The laboratory of Physico-chemical Analysis of ITAP is a contemporary laboratory, fully equipped, where chemical analysis of foodstuffs and consulting services is undertaken


  • For the implementation needs of the Institute’s research programs
  • In cooperation with the inspection services of the Ministry of Rural Development and Food and other public control bodies.
  • To provide product testing services to food companies and farmers.


Since November 2008, the laboratory has been accredited by the ESYD in accordance with ISO 17025.


Laboratory Equipment


  • 2 High Pressure Liquid Chromatography Systems

HPLC Agilent 1100 (RID, MWD)

HPLC Agilent 1200 (DAD, FLD) with autosampler

  • Derivatisation system (PINNACLE PCX, Pickerring Laboratories)
  • 2 Gas Chromatography Systems

GC Varian CP-3800 (FID)

Perkin Elmer Autosystem (FID)

  • Atomic Absorption Perkin Elmer Analyst 100 (Flame)
  • UV-Vis spectrophotometer Varian Cary 50 Conc
  • Colorimeter Hunterlab ColorFlex
  • Kjeldahl device
  • Refractometer Index Instruments GPR- 127
  • Other laboratory & auxiliary equipment

Balances, pH-meter, oven, muffle furnace, solid phase extraction apparatus, rotary evaporator, grinder mill, water purification system, refrigerators, freezers and ultra low temperature freezer, safety storage cabinets certified for hazardous products, fume cupboards etc.


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