The standard pesticide screen is carried out using both gas chromatography (GC) and liquid chromatography (LC) techniques coupled with highly sensitive and selective detectors. Our expert scientists help to interpret and advise customers on the results and thus provide solutions to the most complex analytical questions. Water testing is done using AAS, UV-Vis spectrometer, pH and EC meters.
The laboratory makes use of a wide range of analytical chemical techniques to determine the levels of pesticide residues in different agricultural products. It provides a GLP service to ensure customer regulatory compliance with guidance residue levels which when in excess; they can be harmful to consumers.
The laboratory has considerable experience and expertise in a wide variety of sample matrices including:
Different agrochemicals such as fertilizers and pesticides are analysed in order to determine their efficacy and purity.
The laboratory is also involved in the analysis of underground and surface water to determine the suitability for drinking, irrigation and disposal.
Frequent monitoring of drinking water is carried out to monitor contamination in drinking water which can be detrimental to health. Results should be in compliance with set guidelines.