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Institute for Groundwater Studies (IGS): Analytical Laboratory

Services provided by the IGS Laboratory

Our trained and friendly personnel – Lore-Mari Deysel, Elna de Necker, Henrihet Human, Wanda Geyer, Molly Ntwaeaborwa, Theodorah Letebele, Vanessa Ntswabule and Ayanda Hadebe - give advice to customers and attend to specialised customer requests.

We use modern equipment, and promise a quick turn-around time with reliable results.

Micro Lab tests:

  • E. coli
  • Faecal coliforms
  • Total coliforms
  • Heterotrophic plate counts

Chemistry lab tests:

  • Drinking water for humans: EC, pH, Alkalinity, Ca, Mg, Ca and Mg hardness, Na, K, F, Cl, NO3(N), PO4, SO4, TDS, Al, As, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Pb, and Zn
  • Drinking water for livestock: EC, pH, Alkalinity, Ca, Mg, Ca and Mg hardness, Na, K, F, Cl, NO3(N), SO4, TDS, Al, As, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Pb, and Zn
  • Water for irrigation purposes: EC, pH, Alkalinity, Ca, Mg, Ca and Mg hardness, Na, K, F, Cl, NO3(N), SO4, CO3, HCO3, TDS, Al, B, Cd, Cu, Fe, Mn, Pb, Zn, and SAR
  • Sewage: pH, EC, Nitrate, Phosphate, Ammonia, Total Suspended Solids (TSS), and Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD)
  • Water for concrete – Sugar: pH, EC, Alkalinity, Ca, Mg, Na, K, SS, Cl, SO4, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), CO3, HCO3
  • ABA (Acid-base accounting) Anions
  • Macro Cations
  • Cations

We further specialise in inorganic chemistry, acid-base accounting (static and kinetic); toxicity tests; water bottling requirements; mining and industry; suitability for concrete mixing, etc.

Contact us by phone on +27 51 401 2317 or by email on IGSLab@ufs.ac.za for quotations or any further information.

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