The Government College University (GCU), Lahore has established a furnace room and the Multi-Sequential Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy Laboratory. In addition, it works as a Sustainable Development Study Center (GCU SDSC) for the identification of heavy metals in soils.
The laboratory has been inaugurated on Wednesday, September 05, 2018 by Prof. Dr. Hassan Amir Shah, the VC of GCU and Dr. Akram Qazi, the Executive member of Punjab Agricultural Research Board (PARB).
Moreover, the project manager of PARB, Dr. Waqas-ud-Din Khan addresses on the occasion, that PARB granted Rs 21.9 million to the research project of GCU for the effective improvement in the nutritive value of rice and wheat crops.
He further detailed that the multi-sequential atomic absorption spectrometer which is being used in a new lab of GCU was imported from Germany with a cost of Rs 4.5 million. This spectrometer is used for the identification and quantification of heavy metals and to test the soil and water analysis of farmer’s fields.