Description of the programme

This interlaboratory comparison (AGLAE's programme ‘4Cb’) in public drinking waters, spring waters and non-atypical natural mineral waters is provided in the frame of:
  • accreditation scopes related to physico-chemical analyses in waters (check AGLAE's accreditation - Cofrac No. 1-1664)
  • approvals issued by Departments of environment or Ministries of Health

This proficiency testing is identical to the test 'VOHs and benzene derivatives in fresh waters' but at lower concentration levels to meet specific requirements.

For BTEX and VOC in non-atypical mineral waters, check the dedicated programme BTEX and VOC in atypical and non-atypical natural mineral waters.

Number of tests
Number of participants
check the annex
Accreditation of the programme
yes except for some parameters
Cost of the programme*
300 € excl. VAT
Date of the tests
check the annex (register up to one month before distribution)
* For laboratories internationally, shipping costs are extra

List of parameters

BTEX: benzene, toluene, total xylenes, xylene ortho, xylene para + xylene meta, ethylbenzene,isopropylbenzene

VOHs: 1,2-dichloroethane, bromoform, chloroform, dibromochloromethane, dichlorobromomethane, tetrachloroethylene, trichloroethylene, trihalomethanes (THMs), vinyl chloride

Chlorobenzenes light: 1,2-dichlorobenzene, 1,3-dichlorobenzene, 1,4-dichlorobenzene, chlorobenzene, dichlorobenzenes (sum of the 3 isomers)

Chlorotoluenes: 2-chlorotoluene, 3-chlorotoluene, 4-chlorotoluene, chlorotoluenes (sum of the 3 isomers)

VOHs: 1,1,1-trichloroethane, 1,1,2,2-tetrachloroethane, 1,1,2-trichloroethane, 1,1-dichloroethane, 1,1-dichloroethylene, 1,2-dibromoethane, 1,2-dichloroethylene (cis+trans), 1,2-dichloroethylene cis, 1,2-dichloroethylene trans, 1,2-dichloropropane,1,3-dichloropropene (cis+trans), 3-chloroprene (3-chloropropene), methyl bromide (=bromomethane), carbon tetrachloride, chloroprene, dichloromethane, hexachlorobutadiene, hexachloroethane,methyl ter-butyl ether (MTBE)

Nitro-aromatics: 1-chloro-2-nitrobenzene, 1-chloro-3-nitrobenzene, 1-chloro-4-nitrobenzene, 2-nitrotoluene, 2,4-dinitrotoluene, 2,6-dinitrotoluene, nitrobenzene

Chlorobenzenes: 1,2,4,5-tetrachlorobenzene, tetrachlorobenzenes (sum of the 3 isomers), 1,2,3-trichlorobenzene, 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene, 1,3,5-trichlorobenzene, trichlorobenzenes (sum of the 3 isomers), hexachlorobenzene, pentachlorobenzene