National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
Government of India

Wet Chemistry Facility

NCSCM has two dedicated laboratories for Environmental Chemistry, where water and sediment samples collected from different coastal ecosystems are analyzed. This facility focuses on water and sediment quality and is equipped to perform diverse chemical analyses include metals, salts, alkalinity, anions and dissolved organic carbon. This facility maintains high standards of quality control and frequently perform inter calibration exercises. A dedicated weighing balance room, room for laboratory consumables, chemical store room and walk-in-cold room (4ºC) are attached to the wet chemistry laboratory. This national laboratory is equipped with well ventilation systems, environmental controls, laboratory chemical hoods, safety controls and other exhaust devices associated with the equipment.

Analysis Type

:

  • Inorganic analysis of all types of water samples including surface water, drinking water, waste water, ground water and pore water.
  • Categories include: metals, salts, anions, alkalinity.
  • Analysis of sediment samples include – inorganic ions, pH, salinity etc.

Type of Facility

:

Research Facility


Science Areas

:
  • Nutrient Dynamics
  • Pollution & Environmental Risk
  • Environmental Impact Assessment

Contact Information

:
Lab-in-charges
:

Instruments

:
  • Automated Nutrient Analyzer
    Make : Systea
    Model : Easychem plus

    Automated Nutrient Analyzer

    For automatic, colorimetric analysis of nutrients from water, seawater and wastewater.

  • Auto Titrator
    Make : Metrohm
    Model : 877 Titrinoplus

    Auto Titrator

    Laboratory instrument for doing all types of titrations.

  • Auto Titrator (Computer)
    Make : Mettler Toledo
    Model : G20

    Auto Titrator (Computer)

    Laboratory instrument for doing potentiometric titration for total alkalinity.

  • BOD Analyzer
    Make : Lovibond
    Model : BOD Oxidirect

    BOD Analyzer

    Analysis of Biochemical Oxygen Demand in water and wastewater.

  • COD Analyzer – Reactor Cell
    Make : WTW
    Model : CR3200

    COD Analyzer – Reactor Cell

    Thermoreactor cell for the digestion of water and wastewater for COD analysis.

  • Continuous Flow Analyzer
    Make : SKALAR
    Model : SAN++

    Continuous Flow Analyzer

    For fast, precise and continuous measurement of nutrients in environmental samples.

  • Microprocessor based pH meter
    Make : Metrohm
    Model : 780

    Microprocessor based pH meter

    High performance instrument for precise pH measurement in environmental samples.

  • Spectrofluorometer
    Make : Agilent
    Model : Cary Eclipse

    Spectrofluorometer

    For analysis of biochemical compounds like proteins, CDOMs, PAH and porphyrins etc. in environmental samples.

  • Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen (TKN)
    Make : Borosil

    Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen (TKN)

    To measure organic nitrogen and ammonia in environmental samples.

  • UV - VIS Spectrophotometer
    Make : Agilent
    Model : Cary 100

    UV - VIS Spectrophotometer

    For colorimetric based determination of nutrients in environmental samples.

  • Microwave Digestion System
    Make : CEM
    Model : MARS-6

    Microwave Digestion System

    For rapid and complete acid digestion of environmental samples for trace metal analysis.

  • Laboratory Salinometer
    Make : Guildline
    Model : 8400B

    Laboratory Salinometer

    Recognised standard instrument for measuring most accurate salinity in the laboratory (accuracy better than 0.002 Equivalent Practical Salinity Units).

  • Laser Particle Size Analyzer
    Make : Microtrac Bluewave
    Model : S3500

    Laser Particle Size Analyzer

    Laboratory instrument for particle size analysis of environmental samples; particularly used to understand the textural nature of sediments in coastal systems.