IAPMO India Lab Testing Facility provide testing services for the following

Drinking Water /Packaged Drinking water

Physico chemical, inorganics, Heavy metals1, Pesticides2, TDS, health hazardous chemical contaminants like and other various hazardous constituents like chlorination byproducts (THMs)3, PCBs4, PAHs5, anionic surface-active agents as MBAs, phenolic compounds as C6H5OH5 etc, Mineral Oil.

Physico chemical parameters

Colour, odour, taste, pH, Turbidity, Total Dissolve solids, Chloramine, Residual free chlorine, Alkalinity as CaCO3, Hardness as CaCO3, Calcium, Magnesium, Chloride, Fluoride, Nitrate, Nitrite, Ammonical Nitrogen, Boron, Iron, Cyanide, Sulphate, Sulphide, and bromate

1 Heavy metals: Arsenic, Barium, Cadmium, Chromium, Copper, Lead, Mercury, Manganese, Molybdenum, Nickel, Selenium, Silver, Zinc, Antimony

2 Pesticides:

Atrazine, Alachlor, Aldrine & Dieldrine, Alpha H CH, Beta HCH, Lindane, Delta HCH, Butachlor, Chlorpyriophos, 2,4 D, DDT, op, pp, DDE op,pp, DDD op, pp, Endosulphan, Alpha, Beta and SO4. Ethion, Isoproturon, Malathion, Methyl Parathion, Monochrotophos, Phorate,

3 THMs

Bromoform, Dibromochloromethane, Bromodichloromethane, Chloroform

4 PCBs – Refer Annexure-1

5 PAHs – Refer Annexure-1

6 Volatile & Semi Volatile organic compounds


Microbiological parameters 

Total Coliforms, Fecal Coliforms, E.Coli, Fecal streptococci, Staphylococcus aureus,

Sulphite-reducing anaerobes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Total bacterial count, Aerobic microbial count at 20-220C and at 370C, Yeast and mould, Salmonella, Shigella, Vibrio cholerae, Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Legionella 

See annexure-2 for details of testing and methods


Physico chemical:

Colour, odour, pH,Turbidity, Total Dissolve solids, Residual Free chlorine, BOD of 3 days at 270C / 5 day at 200C, Total nitrogen, Nitrate, Ammonical Nitrogen and Kjeldahl Nitrogen (subcontracted), conductivity, MLSS, MLVSS and various metals and Pesticides etc.



Total Coliforms, Fecal Coliforms, E.Coli 


Swimming Pool Water

Physico chemical:

Colour, odour, pH, Turbidity, Total Dissolve solids, Residual Free chlorine, Total Alkalinity, Aluminium, Heavy metals as Lead, Iron,

Oxygen absorbed in 4 hr at 27 0C, Chloride, 



Total Coliforms, Standard plate count  


FOOD Microbiology

Total Coliforms, E.Coli, Salmonella, Shigella, Yeast & Mold in cooked foods,

Presence or absence of soda content in cooked rice


Performance evaluation of water purifiers — chemical & microbiological reduction tests

As per following standards


Product evaluation as per Indian standards

IS14724:1999 (RA 2009) Ultraviolet-Based Water Purifiers —Specification

IS16240:2015 Reverse Osmosis-Based Point-of-Use Water Treatment systems — Specification

WQIA Protocol: IP 100 Guide Standard and Protocol for Microbiological Evaluation of Drinking Water Treatment Devices

IAPMO I WPSC-01:2019 Evaluation of point of use water purification systems – specification

Product evaluation as per International standards: NSF/ANSI standards


NSF/ANSI 42 Drinking Water Treatment Units — Aesthetic Effects

Chlorine reduction

Chloramine reduction

Bacteriostatic tests


NSF/ANSI 53 Drinking Water Treatment Units — Health Effects

Lead reduction at pH 6.5 and 8.5

Arsenic III and V reduction tests at pH 6.5 and 8.5

Reduction tests of various other metals namely mercury, chromium, cadmium, copper, selenium, etc.at pH 6.5 and 8.5

Turbidity reduction

VOC reduction by surrogate chemical – Chloroform

Atrazine reduction

Lindane reduction

Fluoride reduction

Nitrate/Nitrite reduction

Cyst reduction by 3 micron microsphere


NSF/ANSI 55 Ultraviolet Microbiological Water Treatment Systems

Microbiological performance 


NSF/ANSI 58 Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water Treatment Systems

TDS reduction

Metal reduction

Cyst reduction

Material Safety as per section 4.0 of NSF/ANSI 42,53,55,58

NSF/ANSI/CAN 61 2020 Drinking water systems components – Health effects


For all the above standards, structural integrity and cyclic tests are also conducted.


WQA S -200 Voluntary Industry Standard for Residential & Commercial Water Filters

Similar to NSF/ANSI 42 (Material extraction is exempted)


WQA S -300 Voluntary Industry Standard for Point-Of-Use Low Pressure Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water Systems

Similar to NSF/ANSI 58 (Material extraction is exempted)


NSF protocol P231 Microbiological Water Purifiers


WHO: Evaluating Household Water Treatment Options: Health-Based Targets and Microbiological Performance Specifications: 2011


US EPA Guide Standard and Protocol for Testing Microbiological Water Purifiers 1985

Microbiological performance with Klebsiella, MS2 phage and 3 micron microspheres.