Professional laboratory analysis for a range of biological, chemical and physical parameters. WTS is a leading UK water and environmental solutions specialist offering a comprehensive range of water testing, laboratory analysis and in-field water sampling services to organisations and domestic-private individuals throughout the UK and Ireland. Our laboratory water analysis and in-field sampling services have been developed to accurately identify the presence or absence of specified parameters within water samples. Our expert laboratory analysis solutions help improve water testing procedures, water treatment and environmental hygiene programme validation and regulatory compliance processes to optimise performance and keep people safe from harm. Expert microbiological analysis of water for Legionella, Pseudomonas, Coliforms, E. Latest in-field water analysis equipment to monitor and validate water treatment programme performance.
Rafter Radiocarbon Laboratory
Types of Water used in the Lab | Type I - III | ELGA LabWater
Stable oxygen and deuterium isotope measurements are also available on a standalone basis, without radiocarbon dating. Submittal — For more details about how to collect and submit water samples, please see our Radiocarbon Dating Groundwater page. Note — The laboratory also automatically includes stable oxygen isotope measurements for carbonates in the radiocarbon dating service and offers the service on a standalone basis. This method is ideal for freshwater samples. Marine waters with salinity S of 35 g L-1 can be successfully analyzed given extended equilibration time. Some limitations exist for highly saline natural waters e.
Radiocarbon Dating Groundwater (DIC)
The worlds oldest continuously operating radiocarbon laboratory, Rafter Radiocarbon, is a department within the National Isotope Centre and has a long history in radiocarbon dating. From its first radiocarbon measurement in to the installation of a new compact AMS in this facility has been at the forefront of radiocarbon analysis. Read all about it in the media release.
Our lab works with and accepts two types of samples for dissolved gas measurement: Copper Tube Samples and Diffusion Samples. Copper tubes are collected by pumping through an inline copper tube, and sealing the tube off using refrigeration type clamps. The dissolved gases in these samples is then extracted using our extraction line. Under high-vaccuum, closed system, the water is transfered from the copper tube into a large stainless steel flask. The flask is heated while a a smaller flask is chilled.