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Trace Metals 1 - Whole Volume - WP

Proficiency Testing Material

NPW - Trace Metals 1 - Whole Volume, WP - Trace Metals 1 - Whole Volume, DMRQA - Trace Metals 1 - Whole Volume

Quality Level


bottle of 1 × 500 mL


in water




matrix material

storage temp.


General description

Trace Metals 1 - Whole Volume - 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 in compliance with Discharge Monitoring Report - Quality Assurance Program (DMR-QA), thereby ensuring the analytical competence of your laboratory.

Type of PT Scheme: Water analysis - Water Pollution (WP)

Matrix: Water Pollution/Wastewater

Analyte/s: Values of analytes vary lot to lot.

All information regarding the use of Trace Metals 1 - Whole Volume - WP can be found in the reporting packet which will be available to download at PT Portal.


Trace Metals 1 - Whole Volume - WP is a non-potable water (NPW) PT standard, suitable to test whole volume trace metals 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 sample is provided in a 500 mL HDPE bottle as a whole volume standard.
  • The sample is preserved in 0.15% (v/v) nitric acid.

Sample Preparation

  • Shake the bottle prior to opening.
  • It is suggested that your matrix match the acid concentration of your calibration materials with the PT sample.
  • Analyze using your normal methods. Mercury may be included in an organic form.

Storage and Stability

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

Other Notes

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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 until the testing period concludes.

Proficiency Testing Schedule (2022-2023)

WP22-1 January 12 – February 25, 2022
WP22-2 March 23 - May 6, 2022
WP22-3 July 6 - August 19, 2022
WP22-4 September 21 - November 4, 2022

WP23-1 January 11 – February 24, 2023
WP23-2 March22 – May 5, 2023
WP23-3 July 5 – August 18, 2023
WP23-4 September 20 – November 3, 2023

DMR-QA (US customers only)
DMR-QA 43 2023 Dates TBD

Quick-Turn Study (on demand proficiency test that is offereddepending on lot availability)

Legal Information

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



    Aluminum, Al 200-4000 μg/L
    Arsenic, As 90-900 μg/L
    Beryllium, Be 50-500 μg/L
    Cadmium, Cd 100-1000 μg/L
    Chromium, Cr (total) 100-1000 μg/L
    Cobalt, Co 100-1000 μg/L
    Copper, Cu 100-1000 μg/L
    Iron, Fe 200-4000 μg/L
    Lead, Pb 100-1500 μg/L
    Lithium, Li 0.00 - 1000 ug/L
    Manganese, Mn 200-2000 μg/L
    Mercury, Hg 3-30 μg/L
    Nickel, Ni 200-2000 μg/L
    Selenium, Se 100-1000 μg/L
    Vanadium, V 50-2000 μg/L
    Zinc, Zn 300-2000 μg/L
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Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Aquatic Chronic 3 - Carc. 1B - Skin Sens. 1

Storage Class Code

6.1D - Non-combustible, acute toxic Cat.3 / toxic hazardous materials or hazardous materials causing chronic effects



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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