Environmental Management Agency Laboratory (EMAL)
What is the EMAL? IT is a national institute, built for support and advice on all aspects of environmental quality, research, treatment studies, training and environmental quality information. The laboratory started operating under EMA management in 2007, was first accredited in 2012 and has continuously maintained its accreditation status.
Policy statement EMAL is committed to continuous improvement of the effectiveness of the Management System based on ISO 17025 requirements, making the laboratory a reliable destination for analysis of a wide range of environmental samples with the overall objective of providing quality services to all customers. To achieve this, EMAL uses state-of-the-art equipment, validated test methods, trained and competent staff and ensures that all personnel practice good professionalism by adhering to, familiarising with and implementing the management system on a day to day basis. Services offered: 1. Biological water testing 2. Chemical water testing 3. Soil testing: the contamination in the soil
What are you testing for in your water?
To find out the concentrations of the following chemical parameters in your water: BOD, COD, DO, Alkalinity, Ca, Cd, Cl, Co, EC, pH, Fe, K, Na, Cu, Zn, Hg, As, CN, Cr 6+, Mg, Mn, Pb, Ni, PV, G/Oil, NO3, SO4, PO4, Sulphides, TDS/TSS, NTU, TH, detergents, pesticides etc.
The microbiological tests include: total coliforms, faecal coliforms, Faecal Streptococci, E.Coli, Total plate counts @ 220C and 370C, sulphite reducing Clostridia Perfringens, Chlorophyll a and diatoms. Why test your water?
To prevent pollution in our natural water bodies and the environment.
To prevent health problems such as diarrhoea, nausea, cramps, level of dysentery and hepatitis caused by drinking water with faecal contaminat ion and pathogens.
To avoid bioaccumulation of heavy metals in human bodies and aquatic life. These heavy metals cause chronic diseases and damage to the central nervous system if consumed in low and high doses, respectively.
To increase industrial production yield.
To preserve our natural ecosystems. To reduce water purification costs.
Packages offered by EMAL Domestic water (tap, borehole, treated), mineral water, mining effluent, sewage effluent, industrial effluent, agricultural effluent, and ambient water (river, dam, lake) test.
Where is the EMAL located? The EMAL is located at No 6 off Pauling Drive, King George VI (KG VI) Borrowdale in Harare. What are the sampling
procedures? What International standards has the EMAL acquired?
The EMAL is pleased to inform the nation that the laboratory has been accredited by the Southern African Development Community Accreditation Services (SADCAS) to ISO/IEC 17025.2005. This was done in 2012 and the accreditation status has been maintained to date. This has enabled the laboratory to offer reliable laboratory testing services.
Environmental Management Agency is therefore cordially inviting you to the EMAL Open Day, to be held on November 24, 2016 at EMA KGVI Offices starting at 0900 hours to 1600 hours.
All participants will have a 45minute slot which includes a presentation and tour of the laboratory facilities.
For all water, soil and folia testing, Management Agency Laboratory visit the Environmental