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.

Importance of cleanliness in laboratories

Cleanliness is an absolute necessity in homes and workplaces. It plays a much greater role in laboratories due to safety concerns and for greater reliance on quality of results. The overall operational efficiency of the laboratory improves significantly through cleanliness and orderly arrangement of laboratory chemicals and other items. The benefits offered by clean laboratories […]

How to ensure reliability of your pH measurements?

A pH meter is an indispensable commodity in any chemical laboratory irrespective of its size of scale of operation. Useful tips on correct handling and care of pH meter were provided earlier. The present article is a further elaboration on the subject to help you gain greater confidence on the observed pH readings. Electrode should not […]

Sample management in Testing Laboratories

Sample management both before and after analysis contributes to high laboratory through puts greater efficiency of analysis and also helps build good customer relations through confidence building.

Safe operation of a laboratory centrifuge

Filtration of the precipitate from supernatant solution used to be a common laboratory practice in earlier days. The operation was simple to carry out as it involved only pouring the solution gently over a tilted glass rod held against folded filter paper fixed inside a glass funnel .However, the process was time-consuming and took your […]

What are laboratory standards and reference materials?

Standards and reference materials play a crucial role in any analysis. It is just not possible to imagine any analysis in which a standard reference is not involved. Identification of sample components can be made only against reference to a known standard. Similarly the amount of any component in the sample can be determined by […]

Water purity grades for laboratory use

Water is the most common commodity in any laboratory and finds several uses such as: Media for dissolving compounds Washing of laboratory glassware Coolant in several applications Blank media in quantitative analysis Universal solvent character makes it a dissolution media for dissolving most substances but this unfortunately also leads to its easy contamination from different […]

How to make your scientific writing more effective?

The objective of writing this article is to benefit the scientific researcher who is an outstanding laboratory worker in terms of mastery over skills and has a sound knowledge over his field. At times he or she may face difficulty in communicating his findings because of little or no attention to development of written and […]

Laboratory respirators and their maintenance

The laboratory environment requires control through proper humidity and air ventilation and carrying out all hazardous operations in fume hoods. At times, however, you may have to work on highly toxic, poisonous, carcinogenic materials or harmful bacteria and viruses. In such situations make use of laboratory facemasks to prevent breathing intake of such potentially dangerous […]

What you should know about fighting laboratory fires?

Laboratories hold potential risk of fire accidents due to presence of flammable materials. Fire hazards in the laboratory covers groupings of flammable liquids, solids and gases and also advocates need for fire insurance to recover losses due to fire accidents. Understanding nature of Laboratory Fire Hazards A majority of fire accidents in laboratories can be avoided […]

Importance of Physical examination of samples prior to analysis

A sample received for analysis needs to be examined for its uniformity of composition and freedom from cracks, loose seals or leaking containers before undertaking its analysis.

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