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NRC Institute for National Measurement Standards
1200 Montreal Road, Bldg. M-36, Rm. 1206
Ottawa, ON K1A 0R6 Canada
Tel: (613) 993-2359
For business and legal inquiries:
Tel: (613) 998-7178
For technical inquiries:
Tel: (613) 993-4969
The Group is well equipped for both inorganic and organic trace analysis. Facilities for inorganic trace analysis include instrumentation for GF-AAS, high resolution and dynamic reaction cell, ICP-AES, ICP-MS and GD-MS as well as Class 100 and Class 10 clean room facilities. Facilities for organic trace analysis include instrumentation for GC, LC, GC-MS, LC-UV/Vis, FAIMS, and electrospray MS/MS. The Group has particular expertise in the determination of organochlorine compounds (PCDDs, PCDFs and PCBs) in environmental samples. While the trace analysis facilities are generally not available for routine analysis, they are made available, when possible, for special projects with clients in both the public and private sectors.
The NRC Certified Reference Material Program is operated jointly by the Institute for National Measurement Standards (INMS) in Ottawa, Ontario, and the Institute for Marine Biosciences (IMB), in Halifax, Nova Scotia. CRMs for environmental analysis are produced and available for purchase from INMS, while CRMs for biotoxins are produced and available for purchase from IMB. Over the years this program has developed in scope and today NRC is internationally recognized as a producer of a variety of inorganic and organic CRMs.
Each INMS CRM is produced under strict controls and is identified by an acronym and a number. Replacement materials are distinguished by an alteration in the numerical portion of the identifier. Wherever possible replacement materials are prepared using starting materials and procedures identical to those employed in the production of the original CRM. The concentrations of the certified analytes in these materials are present at natural levels and have not been intentionally altered.
|CACB-1||Calcium Carbonate Certified for the Determination of Pb and Cd|
|CARP-2||Fish Reference Material for Dioxins, Furans and PCBs|
|CASS-5||Nearshore Seawater Reference Material for Trace Metals|
|DOLT-4||Dogfish Liver Reference Materials for Trace Metals|
|DORM-4||Fish Protein Certified Reference Materials for Trace Metals|
|FEBS-1||Otolith Certifed Reference Material for Trace Elements|
|HISS-1||Marine Sediment Reference Material for Trace Elements and Other Constituents|
|LUTS-1||Non Defatted Lobster Hepatopancreas Reference Material for Trace Metals|
|MESS-3||Marine Sediment Reference Material for Trace Elements and Other Constituents|
|MOOS-2||Seawater Certified Reference Material for Nutrients|
|NASS-6||Seawater Reference Material for Trace Metals|
|NIMS-1||Natural Abundance Inorganic Mercury Isotopic|
|ORMS-5||Elevated Mercury in River Water Reference Material|
|PACS-2||Marine Sediment Reference Material for Trace Elements and Other Constituents including Butyltins|
|SELM-1||Selenium Enriched Yeast|
|SLEW-3||Estuarine Water Reference Material for Trace Metals|
|SLRS-5||River Water Reference Material for Trace Metals|
|SOPH-1||Marine Sediment Reference Material for Butyltins|
Lobster Hepatopancreas Marine Reference Material for Trace Metals
|RM8414||Bovine Muscle Powder|
|CASS-4||This CRM has been replaced by CASS-5.|
|DORM-2||This CRM has been replaced by DORM-3.|
|DORM-3||This CRM has been replaced by DORM-4.|
|ORMS-3||This CRM has been replaced by ORMS-4.|
|SLRS-4||This CRM has been replaced by SLRS-5.|
|NASS-5||This CRM has been replaced by NASS-6.|
|MOOS-1||This CRM has been replaced by MOOS-2.|
|ORMS-4||This CRM has been replaced by ORMS-5.|
|HIPA-1||Marine Sediment Reference Material for Butyltins|
The Institute for Marine Biosciences produces CRMs for shellfish toxins. A separate catalogue is available from IMB.