Dr Deepak Bhanot is a seasoned professionals having nearly 30 years expertise beginning from sales and product support of analytical instruments. After completing his graduation and post graduation from Delhi University and IIT Delhi he went on to Loughborough University of Technology, UK for doctorate research in analytical chemistry. His mission is to develop training programs on analytical techniques and share his experiences with broad spectrum of users ranging from professionals engaged in analytical development and research as well as young enthusiasts fresh from academics who wish to embark upon a career in analytical industry.

Suggested guidelines for leaving the laboratory

A lot has been written on safety guidelines for working in laboratories. However, an important aspect which is often overlooked is what needs to be done if you happen to leave your laboratory last. It goes without saying that you would make sure the following has been looked into before you leave your home: Almirah […]

Essential considerations for working alone in laboratories

It is an established fact that your efficiency and concentration are at their peak levels when there is no one around to distract you. This belief holds true when you are studying for your examinations or working in office but it holds true only to an extent when working alone in the laboratory. Laboratories are […]

Importance of advance review of analysis requests by testing laboratories

Every laboratory has a specialization which is decided by its expertise and available facilities. Specialization covers areas of analysis such as pharmaceuticals, foods, building materials, geological specimens, environmental analysis covering water, air and industrial wastes, etc. Within the broad spectrum of analysis there are numerous sub- sections and some laboratories enjoy repute due to their […]

Selection of Cell materials for UV – VIS spectroscopic studies

Cuvettes are available in different designs to accommodate sample volumes ranging from micro-liters to a few ml. These are generally made from glass, quartz and transparent plastics.Both glass and quartz cuvettes are fragile and require care in handling and use. Plastics are more durable but have their own limitations.The choice of material depends on nature of […]

Critical role of Method Validation in Chemical Analysis

Each and every analysis requires choice of a method that will help you achieve the required objectives. In case an established method is available you should consider yourself fortunate as this will save you the effort and time required to validate the method before adopting it. Several options are available to you for selection of […]

Essential precautions required for validation of analytical methods

Validation of analytical method plays a crucial role before it is put to routine use. It is therefore important that required precautions be taken during the validation process itself as otherwise it is as good as adopting an un-validated method. The article underlines such parameters and suggests measures that should be taken during the validation process. […]

How to minimize retention time drifts in Gas Chromatography?

Retention time drifts contribute to wastage of time and undue frustration during analytical chromatographic runs. It is defined as the time that the particular compound spends in the column between its injection and detection. In other words it is the time that elapses between its injection and the maximum of its peak response. It helps […]

Prevention of contamination in trace metal analysis laboratories

Today advanced sophisticated analysis techniques are capable of providing trace metal analysis in ppm, ppb or even ppt levels. The most popular techniques are Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy, ICP – MS and ICP – OES. Determinations at low levels can be reliable only if adequate precautions are taken at different stages of analysis such as sampling, […]

Which is better option for quantitative chromatographic calculations – Peak height or Peak area ?

Peak area for quantification by chromatography is preferable to peak height as it takes into consideration peak shape distortions , if any

Professional Qualities that matter in your laboratory team

Team building in a laboratory setup plays a vital role as in any other commercial organization. As a laboratory in charge it is important for you to have clarity yourself on expectations you have from your team members. In other words you have to have a vision and roadmap ready on how you would like […]

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