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Microbiological Laboratory



 

This purpose-built laboratory is designed for food and other "clean" testing. It has an ultra clean room equipped with laminar flow cabinet. The various materials tested include frozen and chilled food, fresh food, drinking water, wastewater, screening pool water, ice beverages, cosmetics, animal feed and environmental samples. We carry out air monitoring work place, swabbing of machines/equipment used in production and take personnel swabs.

Tests are to AWWA, APHA, SASO, BSI, CCFRA, BAM (Bacteriological and Analytical Manual of FDA) and use W.H.O guidelines and various other standard test procedures.

The list of species we can identify are as follows:

  • Heterotropic plate count
  • Aerobic and Anaerobic formers
  • Total coliforms (MPN and colony count)
  • E. Coli
  • Enterobacteriaceae
  • Fecal streptococcus
  • Salmonella
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Clostridium
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Sulphate reducing bacteria (SRB), (Soil & Water)
  • Anaerobic plate count
  • Yeast and Mould count
  • Fecal coliforms
  • E.Coli 0157.H7
  • Enterococci
  • Pseudomonas aeurogenosa
  • Shigella
  • Bacillus cereus
  • Vibrio parahaemolyticus
  • Legionella from cooling water system
  • Nitrifying bacteria from cooling tower and soils

Types of Cultures collected:

  • NC10885-09 - Vibrio parahaemolyticus
  • NC07464-15 - Bacillus Cereus
  • NC11322-10 - Campylobacter
  • NC10418-21 - Escherichia coli
  • NC12900-05 - Escherichia coli 0157H7
  • NC11994-12 - Listeria monocytogens
  • NC04840-13 - Salmonella poona
  • NC10460-16 - Yersinia enterocolitica
  • NC06571-31 - Staphylococcus aureus
  • NC0823725 – Clostridium perfringens
  • NC106602-15 - Pseudomonas aeroginosa

Equipment's

The material analysis department is equipped with analytical instruments such as

  • AAS
  • GC(FID ECD)
  • GC(Natural Gas Analyzer)
  • UV-VIS Spectrophotometer
  • TOC-TN Analyzer
  • Auto KF
  • Fuel gas analyzers
  • ICP-OES
  • GC-MS
  • FTIR
  • TOGA(Transformer dissolved gas analyzer)
  • Auto Flash point
  • Auto particle size analyzer as per NAS-1638, ISO 4406
  • X-ray Fluorescence
  • ELTRA Carbon Sulphur Determinator
  • Spectromax Spark Instrument
  • Differential Scanning Colorimeter
  • Auto density and various petroleum testing equipment as per ASTM and IP standards.