The center 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 center 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 center 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
  • Industrial Sludge and Characterization

Major Activities

Research and Development

Development of Indigenous Technology to Produce High Energy from RDF Gasifier for Zero Waste


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
  • Light level measurements
  • Compost, Soil and sludge Analysis
  • 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 center is also contributing towards solving the problems in terms of producing a few chemicals on micro-scale. Besides the center is also disseminating its expertise towards

  • Consultancy Advisory Services
  • Research Publications
  • Technical Report writing
  • Patents

Instrumental Facilities

The center is equipped with important state-of-the-art equipment stated below to provide technical assistance and testing services to the manufacturers, exporters,and private & industrial sectors organization

  • Cold vapor mercury Analyzer
  • High Performance LiquidChromatograph (HPLC)
  • Ion Chromatograph
  • Capillary Electrophoresis
  • Automatic Adiabatic Oxygen
  • Bomb Calorimeter
  • Particulate Matter Analyzer (PM-10, PM-2.5)
  • Air quality Monitoring system, Stake Emission Analyzer, Opacity Meter, High Volume Air Sampler, Gas Detection Tubes and Vehicular Exhaust Analyzer
  • Basic Infrared Moisture Analyzer
  • Kjeldahl Digestion Unit
  • Digital Microbial Air Sampler, Compound Microscope, Laminar Flow and Colony Counter
  • pH Meter, Conductivity Meter, Turbidity Meter, Dissolved Oxygen Meter,Tinto Meter, Sound Level Meter and Lux Meter
  • UV Visible Spectrophotometer and Flame Photometer
  • Refrigerated Incubator for BOD and COD Reactor
  • Muffle Furnace Oven and Four Digit Balance

Service Sectors

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