Beach Monitoring Lab

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BEACH MONITORING LAB

Monitoring of water quality is critical to safeguard the tourist from any health impacts such as diarrhea, vomiting, skin rash, or eye infection. In order to achieve high standards of bathing water quality and to ensure environmental safety for beach tourists, surface water samples from selected beaches of India are periodically collected and analyzed at the Beach Monitoring Lab. International standards (ISO/IEC 17025:2017) are followed to assess the beach water quality. Data generated is used to plan environmental management and to provide environmental education. Water quality criteria recommended by CPCB, designated for bathing, contact water sports (SW-II) are used for assessing the beach water quality to safeguard the tourists by providing prompt public notification of water contamination.

Analytical Capabilities:
  • Water color
  • Oil & Grease
  • Turbidity
  • BOD
  • Algal Bloom
  • Gelatinous Zooplankton

THEMATIC AREAS

  • Beach water quality

CONTACT INFORMATION

Technical Manager

Dr. Dipnarayan Ganguly
Email: dipnarayan@ncscm.res.in

Dr. Viswanathan, C
Email:drcvishwanathan@gmail.com

INSTRUMENTS

BOD Incubator

Make: Inlab Equipments Pvt Ltd

Model: Oxidirect

Used to maintain temperature for test tissue culture growth, storage of bacterial cultures and incubation of water samples where high degree of constant temperature accuracy is required.

BOD Analyzer

Make: Lovibond
Model: BOD Oxidirect

Analysis of Biochemical Oxygen Demand in water and wastewater.

Turbidimeter

Make: Lovibond

Model: T3210IR

Used to check turbidity in water samples

Tintometer

Make: Lovibond

Model: MD100

Used to check color of the water samples