Biomass Exchange Programme - BIMEP

Proficiency tests

Participation is open to all laboratories.


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Test programme Biomass
Number of rounds 4 per year
Number of samples 4 per round
Simple size 40 g
Origin Natural source

General information

  • The sample types/matrices are chosen to represent the materials which you normally analyse. The samples types are plant materials, woods and waste (sewage sludge).
  • The samples are dried, milled and sieved to <0.5 mm.
  • The homogeneity of each batch of samples is tested on a selection of parameters.
  • The dried samples are stable over a number of years when stored at room temperature.
  • You analyze the test materials according to your normal validated methods and procedures for those elements and parameters you are interested in.
  • Your results are processed at WEPAL/QUASIMEME and published every 3 months under confidential code names.
  • The reports contain all data, statistical evaluation including Z-score plots and method information about the method used.
  • Your reports are available within 3 weeks after the submission deadline
  • New determinands can be added on request.

Proximate analysis


Determinand group

  • General Analysis (Proximate analysis)

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Elementary analyses


Determinand group

  • Elementary Analysis

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Several Elements


Determinand group

  • Major Elements
  • Minor Elements
  • Water Soluble Elements

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How to participate

Complete the application form and return it by email.

Fees

Fees depend on your choice of programme and your preferred number of rounds per year.

Web shop

When available, leftover samples, to be used as reference materials, can be ordered in the

WEPAL/QUASIMEME webshop. Participants are entitled