First Round Robin Test for Pharmaceutical Glycerol
AGQM to Start First Glycerol Round Robin Test
This year for the first time AGQM (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Qualitaetsmanagement Biodiesel) will carry out a round robin test for pharmaceutical glycerol. Registrations will still be accepted until 20 September 2015.
All leading companies of the German Biodiesel industry are members of AGQM (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Qualitaetsmanagement Biodiesel e.V.), an organization founded by this industry. As technical association AGQM predominantly deals with all issues concerning the quality management of the fuel ‘Biodiesel’.
Round Robin Tests to check test methods and the proper handling of professional laboratories have a long and successful history. That is why AGQM has also carried out round robin tests for Biodiesel analytics as part of its quality management system since being founded in 1999.
Apart from Fatty Acid Methyl Ester (FAME) which is mainly used as fuel (Biodiesel) and which must comply with high quality standards, glycerol – a by-product of the Biodiesel production – is also gaining continuously in importance. In the past it was used primarily in the fields of cosmetics and technology but nowadays it is used more and more as high-quality pharmaceutical glycerol which is gained by refining raw glycerol.
With this Round Robin Test we wish to enable both company laboratories as well as commercial service laboratories to carry out external quality assurance for selected parameters of the analytics of pharmaceutical glycerol.