Environmental Engineering Laboratory

(Modernized under JST-JICA SATREPS Project)

“Our effort is to develop a fully pledged national laboratory catering to various needs on solid waste related analyses”

Academic staff

Visiting Research Staff

Foreign Visiting Staff

Nonacademic staff

Specialized areas of studies and testing

The Environmental Engineering Laboratory has been fully furnished with the state-of-the-art analytical instruments that have the capacity to cater a wide spectrum of analytical service needs. Besides, we are equipped with most coveted technical and academic expertise related to the sphere of environmental engineering domain. This is the first national laboratory complex act as a nucleus in germinating research and development culture in Sri Lanka.

  • Laboratory and pilot scale operationalization of wastewater treatment technologies

  • Waste landfill monitoring

  • Drinking and wastewater quality testing

  • Soil and bio-solid analysis

  • Whether data recording

Equipment/ Testing facilities

  • Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer
  • UV/ Vis. Spectrophotometer
  • Gas Chromatograph
  • HPLC Ion Chromatograph
  • HPLC Carbamate Analysis System
  • Organic Elemental Analyzer
  • Total Organic Carbon Analyzer
  • Automatic Potentiometry Titrator
  • Microwave Reaction System
  • General wastewater quality parameter testing (BOD, COD, TSS, turbidity, MLVSS

Undergraduates’ Utility

  • Instrumental orientation & training
  • Demonstrations of laboratory experiments & practical work
  • Facilitation of undergraduate research studies

Research activities

  • Development of wastewater treatment technologies
  • Waste landfill monitoring
  • Waste & wastewater characterization
  • Adsorbent material characterization

Services to the Industry

With the advent of this Environmental Engineering Laboratory which is affiliated to the top seated university of Sri Lanka, University of Peradeniya, it is opened an avenue not only to research personnel but also to the industry as an independent and high principled analytical service establishment.

  • Quality parameter testing for wastewaters, ground water & drinking water
  • Soil and bio-solid sample testing
  • Design and Construction supervision
  • Consultancy services
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Initial Environmental Examination
  • Quality assurance of bottled water industry
  • Water quality analysis


Laboratory Telephone number: Mr. Piyumal Dharmasena - 081 239 3567