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Laboratory Scope Capability
Chemical Analysis Toilet and Laundry Soaps Chloride content, Total free alkali content, Free caustic alkali content, Total fatty matter content, Ethanol-insoluble matter content, Free fatty acids content, Moisture and volatile matter content, Rosins acids content, Glycerol content, Unsaponified fatty matter content.
Liquid and Powder Detergents Surface active agents (non-ionic) content, Surface active agents (anionic) content, Inorganic salts content, Moisture and volatile matter content, Chlorine content, Water-insoluble matter content, pH value, Total phosphates content, Polyethylene glycol content, Active (Reserve) alkalinity.
Soils Organic matter content, pH value, Sulphate content, Chloride content.
Toilet Paper Water absorption rate, Grammage, Freedom of holes, Length.
Cement Sulphate content, Insoluble residue content, Loss on ignition, Chloride content.
Corrugated Iron Sheets Thickness of Zinc coating, Thickness of paint, Mass of paint coat,
Plywood Density, Moisture and volatile matter content, Resistance to dry heat, Resistance to Water (Cold, Warm and Boiling water), Acidity and Alkalinity, pH value.
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Particulates content, Water content, Density / Specific gravity / Viscosity, Sugar contamination, Salt contamination, Contamination with other petroleum products.
Plant materials/Spices Chemical screening, Sulphite content (cinnamon bark), Cinnamic aldehyde content (cinnamon bark/leaf oil), Eugenol content (cinnamon bark/leaf oil), Citronellol content, Moisture content, Total ash content, Acid-insoluble ash content, Volatile oil content, Insect fragments content, Rodent hair content, Feathers content.
Emulsion and Gloss Enamel Paint Consistency / Viscosity, Course particle and foreign matter content, Density / Specifc gravity, Dilution stability, Drying time, Fineness of grind, Non-volatile matter content, pH value, Resistance to staining, Specular gloss at 20º / 65º / 85º, Washability, Water drop test, Reflectance.
Candle Deflection, Solubility, Resistance to deformation, Wick quality, Burning quality.
Javel (Bleach) Available chlorine content, Sodium hydroxide content, Sediment content.
Copra Moisture content, Oil content, Free fatty acids content, Broken cups content, Impurities content, Mouldy cups content.
Construction Materials Asbestos (identification of presence).
Microbiology Water and Soft Drinks Total Coliform, E.coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Intestinal Enterococci, Spores of sulphite reducing Clsotridia, Salmonella, Enterobacteriaceae, Staphyllococcus aureus, Aerobic Plate Count.
Food and Animal Feed Hand and Surface Swabs Yeast and Mould, Aerobic Plate Count, Total Coliforms in Milk, Clostrdium perfrinsgen, Bacillus cereus, Staphyllococcus aureus, Salmonella, Enterobacteriaceae, E.coli, Total Coliforms, Vibrio parahaemolyticus, Sulphites reducing Anaerobes.
Environment Air and Surface Sampling, Air and Surface for Biomedical facilities, Bioburden analysis for Biomedical items.
Environmental Ambient Air Nox / NO2/ NO, articulates, Metals, Noise measurement.
Biological, Sediment and Soil Arsenic & Selenium, Barium, Calcium, Cadmium, Chromium, Copper, Iron, Lead, Lithium, Tin, Manganese, Mercury, Nickel, Zinc, Potassium, Silver, Sodium, Petroleum Hydrocarbons, Organochloride pesticides, Moisture Content.
Compost, Sludge & Soil Trace elements, Boron, Organic matter, Organic carbon, Moisture, Organochlorine Pesticide, Petroleum Hydrocarbons, Total phosphorus, Total Nitrogen.
Water Ammonia, Boron, Biological oxygen demand, Carbon dioxide, Chemical Oxygen Demand, Chloride, Color, Conductivity, Cyanide, Dissolved Oxygen, Fluoride, Hardness, Nitrite, Oil & Grease, Organochloride Pesticide (Identification), Organochloride Pesticide (Qualitative), Petroleum Hydrocarbons(Fingerprinting), pH, Phenol phthalein Alkalinity, Phosphate, Residual Chlorine, Silica, Sulphate, Total Alkalinity, Total Dissolved Solids, Total Phosphorous, Total Nitogen, Trace Elements.
Fish Mercury, Lead, Cadium
Food and Condiments Trace elements
Fuels and Lubricating Oils Trace elements
Immediate Environment Ambient & Occupational Noise
Metallurgy Trace elements
Paints Trace elements
Food Chemistry Animal Feed and Forage Phosphorus, Crude Protein, Calcium/Magnesium, Potassium, Moisture, Sodium chloride, Crude fat, Ash.
Beverages Crude Protein, Calcium/ Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Solids content, Alcohol content (GC method), Alcohol content (Distillation), Alcohol content (Hydrometric), Esters (as ethyl acetate), Higher alcohols (as amyl alcohol), Aldehydes (as acetaldehyde), Sulphur dioxide, pH measurement, Chlorides, Sulphate, Acetic acid, Identification, Methanol, Suspended Solids, Dissolved Solids, Total Solids, Ash, Total acidity, Volatile acidity, Fixed acidity, Dry extract, Turbidity, Sugar Content.
Cereals and Cereal Products Crude Protein, Calcium /Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Moisture, pH, Crude fat, Acid dtergent fibre, Crude fibre, Propionic acid and acetic acid, Moisture, Ash, Rope and Mould. Acid isoluble ash.
Fish and Fish Products Defects (Taint, decomposition), Percentage honeycombing, Pack declaration (Solid, chunk), Net and drained weight, Histamine, Chloride content (NaCl), Total volatile bases (TVB), Free fatty acid, Moisture content, Crude Protein.
Fruit and Fruit Products Ethanol, Fill of container, Soluble solids / Sugar content, Thickening agent (Pectic Acid), Total solids, Benzoic and sorbic acid, pH, Ascorbic acid, Titratable acidity, Total sugar content.
Meat and Poultry Phosphorus, Crude Protein, Calcium/Magnesium, Moisture, Fat analysis, pH measurement, Peroxide value, Nitrite, Free fatty acid.
Milk and Dairy Products Fat content, Crude Protein, Calcium/Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus, pH measurement, Fat content, Hydrogen peroxide(Qualitative), Lactose, Milk solid non-fat, Total Solids, Acidity.
Oils and Fats Peroxide value, Iodine value, Refractive index, Saponification value, Specific gravity, Free fatty acids, Moisture content.
Spices and Condiments Acid-insoluble ash on dry basis, Starch content, Moisture, Volatile oil (dry basis), Piperine (dry basis), Total ash, Salt (NaCl), Acidity, pH and iodine value, Total sugar, Acidity and acetic acid, pH, Total solids, Percentage Soluble Solids, Percentage Water Soluble Solids.
Fruits and Vegetables Pesticides (Organochlorinated).
Sugar and Sugar Products Colour, Conductivity ash, Loss on drying.