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Cse Laboratory

About CSE Laboratory

The mission of the Pollution Monitoring Laboratory (PML) is to catalyze communities and NGOs to fight polluters across the country by supporting them with scientific proof and documentation of pollution and its health impacts. It is an independent analytical, research and development laboratory that determines pesticide residues, conducts water quality analysis and ambient air monitoring.

METHODOLOGY: AIR POLLUTION

Pollutants Methods of Measurement BIS Method No. Time Weighted Average Suspended Particulate Matter (PM100) Respirable Dust Sampler IS- 5182 (part 4) 1973 24 hourly

WHAT WE TEST: WATER POLLUTANTS

  Physical parameters Color , PH, Turbidity, Conductivity, Hardness, Total solids, Total dissolved solids. Total suspended solids, Oil and Grease, acidity, alkalinity, Chemical Oxygen Demand, Dissolved Oxygen Inorganic Chloride, fluoride, bromide, nitrite, nitrate, carbonates, phosphate, sulphate Sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, etc. Other inorganic substances can be tested such as iodide, cyanide, carbonate, bicarbonate, etc.

WHAT WE TEST: PESTICIDES

  The CSE Lab analyses the following groups of widely used pesticides in India Chlorinated hydrocarbons such as DDT, DDD, DDE, g-HCH, lindane, aldrin, dieldrin, a, b - endosulphan, endosulphan sulphate and heptachlor, etc. Organophosphorus pesticides like dimethoate diazinon, phosphamidon, methyl parathion malathion, monocrotophos, chlorpyriphos etc. Carbamates like carbaryl, carbofuran, aldicarb, oxamyl, methomyl etc.