Various contaminants, both organic and inorganic, can be present in tap water. It is therefore necessary to identify not only contaminants that are organic, but also those that are inorganic in nature. Without information on both of these types of contaminants, adequate determination is not possible. Here, we present the determination of organic and inorganic contaminants in tap water using both infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) for analysis of organic substances, and X-ray fluorescence analysis (EDX) for inorganic elements.
This paper presents the analysis of these two types of contaminants in tap water and introduces how a tap water contaminant search system can be utilized for identification of the substances.