environmental science

Microbiology Lab (ML)

This lab is equipped to carryout isolation, identification, quantitative and qualitative determination of bacteria in water and sediment. Data quality is assured by sending pure cultures to recognised labs.

The database are used by environmental stewards for decision making in pollution control along the coastal regions and to verify the effectiveness of management action initiated in terms of pollution abatement

Instruments available in the lab are

  1. Laminar Airflow chamber – Lab line
  2. Vertical Autoclave – ADCO
  3. Incubator – SRICO

Achievements: Microbiological evaluation of major hotspot areas of pollution (Industrial and domestic) along Kerala and Karnataka coast.

  • Critical Zone Laboratories installed in the field stations.
  • IRMS facility (upcoming).