Organic and Water Labs

Javed Iqbal  |  8/18/2005 12:47:37 AM

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W.A. Callegari Environmental Center offers analytical services to research, public and private clientele. The laboratories perform more than 50 analytical procedures from simple to the most sophisticated determination of chemicals in water, solid and semi-solid materials. The center also has the capability of setting up additional analyses that a researcher may need. We understand in great depth the application of our analyses, and we create value by offering not only outstanding analytical capability but also guidance and interpretation that our clients can depend upon. The staff is available to answer questions concerning submitting samples for analysis and sample preparation, preservation and storage. The laboratory can furnish results on your sample within a minimum time. The facility is located at:

1300 Dean Lee Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70820
Phone: (225)765-5155
Fax: (225)765-5158

Laboratory Manager: Javed Iqbal

Our Mission

The W.A. Callegari Environmental Center Water Quality Lab, Composting Research & Extension Lab, and Biodiesel Quality Control Lab are another progression in our commitment to providing excellence in service and support for our growing clientele by providing the highest quality analytical testing and interpretation of results for a wide variety of materials that include:

  • Agricultural runoff water (ditches or sediment ponds)
  • Ambient water (ponds and streams)
  • Well water (non-potable)
  • Drinking water (screening for contaminants only)
  • Animal wastes and lagoons
  • Organic byproducts (agricultural residues, agricultural processing wastes, wood and green wastes, municipal biosolids and wastewater sludges, etc.)
  • Composts and organic soil amendments (non-fertilizer sources)
  • Biodiesel quality testing according to ASTM procedures B100 and blended

As a part of the LSU AgCenter, our focus is public service. We provide analytical testing services for research and demonstration projects that help to improve environmental quality, profitability and standards of living for Louisiana residents and industries. In addition to our analytical capabilities, the knowledgable faculty and staff at the W. A. Callegari Environmental Center can provide support to individuals concerning a wide range of environmental issues based on sound analytical results.

Our water quality laboratory employs specific analytical methodologies approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) for accredited water, waste water and biosolids analyses. Composting Research & Extension Lab uses U.S. Composting Council's latest analytical procedures for organic waste and compost analysis, called "Test Methods for the Examination of Composting and Compost (TMECC)." The Biodiesel Quality Control lab performs standard analyses according to the procedures specified by the American Society for testing and Materials (ASTM). Our labs follow a quality assurance program that is consistent with International Standards of Operation (ISO) 17025.

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