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.

Suggestions on use, qualification, handling and storage of laboratory working standards

Laboratory analysis is authentic only when there are standards for comparison of results obtained with the results obtained with standards under an identical set of experimental conditions. However, practically it is not possible to make use of original reference standard every time analysis is carried out as the quantity available is small due to its […]

Suggestions for improvement of laboratory workflows

The productivity of a laboratory can be improved consistently through judicious utilization of resources, the timely addition of resources and effective use of manpower.A clear vision of future goals will be helpful in planning for the set goals. The article is an attempt to offer some useful suggestions for achieving a sustained growth in workflows. […]

Importance of using contamination free laboratory glassware

Contamination is a serious issue in laboratories and often results in unpredicted errors in analysis results. All laboratories should adhere to preventive measures to overcome errors due to sample contamination. Contamination from external sources or contact with other samples and sampling tools are considered to be the main sources of contamination and cleanliness of glassware […]

Gains of Automation for your Laboratory

The primary gains of introducing automation are saving precious time and cutting the cost of operations. The two goals are achieved through the takeover of repetitive and dull operations by automated devices so that the operator gets freed for other important tasks. The article examines how automation contributes to overall improvement in operations of a […]

How to safely carry out laboratory digestions

Digestions become necessary for dissolving solid samples and powders homogeneously in a liquid medium for further analysis. Such samples are not readily soluble and often require harsh treatment with an acid or a combination of acids under application of heat. Two common digestion modes are open acid digestion and microwave digestion. Use of concentrated acids and […]

On-line Training – a boon for learners in today’s age

Traditionally education has been imparted in classrooms in schools, colleges, and universities. In ancient India parents used to send their children to Gurukuls where apart from conventional education the teacher or Guru used to impart knowledge on culture, religion, warfare skills and values that helped the child to grow as an accomplished individual in later […]

How to avoid laboratory spills?

Laboratory spills are avoidable but can happen when least expected and without prior warning. Apart from material damage spills can cause injuries to yourself, your co-workers or to any unsuspecting laboratory visitor. Besides damage and injuries laboratory spills also result in frustrations due to unforeseen delays leading to falling in laboratory workflows. Our earlier article […]

Suggestions for trouble free operation of your HPLC system

Regular maintenance is strongly recommended for a smooth and trouble-free operation of all analytical instruments. In addition, proper handling and operation will also contribute to long service life and quality of data obtained from your instruments. The recommendation is even more significant for HPLC as it is one instrument which works like a workhorse round […]

Importance of Laboratory Discipline

Discipline is important for smooth and trouble-free operation in all workplaces. However, it is even more significant in a laboratory because of the presence of toxic and hazardous materials and the nature of operations that are routinely carried out. Safety in the laboratory is an important concern and finds mention in several texts. Carelessness is […]

Storage and Handling of laboratory Standards

Laboratory standards play a crucial role in validation of analysis. It is just not possible to imagine any qualitative or quantitative determination which does not make use of a standard reference material at some stage of its method development and validation. Traceability of the standard material to its origin is an essential pre-requisite for the […]

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