Monday, December 18, 2017

Environmental Analytical Laboratory

Introduction

The lab is equipped with state-of-the-art equipments like Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer, High Performance Liquid Chromatograph, CHNS Analyzer, FTIR, Polarograph, Gas Chromatograph, UV-Visible Spectrophotometer, Ion Analyzers, Ambient Air Analyzer for SOx, NOx, COx., Gas Emission Analyzer, etc. The major R&D projects are in the areas of Food Safety/ Toxicity, Air/ Water monitoring and Waste Water Treatment technologies. Apart from its R & D activities, the laboratory is providing following analytical services to local public and private clients.

Services Available

  • Environmental Testing/ Monitoring/ Evaluation
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Studies
  • Toxicity detection in Food/ Water
  • Clinical Testing of Blood/ Urine for toxic metals
  • Microbiological examination of potable/ drinking water.
  • Research on the removal of organic/ inorganic pollutants from waters/ industrial effluents
  • The ambient air studies for gaseous pollutant like Sulphur dioxide, Ozone, Nitrogen oxides and particulate matter etc.
  • Solution of Industrial process / problems regarding the improvement of end products.

Sections

Spectroscopy Section
This section deals with the estimation of toxic/ trace metals (e.g. arsenic, mercury, lead, chromium, copper etc.), anions (e.g. nitrate, sulphate, phosphate, fluoride etc.) in different sample matrices, e.g. water, food, wastewater, soil etc. This section is equipped with the following instruments for the estimation and quantification of Inorganic/ Organic pollutants in different matrices

  • Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer
  • UV visible spectrometer
  • Polarograph
  • Ion analyzer

Chromatography Section
This section is equipped with

  • High performance liquid chromatograph (HPLC) for the estimation of vitamins, food additives, and cholesterol etc
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometer (FTIR) for the estimation of polymer and plastic, oils, and cholesterol etc
  • CHNS Analyzer for the estimation of C, H, N and S

Microbiology Section
This section is equipped with necessary equipment like Microscope with CCTV Camera, colony counter, auto clave, laminar flow cabinet, incubators, Shkers and centrifuge. This section deals with the isolation and identification of pathogenic bacteria like e.coli, Coliform, Salmonella and Pseudomonas etc

Air Monitoring Section
This section is equipped with potable equipment required for automobile, industrial emission and particulate matters investigation. This section is being upgraded by a mobile air monitoring laboratory for ambient air investigation

Functions

  • This division has the capability to analyze a variety of matrices including drinking water, wastewater, groundwater, sludge, solid waste, air, soil, food and gas etc. using methodologies and instrumentation approved for specific regulatory requirements
  • To provide help/support in terms of consultancy and analysis of raw/finished products to different industries
  • To participate in ILC/PT schemes at national/regional/international level to maintain traceability and quality assurance of the results being produced by the division
  • To conduct specific R&D work to improve the existing capability of labs in the division
  • To provide training to different private/ public sector organization for the enhancement of their products and test/analysis work

Goal and Targets

  • Exchange of Scientists of the division to promote collaborative research with foreign scientists from different R&D institutes/universities of the developed countries
  • Collaboration with different universities of the country for the enhancement of research for their graduate students (M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D.)
  • Organization/participation in the proficiency testing schemes at national/international level
  • Extension in the lab facilities for clinical testing (blood, urine etc.)
  • vCreating facilities for Halal Food Testing in the laboratory

Contact Personnel

OIC EAL: Ph # 051-9258161
Fax # 051-8356245
E.mail: naseemrauf@yahoo.com

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