MDFRC offers its collective services to corporate organisations, which require our knowledgeable expertise in water quality issues. MDFRC has within its structure an established NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities) accredited chemical laboratory; an invertebrate taxonomy laboratory housing an invertebrate reference collection (spanning approximately 30 years); and a microbiological laboratory which routinely processes water quality samples for various local clientele. The multidisciplinary expertise within the Centre enables it to provide a service to governments and the corporate sector that has a proven track record in dealing with water quality issues both locally and nationally. MDFRC research and technical staff are all professionally trained in the collecting, preservation and processing of valid and representative samples. The MDFRC Quality Policy can be viewed as a PDF.
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The chemistry laboratory is NATA accredited and actively participates in annually in accredited Quality Assurance proficiency programs . Details of MDFRC method accreditation can be viewed at the NATA website.
The MDFRC Laboratory, whilst primarily established as the premier environmental research facility within the Murray-Darling Basin, also provides specialised environmental and water quality testing capabilities and tailors environmental and water monitoring programs to meet the needs of key partners and corporate organisations within the Basin.
These services are conditionally available to the general public upon discussions with MDFRC staff and the submission of a Chemical Analysis Request Form.
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MDFRC on (02) 6024 9650 or email: email@example.com
Environmental Chemist: John Pengelly
ACCREDITATION NO: 1400
This facility complies with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2005
The laboratory conducts water, sediment, effluent and biota analysis by classical, FIA, AAS (flame) and UV-Vis Spectrophotometric techniques for the following determinations
- Chemical Oxygen Demand;
- Solids: Total Dissolved, Total Suspended
- Specific conductance
- Cations: Calcium; Magnesium; Potassium; Sodium
- Nutrients: Nitrogen - ammonia, total, nitrate, nitrite.
- Phosphorus - total, filterable reactive
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The macroinvertrebrate laboratory is NATA accredited and actively participates in quality assurance programs conducted by NATA.
MDFRC in Wodonga provides taxonomic services under a Testing Services Agreement. This includes laboratory sample processing and identifications to lowest possible taxonomic level.
ACCREDITATION NO: 17064
This facility complies with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2010
: John Hawking
Microinvertebrate Ecologist: Dr Daryl Nielsen
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MDFRC Quality Policy (20 KB)
Analysis Request Form (458 KB)