8. Soil Testing - EFRAC | Drug, Food, Gas, Proficiency Testing Laboratory

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    Soil is a fundamental and ultimate finite resource that fulfills a number of functions and services like Agriculture, Industrial Construction, Ecological Habitat Development, etc. Some of the most significant impacts on this resource occur as a result of activities associated with unlimited use of chemical fertilizers, non-scientific construction activity; unplanned city design, unscientific land use patterns and land filling by toxic materials.

    The quality of the groundwater depends upon the health of the top or subsoil. It is important to map the contaminated area by analyzing the topsoil or subsoil and accordingly plan for the better management of this “Resource”.
    A soil test can determine the fertility or the expected growth potential and it also indicates the nutrient deficiency and potential toxicity which helps in taking cost-effective decisions about the use of fertilizer, irrigation water, and the variety of seeds for better productivity.

    EFRAC performs Soil Quality Analysis, helping detect Soil Impurities with highly sophisticated equipment like UPLC and LC/MSMS etc.

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    Soil Testing

    Parameters Covered

    • Bulk Density • Specific Gravity • Porosity • Acidity • Salinity & Alkalinity • Water Holding Capacity • Field Capacity • Moisture • Texture pH Conductivity • Total Carbon Organic Matter • Available & Total Minerals • Primary Nutrients • Secondary Nutrients • Micro Nutrient Metals & Trace Elements • Total & Available Nitrogen • Total & Available Chloride • Sulphate • Nitrate • Nitrite • Phosphate • Sulphur • Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC) • Sodium Absorption Ratio

    Instruments Available

    • pH & Conductivity Meter • Analytical Balance • Flame Photometer • AAS-GTA/VGA • CHNS & O Analyser • GC-MS/MS, HR-GC HR-MS • UV Visible Spectrophotometer  • ICP-MS • Auto Titrator & Coulometer

    Methods & Guidelines

    • Indian Standards (IS) • ASTM • ISO • Internal Methods