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Chemical Metrology Laboratory

Grant number: 97/13230-0
Support type:Research Grants - Innovative Research in Small Business - PIPE
Duration: June 01, 1998 - June 30, 2001
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry - Analytical Chemistry
Principal researcher:Nilton Pereira Alves
Grantee:Nilton Pereira Alves
Company:Laboratórios Químicos e Metrológicos Quimlab Ltda
City: São José dos Campos

Abstract

The objective of this project is to establish a chemical metrology laboratory aimed, mainly, to cater for industrial companies regarding the supply of internationally recognized chemical standards for the main analytical techniques used in the chemical control of products, processes and the environment. For each standard produced a trace certificate will be issued, recording the real value of the determined chemical purity with respect to impurities. The traced standards will be commercialized and will fill the gap in this area in Brazil, principally by fulfilling industry demands with respect to international quality norms such as ISO 9000, ISO 14000, QS 9000 and others. The laboratory will limit itself to producing standards of pH, ionic activity, conductance, elements for absorption and atomic emission, organic compounds for GG, wave length and transmittance for spectroscopy of UV, visible and infrared light, and primary standards for volumetric analysis. It is important to emphasize that this project should involve research which could be utilized in other laboratories of the same type and also by official bodies such as the Inmetro, which is attempting to implant bases of chemical metrology in Brazil, mainly for the manufacture of its own standard reference materials and the formation of a network of chemical metrology accredited and recognized internationally, along the lines of those already in existence in the Brazilian calibration network (RBC), adopted for the laboratories of physics and mechanics metrology. (AU)

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