Water and Wastewater Analysis

The quality of drinking, utility and waste water samples is analysed according to standards. These analyses include physical, chemical and bacteriological tests. 

Physical and Chemical Analysis


  • Acidity
  • Sulfate
  • Dissolved Oxygen
  • Alkalinity
  • Chloride
  • Conductivity
  • Solids
  • Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD)
  • Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD)
  • Nitrate
  • Colour
  • Hardness
  • Oil and Grease
  • Turbidity
  • pH


Instrumental Analysis
  • Atomic Absorption Spectrometric (AAS) Analysis by Flame Method
  • Anion-Cation Analysis with Liquid Chromatograph
  • Total Organic Carbon Analysis


Microbiological Analysis

Membrane filtration technique is used to analyze water samples to estimate the presence of microorganisms such as E.coli, total coliform, Salmonella, Shigella, and total microorganisms.

Material Characterization

CIU Laboratories offer testing with the instrumental analytical devices that provide detailed information about the properties of the material sample such as surface, content and size. The analysis list consists of:

  • Qualitative Mineral Structure Analysis by X-ray Diffraction Method (XRD)
  • Master-sizer Particle Size Analysis
  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) Analysis
  • X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Analysis
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) Analysis
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer (FTIR) Analysis
  • Qualitative Analysis by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GCMS)

Asphalt Tests

Asphalt mix samples are analyzed to determine their strength, hardness and resistance to external factors such as bad weather conditions and earthquakes. The analysis list consists of:

  • Asphalt Binder Analysis (ABA or centrifugal extractor)
  • Methylene Blue Test
  • Marshall Stability Test
  • California Bearing Ratio (CBR) Test
  • Bitumen Penetration Test

Soil Mechanics Analysis

In CIU Laboratories, soil, rock samples are analyzed in order to determine their characteristics and engineering properties such as their behavior according to various technical enforcements. The analysis list consists of:

  • Consolidation Test (Settlement analysis)
  • Determination of Soil Permeability Coefficient
  • Determination of Water Content
  • Grain Size Distribution (Sieve Analysis)
  • Grain Size Distribution (Hydrometer)
  • Atterberg Consistency Limits
  • Determination of Soil Shrinkage
  • Determination of Specific Gravity of Soils
  • Unconfined  Compressive  Strength of Soil
  • Determination of Swelling Potential of Clay Soils
  • Conical Penetrometer Test
  • Optimum Water Content and Maxi- mum Dry Density
  • Direct Shear Test
  • Triaxial UU-CU-CD



Construction Tests

Construction properties such as compressive strength of structure samples are analyzed. The analysis list consists of:

  • Compressive Strength Test
  • Flexural Strength Test
  • Steel Bar Tensile Test
  • Steel Rack Testing System


Construction Materials Tests

  • Air Measurement in Fresh Concrete
  • Wear Resistance Test (Los Angeles and Micro-Deval machines)
  • Freeze and Thaw Resistance Test
  • Soundness Test of Portland cement (Autoclave and Le Chatelier)
  • Compaction Factor Analysis
  • Tomographic Concrete Test
  • Aggregate Gradation
  • Concrete Permeability Test
  • Loss on Ignition (LOI) in Cement
  • Hardness Measurement
  • Concrete Penetration Resistance
  • Thermal Conductivity
  • Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity Test

Ergonomic Analysis

Noninvasive and quantitative measurements are done to assess the health and dietary status of the human body, sEMG and oxygen uptake are measured during treadmill and bicycle exercises. 

  • Anthropometric Measurement
  • sEMG and Oxygen Consumption Measurement (with treadmill and bike)

Manufacturing Atelier

Whether a spindle or a flange, various mechanical parts are manufactured through precision machining using CNC Milling Machine or CNC Plasma Cutting machine to meet customer requirements. The manufacturing machinery consists of: 

  • CNC Lathe
  • CNC Milling Machine
  • CNC Plasma Cutting
  • Drill Bench
  • Radial Drill Bench
  • Grinder
  • Shaper
  • Band saw
  • Universal Milling Machine
  • Universal Lathe

Environmental Analysis

CIU Laboratories and Workshops provide environmental analysis for pollutants such as air and noise which affect humans and other living organisms negatively and harm ecological balance.

  • Gas and Dust Particle Measurement
  • Indoor Air Quality Measurement
  • Noise and Vibration Measurement


Other Equipments

CIU Laboratories and Workshops provide managed access to high-spec, cutting-edge research instrumentation. The equipments are: 

  • Gas Chromatography
  • Liquid Chromatography
  • UV-vis Spectrophotometer
  • Fluorescence Spectrometer
  • Shaking Incubator
  • Colony Counter
  • Tissue Bath
  • BIOPAC MP36 System
  • Microplate Reader
  • Fluorescent Inverted Light Microscope
  • CO2 Incubator
  • Electrospinning Device
  • Electrophoresis device
  • Nanophotometer
  • Homogenizer
  • Transilluminator
  • Freeze Dryer
  • -80oC Freezer
  • Rotary Evaporator