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This study of the economic impact of chemical analysis research is concerned with the projects undertaken within the ECSC Executive Committee, E3. Twenty projects sponsored between 1979 and 1985 have been evaluated. It has been found that all of those examined yielded economic benefits in varying degrees, at least in the Laboratories or Works of the beneficiary. Nine have also been applied with advantage in Laboratories or Works elsewhere, in the country of origin and in others of the Community. Most research was related to laboratory procedures, but five projects have resulted already, or soon will do so, in plant applications. Four projects concerned with a new apparatus, or process, are suitable for further development commercially. The need to encourage research into other topics e.g. laboratory automation, is discussed and ways of providing early communication of research results are considered; both these aspects are likely to enhance economic benefits. Further regular surveys of this nature are recommended and it is proposed that all final project reports should discuss specifically potential economic benefits.

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Authors: JENKINS R H, 79 Mayals Avenue, Blackpill, Swansea, W. Glam. (GB);WITTMANN A, 4, place du Général de Gaulle, F-5700 Metz (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12261 EN (1989) MF, 41 pp., ECU 4, blow-up copy ECU 6.25
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Record Number: 198911155 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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