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Laboratory Service for Water Quality, Soil Fertility and Material Testing

Laboratory Service of the Enterprise comprises three different sections that are specialized in Water Quality Test, Soil Fertility (including plant analysis), & Material Testing (Soil & Rock Mechanics, Concrete).

All units are complete with modern equipments that provides precise scientific results.

The system installed to keep the calibration of instruments and standardization of chemicals in effect provides reliable test results.

The Laboratory is supported by well trained and experienced professional technicians that are trusted to be the strongest arm for the production of quality test results.

All sample tastes are made in accordance to the required standards and norms.

In this regard, the laboratory utilize international standards and validated methods set by world health organization (WHO), Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), United Nation Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), American Society of Testing Method (ASTM) and British Standard (BS).

International guideline and standards are thoroughly followed up in the operation with the understanding of the fact that the conclusion made by the experts based on the test results is crucial to determine the fate of investments.

Water Quality Testing Laboratory: This section is entirely engaged in water quality testing that determines whether the water is suitable or not for drinking, industrial purpose, irrigation, fishery, construction and so on...

Parameters to be determined in this service are:

  • Physical Analysis (Colour, Turbidity, TDS, Total Solid, Sedimentation etc )
  • Chemical Analysis (Major Cations and Anions, Heavy Metals, BOD, COD)
  • Bacteriological Analysis (Total Coliforms and Faecal Coliforms)

 

Sample Measuring

 

Heavy Metal Analysis

 

Volumetric Analysis

 

Bacteriological Test

Soil Fertility Testing Laboratory: Tests conducted in this section focuses on fertility of soil for agriculture purpose.

These tests attribute a scientific remedy for a given soil sample.

The output of the test indicates whether the soil is suitable for a cultivation of an intended crops or proposing crops type in accordance to its physical and chemical characteristics

Parameters to be determined in this service are:

  1. Physical Analysis (Bulk Density, Specific Gravity, Texture, Porosity Moisture at PMP and FC, etc)
  2. Chemical Analysis (PH, Salinity, CEC, Exchange bases, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Organic matter, Gypsum, Micronutrient, Soluble salts, Calcium carbonate, Toxicity etc)

 

Nitrogen Test

 

Pressure Membrane Extractor

 

Deionization of Water

 

Samples

Material Testing Laboratory: This section undertakes soil mechanics, rock mechanics and concrete testing for the purpose of foundation investigation for any structures (dam, weir, bridge, buildings etc) and construction material suitability.

Parameters to be determined in this service are:

Soil Mechanics Test

Grain size Analysis, Atterberg Limits, Direct Shear Test, Permeability (Constant and Falling Head), Consolidation, Tri-axial, dispersion by pinhole, (Crumb) double hydrometer methods etc.

Rock Mechanics Test

UCS, Point Load, Los Angeles Abrasion, Water Absorption, Unite Weight (Specific Gravity, Porosity), Void Ratio etc.

Concrete Testing

Specific Gravity /Unit Weight, Unconfined Compression Test, Mix Design, Soundness etc

 

Core Cutter Machine

 

Relative Density Test

 

Los Angeles Abrasion Test

 

Consistency and Setting Time Test

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