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Proficiency Testing Material, Concentrate for dilution to 1L

Quality Level


ampule of 2 × 2 mL


in acetone




matrix material

storage temp.


General description

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons - Water Pollution (PAHs - WP) proficiency testing material is produced in accordance with ISO/IEC 17043:2010. Also referred to as non-Potable water or Water Pollution sample, this product is produced according to TNI requirements. However, please note, this sample may include non-TNI analytes as well. The higher criteria from the TNI tables mimic the levels common to wastewater samples. The PT portfolio allows our test components to offer significant performance data to monitor and prove competency to customers, accreditation bodies or both.

Supelco® is a global proficiency testing (PT) provider that manufactures best-in-class environmental and pharmaceutical PT products. Most water PT samples are available as concentrates or ready-to-use volumes giving the end-user flexibility in selecting samples that will fit their exact needs. Our WP program is designed to meet the quality assurance requirements, thereby ensuring the analytical competence of your laboratory.
These samples are typically provided in duplicate for use in case of lab mishap, for QC purposes or to analyze multiple methods.

Type of PT Scheme: Water analysis - Water Pollution

Matrix: Water Pollution/Wastewater

Values of analytes vary lot to lot.

All information regarding the use of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons - Water Pollution (PAHs - WP) can be found in the reporting packet which will be available to download at PT Portal.


Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons - Water Pollution (PAHs - WP) is used to test the pesticides analyte levels in water pollution/wastewater.

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Features and Benefits

We have a vast portfolio of environmental PT schemes with "fit-for-purpose" samples to help you meet the needs of the laboratory.

Our proficiency testing (PT) program is a benchmark to:

  • provide staff with an insight into their laboratory′s performance, to verify the accuracy and reliability of their testing process
  • provide a comparison of performance with that of other laboratories, nationally and internationally
  • test and educate staff, provide a better understanding of the impact of incorrect results and identify areas where there may be problems
  • provide an independent evaluation of laboratory performance
  • demonstrate to clients, colleagues and accreditation bodies that there is a commitment to quality

Preparation Note


  • This PT sample is packaged as a 1.5 mL concentrate.
  • The solvent for this sample is acetone.
  • The PT sample is not preserved.

Sample Preparation

  • This ampule contains a concentrate of PAH compounds in acetone.
  • When prepared according to instructions, the concentration of each analyte will be less than 200 μg/L.
  • To prepare solution, add 1 L of reagent water to a 2 L separatory funnel.
  • Open ampule PE1173-2ML (be careful to avoid cuts on glass) and transfer exactly 1.0 mL of the concentrate to the separatory funnel.
  • Mix well.
  • The sample is now ready for analysis.
  • For calculations, assume initial sample volume was 1000 mL.

NOTE: This sample may be used for method 8270D-SIM-SV (small volume), or equivalent method. To ensure sample integrity, we recommend preparing the same small volume as you normally test. For instance, if your small volume sample is 125 mL, the PT should be diluted 125 μL of concentrate to 125 mL of water (1:1000 dilution).

Storage and Stability

Please refer to sample label for expiration date, specific storage temperature, and specific storage conditions.

Other Notes

Are you new to Supelco® Proficiency TestingͰ Be sure to register your account details in the PT Portal before placing your order.
This will provide access to data entry, reporting packets and final reports. Registrations will be approved shortly after your order is placed. For further questions, write to us at

When placing your order online, please indicate your study preference under the ′your reference′ column. Available studies can be viewed at the bottom of the page.
Click here to learn more about Quick-Turn Studies (on-demand proficiency tests that are offered depending on lot availability). The Quick-Turn results are released within 48-72 hours whereas scheduled study reports are released within 21 days.

Proficiency testing samples are presented as single blind. No values for the samples are released unti the testing period concludes.

Proficiency Testing Schedule (2022-2023)

WP22-2 March 23 - May 6, 2022
WP22-4 September 21 - November 4, 2022

WP23-2 March22 – May 5, 2023
WP23-4 September 20 – November 3, 2023

Quick-Turn Study (on demand proficiency testthat is offered depending on lot availability)

Legal Information

Supelco is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany



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Signal Word


Hazard Classifications

Aquatic Acute 1 - Aquatic Chronic 2 - Carc. 1B - Eye Irrit. 2 - Flam. Liq. 2 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Supplementary Hazards

Storage Class Code

3 - Flammable liquids



Flash Point(F)

1.4 °F - closed cup - Solvent

Flash Point(C)

-17 °C - closed cup - Solvent

Regulatory Information


Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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