IRTC has ‘B’ grade certified laboratory under Kerala state pollution control board. It is a well-equipped laboratory for Soil tests, Research and Development works in the fields of Waste management emphasising on composting techniques, inocula and biogas plants, biofertlizers, water and soil quality studies, soap and cosmetics. Research on biodyes and various other microbiological studies are also being done. The laboratory facility of IRTC is unique in its composition, where integration of functions and operations is given importance more than disciplinary division. The rain gauge and weather station attached to IRTC are also managed by the laboratory. Quality analysis of Compost, Oil and Soap are also undertaken on demand.
Instruments such as Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer and Automatic Nitrogen Analyser having Infra-Red digestion and distillation assembly were installed. Heavy duty oven, pH meter and UV Spectrophotometer were purchased to meet additional requirements. Microbiology lab is set up separately with aseptic rooms and air conditioning. Many post graduate and under graduate students from various educational institutions are making use of our laboratory facilities, especially in the area of Microbiology, Environmental science, and Chemistry for their internship and project works.
The water testing and soil testing lab at the IRTC have higher implications in the health and agriculture sector. Apart from quality check, the physical, chemical and the biological parameters of water analysis is done with the aid of instruments like…The lab provide facilities for conducting the quality check of Grey Water also.
The soil analysis lab of IRTC helps in the analysis of all physical and chemical parameters of all soil types. There are equipment like atomic absorption spectrophotometer for bringing accurate results.
The physical and chemical parameters of compost analysis is also available.
Water Testing Lab
pH, Electrical Conductivity, Total Dissolved Solids, Alkalinity Chloride, Total Hardness, Calcium, Magnesium, Fluoride, Iron, Dissolved Oxygen, Biological Oxygen Demand, Chemical Oxygen Demand, Total coliform and Ecoli
Soil Testing Lab
pH, Electrical Conductivity, Total Dissolved Solids, Moisture content, Total Organic Carbon, Total Organic matter, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium
pH, Electrical Conductivity, Total Dissolved Solids, Moisture content, Total Organic Carbon, Total Organic matter, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium.
The microbiology lab works along with the SWM division in its various activities. The Lab acts as a research center in developing viable microbial solution for easy composting of biodegradable waste.
Various experiments and research on producing high quality mushroom spawns and diverse mushroom varieties are done at the IRTC Lab.
The electronics lab of IRTC conducts lamp efficiency tests. It is also into the research of feasible and sustainable models of electronic devices. The Lab works with the energy division for running various projects and training.