Department of Environment and Science

Site

DES-Chemistry Centre

Accreditation No.

5072

Site No.

5065

Date of Accreditation

18 Oct 1994

Address

Eco Sciences Precinct, 41 Boggo Road
Dutton Park, QLD 4102
Australia

qld.gov.au/chemistrycentre

Contact

Mr M O'Loughlin P: +61 (07) 31705702

Availability

Services conditionally available to external clients

Scope of Accreditation

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Agribusiness

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Analysis for residues and contaminants (including pesticide residues, excluding veterinary chemicals residues) Irrigation and stock waters; Waste waters Acetamiprid; Atrazine; Clothianidin; Methoxyfenozide; Thiacloprid; Thiamethoxam UPLC-MS-MS in-house method O_W_PEST_HPLC
Analysis of physical and nutritional characteristics Plant material Carbon - Total Dumas in-house method P_DUM_CN
Aluminium; Boron; Calcium; Copper; Iron; Magnesium; Phosphorus; Potassium; Sodium; Sulfur; Zinc ICP-AES in-house method P_NITM_ICP
Arsenic; Cadmium; Cobalt; Lead; Molybdenum; Selenium ICP-MS in-house method P_NITM_IMS
Nitrogen Autoanalyser (AA) in-house method P_KJ_AA
Nitrogen - Total Dumas in-house method P_DUM_ CN 
Chloride; Nitrate Titration in-house method P_HW_AA
Soils Suspension peroxide oxidation combined acidty and sulfur (SPOCAS) - Acidity - Actual titratable Titration in-house method S_SKCL_TT
Sulfur - Acid extractable ICP-AES in-house method S_HCL_ICP
Moisture - 15 Bar Gravimetric in-house method S_15_BAR
Calcium - Exchangeable; Magnesium - Exchangeable; Potassium - Exchangeable; Sodium - Exchangeable ICP-AES in-house method S_CAT_EQ
Potassium - Replaceable ICP-AES in-house method S_REPK_ICP
Nitrogen - Total Dumas in-house method S_DUM_ CN
Dispersion ratio Hydrometer In-house S_R1

Aluminium - Exchangeable; Exchangeable acidity Titration in-house method S_EX_ALAC

Acid neutralising capacity (ANC) Titration in-house method S_ANC_BT
Calcium; Magnesium; Sulfur; Suspension peroxide oxidation combined acidty and sulfur (SPOCAS) after oxidation ICP-AES in-house method S_SP_ICP
Calcium - Exchangeable; Magnesium - Exchangeable; Potassium - Exchangeable; Sodium - Exchangeable Atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) in-house method S_CAT_ALC
pH - 1:5 CaCl2 Electrometric in-house method S_CC2_EL
Carbon - Organic UV-vis spectrophotometry in-house method S_WALKLEY

Particle size distribution Gravimetric in-house method S_PSA
Phosphorus - Bicarbonate extract Titration in-house method S_COLWELL
Nitrogen - Ammonia (2M KCl extract); Nitrogen - Nitrate (2M KCl extract) Autoanalyser (AA) in-house method S_KC2_AA
Sulfur - Chromium reducible Titration in-house method S_SCR
Boron ICP-AES in-house method S_CC2_ICP
Suspension peroxide oxidation combined acidty and sulfur (SPOCAS) - Acidity - Potential titratable Titration in-house method S_SP_TT
Calcium; Magnesium; Sulfur; Suspension peroxide oxidation combined acidty and sulfur (SPOCAS) before oxidation ICP-AES in-house method S_SKCL_ICP

Carbon - Total Dumas in-house method S_DUM_CN
Micronutrients - DTPA extractable copper; Micronutrients - DTPA extractable iron; Micronutrients - DTPA extractable manganese; Micronutrients - DTPA extractable zinc ICP-AES in-house method S_DT1_ICP
Electrical conductivity; pH - 1:5 Water extract Electrometric in-house method S_AQ4_EL
Carbon - Inorganic; Carbon - Organic Dumas in-house method S_DUM_TOC
Micronutrients - Mehlich 3 extractable calcium; Micronutrients - Mehlich 3 extractable magnesium; Micronutrients - Mehlich 3 extractable phosphorus; Micronutrients - Mehlich 3 extractable potassium; Micronutrients - Mehlich 3 extractable sodium ICP-AES in-house method S_MEH3_ICP
Moisture - Air dry Gravimetric in-house method S_ADM_105
Phosphorus; Potassium; Sulfur X-ray fluorescence (XRF) in-house method S_XRFP_SVY
Moisture - 1/3 Bar Gravimetric in-house method S_03_BAR
Chloride - 1:5 water; Nitrate - 1:5 water Autoanalyser (AA) in-house method S_AQ4_AA
Sulfur - Sulfate extractable ICP-AES in-house method S_SP_ICP

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Environment

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Analysis for elements Bore waters; Fresh waters; Ground waters; Industrial waters - Treated; Irrigation and stock waters; Purified and processed waters; Recycled waters; Sewage; Steam-raising waters; Surface waters; Swimming pool and spa waters; Trade wastes; Waste waters Aluminium; Antimony; Arsenic; Beryllium; Bismuth; Boron; Cadmium; Chromium; Cobalt; Copper; Iron; Lead; Lithium; Manganese; Molybdenum; Nickel; Selenium; Silver; Strontium; Titanium; Vanadium; Zinc ICP-AES in-house method W_TD_ICP and W_TT_ICP 
Aluminium; Antimony; Arsenic; Beryllium; Bismuth; Boron; Cadmium; Chromium; Cobalt; Copper; Lead; Lithium; Manganese; Molybdenum; Nickel; Selenium; Strontium; Thallium; Vanadium; Zinc ICP-AES in-house method W_UTD_IMS and W_UTT_IMS
Sediments; Sludges; Soils Aluminium; Calcium; Chromium; Iron; Magnesium; Manganese; Phosphorus; Potassium; Silicon; Sodium; Titanium; Zinc; Zirconium ICP-AES in-house method S_FLUX_ICP
Antimony; Arsenic; Barium; Beryllium; Cadmium; Chromium; Cobalt; Copper; Lead; Manganese; Mercury; Nickel; Selenium; Zinc ICP-MS in-house method S_ARF_IMS
Arsenic; Cadmium; Mercury; Molybdenum; Selenium; Silver ICP-MS in-house method S_RAM_IMS
Aluminium; Arsenic; Calcium; Chromium; Cobalt; Copper; Iron; Lead; Magnesium; Manganese; Molybdenum; Nickel; Phosphorus; Potassium; Sodium; Sulfur; Zinc ICP-AES in-house method S_RAM_ICP
Antimony; Barium; Beryllium; Cerium; Chromium; Cobalt; Copper; Dysprosium; Erbium; Europium; Gadolinium; Holmium; Lanthanum; Lutetium; Manganese; Molybdenum; Neodymium; Nickel; Praseodymium; Rubidium; Samarium; Strontium; Terbium; Thorium; Thulium; Uranium; Vanadium; Ytterbium; Yttrium; Zinc; Zirconium ICP-MS in-house method S_FLUX_IMS
Lead; Lead isotope ratios ICP-MS in-house method S_IR_IMS
Aluminium; Calcium; Chromium; Copper; Iron; Lead; Manganese; Titanium; Vanadium; Zinc ICP-AES in-house method S_ARF_ICP
Analysis for fungicides Fresh waters Flusilazole; Triclopyr (3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridinyloxyacetic acid) HPLC in-house method O_W_PEST_HPLC
Analysis for herbicides Fresh waters 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D); 2-Methyl-4-chlorophenoxyacetic acid (MCPA); 4-(4-Chloro-2-methylphenoxy)butanoic acid (2,4-MCPB, MCPB, 4-[4-chloro-o-tolyloxyl]butyric acid); Acifluorfen; Ametryne (ametryn); Atrazine; Bromacil; Clethodim; Clomazone; Cyanazine; Desethylatrazine; Diuron; Fluometuron; Fluroxypyr; Haloxyfop; Hexazinone; Imazapic; Imazapyr; Imazethapyr; Imidacloprid; Mesosulfuron-methyl; Metalochlor; Methylchlorophenoxypropionic acid (RS-2-[4-chloro-2-methylphenoxy]propanoic acid, MCPP, mecoprop); Metribuzin; Metsulfuron methyl; Napropamide; Prometryn; Propachlor; Propazine; Sethoxydim; Simazine; Sulfosulfuron; Tebuthiuron; Terbuthylazine; Terbutryn HPLC in-house method O_W_PEST_HPLC
Analysis for nutrients Bore waters; Fresh waters; Ground waters; Industrial waters - Treated; Irrigation and stock waters; Purified and processed waters; Recycled waters; Sewage; Steam-raising waters; Surface waters; Swimming pool and spa waters; Trade wastes; Waste waters Nitrogen - Ammonia; Nitrogen - Nitrate; Nitrogen - Nitrite Autoanalyser (AA) in-house method W_FIL_AA
Nitrogen - Oxidised; Phosphorus - Ortho Autoanalyser (AA) in-house method W_KJ_AA 
Nitrogen - Total Kjeldahl (TKN); Phosphorus - Total Autoanalyser (AA) in-house method W_KJD_AA
Analysis for physical and chemical characteristics Bore waters; Fresh waters; Ground waters; Industrial waters - Treated; Irrigation and stock waters; Purified and processed waters; Recycled waters; Sewage; Steam-raising waters; Surface waters; Swimming pool and spa waters; Trade wastes; Waste waters Electrical conductivity Electrometric in-house method W_PEA_TT(EC)
Alkalinity - Residual; Alkalinity - Total; Chloride/carbonate ratio - Log; Hardness; Langelier saturation index; Sodium adsorption ratio (SAR, sodium absorption ratio); Sodium adsorption ratio (SAR, sodium absorption ratio) - Effective Calculation in-house method W_CALC 
Dissolved organic carbon (DOC) Wet oxidation (NPOC and dNPOC) in-house method W_DOC_NDI
Anions; Bromide; Chloride; Fluoride; Nitrate; Phosphate; Sulfate Ion chromatography (IC) in-house method W_FIL_IC
Acidity - Complex; Alkalinity - Complex; Alkalinity - Residual; Alkalinity - Total Titration in-house method W_ACD_CPLX
Carbon - Total organic (TOC) Combustion in-house method W_TOC_NDI
Solids - Suspended Gravimetric in-house method W_TSS
Chloride Titration in-house method W_CL_TT
Fluoride Ion chromatography (IC) in-house method W_FIL_IC
Chlorophyll a UV-vis spectrophotometry in-house method W_CHPHYLL 
pH Electrometric in-house method W_PEA_TT(pH)
Alkalinity Titration in-house method W_PEA_TT(Alk)

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Food and Beverage

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Analysis for elements Waters for potable and domestic purposes Aluminium; Antimony; Arsenic; Beryllium; Bismuth; Boron; Cadmium; Chromium; Cobalt; Copper; Iron; Lead; Lithium; Manganese; Molybdenum; Nickel; Selenium; Silver; Strontium; Titanium; Vanadium; Zinc ICP-AES in-house method W_TD_ICP and W_TT_ICP 
Aluminium; Antimony; Arsenic; Beryllium; Bismuth; Boron; Cadmium; Chromium; Cobalt; Copper; Lead; Lithium; Manganese; Molybdenum; Nickel; Selenium; Strontium; Thallium; Vanadium; Zinc ICP-AES in-house method W_UTD_IMS and W_UTT_IMS
Analysis of physical and nutritional characteristics Waters for potable and domestic purposes Nitrogen - Oxidised; Phosphorus - Ortho Autoanalyser (AA) in-house method W_KJ_AA 
Bromide; Phosphate; Sulfate Ion chromatography (IC) in-house method W_FIL_IC
Carbon - Total organic (TOC) Combustion in-house method W_TOC_NDI
Fluoride Ion chromatography (IC) in-house method W_FIL_IC
Dissolved organic carbon (DOC) Wet oxidation (NPOC and dNPOC) in-house method W_DOC_NDI
Chlorophyll a UV-vis spectrophotometry in-house method W_CHPHYLL 
Nitrogen - Total Kjeldahl (TKN); Phosphorus - Total Autoanalyser (AA) in-house method W_KJD_AA
Nitrogen - Ammonia; Nitrogen - Nitrate; Nitrogen - Nitrite Autoanalyser (AA) in-house method W_FIL_AA
Electrical conductivity Classical in-house method W_PEA_TT(EC)
pH Electrometric in-house method W_PEA_TT(pH)
Alkalinity Titration in-house method W_PEA_TT(Alk)
Chloride Titration in-house method W_CL_TT

Alkalinity - Residual; Alkalinity - Total; Chloride/carbonate ratio - Log; Hardness; Langelier saturation index; Sodium adsorption ratio (SAR, sodium absorption ratio); Sodium adsorption ratio (SAR, sodium absorption ratio) - Effective Calculation in-house method W_CALC 

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