Project: Primary standards for challenging elements

There is currently a lack of primary standards for some chemical analysis. These standards are important for comparing chemical measurement results and are needed to fully implement EU directives such as the ‘In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Directive’ and the ‘EU Water Framework Directive’. This project will develop methods to realise standards for challenging elements frequently used in chemical analysis, including magnesium, zinc and molybdenum (used in steel alloys/nuclear medicine), and it will produce the standards for these elements in the process. The project will also develop procedures for purity analysis, focusing on the detection of non-metal impurities such as hydrogen, and on the measurement of isotopic composition within samples. This will improve the comparability of measurement results, particularly when comparing a measurement result to the legal limit for that substance.

Acronym SIB09 Elements (Reference Number: SIB09)
Duration 01/09/2012 - 31/08/2015
Project Topic Metrology
Project Results
(after finalisation)
See Website
Website visit project website
Network EMRP
Call EMRP Call 2011 - Health, SI Broader Scope and New Technologies

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Bundesanstalt fuer Materialforschung und -pruefung Coordinator Germany
2 Biroul Roman de Metrologie Legala Partner Romania
3 Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica Partner Italy
4 LGC Limited Partner United Kingdom
5 Laboratoire national de métrologie et d'essais Partner France
6 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Partner Germany
7 Slovenský Metrologický Ústav Partner Slovakia
8 Centro Nacional de Metrologia - CENAM Observer Mexico
9 General Secretariat of Information Systems, Hellenic Ministry of Finance Observer Greece