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Organic Chemistry

The Australian Water Quality Centre provides analytical services for a wide range of organic constituents in waters and other environmental matrices including;

Algal toxins

Disinfection by-products

Faecal Sterols

General organic compounds


Organic carbon

Petroleum hydrocarbons


Volatile organic compounds

Halogenated Phenols

and compounds responsible for Tastes and Odours in waters.

A range of specialised mass spectral analyses is available for the identification and quantification of organic compounds in water. Most analytical methods used are based on internationally accepted procedures (Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, USEPA) and are NATA accredited. A rigorous quality control program ensures the integrity of results.