Saint Petersburg Water Research and Control Center was founded in 1991. Today its name "Water Research and Control Center" does not fully correspond to the directions of activities for which the Center is accredited. Here we do analyses of different kind of water, atmospheric air, industrial gas discharges, soil, bottom sediment, sludge and biological materials.
CIKV takes part in solving a number of ecological problems concerning water. Together with nation's leading scientific and research institutes Center participates in development of new water-purifying technologies, regularly takes part in interlaboratory comparisons and intercalibration (domestic and international).
CIKV shares its experience. Since 1996 annual seminars on analytical quality control of waters have been held jointly with Analytical Center for Water Quality Control CJSC "Rosa" (Moscow) and Center of Reference Materials and High Purity Substances LLC (Saint-Petersburg).
At the seminars we discuss relevant questions concerning many aspects of analysis of different types of water. Training seminars held at the Center attract professionals from all regions of Russia.
Students of St. Petersburg institutes of higher education - future chemists - annually do practical works in Center laboratories during summer. While training them, laboratory professionals aim to explain the importance of every analytical operation from laboratory glassware preparation to producing final results.
CIKV technical competence and independence are accredited by the System for Accreditation of Analytical Laboratories (Centers). Center's quality management system conforms with ISO/IEK 17025:2005 requirements. CIKV has all necessary licences for its activities.
Our main achievements are: implementation of management and quality systems and complex approach to analisys of environment objects, based both on the use of modern and traditional analysis methods and highly qualified personnel.
Visiting specialists from Germany, England, USA and Finland noted high level of laboratory equipment and wide variety of tasks performed at the Center. In 2003 Water Research and Control Center became the first laureate of the "Silver Mole" prize established by Analytical Centers Association "Analitika", and nothing could be as precious as recognition from colleagues!
Equipment of the Center
CIKV is equipped with latest measurement instrumentation, relevant measurement methods and technological documentation. Measurement results for city water analysis are registered in the database we provide to Vodokanal of St. Petersburg.