Sampling and transport services

 

Aminolab’s laboratories place great emphasis on sampling and transport as a precondition for reliable results. This is why its sampling services are carried out by certified and experienced professionals.

The laboratory’s computerized logistics network deploys ten sample-takers all over the country.

We take samples of sewage, wastewater, brine, all types of water—drinking water, public water supply, process water, surface runoff, reservoirs, recreational water, water for medical or pharmaceutical use—and of food (fruit and vegetables).

Aminolab is certified by the Israel Laboratory Accreditation Authority to take random and complex samples from water, sewage, and food (fruit only) in accordance with the ISO/IEC 17025 standard.

All Aminolab sample-takers have been certified by the Israel Laboratory Accreditation Authority to sample water and sewage. They receive both in-house and outside training in accordance with company procedures, which have been approved and certified by the Israel Laboratory Accreditation Authority. Most of the sample-takers are also authorized to take samples of water, sewage, and wastewater and hold a valid license from the Ministry of Health.

Sampling of sewage: The laboratory employs state-of-the-art sampling equipment. Aminolab has extensive experience in positioning and using the various sampling devices.

Sampling of groundwater and wells: Aminolab employs sampling systems based on MicroPurge for low flow sampling. This sampling method has many advantages recognized by the EPA:

  • It prevents air bubbles from forming during sampling (important for testing VOC).
  • The sample is collected after the following parameters have stabilized: dissolved oxygen, temperature, pH, and conductivity.
  • It restores the well so as not to create counter-pressure.

This is the optimum method for a representative sample.

Sampling of pools and recreational water: The sampling personnel are licensed by the Ministry of Health.

The laboratory staff and sample-takers have extensive and work according to Ministry of Health regulations. They take great care to bring the samples to the laboratory within the designated interval, report deviations from the norm, and take additional samples as necessary.

Sampling food (fruit and vegetables): Food samples are collected in accordance with standards and are transported to the laboratory in appropriate conditions and within the designated interval.

Nationwide collection and sampling services:

The laboratory provides sampling and collection services anywhere in the country.

Samples are collected in containers appropriate to the type of sample and the tests to be run. They are transported to the laboratory in controlled conditions, as per the Standard Methods for Examination of Water and Wastewater. The company’s vehicles have refrigerators that permit transporting the samples in suitable and temperature-controlled conditions.