Wastewater, by definition, is the "used water" that is discharged by homes, communities, farms and businesses. Wastewater includes both domestic sewage and industrial waste from manufacturing sources.
Metals, organics, sediment, bacteria and viruses may all be found in wastewater. Untreated wastewater can threaten the environment in general and, more specifically, our supply of drinking water.
The US EPA regulates the discharge and treatment of wastewater under the Clean Water Act. Comparable regulations are applied by the European Environment Agency (EEA), and by similar agencies elsewhere in the world.
It's your lab's job to deliver sampling and laboratory analysis that is consistent with published standard methods. Compliance is not always easy.
Use the links below to search for Wastewater Analysis application information by Method / Standard or by the target pollutant of interest. Search results will include PerkinElmer solutions and instruments for your area of interest as well as resources and information specific to compliance with regulatory methods and protocols.