CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION STUDIES

Save: Soil And Atmosphere

The centre for Environmental Protection Studies (CEPS) previously existed in the form of a section. In view of the important role it had played in the area of study coupled with increasing demand for the same in various disciplines of Environmental Sciences was given the status of the centre in 1991.

Major Functions

  • Provision of technical expert guidance on environmental related issues in National and International Perspectives to help public, private and Government sector in the country
  • Design and Development of Industrial waste treatment technologies
  • Evaluation and Characterization of materials and wastes
  • Survey and monitoring of pollution sites
  • Preparation of environmental management related documents
  • Waste management (municipal, agricultural and industrial)
  • Technical guidance to Government of Pakistan in the formulation revision of National Environment Quality Standards
  • Human Resource Development Research facilities are provided to students for the completion of their Ph.D, M.Phill, M.Sc. and B.Sc. (Hons.) Degrees
  • Advisory consultancy trouble shooting services for problems faced by all types of industries
  • Centre is accredited for ISO-IEC-17025
  • Quality control and quality
  • Assurance by PNAC. It is also a recognized laboratory by TUV NORD

Main Groups

The centre has adequate technical manpower coupled with laboratory facilities. Highly technical instrumental and wet analysis of variety of solids, liquids, air and various types of industrial materials for quality assurance are available. These services are provided at National public interest to the industries for protection of the environment

  • Water and wastewater Characterization and treatment
  • Solid waste management
  • Noise and Air emissions
  • Soil Texture and Characterization

Major Activities

Research and Development

The activities are oriented around the development of technologies to reduce the pollution load in soil, air and water

Testing Services

  • Surface, Ground, Irrigation and waste water analysis
  • Ambient Air quality monitoring
  • Measurement of vehicular Exhaust Gases Emissions
  • Measurement of Stack Emissions
  • On-Site toxic Gases and vapor Detection
  • Noise level measurement
  • Compost, Soil and sludge Analysis
  • Metal Testing at ppb & ppt levels
  • Organic compound assay
  • Organic compound assay

Production Of Various Chemicals

Analytical Laboratory grade chemicals are being used in large quantities in Research and Development organizations, industries, and routine testing laboratories, clinical laboratories, education institutions and many other organizations. The centre is also contributing towards solving the problems in terms of producing a few chemicals on micro-scale. Besides the centre is also disseminating its expertise towards

  • Consultancy Advisory Services
  • Research Publications
  • Technical Report writing

Instrumental Facilities

The centre is equipped with important state-of-the-art equipment stated below to provide technical assistance and testing services to the manufacturers exporters private and industrial sector organization.

  • Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP-OES)
  • Cold vapor mercury Analyzer
  • CHNS Elemental analyzer
  • High Performance Liquid
  • Chromatograph (HPLC)
  • Total Organic Carbon analyzer (TOC)
  • Ion Chromatograph
  • Capillary Electrophoresis
  • Automatic Adiabatic Oxygen
  • Bomb Calorimeter
  • Particulate Matter, Ai quality Monitoring system High Volume Air Sampler Stake Emission Analyzer Opacity Meter Gas Detection Tubes Vehicular Exhaust Analyzer
  • Basic Infrared Moisture Analyzer
  • Kjeldahl Digestion Unit
  • Digital Microbial Air Sampler Compound Microscope Laminar Flow Colony Counter
  • pH Meter Conductivity Meter Turbidity Meter dissolved Oxygen Meter Tinto Meter, Sound Level Meter, Lux Meter
  • UV Visible Spectrophotometer Flame Photometer
  • Refrigerated Incubator for BOD and COD Reactor
  • Muffle Furnace Oven Four Digit Balance
  • Stake Holders
  • Industries categorized by EPA (Textile, Food, Tanneries, Electroplating.
  • Ceramics, Paper Board
  • Beverages, Cement and Sugar Industries etc.)
  • Government Sector Organizations
  • Private Sector
  • Academia

Service Sectors

  • All types of Industries Categorized by >Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Solid Waste Management City District Government Lahore
  • WAPDA
  • WASA