UNEP DATABANK OF LABORATORIES ANALYZING PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS
"POPS LABORATORY DATABANK"

Home  |  Laboratories  |  Tiers

13   Additional Comments/Recommendations

SUBJECT COMMENT
Problems:- Maintenance of equipment; - Acquisition of reference substances for the standardization or normalization; - Slow process of buying and delivering material specially the pesticides standards; - Management system of requests is too rigid; - European control of request is draconian.
Needs:- Complementary training to laboratory technicians; - International assistance is required to start the Analytical Section of Dioxins.
Fulfilments:- In 2005, a technician was trained on Dioxins analysis, in Netherlands for a period of 6 months. This training program was promoted by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) which Tunisia is Signatory Part. - The Laboratory does not have equipment to analyze POPs in the air, but commands of equipments to analyze Dioxins are in process of invitation to tender.
3 elements