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  • Improving the reliability in chemical measurement : the ultra-clean chemical laboratory (UCLL) at the Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM)


An Ultra Clean Chemical Laboratory (UCCL) has been built at the Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM) to allow reliable, contamination-free chemical treatment of samples prior to inorganic elemental or isotopic analysis. The concept is intended to guarantee a dust-free environment as well as resistance to corrosion even if hot, concentrated mixtures of acids are continuously used, thus establishing not a clean or dust-free room but a clean laboratory. The excellent air quality is demonstrated both by particle measurements and the analysis of acids purified by subboiling distillation in the UCCL.

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Authors: LAMBERTY A ET AL, JRC Geel (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: ACQUAL, Journal for Quality, Comparability and Reliability in Chemical Measurement (1996)
Record Number: 199611080 / Last updated on: 1996-09-30
Original language: en
Available languages: en