Chemical Laboratory

Contact person:

Dr. (Mrs.) Usharani Patnaik
Environmental Scientist
Chemical  Laboratory-in-Charge
Ph :  9438883953
Email  urpatnaik@ospcboard.org

 

Functions of Chemical  Laboratory :

I. Providing monitoring and analytical support to the Board for its regulatory activities.

II. Assessment of

  • surface water quality
  • ground water quality
  • coastal water quality
  • wastewater quality

III.Operation of

  • National Water quality Monitoring (NWMP) Project

IV. Providing analytical support to other Government Organizations of the State

V. Providing training to the students of different Institutes on “Environmental monitoring and Analysis”

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Sl. No. Parameter Method Adopted (please provide method details viz. Method No., Page details)
A) Physical tests  
1. Conductivity, mS/cm 2510 B, p. 2-46, 20thEdn, APHA
2. Colour, colour unit 2120 B, p. 2-2, 20thEdn, APHA
3. pH 4500 –H+-B, p. 4-87, 20thEdn, APHA
4. Fixed & Volatile solids, mg/l 2540  E. p.2-58, 20thEdn, APHA
5. Total solids, mg/l 2540  B, p.2-55, 20thEdn, APHA
6. Total dissolved Solids, mg/l 2540  C, p.2-56, 20thEdn, APHA
7. Total suspended solids, mg/l 2540  D,  p.2-57, 20thEdn, APHA
8. Turbidity, NTU 2130 B, p. 2-9, 20thEdn, APHA
9. Temperature,0C 2550 B, p.2-61, 20thEdn, APHA
10. Velocity & Discharge Measurement of Industrial effluent stream 2550 B, p. 2-61, 20thEdn, APHA
11. Flocculation Test (Jar Test) IS: 3025 (Part 50): 2001
12. Odour 2150 A, p. 2-11, 20thEdn, APHA
13. Salinity, salinity unit 2520 B, p. 2-48, 20thEdn, APHA
14. Settleable solids, mg/l 2540  F. p.2-59, 20thEdn, APHA
15. Sludge Volume index, ml/l 2710 D, p. 2-81, 20thEdn, APHA
B) Inorganic parameters
16. Acidity, mg CaCO3/L 2310 B, p. 2-24, 20thEdn, APHA
17. Alkalinity, mg CaCO3/L 2320 B, p. 2-26, 20thEdn, APHA
18. Ammonical Nitrogen, mg/l 4500-NH3-B, p. 4-104 followed by

4500-NH3-C, p. 4-105, 20thEdn, APHA

19. Chloride, mg/l 4500 ClB, p. 4-67, 20thEdn, APHA
20. Chlorine Residual, mg/l 4500 B, p.4-55, 20thEdn, APHA
21. Dissolved Oxygen, mg/l 4500-O- C, p.4-131, 20thEdn, APHA

 

22. Fluoride, mg/l 4500-F-B, p4-80  followed by

4500-F-C, p. 4-81, 20thEdn, APHA

23. Total hardness, mg/l 2340 C, p. 2-37, 20thEdn, APHA
24. Total Kjehldal Nitrogen, mg/l 4500- Norg-B, p.4-124, 20thEdn, APHA
25. Nitrite Nitrogen, mg/l 4500-NO2 -B, p.4-112, 20thEdn, APHA
26. Nitrate Nitrogen, mg/l 4500-NO3 -E, p.4-117, 20thEdn, APHA

4500-NO3 -B, p.4-115, 20thEdn, APHA

27. Phopshate, mg/l 4500-P-D, p.4-145, 20thEdn, APHA
28. Sulphate, mg/l 4500-SO42- – E, p.4-178, 20thEdn, APHA
29. Carbon Dioxide, mg/l 4500-CO2-C, p. 4.31, 20thEdn, APHA
30. Chlorine Demand, mg/l 2350 B, p. 2-40, 20thEdn, APHA
31. Sulphite, mg/l 4500-SO32- – E, p.4-173, 20thEdn, APHA
32. Silica, mg/l 4500-SiO2-C, p.4-156, 20thEdn, APHA
33. Cyanide, mg/l 4500 –CN -B, p. 4-35 (preliminary treatment of sample) followed by

4500 C, p. 4-37

(Distillation) and then estimation by

4500 F, p. 4-46, 20thEdn, APHA

34. Sulphide, mg/l 4500 S2- -D, p. 4-165, 20thEdn, APHA
35. Boron, mg/l 4500 B- B, p. 4-21, 20thEdn, APHA
36. Chloride, mg/l 4500 ClB, p. 4-67, 20thEdn, APHA
37. Chlorine Residual, mg/l 4500 B, p.4-55, 20thEdn, APHA
38. Dissolved Oxygen, mg/l 4500-O- C, p.4-131, 20thEdn, APHA

 

39. Fluoride, mg/l 4500-F-B, p4-80  followed by

4500-F-C, p. 4-81, 20thEdn, APHA

40. Total hardness, mg/l 2340 C, p. 2-37, 20thEdn, APHA
41. Total Kjehldal Nitrogen, mg/l 4500- Norg-B, p.4-124, 20thEdn, APHA
42. Nitrite Nitrogen, mg/l 4500-NO2 -B, p.4-112, 20thEdn, APHA
43. Nitrate Nitrogen, mg/l 4500-NO3 -E, p.4-117, 20thEdn, APHA

4500-NO3 -B, p.4-115, 20thEdn, APHA

44. Phopshate, mg/l 4500-P-D, p.4-145, 20thEdn, APHA
45. Sulphate, mg/l 4500-SO42- – E, p.4-178, 20thEdn, APHA
46. Carbon Dioxide, mg/l 4500-CO2-C, p. 4.31, 20thEdn, APHA
47. Chlorine Demand, mg/l 2350 B, p. 2-40, 20thEdn, APHA
48. Sulphite, mg/l 4500-SO32- – E, p.4-173, 20thEdn, APHA
49. Silica, mg/l 4500-SiO2-C, p.4-156, 20thEdn, APHA
50. Cyanide, mg/l 4500 –CN -B, p. 4-35 (preliminary treatment of sample) followed by

4500 C, p. 4-37

(Distillation) and then estimation by

4500 F, p. 4-46, 20thEdn, APHA

51. Sulphide, mg/l 4500 S2- -D, p. 4-165, 20thEdn, APHA
52. Boron, mg/l 4500 B- B, p. 4-21, 20thEdn, APHA
53. Cadmium 3111A, p.3.13, 20thEdn, APHA
54. Calcium, mg/l 3500- Ca- B, p. 3-64, 20thEdn, APHA
55. Chromium (total), mg/l 3111A, p.3.13

3500 Cr-B, p.3-66, 20thEdn, APHA

56. Chromium (Hexavalent), mg/l 3500 Cr-B, p.3-66, 20thEdn, APHA
57. Copper, mg/l 3111A, p.3.13, 20thEdn, APHA
58. Iron, mg/l 3111A, p.3.13

3500 –Fe-B, p. 3-76, 20thEdn, APHA

59. Lead, mg/l 3111A, p.3.13, 20thEdn, APHA
60. Magnesium, mg/l 3500 B, p. 2-83, 20thEdn, APHA
61. Mercury, microgram/l 3112  B, p.3-22, 20thEdn, APHA
62. Nickel, mg/l 3111A, p.3.13, 20thEdn, APHA
63. Potassium, mg/l 3500 B, p. 3-87, 20thEdn, APHA
64. Sodium, mg/l 3500 B, p.3-98, 20thEdn, APHA
65. Sodium Absorption ratio (SAR) IS; 11624-1986
66. Zinc, mg/l 3111A, p.3-13

3500 B, p. 3-105, 20thEdn, APHA

67. Arsenic, mg/l 3114 B, p. 3-32, 20thEdn, APHA
68. Aluminium, mg/l 3500 -Al-B, p. 3-56, 20thEdn, APHA
69. Manganese, mg/l 3111A, p.3.13

3500 – Mn-B, p. 3-84, 20thEdn, APHA

70. Selenium, mg/l 3114 B, p. 3-32, 20thEdn, APHA
71. Cabalt , microgm/l 3111A, p.3.13, 20thEdn, APHA
72. Vanadium, microgm/l 3500 –V-B, p. 3-104
C) Organics (General and Trace Organics)
1. BioChemical Oxygen Deman (BOD), mg/l 5210 B, p. 5-3, 20thEdn, APHA
2. Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), mg/l 5220 B, p. 5-14, 20thEdn, APHA
3. Oil and Grease, mg/l 5520 B, p.5-36, 20thEdn, APHA
4. Phenol, mg/l 5530 B, p.5-41 followed by

5530 B, p.5-41 or,

5530 B, p.5-42, 20thEdn, APHA

5. Adsorbable Organic halide (AOX), mg/l 5320 B, p. 5-26
6. Surfactant, mg/l 5540 C, p5-47

5540 D, p.5-49 , 20thEdn, APHA

7. Polynuclear aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) 6440 B  p. 6-79, 20thEdn, APHA
8. Organic carbon (in solid) IS : 2720(Part 22): 1972*

Reaffirmed 2010

9. Carbon/ Nitrogen Ratio By Calculation

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