ifp not only tests and analyses drinking water, but also well water, mineral and table water, pool water and water from surface waters (e. g. bathing waters). For more information, see:

Water is becoming increasingly important – not only in the food-producing sector, but also in our day-to-day lives, when preparing a meal, drinking tap water or during leisure activities. Water is therefore a key factor in development and the economy. Human water needs are covered by various water sources.

Water analyses serve to determine chemical, physical and microbiological parameters that describe the composition of the relevant sample. Such examinations are indispensable in verifying compliance with legal specifications or assessing the water’s quality.  Microbiological determinations play a key role in this. For the rapid and precise identification of microorganisms in water samples, ifp has established state-of-the-art MALDI-TOF technology.

The currently valid drinking water ordinance states that: “Drinking water must be of such quality that there is no reason to fear any damage to human health, particularly through pathogens, being involved in its consumption or use.”

The point of sampling, which comes prior to analysis, is of particular importance in this context. Sampling at ifp is done by specially trained personnel.