The Thermo Scientific discrete analyzer method offers laboratories an automated, high-throughput option for regulated testing for orthophosphate in drinking water. Walk-away automation simplifies drinking water analyses and reduces errors.
Compliance with standards and regulations is essential in a world continuously faced with environmental challenges. In particular, analysis of drinking water for contaminants such as inorganic anions, cations, heavy metals, organic pollutants, and nutrients is required to protect public health. In the United States, the quality of drinking water is regulated and supervised by the U.S. EPA. The water-quality parameters of health concerns and their analysis are regulated under the 40 CFR Part 141 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations.
• Meets the requirements of regulated methods for orthophosphate testing in drinking water.
• Automation and ready-to-use reagents save time and reduce errors compared to manual approaches.
• Analyze phosphate in drinking water samples using the Thermo Scientific™ Gallery™ discrete analyzer platform in compliance with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).
• Demonstrate that results obtained using the Gallery discrete analyzer-based automated method are equivalent or better than the reference method 4500-P E: Phosphorous by Ascorbic Acid Method and Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater.
• Analyze spiked drinking water from different sources to establish that the Gallery discrete analyzer-based automated method is applicable to different types of water samples.
Meghna Hukeri and Marita Jokinen, Thermo Fisher Scientific