Water Quality Testing


Water Quality Testing laboratory is a modern facility located in RAK Research and Innovation Center which is well equipped to handle the analysis of wide range of parameters in ground and surface water, drinking water, wastewater, pool and spa water. Water testing laboratory has the capability to analyze and identify various organic contaminants by GC or GC/MS analysis, inorganic contaminant analysis by ion chromatograph and flame photometer, and various other contaminants by wet chemistry and colorimetric methods. The procedures used are based on approved methodology from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), American Public Health Association (APHA) and International Standard Organization (ISO).

Some of the specific environmental testing capabilities available at the moment are:

Ion Analysis

  • Fluoride, Chloride, Bromide
  • Nitrite, Nitrate
  • Oxyhalides (Bromate, Chlorate, Chlorite)
  • Calcium, Magnesium
  • Sodium, Potassium

Transition Metals

  • Iron, Nickel, Zinc, Cobalt

Organic Analysis

  • Volatile Organic Analysis – Drinking Water/Ground Water
  • Gasoline Range Organics (GRO) By FID
  • Semi-volatiles in Drinking Water
  • Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH)
  • Pesticides and Herbicides

Wet Chemistry

  • Alkalinity, Acidity, Hardness
  • Solids (Dissolved, suspended and total)
  • Chemical Oxygen demand (COD)
  • Biological Oxygen demand (BOD)
  • Chlorine (free, residual and total)