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Ecotoxicology Laboratory

Currently, our laboratory is equipped with 1) UV-Vis Spectrophotometer 2) High Performance Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC) with DAD and Florescence detector, 3) Water Quality analyzer, Portable PC testr35 4) Ultra Deep Freezer (-80°C), New Brunswick, 5) Deep freezers (-20°C),  Cryo Make, and refrigerators 6) Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS) with 13 lamps, 7) Mercury Hydride Generator,  8) Gas Chromatograph, with three detectors, (Electron Capture Detector – ECD, Nitrogen Phosphorous Detector – NPD and Flame Photometric Detector – FPD), 9) ANG generator,  10) Microwave Digestion System, 11) Dissolved Oxygen (DO)  Analyzer, 12) Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) Incubator, 13) Flame Photometer, 14) Vertical Laminar Flow Chambers, 15) Respirable Dust Samplers, 16) Ultra Centrifuge, 17) Microprocessor research centrifuge, 18) Walk-in cold room, 19) Rotary Flask Evaporator 20) Micrometer, 21) Digital Camera, 22) Thermo-hygrometer, 23) All Quartz Double Distillation unit, 24) Water purification system, 25) Hot-air Oven, 26)  Induction Hot Plate, 27) Digital Caliper, 28) Soxhlet Mantle, (29) Ultrasonic water bath, 30) Desiccators, 31) Blenders, 32) Rotary spinner, and 33) Inverted microscope.

SACON laboratory facilities can be also used by other institutions for the analysis of physio-chemical properties of plants, soil, water and biological samples containing pesticides and heavy metals on payment basis.

Analytical services to Academic institutions & Industries: Division of Ecotoxicology

Laboratory facility at the Ecotoxicology division is being upgraded with state-of-the-art analytical instruments to qualify and quantify many organic and inorganic contaminants in a variety of biological and non-biological matrices. The facility will be fully operational in the next month or two. While the facility is primarily to meet the division’s mandate of understanding the impact of contaminants on ecosystem components, especially birds, we also intend to help the academic community and industries with their analytical requirements at affordable cost. The following are the parameters that we are equipped to handle as on date;

S.
No
Parameter Charges (Rs.) per sample
Students Others
1 pH 200 300
2 TDS 200 300
3 Conductivity 200 300
4 Turbidity 200 300
5 Dissolved Oxygen 1000 1500
6 BOD 1200 1700
7 COD 800 1300
8 Total Phosphate 1500 2000
9 Total Nitrogen 1500 1500
10 Total Hardness 1000 1500
11 Total Alkalinity 1000 1500
12 Salinity 200 300
13 Total Suspended Solids 1000 1500
14 Total Organic Carbon 1000 1500
15 Fluoride 1000 1500
16 Chloride 1000 1500
17 Oil & Grease 1000 1500
18 Nitrite 1000 1500
19 Nitrate 1000 1500
20 UV -VIS Spectrophotometer – Analysis 250 420
21 HPLC- UV & Fluorescence detector – Analysis 2500 3500

Those who intend to avail our services may contact

Dr. S. Muralidharan

Senior Principal Scientist

Division of Ecotoxicology

Tel. number: 0422-2203123.  Email id: ecot_mur@gmail.com & ecotlaboratory@gmail.com

As the protocol for collection, storage and shipment of samples will vary for different parameters, one may contact us before planning to ship samples.