The Case for Outsourcing Your In-house Samples

It’s not a secret – Chemtech-Ford wants to be your go-to environmental laboratory. To do this, we need to be better, faster and cheaper than any other alternative – enter SUPERLAB… For a drinking water or wastewater utility, let’s consider the case for outsourcing some or all of your in-house process and compliance samples. From … Read more

Emergency Analytical Support

Paul Ellingson received a call on Saturday morning while at the top of Alta ski resort. An avid skier, Paul is also the Vice President of Chemtech-Ford Laboratories in Sandy, Utah. Due to a malfunctioning pump, high levels of fluoride had been released into the Sandy City water system. Although the pump had been fixed, … Read more

Sampling for Biological Contaminants

For total coliforms, fecal coliforms, E. coli, enterococci, heterotrophic Bacteria or coliphage Bottle to Use Sterile 125 or 150 mL plastic bottles must be used. Preservatives to Use Sodium Thiosulfate if sample is chlorinated and Cool to < 10 °C (< 50 °F) for source water and groundwater samples (recommended for drinking water as well) … Read more

A Quicker Test for Coliform and E. Coli

Traditionally analysis of coliform and E.Coli by the enzyme substrate methodology required the sample to sit in an incubator for a minimum of 24 hours. Newer technology is now available that will allow for the sample to be read back earlier. Chemtech-Ford Laboratories has recently adopted this new technology, making it possible for samples set … Read more

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