InstrumentationThe standard pesticide screen is carried out using both gas chromatography (GC) and liquid chromatography (LC) techniques coupled with highly sensitive and selective detectors. Our expert scientists help to interpret and advise customers on the results and thus provide solutions to the most complex analytical questions. Water testing is done using AAS, UV-Vis spectrometer, pH and EC meters.
Pesticide residue analysisThe laboratory makes use of a wide range of analytical chemical techniques to determine the levels of pesticide residues in different agricultural products. It provides a GLP service to ensure customer regulatory compliance with guidance residue levels which when in excess; they can be harmful to consumers.
Sample matricesThe laboratory has considerable experience and expertise in a wide variety of sample matrices including:
Product analysisDifferent agrochemicals such as fertilizers and pesticides are analysed in order to determine their efficacy and purity.
Water testingThe laboratory is also involved in the analysis of underground and surface water to determine the suitability for drinking, irrigation and disposal.
Drinking waterFrequent monitoring of drinking water is carried out to monitor contamination in drinking water which can be detrimental to health. Results should be in compliance with set guidelines.
pH, Electric Conductivity, Calcium, Nitrate, Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Sulphate, TDS, Total Nitrogen, Alkalinity, Hardness, Phosphate and Metals (trace elements)
Irrigation waterIrrigation water monitoring is important for diagnosis of water quality related problems as well as for assessing irrigation water nutrient content when used for fertigation.
pH, Electric Conductivity, Calcium, Nitrate, Nitrite, Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Sulphate, TDS, Hardness, Bicarbonate, Carbonate, Phosphate, TSS and metals (trace elements)
Effluent waterEffluent water monitoring is essential to avoid point source pollution of water bodies.
pH, EC, Chloride, BOD , DO, COD , TDS, TSS, Calcium, Nitrate, Nitrite, Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium, Sulphate, Phosphate, PV, Oil & Grease, Metals (trace elements and heavy metals)
Plant and foliar analysisThe laboratory applies different analytical techniques to determine the plant nutritional and chemical composition. Plant chemistry data obtained helps to plan plant nutrient application in relation to productivity
Nicotine, Reducing Sugars, Total Nitrogen, Nitrates, Boron, Phosphorus, Sulphur, Chloride, Metals (trace elements and cations)