Dominik Wildanger of the German institute HLNUG presented, last February at the WG2 meeting in Barcelona, the results of the German proficiency tests on odour sampling. Mr Wildanger showed there how it is done and what the results were of 2015 and 2016. We have already mentioned this very interesting Proficiency Test (PT) that considers the influence of sampling.
Proficiency Tests (PT) are organised to check the ability of laboratories to deliver accurate testing results to their customers. Since 2015, the Hessian Agency for the Environment and Geology (HLNUG) organizes regular PT on stack odour sampling exclusively for German labs. The PTs about odour sampling of this year will be in September and October and for the very first time they are open to labs from other countries. At this stage, at least six odour labs from outside Germany will participate in this PT as well.
According to our sources three Dutch labs, two Belgian labs and a lab from Denmark will participate in the first International European PT on odour sampling. This test will include not only n-butanol but also several practical odorants as well. In Germany only accredited and designated test labs may conduct official emission measurements in Germany (§29b BImSchG). In this country the 'designation' requires a periodic (every 2.5 years) successful participation in a PT comprising sampling and analysis
This document recently released shows still one place available for the test that will take place the 28th of September and 4 places left for the test planned on the 5th of October.
This time the test is open to any country in the world. It is your chance to test how good you are at sampling. Grab it!
For more info, check here
If you find this article interesting, you might also be interested in these articles.
- How a European Norm about odours was born in 1991
- The 8th Meeting of the group dealing with the updating of the Norm EN 13725 took place in Amsterdam
- 7th Meeting to review the European Norm EN 13725
- Interlaboratory Proficiency Tests carried out in 2014
- The first Interlaboratory Proficiency Test involving stack sampling took place the 27th to 29th of October in kassel, Germany