Environmental Monitoring Laboratory The laboratory is capable of conducting all kinds of soil, water and air monitoring experiments required at master’s level. The laboratory has been created with an objective of providing a facility with all the basic equipments required for analysis of environmental samples (soil, waste, water and air). It caters to the interdisciplinary application in research to all the master’s students (science based) of the Deemed university. This laboratory facility is common for MSc (ES, NRM, WRM and CSP) programs and has following equipments:
UV-Visible Spectrophotometer, Aerosol spectrophotometer, Respirable dust sampler, High volume sampler, Gaseous monitoring, Kit Handy low volume air samplers, Stack Monitoring kit PH meter, Muffle furnace Ion selective electrode, Turbidity meter, Conductivity meter, Jar test assembly, COD digester (reflux), BOD testing apparatus, Sensitive Balance, Bomb Calorimeter
Biotechnology Laboratories The biotechnology laboratory at TERI SAS is well equipped with some state-of-the-art instruments such as PCR machines, refrigerated centrifuges, gel electrophoresis systems, gel documentation system, deep freezers, plant growth chambers, to mention a few. Additionally, an advanced computer laboratory equipped with high-end computers enabled with advanced software like GCK, PAUP and MacVector is assigned for bioinformatics applications.
Equipment/Facility, Separate washing and autoclaving area, Equipment room, Dark room, Tissue culture room, Laminar flow cabinets, Gel documentation system, Refrigerated centrifuge, Benchtop centrifuge, BOD Incubator/Shaker, Deep Freezer (-80oC), Freezer (-20oC), Refrigerator (4o), Eppendorf Mastercycler, UV-visible spectrophotometer, Protein and nucleic acid electrophoresis apparatus, Vortex mixers, Weighing balances, Magnetic stirrers, Software for sequence analysis (MacVector and GCK), MacIntosh and IBM-PC computers, pH meters, Hybridization oven, Oven, micro wave, 42 litre, Drying oven.
Heat Transfer laboratory HHeat Transfer is one of the important subjects which is commonly applied in renewable energy systems and energy conservation. Experiments in the Heat Transfer laboratory are designed to provide exposure to practical aspects of heat transfer. Experiments on various conductive, convective and radiative mechanisms of heat transfer can be conducted in the laboratory.
Geoinformatics LaboratoryThe Geoinformatics Laboratory at the TERI SAS is well equipped with state-of-the-art equipments such High-end computers (dual processor), scanners, digitizers, printers, plotters, Hand held GPS, Infra red Thermometer and others. Digital image processing software like Erdas Imagine 9.3/8.7, LPS 9.3, GIS software like ArcGIS 9.3 Workstation, GMS 6.0, WEAP, are some of the advanced support systems available. Web publishing tools include ArcGIS advance and ArcIMS servers. The laboratory is also equipped with open source software and collection of digital database. We have strong network with various research institutions and universities working in the subfields. These facilities support R&D activities in various centres of TERI.
Combustion Laboratory The combustion lab has been established to test the performance of cookstoves based on their thermal efficiency as well as emissions. Internationally accepted protocols such as water boiling test (WBT) and Kitchen performance test (KPT) can be used. The hood method is used to capture and quantify the various products of incomplete combustion. Following instruments and support facilities are available in the lab: - Moisture meter - Bomb calorimeter - Equipment to maintain isokinetic conditions - Aerosol Spectrometer and dust monitor - Low flow air samplers (attached with SKC pump) for collection of bulk aerosols for characterization.
Power Systems Laboratory The Power Systems laboratory has been established with an objective to provide the basic knowledge of different equipment used in power industry to students from different engineering backgrounds. The laboratory is equipped with experimental facilities for training the students on the following: transmission lines, induction machines, DC machines, synchronous machines and transformers.
Solar Lighting Laboratory The Solar Lighting Laboratory (SLL) at the TERI SAS is a unique laboratory in India to adhere to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards for the testing of solar lighting systems (SLS) and the first laboratory in India which has got the recognition under the Lighting Global programme of International Finance Corporation (IFC) (IEC is an international body that sets standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies throughout the world). The laboratory is also supported by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and currently following all the quality procedures which are compiled to National Accreditation Board for Laboratories (NABL).The sophisticated equipment and test setup that is used for testing lighting products in the laboratory are calibrated by National Physical Laboratory (NPL) or NABL accredited calibration laboratories.
Currently, the laboratory's facility is available for testing and long term performance assessment of various lighting systems (both general lighting and solar based lighting) and also for carrying out various training programmes for different target groups. So far, SLL has tested more than 120 models of solar lighting systems including solar lanterns, solar home lighting systems, solar task lights and multi-purpose solar lights. SLL has also collaboration with more than 10 industry partners and research organizations for developing cost effective solar lighting systems.
The ability of the laboratory to cater to the testing needs of both rural as well as urban lighting infrastructure makes it stand out from other laboratories. The laboratory is working towards strong quality assurance and testing programmes, which will help in building consumer confidence towards the solar lighting products. The IFC's Lighting Asia - India programme is working with TERI to achieve these goals.
Analytical and Geochemistry Laboratory The analytical and geochemistry lab caters the needs for research in understanding the earth sciences problems and providing solutions to these problems. The researchers in the laboratory are currently engaged in understanding the natural occurrence of Arsenic, Fluoride and Uranium in groundwater. The lab also has developed prototype nano-materials to remove such geogenic contaminants from groundwater to provide safe drinking water. The lab has established linkages to Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University; Dept. of Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Standford University. The lab also has developed linkages with institutions in India such as IIT Kharagpur, IIT Guwahati, Jawaharlal Nehru University, SPCB Bihar, Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation, Punjab, Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences etc. The laboratory houses several water field testing kits, flame photometer, double beam spectrophotometer, LED-Fluorimeter, Radiation Survey Meter, Air-dry Oven, Sonicator, pH meter, Muffle furnace, Ion selective Electrodes, Conductivity meter etc.