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PE3488 Supelco

Trace Metals - WS (Whole Volume) Sample 1

Proficiency Testing Material

  •  NACRES NA.24



Related Categories Additional Standards, Analytical Standards, Analytical/Chromatography, Proficiency Testing, Water Supply/Drinking Water Inorganics,
Quality Level   100
packaging   ampule of 1 × 500 mL
mfr. no.   RTC, PEI-3016-1
concentration   in H2O
Featured Industry   Environmental
storage temp.   2-8°C


General description

This proficiency testing sample is produced in accordance with ISO/IEC 17043:2010. All information regarding the use of this material can be found in the reporting packet supplied for each sample.

Preparation Note

This sample is provided in a 500 mL HDPE bottle as a whole volume standard.
The sample is preserved in 0.15% (v/v) nitric acid.
The expected concentration ranges can be found in the NELAC fields of testing document. Contact RTC for your copy.

Sample preparation
It is suggested that your matrix match the acid concentration of your calibration materials with the PT sample.
Analyze using your normal methods. Mercury may be included in an organic form.

Other Notes

Proficiency testing samples are presented as single blind. No values for the samples are released until the testing period concludes. Values of analytes vary lot to lot.

Proficiency Testing Schedule (2020-2021)

Drinking Water
WS20-1 January 15 - February 28, 2020
WS20-2 March 25 - May 8, 2020
WS20-3 July 8 - August 21, 2020
WS20-4 September 23 - November 6, 2020

WS21-1 January 13 - February 26, 2021
WS21-2 March 24 - May 7, 2021
WS21-3 July 7 - August 20, 2021
WS21-4 September 22 - November 5, 2021

Quick-Turn Study - (non-scheduled proficiency test that is available at any time)



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Aluminum, Al 100-1000 μg/L    
Arsenic, As 5-50 μg/L    
Beryllium, Be 2-20 μg/L    
Cadmium, Cd 2-50 μg/L    
Chromium, Cr (total) 10-200 μg/L    
Copper, Cu 50-2000 μg/L    
Iron, Fe 100-1800 μg/L    
Lead, Pb 5-100 μg/L    
Manganese, Mn 40-900 μg/L    
Mercury, Hg .5-10 μg/L    
Nickel, Ni 10-500 μg/L    
Selenium, Se 10-100 μg/L    
Zinc, Zn 200-2000 μg/L    
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Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable


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