Nitrate Tests

For nitrate analysis quick tests are used that indicate the level of nitrate pollution in the tested drinking water on the spot. The strip is held in the water. A color strip will change its color from white to darker pink according to concentration of nitrate present. The amount of micrograms per liter of Nitrate can be estimated with the help of the indicator colors on the box of the nitrate tests. This activity can be done together with local households and school children, who test their own drinking water. It is a very effective methodology for awareness rising. In almost all communities with wells nitrate is found, and very often with a concentration exceeding the EU and Georgian limit for drinking water purposes.

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