General Chemistry Laboratory
This laboratory is used for testing of the chemical composition of various products.
Atomic Absorption Spectrometer: Used for the quantitative determination of chemical elements in environmental samples.
Food Chemistry Laboratory
For testing of the chemical composition of food products.
Ion chromatography is a high perfomance chromatography specialised for water chemistry analysis. It is able to measure concentrations of major anions, such as fluoride, chloride, nitrate, and sulfate, etc, as well as major cations such as lithium, sodium, ammonium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium, in low concentrations (parts-per-billion or µg/kg).
HIGH PERFORMANCE LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPH
The High Performance Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC) is used for separation of various compounds of a product for identification and quantification. More importantly, it is used for the analysis of aflatoxin in agricultural products such as legumes and grains.
For testing the quality parameters of petroleum products.
Atmospheric Distillation Analyser is used for analysis of compositions of oils. It analyses purity of petroleum products including petrol, diesel, paraffin and aircraft fuel, with quick, timely, impecable, precision and accuracy.
Pesticides Residues and Formulation Laboratory
For testing of residual pesticides in food and other agricultural produce such as tobacco, and for the testing of pesticide formulations for active ingredients.
Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer: Uses include drug detection, environmental analysis, and identification of unknown samples.
For checking of the microbiological quality of food, water, pharmaceuticals and other products.
For carrying out tests for radio-active material in products such as tea, tobacco and other samples.
Gamma-Ray Spectrometer: Used for qualitative and quantitative analysis of radionuclides in environmental samples.
Engineering and Materials Laboratories
For the testing of textile and leather products, packaging and building materials, among other things.