Deuterium and O-18 Water TestSee Full List
Deuterium analysis is a reliable method for fingerprinting a water sample, or identifying what the source of a water quality sample might be. This is commonly performed to see where a leak is coming from, or where a particular pollutant may be flowing from. Oxygen-18 (O-18) is a stable isotope of oxygen included with deuterium analysis. Comparing O-18 and deuterium concentrations allows you to evaluate your water sample's source AND evaporative history. Such analysis not only provides a way to trace your water source through soil and groundwater but also its movement in the atmosphere. This is test is for natural abundance testing.
NOTE: Any sample materials that may have been altered with enriched, depleted, or otherwise modified natural abundances of any isotopes are NOT ACCEPTABLE for analysis. Furthermore, if samples containing altered (enriched, depleted, etc) isotopes are submitted and their activities in any way damage equipment, interrupt operations, or cause the loss or reanalysis of any samples to occur, the submitter may be financially responsible for damages.
Customers of this test almost always need to order multiple kits to properly identify a source–as the sample of unknown source, as well as suspected source(s) must be tested.
This Tap Score water test package provides all required materials to properly collect and submit a sample for certified laboratory testing. Reported results will include detailed, quantified analysis of deuterium and oxygen-18 isotopes in drinking water.
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1. Collect Sample
We ship you everything you need to test your drinking water, including a guide on how to collect your sample.
2. Ship to Lab
Send your sample back to us for rigorous, certified, independent testing. The shipping’s on us!
3. Get Report
After our labs analyze your sample, we’ll send you a full report on what's in your water and what to do next.
After our certified labs receive and test your water sample, we will email your custom Tap Score Report, a simple digital tool that helps you understand exactly what’s in your water and what you can do about it.
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