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2014-9-24Brooks Rand 2015 Interlaboratory Comparison for Total Mercury and Methylmercury

Introduction: Considering the importance of analyzing Total Mercury (THg) and Methylmercury (MeHg) in recent years, US EPA has set up two standard methods, which include EPA 1631 and EPA 1630. The Brooks Rand Labs Interlaboratory Comparison Study (Intercomp) for THg and MeHg, now in its third year, was initiated to take the place of the Mercury Round Robin, which was conducted by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on an annual basis between 2001 and 2009. This exercise provides a reliable means for laboratories to test their competency in the analysis of total mercury and methylmercury in natural waters, as well as a metric for assessing the intercomparability of data generated by different laboratories. Brooks Rand Labs undertook the organization of the Intercomp in 2011, upon learning that the Florida DEP no longer planned to continue the exercise. In 2014, over 60 famous laboratories around the world participated.

Conditions of participation: Any laboratories wish to receive the data with reference to THg and MeHg that is globally recognized 

Comparison methodAll participating laboratories will receive the same 500 mL water samples. All analysis results will be submitted to a third-party data handler, and in the meantime, an anonymous ID number will be allocated respectively. 

Comparison resultsAll participating laboratories will receive the analysis report with the comparison results and related certificate of participation. 

How to participateplease register before January 26th ,2015.
Way 1:You can directly contact Brook Rand.

Way 2:You can also contact Esensing Anlytical Technology Co., Ltd in order to acquire the registration form.
For labs in China, the total cost of participation is $350, including shipping.

Welcome to participate!

Esensing Analytical Instrument Co., Ltd
Tel:(021) 62088010
Fax:(021) 62191934

Dear Colleague,
You are invited to participate in the 2015 Brooks Rand Instruments interlaboratory comparison study for total mercury and methylmercury in water! The analysis will take place between February 2 and March 2, 2015.
We want to remind you that registration closes on Monday, 26 January, 2015. To participate in the study, please register before that date. 
This year, we are including an extra, optional additional comparison for THg to explore the effect of analyzing THg and MeHg on aliquots of sample from the same bottle.
If you are trying to register from a country other than Canada, the U.K., or the U.S., please note that our credit card processor is currently experiencing problems processing credit cards from outside of these three countries. We apologize for the inconvenience. They are working on the problem and hope to have it resolved soon.

It is still possible to pay with a credit card via PayPal, even if you do not have a PayPal account. Select Pay with PayPal on the registration page, then click Pay with Debit or Credit Card.

Thank you for your attention and response. We look forward to hearing from you!
Colleen Ireland
Brooks Rand Instruments