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Envirolab Services Melbourne Gains NATA Accreditation for Reactive Silica (SiO2) in Water Matrices Using the Discrete Analyser

Envirolab Group is pleased to announce that Envirolab Services Melbourne has achieved NATA Accreditation for the analysis of Reactive Silica (SiO2) in water matrices using the Discrete Analyser (DA). This accreditation, effective from 19 April 2023, demonstrates our commitment to providing our clients with the highest standard of chemical analysis services.


The scope of accreditation is summarised as follows:

Product Determination Technique Procedure
Bore waters; Estuarine waters; Fresh waters; Ground waters; Industrial waters - Treated; Irrigation and stock waters; Marine waters; Potable waters; Purified and processed waters; Recycled waters; Saline waters; Steam-raising waters; Trade wastes. Silica reactive. DA. In-house method INORG-120.


Silica and silicates are commonly used in industrial water treatment as conditioners, detergents, and corrosion inhibitors. Accurate measurement of reactive silica is crucial to ensure optimal water quality in industrial processes. Envirolab's in-house accredited capability ensures reliable and precise results.


We would like to extend our gratitude to the Inorganics department at the Melbourne laboratory for their diligent work in achieving this accreditation.


For more information about our chemical analysis and analysis capabilities, contact us.



Significance of NATA Accreditation in Laboratory Testing Services

NATA Accreditation provides independent assurance of technical competence through a proven network of best practice industry experts. This accreditation is highly regarded as it formally recognises facilities across a range of industries that provide excellent standards of service in reliability, safety and efficiency in technical services.


The accreditation is granted to laboratories in compliance with ISO/IEC 17025 (2017) and the service-specific criteria, which is determined via an on-site assessment of resources, procedures, and documentation. As part of gaining accreditation, Envirolab Services Melbourne was required to demonstrate competency in performing all activities included within the concerned class or field of accreditation.


The detailed current scope of accreditation of Envirolab Melbourne can be found in the NATA website directory.



About NATA

NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities), Australia is an authority that provides independent assurance of technical competence through a proven network of best practice industry experts for customers who require confidence in the delivery of their products and services.


For more information about assessment and accreditation, visit the NATA website.


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