Packaged drinking water test facility opens at National Test House, Ghaziabad

20 December 2021 | News

Quality control, quality assessment & quality assurance have to be nothing less than world class: Piyush Goyal image credit- shutterstock image credit- shutterstock

Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution and Textiles, Piyush Goyal has inaugurated the Packaged Drinking Water Test Facility at National Test House (NTH), Ghaziabad. 

With the inauguration of two equipment, - Ultra High-Performance Liquid Chromatograph (UHPLC) and Ion Chromatograph (IC), NTH-Ghaziabad has added a feather in comprehensive quality testing facility for water. UHPLC is helpful for quantification of different organic compounds especially residual pesticides in drinking water samples.

Calling for a transformational change, Goyal said “we have a long way to go” in building quality assurance as the government promotes new technology such as technical textiles where nanotech is a critical element.

With the inauguration of two equipment, NTH-Ghaziabad has added valuable testing facility for water. The equipment UHPLC will be helpful for quantification of different organic compound particularly residual pesticides in water samples, whereas IC will be used for quantification of different anions particularly bromate in packaged drinking water.

All the NTH Labs, including Ghaziabad, have been integrated with the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) of BIS, which is a comprehensive online system developed for managing working of the BIS recognized labs via integrated and centralized workflow management system.  

In near future NTH (NR), Ghaziabad will have latest facilities for food testing as well.

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