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.

Why Graphite Furnace Atomization gives higher sensitivity over Flame Atomization

You may have all along heard that for higher detection limits you should opt for graphite furnace atomization instead of flame atomization. I presume that this was taken for granted without going into the reasoning behind the statement. The first step is to have a basic understanding of the fundamental concept of the two popular […]

Scope of ICP-MS applications

ICP-MS is acclaimed widely as the most sensitive and accurate technique for analysis of traces metals. It has an established application base in studies on pharmaceutical and food products. However, there are some other areas as well where ICP-MS has made inroads and regulatory bodies across the world have specified ICP-MS as the recommended technique […]

Understanding the response factors of a GC detector

Gas Liquid Chromatography (GLC) or simply Gas chromatography (GC)is a versatile technique that helps identify and quantify constituent compounds of complex organic mixtures. Primarily such compounds should be volatile in nature and should not decompose at high temperatures inside the injector and the column oven.  The technique offers a wide choice of detectors. For any […]

Selecting a suitable detector for Gas Chromatographic analysis

Gas Chromatography offers a wide range of detectors to meet your analysis applications. The two detectors which are in common use are the Flame Ionisation detector and Thermal Conductivity detector as these cover detection of majority of compounds encountered in routine applications. However, there are other detectors also available which are useful for specific applications. […]

Comparative evaluation of sample digestion techniques for Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy

Trace metals analysis by Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy requires the introduction of the sample into the system as a homogeneous liquid. It is necessary to digest solids for complete extraction of analyte(s) of interest into the solution. Commonly used practices are: Acid digestion Fusion Ashing The technique adopted should be safe, reproducible and afford to save […]

Simple Tips to improve reliability of pH measurements

pH plays a crucial role over control of course of chemical and biochemical reactions and therefore finds widespread use in laboratories and manufacturing industries. Slightest variations in pH can result in erroneous results of reactions or yields in manufacturing operations. A pH meter is a delicate device and should be handled with care. Additionally, some […]

Guidelines on Preservation of Sample Integrity prior to analysis

Sampling plays a crucial role and deserves the same degree of attention as final analysis. Unfortunately, more than often the responsibility for sample collection and packing for despatch is entrusted to untrained persons and this can contribute to the poor reliability of results for which the analyst gets blamed though he is not at fault. […]

Special considerations in analysis of critical laboratory samples

Referal laboratories play a significant role in all countries as they are considered to be authoritative and results communicated by them are accepted without questioning. Such laboratories analyze hundreds of samples daily. Analysis of each and every sample is important but at times critical samples are required to be analyzed. Such samples are often received […]

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. […]

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