Science Resource
Services

The University of the Immaculate Conception (UIC) has the facilities and the pool of scientists needed to operate a Science Resource Center (SRC). Located at the UIC-Father Selga campus in Davao City, the SRC is the university’s full-service laboratory.

The SRC has facilities for physical/chemical, pharmaceutical and microbiological testing and research. Licensed chemists, pharmacists, medical technologists, and seasoned laboratory analysts serve at the center.

SRC services include analysis of the following:

Physico-chemical analysis of Water/ Wastewater

  • pH
  • Color
  • Turbidity
  • Electrical Conductivity
  • Acidity/Alkalinity
  • Carbonate/bicarbonate
  • Volatile Acidity
  • Hardness (Total)
  • COD
  • BOD
  • Oil & Grease
  • Total Solids
  • Total Suspended Solids
  • Volatile Suspended Solids
  • Settleable Solids
  • Dissolved Oxygen
  • Phenols
  • Surfactants (MBAS)
  • Organophosphates
  • Carbamate Screening
  • Calcium/Magnesium
  • Potassium/Sodium
  • Iron/Copper
  • Manganese/Zinc
  • Phosphate/Phosphate-P
  • Sulfate/Sulfate-Sulfur
  • Borate/Borate-Boron
  • Silicate/Silica
  • Total Copper
  • Organic matter
  • Chloride
  • Chlorine, Residual
  • Nitrogen, Total
  • Nitrogen, Ammoniacal

 

  • Nitrate/Nitrate-N
  • Nitrite/Nitrite-N
  • Aluminum
  • Antimony
  • Arsenic
  • Cadmium
  • Chromium (hexavalent)
  • Chromium (total)
  • Cyanide, Total
  • Cyanide, Free
  • Fluoride
  • Formaldehyde
  • Hydrogen Sulfide
  • Lead
  • Mercury, Total
  • Tin
  • Silver
  • Screening for alkaloids
  • Screening for Tannins
  • Chlorophyll

Microbiological Analyses of  Water/Wastewater:

  • Heterotrophic Plate Count
  • Coliform Count, MPN
  • coli Count/ Fecal coliform, MPN
  • Yeast and Molds Count
  • aeruginosa detection
  • aureus Detection
  • Salmonella

Food Analysis

A. For Nutrition Labelling

  • Calories
  • Total (crude) Fat
  • Saturated Fat
  • Sodium
  • Total Carbohydrates
  • Total sugars
  • Crude protein
  • Vitamin C
  • Iron
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • Phosphorus

B. Proximate Analysis

  • Moisture content
  • Total solids
  • Ash content
  • Crude protein
  • Crude fat
  • Crude fiber
  • Carbohydrates
  • Calories

C. Microbiological Tests

  • Aerobic Plate Count
  • Yeasts and Molds Count
  • coli count
  • Coliform Count
  • Salmonella detection
  • aureus detection
  • aeruginosa detection

D. Physical/Inorganic Analysis

  • pH
  • Density
  • Viscosity
  • Alcohol content
  • Nitrogen, amino
  • Nitrogen, ammoniacal
  • Nitrogen, non-protein (NPN)
  • Nitrate/Nitrite
  • Benzoic acid/benzoate
  • Salinity (as sodium chloride)
  • Titratable acidity
  • Total soluble solids (brix reading)
  • Invert sugar
  • Total sugar/starch
  • Copper/Manganese/Zinc
  • Arsenic
  • Boron/Borax
  • Permanganate Oxidation Number
  • Cadmium
  • Chromium
  • Cyanide (free)
  • Formaldehyde
  • Lead
  • Mercury (total)

E. Lipid-Related Analyses

  • Free fatty acid/Acid value
  • Peroxide value
  • Iodine value (Wij’s)
  • Volatile fatty acid
  • Reichert Meissl Number
  • Unsafonifiable matter
  • Insoluble acids
  • Insoluble matter
  • Melting point
  • Specific gravity
  • Moisture (immiscible solvent

distillation)

F. Aflatoxin test

Plant Tissue Analysis

A. Nutrient Analysis

  • Dry Ashing
  • Nitrogen
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Manganese
  • Zinc
  • Chloride
  • Boron
  • Sulfur
  • Sodium
  • Molybdinum

B. Contaminants

  • Lead
  • Cyanide(free)
  • Mercury (total)
  • Organophosphorus
  • Carbamate screening

C. Phytochemical Screening

  • Aldehydes
  • Alkaloids
  • Steroids
  • Glycosides
  • Saponins

Soil Analysis

A. Nutrient Analysis

  • pH in water
  • Organic Matter
  • Nitrogen
  • Available Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Sodium
  • Available Sulfur
  • Available Iron
  • Available Zinc
  • Available Manganese
  • Available Copper
  • Boron
  • Chloride
  • Moisture content
  • Electrical conductivity

B. Other Analyses

  • Particle size distribution:
  1. a)  Sand fractions
  2. b)  Sand, silt and clays
  • Soil reaction:
  1. a) pH in KCl
  2. b) SMP pH
  • Lime requirement

Exchangeable Aluminum

  • Hydrogen / Acidity
  • Total Exch. Bases
  • Cation Exchange Capacity
  • CEC as TEB + EA
  • Carbonates/Bicarbonates
  • Molybdenum
  • Mercury (total)
  • Cadmium
  • Lead

Fertilizer

A. Organic:

Compost/chicken dung

  • Sample prep’n/ashing
  • Organic matter
  • Nitrogen (total)
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Moisture

Guano

  • Sample Preparation
  • Moisture
  • Nitrogen
  • Potassium

B. Inorganic:

Ammonium chloride

  • Sample preparation
  • Ammoniacal Nitrogen
  • Chloride
  • Moisture

Ammonium sulfate

  • Sample preparation
  • Ammoniacal Nitrogen
  • Sulfate
  • Moisture

Ammonium phosphate

  • Sample preparation
  • Ammoniacal Nitrogen
  • Phosphorus
  • Moisture

Muriate of potash

  • Sample preparation
  • Chloride
  • Moisture

Sulfate of potash

  • Sample preparation
  • Potassium
  • Sulfate
  • Moisture

Kieserite

  • Sample preparation
  • Magnesium
  • Sulfate
  • Moisture

Lime/Limestone

  • Sample preparation
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Moisture

Gypsum

  • Sample preparation
  • Calcium
  • Sulfate
  • Moisture

Borax

  • Sample preparation
  • Boron
  • Moisture

Urea

  • Sample preparation
  • Total Nitrogen
  • Moisture

Copper sulfate / Ferrous sulfate / Manganese sulfate / Zinc sulfate

  • Sample preparation
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Manganese
  • Zinc
  • Sulfate

Magnesium oxide

  • Sample prep’n/ashing
    • Magnesium
    • Moisture

Potassium nitrate

  • Sample preparation
  • Potassium
  • Nitrate-Nitrogen
  • Moisture

Rock phosphate

  • Sample prep’n/ashing
  • Calcium
  • Phosphorus
  • Moisture

Sul-Po-Mag

  • Sample preparation
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • Sulfate
  • Moisture

Miscellaneous analyses:

  • Biuret
  • Fluoride
  • Free acidity


Liquid / foliar fertilizer
         

  • Sample digestion (total element        analysis only)
  • Nitrate-Nitrogen
  • Nitrogen, total
  • Nitrogen, ammoniacal
  • Total / Available Phosporus
  • Total / Available Potassium
  • Total / Available Calcium
  • Total / Available Magnesium
  • Total / Available Sodium
  • Total / Available Iron
  • Total / Available Copper
  • Total / Available Manganese
  • Total / Available Zinc
  • Sulfate – sulfur
  • Borate – boron
  • Chloride
  • pH
  • Specific gravity
  • Lead
  • Mercury, total
  • Organic matter
  • Cadmium
  • Chromium (hexavalent)

Pharmaceuticals         

  • Rotary evaporation
  • Moisture (Oven method)
  • Moisture (Xylene method)
  • Ash
  • Hydroquinone
  • Benzalkonium chloride
  • Retinoin
  • Gravity
  • pH
  • Activated carbon / charcoal
  • Moisture
  • Ash
  • Volatile matter
  • Fixed carbon
  • Silica (crude)
  • Sulfate-sulfur
  • pH
  • EC
  • Chloride
  • K, Ca, Mg, Na
  • Fe, Cu, Mn, Zn
  • Add ashing to total
  • Apparent density

Ores/minerals             

  • Gold
  • Lead
  • Silver
  • Platinum (gravimetric)
  • Copper / Iron / Manganese
  • Chromite
  • Silica quartz

Miscellaneous Samples   

  • Assay of Alum (% K alum or % NH4 alum)
  • Aluminum sulfate (% Al & % SO4-S)
  • Oxalic acid (% oxalic acid)
  • Sodium/calcium hypochlorite (%Chlorine)
  • Formalin/formaldehyde (%HCHO)
  • Phosphoric acid, %

Plant Extracts

  • Alkaloids
  • Aldehydes
  • Anthraquinones
  • Cardenolides & bufadenolides
  • Flavonoids
  • Glycosides
  • Saponins
  • Steroids
  • Tannins

 

The SRC is a DENR-recognized environmental laboratory and has complied with the documentation, analytical performance and technical requirements of DENR Administrative Order No. 63, series of 1998.

For inquiries, please contact (082) 221-8090 local 133 / (082) 221-8181 local 133.

 

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