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Driving Innovation In Water & Waste Analysis Methods Event 2018

Feb 7, 2018

ALS are delighted to announce that our technical experts will be presenting at the Driving Innovation In Water & Waste Analysis Methods Conference at the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) in Belgrave Square, London on the 13th & 14th March 2018.

K. Clive ThompsonChristopher Caird and Pervinder Johal are speakers at this event and are proud to be sharing their knowledge and expertise in these analytical areas. 

For the full programme of this event and speaker details, please click here.

The Standing Committee of Analysts (SCA) has provided laboratory analysts in the UK, and throughout the world, with validated analytical methodology since 1972. The methods this committee have produced are shared freely to ensure quality and consistency. These methods cover the chemical and microbiological analysis of water, waste water, soils and related materials. Their methodology are typically the ones prescribed by the industry regulators.

To make sure the SCA remains relevant and provides what is needed currently, and in the future, the meeting of the minds takes place regularly in the form of this event. K. Clive Thompson explains all about the SCA comittee and it's importance in 'The SCA story: Past, present and potential future', in this event's opening presentation.


This event will be of interest to laboratory technical staff, quality staff and operational staff, including consultants and professionals, across these industry sectors, who depend on SCA methodology to provide analytical results that can be presented to customers. Christopher Caird's presentation will be of great benefit to all delegates concerning this; 'Explaining laboratory results and their limitations to non-technical clients'. 

At this conference various analytical techniques and methodology will be discussed including the revolutionary MALDI-ToF. The presentation to be given by Pervinder Johal 'The routine use of MALDI -ToF rapid confirmation in the analysis of health related pathogens in water' will provide an insight into this ground-breaking technique and how ALS are the market leaders in MALDI-ToF confirmations. The MALDI-ToF utilises the standard ISO11731 culture method for Legionella with a rapid confirmation at the standard read points, meaning that our customers receive a fully accredited Colony Forming Units per Litre (CFU/L) results with a full speciation in over 98% of instances.

For more about  ALS Environmental's Microbiological analysisLegionella and MALDI-ToF confirmation, please contact usor call the team on 02476 421 213.