The Hummingbird Analytical Lab

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The mision of the Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) at the University of Belize Hummingbird Analytical Laboratory is to provide high quality, accurate and reliable analytical work and results that will foster research and monitoring in the agricultural, environmental and industrial sector.


The vision of the Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) at the University of Belize Hummingbird Analysical Laboraty is to provide advanced analytical testing to meet the needs of institutional, national and international stakeholders through scholarly research and laboratory capacity.

Equipment Available

    1. Quantitative analysis of total mercury in water, soil and food samples using the Milestone Direct Mercury Analyzer (DMA-80 evo).


    1. Identification and quantification of pesticides (organochlorines and organophosphates) in water, soil and biota using the Agilent Gas Chomatographer ECD and FPD.


    1. Quantitative analysis for nutrients in water samples using HACH DR6000 Spectrophotometer.


    1. Detection and Analysis of microplastic, Parmaceutcals, forensic materiaos, and other essential materials using the LUMOS II Miro-FTIR.


Milestone Direct Mercury Analyzer (DMA-80 evo)

Testing Services

Water Quality

  1. Chemical Parameters:
    • High and low range nitrogen
    • COD
    • BOD
    • High to low range nitrtes
    • Phosphate
    • Ammonia
    • Sulphates
    • Total and Free Chlorine
    • Total Iron
    • Alkalinity
    • Turbidity and Hardness
  2. Physical Parameters:
    • Temperature
    • Do
    • TDS
    • ORP
    • pH
    • Visibility
    • Salinity
    • Conductivity
    • Specific Conductance
    • BactoriologyL E. coli
    • Total coliforms
    • Fecal coliforms
    • Enterococcus sp.
    • Salmonella sp.
    • Non fastidious bacteria

Pesticide Testing

  • test for:
    • Alpha-BHC
    • beta – BHC
    • Lindane
    • delta – BHC
    • Aldrin
    • Heptachlor
    • y-Chlordane
    • a-Chlordane
    • Endosulfan I (alpha)
    • 4, 4′-DDE
    • Dieldrin
    • Endrin
    • Endosulfan II (Beta Isomer)
    • 4,4′ -DDD
    • Endrin aldehyde
    • 4,4′ – DDT
    • Endosulfan
    • Sulfate
    • Endrin Ketone
    • Methoxychlor
    • Heptachloexpoxide Isomer B

Other Services

  1. heavy Metal – Total Mercury
  2. Microplastics – Polymer Identification and degradation
  3. Plastic testing– Polymer Identification and degradation
  4. Pharmaceutical Screening – Compound identification and pharmaceutical purity analysis
  5. Forensic Materical Screening – compound identification
  6. percntage of Organic Carbon in soild