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

ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, PO Monirampare, Barrackpore, Kolkata-700120 West Bengal (
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Instrument Details
Make                                   : GBC, Australia
Model                                  : Avanta Sigma
Specification   :MAKE:GBC, Australia MODEL: Avanta Sigma

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  Working Principles
Click to ViewIn AAS, liquid sample is aspirated to become aerosols of fine particles (nebulization), Flame vaporizes the aerosols (atomization), Elevated temperatures in a flame or furnace changes the chemistry of atoms. Temperature affects the ratio of excited and unexcited atoms.Beer’s law is used to calculate concentration of specific element.

  User Instructions
Concentration of metals in water, sediment and biotic community. In laboratory routinely analysed concentrations of Cd, Cu, Fe, Mn, Pb and Zn by flame mode. Arsenic by hydride generation mode. Water samples to be preserved with adding conc. HNO 3 after filtration. Fresh biological samples may be ice preserved or dried. Then all the samples are digested with suitable acid to bring metals into free solution phase. All the samples to be passed through filtration (Whatman 42 or equivalent) before feeding into instrument. The processed samples are now ready for analysis in AAS.For analysis of arsenic in hydride generation mode, the acid for processing of water samples is HCl.

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Contact No. 033 25920177
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National LAB/R&D
Dr. S. Samanta
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Additional Rs 100/-towards postal charges if result are to be posted
The Demand Draft should be in favour of "ICAR Unit, CIFRI, Barrackpore"
Letter, DD & Samples send to "Director, ICAR- Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute Barrackpore, Kolkata-700120, W.B."