11/05/2016

SL001

SL0101

17/08/2016

SL002

SL0102

01/12/2016

SL003

SL0103

Closing date for registrations is four weeks before the start date of these tests

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LEAP
Fapas Water and Environmental

Environmental Surface Water Chemistry


The surface water provided will be sourced from a clean river, reservoir or lake.
Analyte Groups
for 2016

1
Major Inorganic
Components

Analytes

Water Type

sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium,


magnesium, alkalinity, total hardness, total
phosphorus, fluoride, sulphate

surface water

nitrite, nitrate, ammonium, TOC, PI, SR


0
phosphate, pH, conductivity @ 20 C

surface water

3
Metals
(in 0.5% Nitric Acid)

Iron, Manganese, Copper, Aluminium, Zinc,


Silver*, Barium, Boron, Strontium, Lithium

surface water

500 ml +
spiking
conc

4
Toxic Metals
(in 0.5% Nitric Acid)

Cadmium, Lead, Nickel, Selenium, Arsenic,


Antimony, Mercury*, Cobalt, Vanadium
Chromium, Molybdenum, Tin, Beryllium

surface water

500 ml +
spiking
conc

2
Routine Components

* Spiking Solution Supplied

Environmental Surface Water Chemistry Timetable


distribution

SW001

SW002

date

21/06/2016

17/10/2016

Group 1

SW0101

SW0102

Group 2

SW0201

SW0202

Group 3

SW0301

SW0302

Group 4

SW0401

SW0402

Closing date for registrations is two weeks before the start date of these tests.

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Volume
Supplied
(approx)

1 litre +
spiking
conc

LEAP
Fapas Water and Environmental

Ordering Information
Notes:
a)

b)
c)
d)

e)
f)

The dispatch date shown is our planned dispatch date. You will be notified by email if any of the tests
you order are delayed or cancelled for any reason. The majority of test close dates are 2-4 weeks after
dispatch.

Closing dates for registrations for proficiency tests in the Fapas Programme are located with the
timetables.
Indicate a contact name and email address against each test you order, otherwise the name given will be
used.
The approximate quantity of test material we will supply is given for each test. If your method needs more
material please indicate the number of extra test materials you require. There is a charge for additional
test materials.
The purchase of extra test materials does not entitle you to receive an extra performance assessment.
You must place multiple orders for the test if you require this service.
Test materials are dispatched by normal post unless courier service is requested. Please contact Fapas
for prices of sending test materials by courier.

Additional notes:
i. Dispatch
a)
b)
c)
d)

Please contact us if your postal or economy courier dispatch has not arrived within 10 working days, or
your courier dispatch has not arrived within 4 working days.
The tracking number of your courier consignment will be sent to the email address given for the sample
contact and the delivery contact for that test. The message will indicate how to track the consignment.
Airway Bill Numbers are also available from the participants secure pages on the Fapas website.
It is the responsibility of a participant to monitor the progress of their courier dispatch.

ii. Import / Customs


a)
b)
c)

We are not responsible for damage or loss of test materials due to problems in customs or for import
fees.
If you require special import permits for importing certain types of test material into your country please
inform us at least 3 weeks prior to dispatch date. There is a charge for this service.
Phytosanitary certificates can be provided for plant based products where appropriate. There is a charge
for this service.

iii. Results
a)
b)

Participants generally have 2-4 weeks to return results after a test material is dispatched, except Fapas
drinking water chemical emergency.
Result submission will only be allowed via the Fapas website.

iv. Reports
a)
b)
c)

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The cost of the test includes access to an electronic copy of the report for the person placing the order
and designated sample contact.
Reports are normally available on our website within 25 days of the closing date of the test.
The reports are in PDF format and are secured by a digital signature. Adobe Reader version 7 or greater
is required to open these files.

LEAP
Fapas Water and Environmental

Technical Information
Protocols

Protocol part 1: Generic


[English] [Espanol]

Protocol part 5: Fapas Water & Environmental


[English] [Espanol]

Other technical documents

Example Report

On line results submission instructions [English] [Espanol]

Terms & Conditions

ISO Accreditation
The Fapas proficiency testing schemes are accredited by UKAS, Proficiency Testing Provider
No. 0009.

UKAS Accreditation Certificate

This accreditation confirms that we comply with the requirements of International Standard
ISO/IEC 17043:2010.
In addition, Fera is accredited by other external bodies to other internationally recognised
standards including ISO 9001:2008.

Fera's Quality Documentation

Fapas (and other proficiency testing schemes) does not award accreditation. That is the
responsibility of national accreditation bodies. A list of national and international accreditation
bodies can be found at www.fasor.com/iso25. Results of proficiency testing are used by
laboratory accreditation bodies as part of the process to assess the ability of laboratories to
perform analytical tests for which accreditation is required.

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LEAP
Fapas Water and Environmental

Agent Information

Fapas has a network of Agents to help you locally. Please contact your nearest office:
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Phone: +5411-4701-6262
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Phone: +7 495 707 28 68
E-mail: pt@stylab.ru

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