Introduction

The Central Hi-Tech Lab. And Department of Biochemistry equipped with highly sophisticated instruments are extending their sample analysis services to researchers from UAF & other organizations (GCU, Women University Multan , University of Sargodha , Benz Maize Products, NIAB, NIGBE, UET LHR and PMAS- Arid Agri. University RWP with total 8176 samples) and civil society on subsidized rates. They are also providing customized hand-on-training on different instruments (No. 27). The total income generated through analysis and trainings with subsidized rates is Rs. 0.80 million. Thus a good academic and research conducive environment, vibrant and dynamic leadership truly knowing how to convert vision in to reality are the basis of developing knowledge based economy and serving the farming community and civil society in a befitting manner.

The Central Hi-Tech Laboratory (CHTL) was established in 1997 at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad with the cooperation of Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA). This Laboratory houses some high technology instrumentation and has a potential to generate internationally accepted analytical data. Students/researchers from different departments and institutes, UAF analyzed their samples. The analysis facility is also extended to the students/researchers from other universities and research organizations. Apart from the analysis mandate, this laboratory also offered one week customized hands on training for students/researchers/faculty on various modern analytical instrumentation.

Scanning Electron Microscope Plant and animal tissues, microorganisms, soil samples, fibrous materials, alloys and other such materials can be observed on Scanning Electron Microscope. This microscope has resolution of 4nm and magnification range of x20 to x200,000. Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer Variety of elements and minerals can be analyzed by Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer. The available Hallow Cathode Lamps required for analysis of different substances include Ca, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mg, Mn, Ni, Pb and Zn.
Gas Chromatograph Fatty acids, aldehydes, ketones, essential oils, hydrocarbons, pesticides, insecticides and variety of organic compounds can be analyzed by GC. It is equipped with capillary columns, Flame Ionization Detector (FID) and Electron Capture Detector (ECD). High Pressure Liquid Chromatograph Toxins, vitamins, drugs, steroids, sugars and variety of organic compounds can be analyzed by HPLC. The facility of different modes of HPLC (Isocratic & Gradient) using C-8 & C-18 columns is also available along with detectors including UV/Visible, Fluorescent, Refractive Index & Conductivity detector.
Ultra-Centrifuges Ultra-centrifuge is used to separate and isolate compounds like proteins, enzymes, nucleic acids, carbohydrates etc. Two ultra-centrifuges 65ß and CP100a has a maximum speed of 65,000 and 100,000, respectively. Lyophilizer/Deep Freezing Apparatus Variety of biological samples can be crystallized /lyophilized at -60oC under vacuum condition for long term storage. UV-Visible Spectrophotometer Double beam Spectrophotometer is capable of spectral analysis of nucleic acids, proteins and other organic compounds using advanced software. Liquid Nitrogen Generator It is used to produce liquid nitrogen. The capacity of this LNG is 10L/day
Oscilloscope An oscilloscope is a laboratory instrument commonly used to display and analyze the wave form of electronic signals. In effect, the device draws a graph of the instantaneous signal voltage as a function of time. In-circuit IC Tester In-circuit tester (ICT) is a testing device where an electrical probe tests, checking for shorts, opens, resistance, capacitance, and other basic quantities which will show whether the assembly was correctly fabricated.
Refractometer Refractive index of solutions can be measured digitally Camera Fitted Microscopes Stereo, Phase contrast and Polarizing microscopes are available to observe variety of specimens. The facility of soft copy of the images is also available with the help of digital camera attached with microscopes.

CHTL rate list for one week customized hands on/ general operational training is given below;

Name of Instrument Chagres for UAF Students (Rs.) Chagres for UAF Faculty Members (Rs.) Chagres for other Govt. Institute/ Organizations (Rs.) Chagres for other Private Organizations (Rs.)
Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer 1000 3000 5000 10,000
High Performance Liquid Chromatograph 1000 3000 5000 10,000
Gas Chromatograph 1000 3000 5000 10,000
Scanning Electron Microscope 1000 4000 8000 12,000
UV-Vis Spectrophotometer, Kjeldhal's Apparatus, Lyophilizer, Light Microscopes and other minor instruments. 1000 2000 7000 12,000

The list of categorized analysis rates is given below;

Sr. # Equipment/Item UAF Researchers Rs./ sample Government Organizations Rs./sample Private Organization Rs./sample
01 Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer 50 300* 150 500* 150 500*
02 High Performance Liquid Chromatograph 1000/2000* 1500/3000* 7000
03 Gas Chromatograph 1000/2000* 1500/3000* 7000
04 Ultracentrifuge/ Centrifuge 300 500 1000
05 Lyophilizer 100 200 500
06 Spectrophotometer 100 200 500
07 Kjeldahl Extraction System 250 350 500
08 Osmometer 50 100 200
09 Conductivity Meter/pH Meter 50 100 200
10 BOD 100 250 500
11 Refractometer 50 100 200
12 Camera Fitted Microscopes 100 150 500
13 Muffle Furnace 100 200 500
14 Liquid Nitrogen 100/litre 100/litre 100/litre
15 Vibrating Cup Mill 500 1000 2000
16 Weighing Balance 50 100 200
17 Ultrasonic Bath 50 100 200
18 SEM 500 500 500
19 Water Bath 50 100 200
20 Magnetic Stirrer 50 100 200
21 Rotary Shaker 50 100 200

    *Rates for unprepared samples

  1. For further details visit our website.Click Here

  2. For any inquiry contact, 041-9200349

  3. CHTL is providing its services under "Access to Scientific Instrumentation" program by HEC (Higher Education Commission) Pakistan

Dr. Raja Adil Sarfraz

Position :

Officer Incharge



Khalid Mahmood

Position :

Research Officer



Dr. Abdul Qudoos

Position :

Research Officer



Dr. Razia Riaz

Position :

Research Officer



Syed Fazil Bin Farukh

Position :

Lecturer



Irfan Sabir

Position :

Assistant Executive Engineer (Instruments)



Sample Analysis Record from 2008 to 2016 Sample Analysis Record from 01-01-2008 to 31-12-2008
Sr. No. Name of Instrument. No. of Sample. Amount Generated Rs.
1 Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer   (AAS). 612 12880
2 High Pressure Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC). 285 37500
3 Gas Chromatograph (GC). 06 1800
4 Spectrophotometer. 104 1040
5 Light Microscope. 23 290
6 Liquid Nitrogen Generator. 125 12500
  Analysis Facility Provided to other Universities / Institution (2008)
Sr.No. Instrument Institutions No. of Samples
1 Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer   1. Government College University FSD 2. NIBGE, FSD 90 32
2 High Pressure Liquid Chromatograph
  1. NIBGE, FSD     
30
  Sample Analysis Record from 01-01-2009 to 31-12-2009
Sr. No. Name of Instrument. No. of Sample. Amount Generated Rs.
1 Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer   (AAS). 3153 83320
2 High Pressure Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC). 90 27000
3 Gas Chromatograph (GC). 20 6000
4 Spectrophotometer. 43 430
5 Light Microscope. 20 800
6 Centrifuge. 331 3310
7 Lyophilizer. 179 1830
8 Liquid Nitrogen Generator. 04 400
9 Osmometer 12 120
    Analysis Facility Provided to other Universities / Institution (2009)
Sr.No. Instrument Institutions No. of Samples
1 Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer   1. Government College University FSD 2.  NIAB                   251 18
2 Lyophilizer 1. Government College University FSD        28
  Sample Analysis Record from 01-01-2010 to 31-12-2010
Sr. No. Name of Instrument. No. of Sample. Amount Generated Rs.
1 Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer   (AAS). 4017 86900
2 High Pressure Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC). 76 41540
3 Gas Chromatograph (GC). 84 26800
4 Spectrophotometer. 1419 8670
5 Light Microscope. 88 3520
6 Centrifuge 142 1420
7 Lyophilizer 308 3080
8 Liquid Nitrogen Generator 33 3300
9 Kjeldhal's Extraction System 99 6250
10 DO/pH 87 870
11 Osmometer 08 80
  Analysis Facility Provided to other Universities / Institution (2010)
Sr.No. Instrument Institutions No. of Samples
1 Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer   1. Government College University FSD                249  
2 High Pressure Liquid Chromatograph
  1. Government College University FSD          
  2. AARI, Faisalabad
09 11
3 Gas Chromatograph 1.Government College University FSD        08                      
4 Kjeldhal's Extraction System 1.Government College University FSD        33
5 Lyophilizer 1.Government College University FSD        09
    Sample Analysis Record from 01-01-2011 to 31-12-2011
Sr. No. Name of Instrument. No. of Sample. Amount Generated.Rs
1 Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer   (AAS) 8829 213160
2 High Pressure Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC) 438 133000
3 Gas Chromatograph (GC) 151 28800
4 Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) 38 19000
5 Spectrophotometer 1414 15310
6 Light Microscope 76 3040
7 Centrifuge 1202 12020
8 Lyophilizer 251 2510
9 Liquid Nitrogen Generator 243 24300
10 Muffle Furnace. 25 500
11 pH/EC 56 560
12 Kjeldhal's Extraction System 284 16400
13 Refractometer 26 260
  Analysis Facility Provided to other Universities / Institution (2011)
Sr.No. Instrument Institutions No. of Samples
1 Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer   1. Government College University, FSD                2.  NFC Instt. of Engineering and Fertilizer Research, FSD 1073 110  
2 High Pressure Liquid Chromatograph
  1. NIBGE, Faisalabad
13
3 Gas Chromatograph  
  1. AARI, Faisalabad                                
  2. Government College University FSD      
  3. National Textile University, FSD        
03     07 02                      
4 Scanning Electron Microscope 1.  University of Sargodha, Sargodha                                14
5 Spectrophotometer. 1.  Government College University FSD        127
6 Kjeldhal's Extraction System 1.  University of Sargodha, Sargodha                                32
        Sample Analysis Record from 01-01-2012 to 31-12-2012
Sr. No. Name of Instrument. No. of Sample. Amount Generated Rs.
1 Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer   (AAS). 5116 116220
2 High Pressure Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC). 1033 341800
3 Gas Chromatograph (GC). 45 24100
4 Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). 32 16000
5 Spectrophotometer. 389 6810
6 Light Microscope. 75 3760
7 Centrifuge. 529 9290
8 Lyophilizer. 215 3430
9 Liquid Nitrogen Generator. 415 42500
10 Muffle Furnace. 14 280
11 Kjeldhal's Extraction System 424 21650
  Analysis Facility Provided to other Universities / Institution (2012)
Sr.No. Instrument Institutions No. of Samples
1 Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer   1. Government College University FSD                2.  BZU, Multan                        3.  NIBGE 60 721 02
2 High Pressure Liquid Chromatograph Government College University FSD           11
3 Gas Chromatograph AARI, Faisalabad 01                      
4 Scanning Electron Microscope 1. Government College University FSD               2.  University of Sargodha, Sargodha                                08 02
5 Spectrophotometer.
  1. NFC, Faisalabad
35
6 Liquid Nitrogen Generator (LNG)
  1. Government College University FSD 
  2. NIBGE     
06 20
7 Lyophilizer
  1. Government College University FSD       
24
8 Light Microscope
  1. Government College University FSD       
43
      Sample Analysis Record from 01-01-2013 to 31-12-2013
Sr. No. Name of Instrument. No. of Sample. Amount Generated.Rs
1 Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer   (AAS) 7550 221550
2 High Pressure Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC) 555 198300
3 Gas Chromatograph (GC) 90 29800
4 Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) 57 50000
5 Spectrophotometer 790 20700
6 Light Microscope 322 12880
7 Centrifuge 426 4260
8 Lyophilizer 45 450
9 Liquid Nitrogen Generator 341 34100
10 Muffle Furnace. 46 530
11 pH/EC 46 460
  Analysis Facility Provided to other Universities / Institution (2013)
Sr.No. Instrument Institutions No. of Samples
1 Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer   1. Government College University FSD                2.  CASVAB University Quetta Baluchistan                           3.  College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences     Jhang          4.  University of Gujarat                                                    1730 150  696   2
2 High Pressure Liquid Chromatograph  
  1. Government College University FSD          
  2. University of Gujarat                                                            
  3. University of Sargodha, Sargodha                                                               
42 3 12
3 Gas Chromatograph  
  1. Sargodha University Sargodha                                
  2. Government College University Lahore
12      2                      
4 Scanning Electron Microscope   1. Government College University FSD               2.  University of Sargodha, Sargodha                                10 3
5 Spectrophotometer. 1.  Government College University FSD        2.  PMAS Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi                  3. UET   Lahore                                                                6 20 19
      Sample Analysis Record from 01-01-2014 to 31-12-2014
Sr. No. Name of Instrument. No. of Sample. Amount Generated Rs
1 Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer   (AAS). 4956 141450
2 High Pressure Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC). 538 243100
3 Gas Chromatograph (GC). 47 14800
4 Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). 60 54500
5 Spectrophotometer. 1093 13250
6 Light Microscope. 156 6240
7 Centrifuge. 100 1170
8 Lyophilizer. 219 3970
9 Liquid Nitrogen Generator. 355 35500
10 Muffle Furnace. 02 20
11 pH/EC 65 3170
    Analysis Facility Provided to other Universities / Institution (2014)
Sr.No. Instrument Institutions No. of Samples
1 Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer   1. University of Sargodha, Sargodha                  2.  Government College University FSD 3.  Quaid-e-Azam Uni. Islamabad 4.  Environmental Protection Agency Lab.                                                    60 134 345 30
2 High Pressure Liquid Chromatograph  
  1. Govt. College University FSD     
  2. Quaid-e-Azam Uni. Islamabad
  3. BZU Multan   
  4. Sargodha University Sargodha                                
  5. The University of Lahore                                                          
44 36 17 24 01
3 Scanning Electron Microscope 1. Government College University FSD         2.  University of Sargodha, Sargodha                                15 01
4 Spectrophotometer PMAS Arid Agriculture Uni. Rawalpindi                                                                20
5 Lyophilizer Government College University FSD        46
6 Ultracentrifuge University of Sargodha, Sargodha                                01
      Sample Analysis Record from 01-01-2015 to 31-12-2015
Sr. No. Name of Instrument. No. of Sample. Amount Generated.Rs
1 Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer   (AAS). 12832 194210
2 High Pressure Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC). 420 212900
3 Gas Chromatograph (GC). 138 77500
4 Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). 101 58000
5 Spectrophotometer. 1566 18660
6 Light Microscope. 70 3040
7 Centrifuge. 182 2110
8 Lyophilizer. 587 23950
9 Liquid Nitrogen Generator. 363 28200
10 Muffle Furnace. 07 140
11 pH/EC 41 1220
12 Grinding Mill 01 100
  Analysis Facility Provided to other Universities / Institution (2015)
Sr.No. Instrument Institutions No. of Samples
1 Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer  
  1. University of Gujarat   
  2. University of Sargodha, Sargodha                                                                                                               
312 26
2 High Pressure Liquid Chromatograph  
  1. Govt. College University FSD          
  2. The University of Lahore                                                             
  3. University of Sargodha, Sargodha 
  4. Uni. of Punjab, Lahore                                                             
12 5 10 2
3 Gas Chromatograph   Sargodha University Sargodha                                1   
4 Scanning Electron Microscope University of Sargodha, Sargodha                                6  
5 Liquid Nitrogen Generator NIBGE, FSD   95 Liter
      Sample Analysis Record from 01-01-2016 to 31-12-2016
Sr. No. Name of Instrument. No. of Sample. Amount Generated.Rs
1 Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer   (AAS). 7397 380500
2 High Pressure Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC). 422 513000
3 Gas Chromatograph (GC). 58 29500
4 Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). 110 38800
5 Spectrophotometer. 707 56650
6 Light Microscope. 26 2600
7 Centrifuge. 52 20000
8 Lyophilizer. 110 10500
9 Liquid Nitrogen Generator. 211 21100
10 Muffle Furnace. 03 200
11 pH/EC 37 2050
12 Kjeldhal Extraction System 04 1000
  Analysis Facility Provided to other Universities / Institution (2016)
Sr.No. Instrument Institutions No. of Samples
1 Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer  
  1. Govt. College University FSD          
  2. University of Sargodha, Sargodha 
  3. Maize Sugar Mill Mialwali
  4. ICI Pakistan Ltd                                                                                                            
213 70 03 04
2 High Pressure Liquid Chromatograph  
  1. Govt. College University Faisalabad         
  2. The University of Lahore
  3. University of Sargodha, Sargodha
  4. BZU Multan
  5. Quaid-e-Azam Uni. Islamabad
  6. PMAS Arid Agriculture Uni. Rawalpindi          
  7. Benz Maize Products FSD
  8. The Islamia Uni. of Bahawalpur                                                                                                            
16 15 11 09 17 02   01 10
3 Gas Chromatograph
  1. Sargodha University Sargodha                               
02                      
4 Scanning Electron Microscope
  1. Govt. College University Faisalabad 
  2. The Islamia Uni. of Bahawalpur 
  3. UET Lahore                                                                                                                
04 07 01
5 Spectrophotometer
  1. Govt. College University Faisalabad 
02
6 Centrifuge
  1. Govt. College University Faisalabad
  2. Women College University Faisalabad 
04 02
5 Liquid Nitrogen Generator
  1. NIBGE
  2. NIAB
  3. Govt. College University Faisalabad
15 Liter 25 10
8 Lyophilizer
  1. Govt. College University Faisalabad
14
Sample Analysis Record from 01-01-2017 to 30-06-2017
Sr.# Name of Instrument. No. of Sample. Amount Generated.Rs
1 Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer   (AAS). 6402 350900
2 High Pressure Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC) 218 199700
3 Gas Chromatograph (GC) 01 1000
4 Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) 44 22000
5 Spectrophotometer 131 13100
6 pH/EC 26 2600
7 Centrifuge 09 2700
8 Lyophilizer 190 20200
  Analysis Facility Provided to other Universities / Institution (2017)
Sr.# Instrument Institutions No. of Samples
1 Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer   1.Govt. College University FSD 
2.University of Sargodha, Sargodha  
51 100
2 High Pressure Liquid Chromatograph   1.Govt. College University Faisalabad 
2.University of Sargodha, Sargodha
3. Govt. College Women University Faisalabad
24 06 03
3 Spectrophotometer 1.Govt. College University Faisalabad          05                    
4 Lyophilizer 1.Govt. College University Faisalabad  12
5 pH/DO 1.Govt. College University Faisalabad  16

Training Facility Provided to other Universities/Institution

01-01-2017 to 30-09-2017

Sr. # No. of Students Department/Institution Year Instrument
1 03 University of Sargodha 2017 High Pressure Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC)
 

Training Opportunities Provided to Internees/Internees (NIP) (01-01-2017 to 30-09-2017)

Sr. # No. of Students Department/Institution Instrument
1 05 Physiology/Govt. College University, FSD
  1. Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer
  2. HPLC
  3. Gas Chromatograph (GC)
  4. Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
  5. UV/Vis Spectrophotometer
  6. Centrifuge
  7. pH/EC
  8. Lyophilizer
2 04 Physics/University of Agriculture, FSD

 

Training Facility Provided to Students of UAF (01-01-2016 to 31-12-2016)

Sr. # No. of Students Department/Institution Year Instrument
1 25 UAF 2016 HPLC
2 04 UAF 2016 GC
3 14 UAF 2016 SEM

 

Provided to other Universities/Institution

Sr. # No. of Students Department/Institution Year Instrument
1 01 UET, Lahore 2016 HPLC & GC

 

Training Facility Provided to Students of UAF (01-01-2015 to 31-12-2015)

Sr. # No. of Students Department/Institution Year Instrument
1 05 UAF 2015 HPLC
2 07 UAF 2015 GC
3 15 UAF 2015 SEM
4 01 UAF 2015 AAS
 

Provided to other Universities/Institution

Sr. # No. of Students Department/Institution Year Instrument
1 01 Zoology/ GC Uni. FSD 2015 HPLC
 

Training Facility Provided to Students of UAF (01-01-2014 to 31-12-2014)

Sr. # No. of Students Department/Institution Year Instrument
1 45 UAF 2014 HPLC
2 07 UAF 2014 GC
3 39 UAF 2014 SEM
4 05 UAF 2014 AAS
 

Provided to other Universities/Institution

Sr. # No. of Students Department/Institution Year Instrument
1 01 Private 2014 HPLC
2 01 Private 2014 GC
3 02 IUB (PHARMACY) & Private 2014 SEM

 

Training Facility Provided to Students of UAF (01-01-2013 to 31-12-2013)

Sr. # No. of Students Department/Institution Year Instrument
1 14 UAF 2013 HPLC
2 10 UAF 2013 SEM
3 13 UAF 2013 GC

 

Training Facility Provided to Students of UAF (01-01-2012 to 31-12-2012)

Sr. # No. of Students Department/Institution Year Instrument
1 45 UAF 2012 HPLC
2 24 UAF 2012 SEM
3 26 UAF 2012 GC
4 05 UAF 2012 AAS