Kolkata Zonal Center
Kolkata Zonal Center, CSIR-NEERI
i-8, Sector-C, East Kolkata Township
Kolkata-700 107, West Bengal
Kolkata Zonal Center (KZC) is a very important and integral part of CSIR-NEERI’s spectrum of activities as a stand-alone facility in Eastern and North-Eastern India and also, acts as a supporting arm to the Headquarter in CSIR-NEERI, Nagpur. With the upcoming new building in operation, KZC will have its research competence enhanced significantly in Analytical and Environmental Chemistry and Biological Sciences with high level of QA/QC procedure in place.
Presently, the Center is well-equipped with sophisticated instrumentation facilities such as GC-MS, Dionex Chromatography System, ICP-OES, Aerosol Spectrometer, Microwave Digestion System, Flame Photometer, Gerhardt Nitrogen Analyser, Integrated Indoor Air quality Monitor, Low Volume and High Volume Air Samplers, PM2.5 Samplers, Ozone Analyser, MiliQ Water Purification System etc. for chemical and environmental analyses. A new laboratory facility has been created in the new building to foster new avenues of research and development in the areas of Environmental Health and Toxicogenomics, where biochemical and genomic technologies are being used to understand the biological impact of environmental agents/stressors/toxicants at the molecular level. This new laboratory is equipped with sophisticated and standard instruments like Real Time PCR, Thermocycler, Freezers (Minus 80 and Minus 20), Biological Safety Cabinet, NanoSpectrophotometer, Gel Documentation System, Refrigerated Centrifuge, Microcentrifuge, Plate Spinner Centrifuge, Gel Electrophoresis etc.
KZL’s core areas of research activities in the Consultancy and R&D encompass the following:
Air Quality/ Air Pollution/ Atmospheric Science
Soil/ Solid & Hazardous Waste/ Water
Environmental Health/Occupational Health/Toxicogenomics