Water Testing

Testing the suitability of water for the intended use requires adequate expertise and sophisticated instrumentation. Lucid has more than a decade experience in testing water samples for various purposes and specifications. Since, the quality of water directly effects of health of the people and cattle, it is becoming mandatory to estimate the quality of drinking water.

With available instruments and expertise, Lucid is in a position to test for organoleptic, physical, chemical and microbiological parameters as per the standards given below:

  • Packaged drinking water - IS :14543:2016
  • Packaged natural mineral water, IS 13428 : 2005
  • Drinking water (Surface/ground water), IS 10500 : 2012
  • Drinking water as per WHO/EPA/European community specification
  • Water for construction purpose, IS 456 : 2000
  • Water for storage batteries, IS 1069 : 1993
  • Reagent water, IS 1070 : 1992 /ASTM D 1193
  • Water for paper & pulp industries, IS 2724 : 2017
  • Water for swimming pools, IS 3328 :1993
  • Water for ice manufacture, IS 3957 : 1966
  • Water for tanning Industry, IS 4221: 1967
  • Water for food processing industry, IS 4251 : 1967
  • Water for fermentation industry, IS 4700 : 1968
  • Feed water/boiler water for low and medium pressure boilers, IS 10392 : 1982
  • Feed water/boiler water and condensate for high pressure boilers, IS 10496 : 1983
  • Water for irrigation purpose, IS 11624 :1986
  • Feed water used for animals in safety data generation (GLP)
  • Cooling tower water for physico-chemical tests(IS 8188:1999) and Legionella (ISO 11731:2017)
  • Purified water and water for injection (as per IP, EP, BP & USP)
  • Bio-applications grade water, ASTM D 5196
  • Ultra-pure water used in the electronics and semiconductor industries, ASTM D 5127
  Wastewater /Effluents

Analysis of wastewater for discharging into inland surface water, sewers, on land for irrigation etc.

  • As per MOEF guidelines
  • As per central / state pollution control board norms
  • As per customer specifications
  Test parameters
  • Organoleptic and physical parameters, colour, odour, taste, turbidity, total dissolved solids(TDS), pH, conductivity, total solids, suspended solids, volatile solids
  • General parameters concerning substances undesirable in excessive amounts: aluminium, antimony, barium, boron/borate, cobalt, iron, ammoniacal nitrogen, nitrate, nitrite, sulphide, manganese, copper, calcium, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, selenium, silver, vanadium, zinc, fluoride, chloride, sulphate, potassium, sodium, alkalinity, hardness, mineral oil, phenolic compounds (as C6H5OH), anionic surface active agents (as MBAS), phosphate, total silica, colloidal silica, reactive silica, biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), chemical oxygen demand (COD), dissolved oxygen, iodine, sulphur, oil & grease, Percent sodium, sodium adsorption ratio, (SAR), residual sodium carbonate (SAR)
  • Parameters concerning toxic substances: Mercury, Cadmium, Arsenic, Cyanide, Lead, Chromium, Nickel, Hexavalent chromium,
  • Bromate and other cations and anions by Ion chromatography
  • Pesticide residues by HPLC, GC-ECD
  • Poly-nuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)
  • Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)
  • Semi-volatile /volatile organic compounds (SVOCs /VOCs)
  • Microbiological tests: Aerobic microbial count/Standard plate count, yeast and moulds. coliforms, faecal coliforms, E.coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella, Shigella, sulphite reducing anaerobes, Enterococci/faecal streptococci, Staphylococcus aureus, Vibrio cholerae, V.parahaemolyticus, Legionella, Thermophilic bacteria, Proteolytic and lipolytic bacteria, Sulphate reducing bacteria (SRB)
  Standard methods followed
  • Bureau of Indian Standards(BIS), ISO, ASTM, APHA, US-EPA
  Approvals :
  • NABL (accredited as per ISO/IEC 17025)
  • BIS
  The available equipments are:
  • GC-MS
  • ICP-MS
  • Ion Chromatograph
  • FTIR
  • Spectrophotometers (UV-Vis)
  • Specific ion meter
  • Microwave digestor (for elemental analysis)

News & Events

To meet increasing demand and for timely service to our customer an additional ICP-OES is procured and installed.
For quick and easy testing without sample preparation Lucid has embraced "Spark testing"