Sl. No. Test Name Sample Tested Analytical Method
1 Determination of major oxide content in rock & mineral samples - (SiO2, acid insoluble (A.I), Al2O3, Fe2O3, CaCO3 & MgCO3 & loss on ignition (LOI) (%) limestone, marble, dolomite quartzite, talc, iron-ore, clay and sediment. classical method (involving gravimetry and titrimetry)
2 Determination of major oxide content in mineral samples - (SiO2, Al2O3, Fe2O3, CaO & MgO, SO3, moisture, loss on ignition (L.O.I) (%) gypsum & anhydride classical method (involving gravimetry and titrimetry)
3 Determination of trace metals in geological samples (ppm level) - Cu, Pb, Zn, Fe, Mn, Co, Mg, Ca, Ni, Na & K rock and mineral samples atomic absorption spectrophotometry (aas) and flame photometry method
4 Proximate analysis - moisture content, volatile matter, ash content and fixed carbon (%) coal & graphite classical method (involving gravimetry)
5 Water analysis (determination of trace elements in ppm)- pH, conductivity, temperature, Ca, Mg, Na, K, SO4, Cl, HCO3, TDS, TS, TSS) water Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry, flame photometer, gravimetry & titrimetry (EDTA complexometry method).

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