The Perth Laboratory of Envirolab Services Adds Testing of Chloral Hydrate


In remaining closer aligned with the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (ADWG), the Perth MPL Laboratory of Envirolab Services has extended its water testing to include Trichloroacetaldehyde (chloral hydrate).  

Chloral Hydrate can be formed as a by-product when drinking water is chlorinated. Based on the 2011 findings by the ADWG, the concentration of chloral hydrate in drinking water should not exceed 0.02 mg/L.

Standard testing under the Environmental Protection Agency or ‘EPA Method 551’ has been found by the team at the Perth office to be limited. From these limitations, a new novel in-house method has been developed to provide clients with more accurate results than the standard method.

For more information and general enquiries, contact Envirolab Perth Laboratory on the latest available analytes and methods for chloral hydrate and other environmental contaminants.


About Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (ADWG)
Developed by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Natural Resource Management Ministerial Council (NRMMC), the ADWG is aimed to provide an authoritative reference to the Australian community and the water supply industry on what defines safe, good quality water, how it can be achieved and how it can be assured. These guidelines are developed from the consideration of the best available scientific evidence for addressing the health and aesthetic quality aspects of supplying good quality drinking water.

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