CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute
(A Unit of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research)

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Analytical Facility: Analytical Chemistry Section
Overview
With the development of science and technology, spectacular advancement has been made in the production of newer glasses and ceramics. Now-a-days quality demands for industrial glass and ceramic materials are steadily increasing. Therefore, the methods of quality control must be developed which are as exact as possible at the low expense of time. In Analytical Chemistry section, a constant effort is being made for the development of newer analytical techniques for the rapid and accurate determination of major, minor and trace elements present glass and ceramic materials.

In the years past, elemental determination at the major, minor and trace level was performed by classical gravimetric, titrimetric and spectrophotometric methods in Analytical Chemistry section. During 90?s most of the classical approaches have been replaced by instrumental techniques like Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry (ICP AES) and Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (AAS).

Although the instruments like ICP and AAS are sensitive enough but direct application of these determination techniques are, however, frequently impossible and difficult when the concentration of the desired trace elements are below the relative detection limit and also very often they differ from serious interferences caused by the high matrix concentrations. To overcome this problem, a novel separation technique has been developed in this section using solid solvent polyurethane foam (PUF) for pre-concentration or enrichment of trace/ultra-trace elements prior to their determination by instrumental techniques.

Analytical Chemistry section is engaged in the research work for the removal of toxic elements like arsenic, mercury, fluorine, lead, cadmium etc. present in water and other environmental samples.

R&D support team of the section comprise of two (2) Scientists, seven (07) Technical Officers, three (03) Technical Assistants and two (02) Technicians.

Areas of Activities
  • Rendering facility for chemical analysis of glass, ceramic and allied materials, water and other environmental samples related to all the projects of the institute, glass and ceramic industries, research organizations and academic institutions
  • Developing simple and rapid methods for the determination of major, minor and trace elements present in glass, ceramic and other materials using sophisticated instruments like Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometer (ICP AES), Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (AAS) etc
  • Developing novel technique for the separation and pre-concentration of trace/ultra-trace elements using polyurethane foam (PUF) prior to their determination
  • Developing methods for the removal of toxic elements from water and other environmental samples
  • Conducting proficiency testing for interlaboratory test comparison of testing laboratories
  • Preparing reference materials (raw materials for glass and ceramics)
  • Conducting training programme on chemical analysis of glass, ceramic and allied materials


Sectional Facilities


Scientists


Group Photograph of Sectional Scientists, Staff, Scholars and Students


Technical / Support Staff
NameDesignationExpertise
Jayanta Kr. Mondal Technical Officer Gr. III(7) Development of analytical methods for application in analysis of glass and ceramic materials
Rama Das Technical Officer Gr. III(6) Development of wet chemical methods for application in analysis of glass and ceramic materials
Samarendra Basak Technical Officer Gr. III(5) Development and application of instrumental methods using Flame Atomic absorption spectrometer FAAS
Sukhendu Sekhar Mukhopadhyay Technical Officer Gr. III(5) Development and application of instrumental methods using Flame Atomic absorption spectrometer FAAS
Sanjay Mondal Technical Officer Gr. III(5) Development and application of instrumental methods using Inductively Couple Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometer ICP-AES
Anish Kr. Majumdar Technical Officer Gr. III(4) Development and application of instrumental methods using UV-Visible Spectrophotometer
Shiv Narayan Mondal Technical OfficerGr. III(3) Development and application of instrumental methods using Flame Photometer
Ranjan Samaddar Technical Assistant Gr. III(2) Chemical analysis of glass and ceramic materials using ICP-AES and pH-ion meter
Tapash Ghosh Technical Assistant Gr. III(2) Maintenance and arrangement of chemical stores
Saharuba P M Technical Assistant Gr. III(1) Chemical analysis of glass and ceramic materials using wet chemical methods
Smarajit Charchari Technician Gr. II(1) Operation and maintenance of water distillation units, analytical balances, muffle furnace, air oven
Sujit Ghosh Technician Gr. I(3) Sample preparation and rack reagents preparation


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