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  • Sewage and Effluent Testing
    the performance of these kits against other labs so that ongoing accuracy is ensured The process of achieving this is through Interlaboratory Comparison Programs ILCP which are offered by several companies in New Zealand On line meters should also be carefully checked carefully maintained and where possible routinely calibrated against known controls Biofilters Biofilters are organic odour reduction beds but require maintenance to perform at their best This usually requires regular addition of water and nutrients Eurofins New Zealand understands the needs of biofilters and regularly tests the various parameters required for their successful operation Sludge The Ministry for the Environment has stated that by December 2007 more than 95 percent of sewage sludge currently disposed to landfill will be composted beneficially used or appropriately treated to minimise the production of methane and leachate This places a great deal of pressure on New Zealand government industry and council to find alternative uses for effluent sludge Most opinions lie in the direction of compost however this option conflicts with Iwi custom One thing is certain there will need to be a lot of analytical tests performed to assure the end user that the sludge is safe Final Effluent Final effluent quality is thoroughly tested to ensure compliance with consent criteria Many different consent conditions exist within New Zealand and Eurofins New Zealand has become proficient at working with many of them Our service includes all the many tests required for complete compliance to all the consents we have worked with This includes a thorough knowledge of aspects not immediately obvious to inexperienced laboratory personnel This includes sampling which we have learned plays a major role in affecting the results we report Our experience allows us to offer advice on how to minimise the impact of sampling changes on your results Final

    Original URL path: http://www.eurofins.co.nz/environment-testing/sewage-and-effluent-testing.aspx (2016-04-27)
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  • Swimming Pool Testing
    Contact us via email Auckland Christchurch Wellington General Enquiry Download Sample Submission Forms and Terms and Conditions Online Reporting Click here for more information on our our e LIMS system Home Environment Testing Swimming Pool Testing Swimming Pool Testing Under the New Zealand Swimming Pool Standard 5826 2000 a public pool is defined as any pool other than for domestic use and includes commercial school institutional club hospitality industry community and local authority pools Under this definition any pool used by a member of the public must be tested This brochure has been developed to assist pool owners with the understanding of testing services available It seems that every year the media finds a new bug living in our swimming pools and because of this the public has become increasingly aware of the quality of the water that they swim in Only by regularly testing your water through a qualified independent laboratory can you satisfy the demands of the pubic while meeting your obligations under New Zealand Standard NZS 5826 2000 On site observations and tests should be carried out so that an accurate account of sampling conditions can be recorded Under this standard you are required to hold appropriate NZQA unit standards and must analyse and record your pool water quality at set intervals Eurofins New Zealand can assist you to analyse for the parameters that are required less frequently or require an accredited laboratory to perform We also analyse for Free Available Combined and Total Chlorine but these must be performed on site and are therefore not included in the packages we offer These tests are recorded by you as required in the NZS 5826 2000 It is important to note that maintaining the level of Free Available Chlorine is the best way of destroying harmful bacteria Keeping

    Original URL path: http://www.eurofins.co.nz/environment-testing/swimming-pool-testing.aspx (2016-04-27)
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  • Trade Waste Testing
    built before or after such date shall have attached to them sufficient earth closets or water closets and if the later with proper drains communicating with a main drain and if in any of the said towns or cities a system of drainage and water supply shall not for the time being exist the Local Board shall make adequate provision for supplying the occupiers of houses with earth for use in earth closets and removing the same from such earth closets Since 1872 the waste discharged by companies and factories has been added to domestic waste Because Trade Waste is more concentrated it is monitored for three very good reasons To protect the sewage network Larger cities in New Zealand can have networks of over 1 000km so the cost of installation and maintenance can be huge Some types of Trade Waste can damage this network leading to expensive repairs Often the damage is caused away from the discharge point which can be difficult to detect Some Trade Wastes can chemically react within the network leading to poisonous chemicals and gasses To protect the sewage treatment process Sewage Treatment plants are very sensitive to the type of waste they treat and can be upset by large flows of unusual composition In a normal network it is the Trade Waste component that has the greatest potential to cause damage to a treatment system To protect our environment By maintaining the treatment plant in good working condition councils ensure the environment around the sewage outfall and at the landfill is protected How Eurofins New Zealand can assist Trade Waste companies Independence The best reason for using Eurofins New Zealand to collect analyse and report Trade Waste samples is for our independence Trade Waste analyses is an area where disputes can arise if either party is seen to show bias Our independence assures both parties received the highest quality advice and technical excellence The best analytical techniques Trade Waste challenges every laboratory due to the many varied matrix effects which must be adjusted for Every Trade Waste is different and can contain complex interferences which in the hands of inexperienced analysts can lead to inaccurate results Eurofins New Zealand administers one of New Zealand s most comprehensive range of analytical instrumentation including ICP OES and ICP MS We retain extensive knowledge and experience with the complex process of sampling and analysing Trade Waste Our staff receive the best training possible to ensure we continue to provide results that our clients can rely on Experience Eurofins New Zealand in Wellington began as the Hutt Valley Drainage Board laboratory and we have therefore been analysing Trade Waste samples for decades While times have changed we still retain the in house knowledge experience and technical ability to analyse this most complex sample matrix We know from our experience that the complex chemistry that takes place in factory waste can interfere with our instruments and methodology so we have developed techniques to minimise these interferences The objective

    Original URL path: http://www.eurofins.co.nz/environment-testing/trade-waste-testing.aspx (2016-04-27)
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  • Metals Testing
    Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy The analytical principle used in the ICP OES systems is optical emission spectroscopy From the specific wavelengths emitted by each element the most suitable line for the application is measured by means of a CCD charge coupled device Cold Vapour Atomic Absorption Analyser Cold Vapour Atomic Absorption spectrometry is used to analyse mercury in blood and urine Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Analyser We use this instrument for samples and analytes that contain strong matrix interferences Chromium in urine is a good example of a test we cannot perform by ICP Applications Any sample that can be dissolved or digested into an aqueous solution can be analysed with either ICP technique Eurofins New Zealand can analyse environmental waters sediments potable waters blood and urine food and biota metals in solution and effluents We can analyse samples from industry and contaminated sites We routinely analyse the heavy metal concentration in soil coal crayons and graphic materials as well as fabric and ceramics Baseline environmental work offers the challenge of requiring meticulous care in three key facets collecting a representative sample preserving and transporting that sample without changing its composition and analysing the sample The combination of skilled staff appropriate specialised protocols and a full range of top class equipment mean that Eurofins New Zealand can offer an elemental analysis service of the highest quality Sample Pre treatment Clean water samples can be analysed directly through all instruments but in order to gain accurate results on other samples a pre treatment may need to be applied Eurofins New Zealand performs a variety of sample pre treatments which are dependent on the type of sample and the purpose for the testing Preservation with acid and no digestion Acid extraction of aqueous samples based on APHA method 3030c Hot acid

    Original URL path: http://www.eurofins.co.nz/environment-testing/metals-testing.aspx (2016-04-27)
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  • Biological Monitoring for Health Reasons
    treats each person as an individual and is a better way of assuring staff safety This biological monitoring of workers evaluates the internal exposure or internal dose of a chemical agent that each person ingests from their environment Eurofins New Zealand specialises in the measurement of substances in blood urine and serum samples We provide valuable information for each worker over time frames appropriate to the substance under evaluation We recommend routine monitoring of each worker so that current or past exposure to industrial chemicals is checked and that potential excessive exposure can be identified before health effects arise Monitoring each staff member overcomes variability in substance uptake due to differences in the industrial environment Each measurement also includes non occupational background exposure and is therefore more directly related to adverse health effects than environmental monitoring alone We are able to analyse samples from people who are exposed to a range of industrial chemicals including metals and Fluoride We are able to subcontract samples to other laboratories for analysis of other chemicals Eurofins New Zealand reports provide an interpretation of analytical results in relation to environmental levels and Biological Exposure Indices We make recommendations where further monitoring should be undertaken and where workers should be suspended to avoid further exposure We also provide advice on appropriate sampling programs and sampling procedures For confidentiality purposes all data is maintained on a purposely built separate and secure database Access to the information is limited to the senior analysts working on the samples Specific Applications Occupational Health The majority of our work has been concerned with occupational exposure to toxic metals Our clients in this instance are Occupational Health Nurses and Physicians within industry and sometimes General Practitioners who become involved when their patients show symptoms that may be related to their work

    Original URL path: http://www.eurofins.co.nz/environment-testing/biological-monitoring.aspx (2016-04-27)
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  • Agricultural and Horticultural Testing
    this page Contact us via email Contact us via email Auckland Christchurch Wellington General Enquiry Download Sample Submission Forms and Terms and Conditions Online Reporting Click here for more information on our our e LIMS system Home Agroscience Agricultural and Horticultural Testing Eurofins New Zealand has over 20 years of experience in agricultural horticultural testing using specific validated methods developed for the New Zealand Environment We currently work with clients across practically every section of the agricultural and horticultural industries throughout New Zealand Eurofins New Zealand in Hamilton specialise in Soil Plant Feed Water Fertiliser and Industrial Chemistry Our Chemistry departments cater to the agricultural and horticultural industries within the commercial and research sectors All tests performed at the laboratory have been thoroughly researched developed and calibrated by industry scientists therefore the analyses are based on Science you can rely on Eurofins New Zealand in Hamilton is based on the Ruakura Campus which enables a continued link with science research development and technology We maintain strong relationships with AgResearch and industry scientists The laboratory provides personalised customer service and continuing quality improvement through external assessments and quality registrations The laboratory is accredited by IANZ Soil and plant chemical Soil biological

    Original URL path: http://www.eurofins.co.nz/agroscience.aspx (2016-04-27)
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  • Pharmaceuticals
    Wellington General Enquiry Download Sample Submission Forms and Terms and Conditions Online Reporting Click here for more information on our our e LIMS system Home Pharma Development Pharmaceuticals Eurofins New Zealand has many years experience in servicing both Human and Veterinary pharmaceutical companies as well as complimentary medicine companies We have an in depth understanding of the very strict regulatory environments in which you operate Our IANZ accreditations GLP and GMP certifications provides you with the assurance of quality to support your company with their outsourced testing needs We provide a comprehensive range of pharmaceutical chemistry and pharmaceutical microbiology tests using the latest Pharmacopeial methods We have a broad range of validated methods and one of the few GMP certified stability rooms in New Zealand for product trials PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY Conformance to GLP and GMP requirements GMP certified stability room s facility fully compliant with VICH and ICH standards Residue trials for actives in tissue milk plasma serum GLP on request Residual solvents Raw materials and finished product testing Expertise to develop of new analytical methodology and validation of customer methods IANZ Accredited PHARMACEUTICAL MICROBIOLOGY Conformance for GMP requirements GMP certified stability room s facility fully compliant with VICH and

    Original URL path: http://www.eurofins.co.nz/pharma-development.aspx (2016-04-27)
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  • Eurofins New Zealand News
    and Effluent Testing Swimming Pool Testing Trade Waste Testing Metals Testing Biological Monitoring Agroscience Pharma Development News Contacts Careers Eurofins com Print this page Contact us via email Contact us via email Auckland Christchurch Wellington General Enquiry Download Sample Submission Forms and Terms and Conditions Online Reporting Click here for more information on our our e LIMS system Home News Eurofins New Zealand News Eurofins NZ Lab Extension Press Release

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