Indian Council of Agricultural Research
(Agricultural Knowledge Management Information System)


ICAR-Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla-171001, Himachal Pradesh (http://cpri.icar.gov.in)
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Instrument Details
Instrument/Facility Name: Atomic Absorption Spectrometer
Make                                   : Shimadzu
Model                                  : AA 7000
Specification   :

Click to ViewOptical double/single beam, Flame and furnace mode, Deuterium lamp, 185-900 mm wavelength ,selectable band width (0.2-2 mm)

  Working Principles
Click to ViewSample should be submitted in solution form specifying the elements to be estimated and their approximate concentrations expected, sample preparation technique (use of acids/solvents) should also be provided. Organic solvents cannot be accepted. The organic solvent has to be either volatilised or destroyed. Registration should be done for analysis 45 days in order to enable us for procurement of chemicals etc. as per your need. Explosive, poisonous samples and samples giving rise to toxic gases/fumes cannot be undertaken for analysis. It is advisable to send about 25 ml of solution. Generally 25 ml of solution is sufficient for estimation of about 10-15 elements depending up on their concentration. Explosive, poisonous samples and samples giving rise to toxic gases/fumes cannot be undertaken for ICP-AES analysis. Upper limit for the number of samples acceptable for ICP-AES laboratory is 200 per week. Samples should not have HF in the solution. Excess HF should be evaporated completely or may be neutralised using Boric Acid.

  Applications
  User Instructions
Atomic absorption spectroscopy is an analytical technique that measures the concentrations of elements. The technique makes use of the wavelengths of light specifically absorbed by an element. Analysis of B, Ca, Cu, Co, Fe, K, Mg , Mn, Mo, Na, and Zn in plant , food, animal feed, agricultural, biological and environmental samplesNeeded for giving you a priority number and us a reference to your sample. The ICAR-CPRI Shimla office serves as the registration desk. You can also request for an appointment on an instrument and fix the same in consultation with the respective laboratory or their in-charge for your sample analysisUniversity/colleges: You can come in-person or send your samples along with a letter from the Head / Guide on your College/Institute original letterhead duly signed and sealed for registration stating that the analysis is for research purpose to qualify for academic concession. The letter should be addressed to The Director ICAR-CPRI Shimla. National Labs: You can come in-person or send your samples along with a letter from your Institute original letterhead duly signed and sealed for registration stating that the analysis is for research purpose. The letter should be addressed to The Director ICAR-CPRI Shimla.

  Contact Us
Contact No. 0177-2625073
Email Id director.cpri@icar.gov.in

  Atomic Absorption Spectrometer Charges
Procedure Name
Industry
University
National LAB/R&D
Remark
4000
(i) Using flame Rs. 200/- per sample per element (ii) Using graphite furnace Rs. 400/- per sample per element
2000
(i) Using flame Rs. 100/- per sample per element (minimum 500/-) (ii) Using flame Rs. 200/- per sample per element
3000
(i) Using flame Rs. 150/- per sample per element (ii) Using graphite furnace Rs. 300/- per sample per element

Additional Rs 100/-towards postal charges if result are to be posted
The Demand Draft should be in favour of "ICAR- Unit CPRI Shimla"
Letter, DD & Samples send to "The Director, ICAR-CPRI Shimla"