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.

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 […]

Suggestions on maintaining records of Laboratory activities

Record keeping of laboratory activities is an essential requirement under Good laboratory Practices (GLP).In today’s highly overloaded laboratories there is always an argument that maintaining records is a drain on time which could be otherwise utilized for carrying out analysis activities. The article makes suggestions on record keeping and outlines advantages derived from keeping such […]

Lab-training.com bids farewell to Ms Kavita Rana

Ms. Kavita Rana was associated with the portal as a faculty from the day it was put online. She was a trained website and graphic designer and made contributions in arranging layout, designing the site, courses and in publishing the content in the blogs section. She contributed equally to foodsafetyhelpline.com and testing-lab.com. Her contributions were […]

Essential considerations for Laboratory dilutions

Dilutions play an important role in laboratories. The required accuracy depends on the purpose for which dilution is to be carried out. Simple school/ graduate level dilutions can be carried out using graduated measuring cylinders and pipettes. However, very low level determinations require use of precision devices such as micropipettes. For high level precision levels […]

Attenuated Total Reflectance (ATR)- a versatile FT-IR sampling tool

FT-IR Spectroscopy is an acknowledged tool for identification and characterization of materials on the basis of presence of functional groups present. The technique has been abundantly used for analysis of solids, liquids and gaseous samples. However, in most cases some sample treatment becomes necessary to get meaningful results. Traditionally liquids and solids have been analyzed […]

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