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Further countries to benefit from the BIPM's Capacity Building project on "Metrology for Clean Air"

Visiting scientists from NPLI (India) and NMISA (South Africa) will be participating in the BIPM's "Metrology for Clean Air" Capacity Building and Knowledge Transfer (CBKT) project in 2017 and 2018, following receipt of additional sponsorship for the programme.

The project is designed to allow NMIs to strengthen their gas standard capabilities and further develop their national metrology infrastructure in support of their air quality and emissions measurement communities. Within the project the BIPM provides knowledge transfer on the establishment and operation of Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) capabilities for the value assignment and comparison of gas standards for air quality and emissions monitoring.

Visiting scientists have the opportunity to undertake a six-month knowledge transfer secondment in the BIPM's Chemistry Department. The secondment is intended to broaden the visiting scientist's skills on FTIR operation and analysis of FTIR spectra for gas analysis. The visiting scientist will be able to master and apply FTIR measurement techniques for a number of key air quality/emission gases and standards.

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL), UK, has provided additional sponsorship for the programme, enabling three visiting scientists to undertake six-month knowledge transfer secondments at the BIPM during 2017-2019 as well as providing sets of primary reference gas mixtures for each institute involved in the programme.

Further details on the "Metrology for Clean Air" project are available on the CBKT web pages.

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