Quality Laboratory Services

Offering service with excellence, Quality Laboratory Services’ range of expertise encompasses everything from mineral samples, to waste water and potable water treatment, through to microbiological analysis. QLS has a mobile laboratory based in Tanzania which services the surrounding areas professionally and efficiently. Both are SANAS 17025 accredited laboratories, ensuring strict procedures are in place to prevent contamination. On receipt, incoming samples are given a coded reference number and results are emailed to you to ensure confidentiality. Also, QLS turnaround times are designed to meet the most critical requirements, to give you peace of mind.

The Quality Laboratory Services offerings

Wastewater and potable water treatment

  • Operation and management
  • Monitoring programs
  • Process problem solving
  • Process control

Industrial Process

  • Industrial processes and effluent monitoring programmes
  • Industrial effluent treatment, plant operation and control
  • Product loss control and effluent quality surveys
  • Pollution risk surveys
  • Sewer and storm water pollution control
  • Oil-trap monitoring and services
  • Effluent process optimisation
  • Sampling
  • Monitoring programmes
  • Borehole sampling and analysis
  • Chemical and microbiological evaluations

Analysis of mining, metallurgical and smelter samples

  • 4E (PGM)*
  • Chromium *
  • Base metals
  • 6E (Nickel Sulphide collection)
  • Iron *
  • Sample preparation *
  • Screening
  • Silicon
  • All other metal analysis
  • Moisture determination
  • Sulphur
  • Chemical and microbiological analysis
  • Analysis of wastewater, drinking water, swimming pool water, rivers and boreholes

Chemical Determinants

  • pH
  • Chloride *
  • Alkalinity
  • Nitrate Nitrogen *
  • Orthophosphate *
  • Total Phosphorus
  • Ammonia Nitrogen *
  • Kjeldahl Nitrogen
  • Fluoride
  • Sulphide
  • Sulphate *
  • Suspended Solids
  • Volatile Solids
  • Total Dissolved Solids
  • Sludge Volume Index
  • Colour
  • Turbidity
  • Settleable Solids
  • Total Hardness
  • Magnesium Hardness
  • Hexavalent Chromium
  • Chemical Oxygen Demand
  • Oxygen Absorbed
  • Oil and Grease
  • Phenols
  • Mixed Liquor Suspended Solids
  • Conductivity
  • Metal in Water
  • Ca *
  • Mg *

Microbiological Analysis

  • Total Coliforms *
  • Feacal Coliforms *
  • Total Plate Count *
  • E coli *
  • Pseudomonas
  • Bio-monitoring
  • Evaluation of effluent processes, dams, lakes, and river systems

Sludge and Soil Analysis

  • Kjeldahl Nitrogen
  • Total Phosphorus
  • Metals
  • % Water
  • % Solids
  • % Volatile Matter

* Included in the SANAS Accreditation Schedule