The Environment Laboratory (EVL)- LEAF is furnished with state- of- the- art equipment for the extraction/digestion, analysis and identification of a vast array of inorganic and organic chemicals. EVL -LEAF applications ranges from identification of contaminants in different environmental matrices (e.g. water, waste water, soil, compost.), food and agri food products (raw, processed and canned), and non-edible oil analysis (such as gasoline, diesel and industrial oil), to food chemistry and microbiology such as nutritional labeling, pesticides residues, heavy metals, colorants, allergens, and aflatoxins. EVL-LEAF services also cover pharmaceutical products, occupational and public health research and diagnostic medical services such as organic acids, trace and heavy metals, tobacco & tobacco metabolites (nicotine, cotinine, 1-HOP) and exposure to specific organic pollutants and its metabolites in biological specimens (hair, semen, blood, urine, teeth and body fluids).
EVL-LEAF major instruments include:
Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS 7500ce)
High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HP1100): with 1100 Fluorescence Detector for multiwave detection (FLD ) ; Post Column Derivatisation; and Evaporative Light Scattering Detector.
HPLC-MS-MS with ESI Probe & APcI Probe (Waters-Simed)
Gas –Chromatograghy-Mass Spectrometry (HP 6890)
Purge and Trap Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry MSD 5972 series ( P & T-GC-MS).
Gas Chromatography HP 6890 with Electron Capture Detector. Chromatography with FID/NPD (Thermoquest AS 2000)
Elemental Analyzer (Total Nitrogen, Total Carbon, Total Organic Carbon, Total Sulfur, Total Hydrogen and Total Oxygen)
HP 8453 UV Spectrophotometer
ETHOS 1 Advanced Microwave Digestion System
Automated Gel Permeation Chromatography-Solid Phase Extraction
The laboratory provides testing services on numerous sample matrices, including the following:
- Drinking water
- Waste water
- Ground & Surface water
- Hazardous wastes
- Drinks (such as wine, arak, whisky)
- Biological tissues