UNEP DATABANK OF LABORATORIES ANALYZING PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS
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SUBJECT COMMENT
Accreditations and licencesISO 17025 (12 sample items for dioxins) certifications from JCLA and MLAP (Specified Measurement Laboratory Accreditation Program) from METI (Japanese Ministry of Economy Trading and Industry). Particularly, we got the license from MOE (Japanese Ministry of Environment) for dioxins analysis as a qualified lab. for environmental analysis. We also actively participate international inter-calibration programmer annually. And continuously keep median.
InstrumentationWe use 11 HRGC-HRMS (9 Waters/micromass, 1 JEOL and 1 MAT-95XL) instruments dedicated to environmental analysis and analyze over 12, 000 samples per year for dioxin related compounds. We also classify HRGC/HRMS for environmental samples, biotic samples and abiotic samples. Furthermore, for quantifying PCBs, POPs and PBDEs we maintain separate machine.
International conferencesWe update our work our research team participate in DIOXIN Conference (International Symposium on Halogenated Environmental Organic Pollutants and POPs) every year and presented several of our reports and new methodology developments. In addition to international meetings, we presented our analytical results and new methodology developments in the scientific meeting conducted in Japan, especially for Japan society for Environmental Chemistry. “Kankyo Kagaku”
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