WQA 2012 Water Metals Testing
 

WQA 2012 Water Metals Testing

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Product presentation at the WQA 2012 show about Sensafe™ Water Metals Check. Sensafe™ Water Metals Check visual test strips are a fast, easy, accurate and inexpensive way to determine if metals ...

Product presentation at the WQA 2012 show about Sensafe™ Water Metals Check. Sensafe™ Water Metals Check visual test strips are a fast, easy, accurate and inexpensive way to determine if metals are in drinking water. This patented test incorporates a unique aperture (window) indicator that develops red in the presence of +2 metals. The technology eliminates color “bleeding” and gives better results with greater sensitivity. These strips are safe and easy to use with a built in noncarcinogenic pad indicator.

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WQA 2012 Water Metals Testing WQA 2012 Water Metals Testing Presentation Transcript

  • Testing for Metals in WaterBy Ivars Jaunakais / Industrial Test Systems, Inc.Wednesday, March 7th WQA 20123:00 – 3:30 pm
  • WaterØ It’s the most important natural resource inour environmentØ Not pure - contains microorganisms,dissolved minerals and metals which needto be controlled so water can be usedsafely
  • Testing for MetalsØ Most reliable method for testing islaboratory analysis by instrumentation butcost per test expensive (over $20) andmust allow for a delay in resultsØ Hazardous reagents in field kits andcomplicated test procedure maydiscourage the use of the kitØ Typical field kits don’t meet EPA detectionrequirements such as 15 µg/L for Lead
  • How Metal gets into WaterØ Leaching from PipesØ Leaching from PipefittingsØ Leaching from Pipesolder
  • SenSafe™ Water Metals Check#480309Ø  Excellent for fieldtesting metals in waterØ  Easy and SafeØ  Results in under3 minutesØ  Inexpensive way toincrease RO sales
  • Benefits of SenSafe™Water Metals Check#480309Ø  80% of tap water reads50 ppb or above formetalsØ  Filtered, RO and Bottledwater is below 10 ppbØ  Water Metals Checkrequires no externalchemicals or any training
  • Procedure of SenSafe WaterMetals Check#480309Ø  Dip the strip for 30seconds in sampleØ  Wait two minutesØ  Match color on theend of the strip to thecolor chart providedon the bottle (colorchart)
  • SenSafe™ Water Metals Check#480309Ø  Each strip tests for all +2 metals:•  Cadmium•  Cobalt•  Copper•  Iron (reduced form ONLY)•  Lead•  Mercury•  Nickel•  Zinc
  • SenSafe™ Water Metals CheckColor Chart#480309
  • Benefits of SenSafe™Water Metals Check#480309Ø Accurate because:l  No chemicals to mix and noinstrumentation to calibrate,SenSafe™ Water MetalsCheck minimizes errorbecause of simple procedurel  Patented aperture strip allowssuch low detectionl  Indicator is water insoluble
  • Benefits of SenSafe™Water Metals Check#480309Ø Easy because:l  Professional accuracy fornon-technical user with nospecial training needed
  • Benefits of SenSafe™Water Metals Check#480309Ø Quick because:l  No set up is required soresults are available in afraction of the time requiredby other methods
  • Benefits of SenSafe™Water Metals Check#480309Ø Safe because:l  SenSafe™ Water MetalsCheck is classified by OSHAto be non-hazardous becauseof the small amount ofchemicals involvedl  Indicator is not toxic
  • Benefits of SenSafe™Water Metals Check#480309Ø Safe to Transport because:l  Small and portable - makes itideal for field testingl  Very Stable even whenexposed to elevatedtemperatures
  • Why Test Results are Good1.  Test range is acceptable2.  Test is appropriate for user technicalability3.  Test is robust: reagents are reliable andstable4.  Test gives meaningful results5.  Test is accurate when performedcorrectly
  • Running TEST KITIN A LABØ Analysis will provide good results in aLaboratory settingØ A lab is a controlled environmentwhere Reagent stability is assuredØ Recalibration of test kit reagents or kitperformance can be easily confirmed
  • Running a Test KitOn-SiteØ  Test kits and instruments on-site operate underdifferent environmental conditionsØ  Customer home or business can have a greatdeal of affect on results and operatorØ  Distractions like noise and activityØ  For some tests (especially Liquid reagents)stability is affected by elevated Temperature intransport vehicleØ  On-site (Field) precise results are a challengeØ  Easy, non-technical procedures are desirable
  • LAS VEGAS FOUNTAIN WATERVS. RO WATERFOUNTAINWATERROWATER
  • Questions?Industrial Test Systems, Inc.Ivars@sensafe.com www.sensafe.com