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Why measure water isotopes and nutrient concentrations?

The hydrological cycle is one of the most critical natural phenomena on earth, providing people with much needed fresh water, as well as maintaining healthy and balanced ecosystems both on a local and global scale.

Origin (δ18O, δ2H)

In order to properly evaluate a water body, you must first determine the source. Stable isotopic values for water can be used to understand the formation of precipitation — the ultimate source of water. Aquifer, spring and glacial waters all have different chemical values.

Nutrient Source Tracking (NST)

In moderation, nutrients are important to ecosystem health. Understanding the role, concentration and source of nutrients in the environment can help enhance water quality. By identifying failing infrastructures and sourcing contaminants, these measurements can help keep Best Management Practices in place.

Land use and aquifer recharging (DOC/DIC)

In most places your drinking water is just below your feet. An understanding of the source and age of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) and dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) found naturally in groundwater can give insight into well health and water recharge.

Beta Analytic’s water services can help acquire third-party verification for clients, suppliers, manufacturers, or distributors.

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Test results in 14 business days

High-quality, fast nitrate measurements using an isotope ratio mass spectrometer (IRMS)

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Results available 24/7

Results, quality assurance reports are accessible online 24/7 including sample photos.

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Expert technical consultation

ISO 17025-accredited Beta Analytic provides unlimited technical consultation as well as client support in several languages, including Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish.

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