1. Odour & Flavour
2. Appearance of Water
4. Growth of Aquatic Microorganisms
5. Leaching of Metals
|Unsuitable non-metallic materials can cause changes in the quality of the water that they are in contact with. These changes can affect the flavour and appearance of the water, as well as introducing toxic substances and promoting microbial growth.
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Wqc can help
manufacturers who are developing new products and formulations
to meet WRAS/BS6920 test requirements. Our materials testing
experience is also invaluable in giving consultancy to manufacturers who
need to understand why their materials or products do not conform to WRAS/BS6920 requirements.
Wqc laboratories are fully equipped to deal with all aspects of materials
testing including: preparation and curing of site-applied products; automated analysis of metals using plasma emission spectroscopy
[ICP-OES & ICP-MS]; and identification of trace organic compounds using GC-MS and LC-MS.
Wqc laboratories have facilities for preparing and curing the majority of site
applied products used in the water and building industry. If
necessary we can visit your own premises or a site where the product is to be used, to witness the preparation of test samples.