Analytical Science Center

Praj Matrix - Analytical Science Centre offers reliable analytical solutions in the domain of biomass, breweries, food & feed, ethanol plants, nutraceuticals, oleochemicals and water & wastewater. The centre certified under ISO 9001: 2008 for Quality Systems has more than 300 SOP in place. Three decades of experience in handling variety of samples and the state of art instruments ensure quick and accurate analysis.

  • Quaternary gradient HPLC systems with PDA, RI, ELSD & UV detectors
  • Gas chromatography with FID, TCD, ECD & sulfur chemi-luminescence detectors
  • Facility for head space sampling
  • GCMS - gas chromatograph with mass detector
  • Ion chromatography
  • Inductively plasma spectrometer (ICP)
  • Thermo-gravimetric analyzer (TGA)
  • Differential scanning calorimeter (DSC)
  • Fourier transform near infrared spectrometer

(FTNIR)

  • Fourier transform infrared spectrometer (FTIR)
  • UV visible spectrophotometer
  • Conductivity meter
  • Rheometer
  • Karl-Fischer moisture titrator

Services offered

Composition Analysis
SamplesParameters
Various lignocellulosic biomass feedstocks viz.bagasse, corn cobs/stover, grasses, bamboo, wood chips,Total solids
Ash content
Protein
Extractives
Carbohydrates (starch, cellulose, hemicelluloses, xylose, glucose, oligomers)
Lignin
Elemental metals and nonmetals
Sugary feedstock viz.sugarcane, sorghum, beet, molassesTotal solids
Ash content
Specific gravity
Color and pH
Total reducing sugars
Unfermentable substances
Fermentable sugars
Lactic acid
Free amino nitrogen
Volatile acids
Settleable sludge
Elemental analysis calcium
Chloride and Sulfate
Total bacterial count
Total viable count
Lactobacillus count
Starchy feedstock viz. grains, rice, wheat, barley, corn, sorghum, milletsTotal solids
Ash content
Particle size distribution
Sand content
Starch, proteins, fats and fibers
Amylose: Amylopectin ratio
Resistance starch
Elemental analysis
Total bacterial count
Total viable count
Beverage & fuel grade ethanolEthanol content
Moisture, pH
PP time
UV test
Congener profile
Volatile acids
Total acidity
Isopropyl alcohol
Acetal, Diacetyl, 2,3 pentanedione
Residue on evaporation
Elemental analysis (copper, lead etc)
BreweryBroken damaged kernel
Foreign matter
Mould, infected grain, insects
Color, hardness, 1000 corn weight
Acrospires growth
Moisture content
Grain assortment fraction
Grist sieve test
Extract fine and coarse grind,
Cold water extract
Diastatic power
Total nitrogen, free amino nitrogen
Total soluble nitrogen in wort
Coagulable nitrogen
Thiobabituric acid number in wort
Wort viscocity
Wort colour
Alcohol in beer
Bitterness
Polyphenol, Diacetyl & 2,3 Pentanedione by GC
Congener profile by GC
Elemental analysis
OleochemicalsAcid value
Saponification value
Unsaponifiable matter
Iodine value
Specific gravity
Sulphated ash
Viscosity @40 0C
Cloud point, Pour point
Moisture content
Rancidity by Rancimat
Fatty acid composition
Tri, di and monoglyceride content
Methanol content
Metals, sulfur and phosphorus (all by ICP)
Cold soak filter test
Water & sediments
Analysis of Phytochemicals
SamplesParameters
Fish oil/DHA/EPAFish oil
DHA and EPA
Methyl and ethyl esters, squalene
Anisidine value
Peroxide value
Metal content
Residual solvents
TocopherolTocopherol content by GC
Residual solvents
TocotrienolTocotrienol content by HPLC
Residual solvents
PhytosterolsFree sterol
Total sterols
Residual solvents
Water and Wastewater Analysis
Total solidsTotal dissolved solidspHAmmoniacal nitrogen
TurbidityTotal suspended solidsCODReactive silica
PhosphateTotal hardnessBODColloidal silica
ChlorideCalcium hardnessAlkalinityElemental analysis
SulphateMagnesium hardnessFluorideNitrate
E-ColiTotal bacterial countTotal viable count
Meat & Poultry Products
Total solidsAshFat contentCholesterol content by GC
Amino acid profileProteinPhysical parameters of egg sample
Thiobarbuturic acid reacting substancesElemental analysis by ICP
Animal Feed
Total solidsProtein Ash
Fat contentCholesterol content by GCAmino acid profile
Elemental analysis by ICP

In addition, we also carry out analytical method development and validation stability studies of finished products for the food and pharma industry.