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#1 JorgeCompres

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 01:34 PM

Hi!

I work for a food proccesing industry and we need the microbiological parameters of the source of water (in our case: river) to validate that we are not using a contaminated water.

Anyways we have a water treatment plant but we still need the specifications

Thank you in advance! :thumbup:



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 03:05 PM

Definitiely zero coliform.



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:50 PM

Hi!

I work for a food proccesing industry and we need the microbiological parameters of the source of water (in our case: river) to validate that we are not using a contaminated water.

Anyways we have a water treatment plant but we still need the specifications

Thank you in advance! :thumbup:




Depending on the regulations in your area, treated water should meet all the standards for potable water. Your test should Mirror the test done by the local municipality. Samples should be verified through accredited labs and tested for Microorganisms, Disinfectants, Byproducts, Coliforms, E.Coli, Inorganic & Organic Chemicals ......to name a few.

Here is a link to the EPA's National Drinking Water Regulations in the US - Hope it can help you out a bit.

http://www.epa.gov/o...mer/pdf/mcl.pdf






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#4 Charles.C

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:02 PM

Dear JorgeCompres,

There are many drinking water standards. :smile:

3 popular ones are WHO, EC, US EPA. current issues (AFAIK) attached below –

Attached File  EC drinking water standard 1998 - l_33019981205en00320054.pdf   293.56KB   93 downloads
Attached File  WHO drinking waterguidelines 2008 - fulltext.pdf   3.11MB   99 downloads
Attached File  US EPA drinking water standard 2012 - dwstandards2012.pdf   358.61KB   106 downloads

Assorted links to posts/websites with various standards in approx. (forum) descending chronological order below (some undoubtedly not current versions) -

1. http://www.ifsqn.com...indpost&p=57515

2. http://www.ifsqn.com...indpost&p=54884

3. http://www.ifsqn.com...indpost&p=49200

4. http://www.ifsqn.com...indpost&p=40225

5. http://www.ifsqn.com...dpost__p__39635

6. http://ec.europa.eu/...al_info_en.html

7. http://www.who.int/w...v/en/index.html

8. http://www.egeis-too...n draft v3 .pdf

Index
1. Australia
2. US, EC, India
3. ILSI/US-EPA
4. geographical European compilation,2004
5. UK
6. EC individual country links to water standards, current
7. WHO current
8. EC linking document for drinking water standards, current (ca.2010)

As per previous post, it is highly likely that yr location will use an abbreviated selection for official legislatory purposes.

Rgds / Charles.C


Kind Regards,

 

Charles.C


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