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Looking for Lead and Copper in Drinking Water

Posted: Wednesday 10th December 2008

The US EPA-approved SA-1000 Scanning Analyser from Palintest Ltd. uses tiny, disposable electrode sensors to provide fast, accurate on-site testing for lead and copper concentrations in potable water.

Portable testing for these elements has traditionally suffered from a limiting lack of precision, but Palintest's simple technique enabled by complex technology provides results that are comparable to those obtained from lab-based atomic absorption methods.

No complex sample preparation is required; a conditioning tablet is added to the water and then the electrode is inserted. The battery-powered SA-1000 then applies varying currents and potentials in order to determine the scale of lead and copper ion presence down to levels as low as 5 g/l. The testing method is fully approved by the US EPA. Results are then saved in the unit's memory and can be easily uploaded on to a PC for reporting purposes. The testing process takes only three minutes and requires no special training or additional equipment, providing a cost-effective solution to potable water testing.

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