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Measurement Uncertainty

Adelaide Laboratory

Organic Chemistry

ComponentMU% *
Aldrin22.5
Chlordane-a24.6
Chlordane-g21.4
Chlorpyrifos21.6
Chlorthal-Dimethyl18.7
DDD21.2
DDE24
DDT23
Dieldrin21.5
Endosulfan 119.4
Endosulfan 219.8
Endosulfan Sulphate19.1
Endrin19.3
Heptachlor21.2
Heptachlor Epoxide19.9
Lindane17.3
Methoxychlor17.9
Trifluralin15
Glyphosate19.34
AMPA15.49
2,4-D21
2,4,5-T29
Clopyralid20
Dicamba21
MCPA24
Picloram19
Triclopyr28
Silvex20
Acifluorfen27
Bentazon25
2,4-DB22
2,4-DP21
Chlorosulfuron26
Metsulfuron21
Sulfometuron35
Haloxyfop28
Haloxyfop methyl29
n-Octane (C8) TRH35
n-Octane (C8) TPH34
n-Dodecane (C12) TRH34
n-Dodecane (C12) TPH32
n-Docosane (C22) TRH38
n-Docosane (C22) TPH36
n-Dotriacontane (C32) TRH34
n-Dotriacontane (C32) TPH32
Cyanogen chloride37
Cylindrospermopsin15
Anatoxin-a18
Acetic Acid24
Propionic Acid22
Isobutyric Acid12
Butyric Acid12
Isovaleric Acid12
Valeric Acid22
Caproic Acid24
Heptanoic Acid46
Naphthalene 0.07-0.1µg/L22
2-methylnaphthalene 0.05-0.1µg/L29
1-methylnaphthalene 0.05-0.1µg/L21
Acenaphthylene 0.07-0.1µg/L22
Acenaphthene 0.02-0.1µg/L19
Fluorene 0.02-0.1µg/L19
Phenanthrene 0.02-0.1µg/L15
Anthracene 0.02-0.1µg/L11
Flouranthene 0.02-0.1µg/L14
Pyrene 0.02-0.1µg/L15
Benzo[a]Anthracene 0.02-0.1µg/L23
Chrysene 0.02-0.1µg/L10
Benzo[a]pyrene 0.01-0.1µg/L38
Benzo[b]fluoranthene 0.02-0.1µg/L20
Benzo[k]fluoranthene 0.02-0.1µg/L21
Indeno[1,2,3]pyrene 0.02-0.1µg/L30
Dibenz[a,h]anthracene 0.02-0.1µg/L38
Benzo[g,h,i]perylene 0.02-0.1µg/L30
Chloroacetic acid 1-130µg/L35
Bromoacetic acid 1-130µg/L25
Dichloroacetic Acid 1-130µg/L25
Bromochloroacetic Acid 1-130µg/L27
Trichloroacetic Acid 1-130µg/L28
Dibromoacetic Acid 1-130µg/L40
Bromodichloroacetic Acid 1-130µg/L25
Dibromochloroacetic Acid 1-130µg/L30
Tribromoacetic Acid 1-130µg/L45
Vinyl Chloride22
1,1 – dichloroethene26
Trans - 1,2 - dichloroethene15
Cis – 1,2 –dichloroethene19
Chloroform53
1,1,1-trichloroethane52
carbon tetrachloride48
1,1-dichloropropene38
Benzene18
1,2-dichloroethane17
trichloroethene25
1,2-dichloropropane18
dibromomethane20
bromodichloromethane19
cis-1,3-dichloropropene24
Toluene18
trans-1,3-dichloropropene20
1,1,2-trichloroethane18
tetrachloroethene23
1,3-dichloropropane23
dibromochloromethane19
1,2-dibromoethane21
chlorobenzene20
1,1,1,2-tetrachloroethane16
ethylbenzene19
total m+p-xylenes18
o-xylene18
Styrene16
Bromoform20
isopropylbenzene18
bromobenzene16
1,1,2,2-tetrachloroethane21
1,2,3-trichloropropane19
n-propylbenzene20
2-chlorotoluene17
4-chlorotoluene20
1,3,5-trimethylbenzene17
tert-butylbenzene17
1,2,4-trimethylbenzene15
sec-butylbenzene19
1,3-dichlorobenzene14
4-isopropyltoluene17
1,4-dichlorobenzene16
1,2-dichlorobenzene15
n-butylbenzene18
1,2-dibromo-3-chloropropane22
1,2,4-trichlorobenzene22
hexachlorobutadiene24
naphthalene22
1,2,3-trichlorobenzene17
4-chlorophenol 17
2-bromophenol19
3-bromophenol13
2,6-dichlorophenol22
4-bromophenol17
2,4-dichlorophenol16
3,5-dichlorophenol30
2,4,6-trichlorophenol 18
2,4,5-trichlorophenol16
2,6-dibromophenol18
2,4-dibrmomphenol18
2,4,6-tribromophenol21
pentachlorophenol25
phenol25
2,4-dimethylphenol27
4-chloro-3-methylphenol25
2-nitrophenol25
4-nitrophenol29
o-cresol22
m-cresol22
p-cresol21
2,3,5,6-tetrachlorophenol17
2,3,4,6-tetrachlorophenol15
2,3,4,5-tetrachlorophenol22
NDMA27

Inorganic Chemistry

Component MU% *
Alkalinity as Calcium Carbonate 5.5
Ammonia - Free - as N 17.4
Ammonia as N 37.5
Biochemical Oxygen Demand - Total 30.8
Bromide 18.3
Chemical Oxygen Demand - Total 26.1
Chloride 15.4
Chlorine 12.4
Colour - Apparent (456nm) Unfiltered 6.1
Colour - True (456nm) Filtered 6.2
Conductivity & Total Dissolved Solids 6.4
Cyanide - Total 34
Ferrous Iron - Soluble 15.5
Fluoride 19.7
Iodide     14.1
Methylene Blue Activated Substances 23.0
Nitrate + Nitrite as N 18.4
Nitrite as N 15.6
OrganoChlorine Pesticides 25.0
Organophosphorous and Triazine Pesticides 26.2
pH 3.6
Phosphorus - Filterable Reactive as P 14.0
Phosphorus - Total 21.5
Silica - Reactive 13.5
Silica - Soluble 25.7
Sulphur 14.8
TKN as N22.6
Total Dissolved Solids by Evaporation 12.8
Total Organic Carbon 17.6
Trihalomethanes 23.4
Turbidity 17.8
Volatile Fatty Acids 17.4

Field Services

Component MU% *
Chlorine 23.1
Conductivity 8.9
pH 4.3

Biology

Component MU% *
Unicellular Phytoplankton - 24.7 / + 32.7
Small Colonial Phytoplankton - 25.2 / + 33.8
Filamentous Phytoplankton - 31.8 / + 46.6
Filamentous Greens/Diatoms- 26.6 / + 36.2
Straight Filamentous Cyanobacteria- 34.6 / + 52.9
Coiled Cyanobacteria- 29.4 / + 41.7
Large Colonial Pico-cyanobacteria- 15.7 / +18.6
Chlorophyll a17.1
Phaeophytin34.2

Biomonitoring

Component MU% *
Macroinvertebrates - Taxa x Tally:  
Family    1.25
Genus    1.38
Species1.57

Microbiology

Component MU% *
Amoeba 32.39
Cryptosporidium 26.05
Giardia 25.88
E. coli - Defined Substrate Technology 15.1
E. coli - Membrane Filtration 22.31
Coliform - Defined Substrate Technology15.1
Coliform - Membrane Filtration22.31
Coliforms, Faecal Coliforms and E. coli34.25
Faecal Coliforms and E. coli16.61
Colony Count18.23
Enterococci13.28
Enterococci and Faecal Streptococcus13.28
Legionella spp28.98

Melbourne Laboratory

Chemistry

Component MU% *
pH2
BOD31
Colour8
Total Suspended Solids17
Volatile Suspended Solids23

Life Sciences

Component MU% *
Total Coliforms & E. coli14.2
Total Coliforms & E. coli - Colilert15.4
Heterotrophic Colony Counts13.8
Cryptosporidium25.1
Giardia23.2

*Maximum MU value has been listed. Actual value may be lower depending on test method used. For specific MU value please contact your customer service representative.