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Author Quevauviller, Ph.

Title Interlaboratory studies and certified reference materials for environmental analysis : the BCR approach / Ph. Quevauviller and E.A. Maier.

Imprint Amsterdam ; New York : Elsevier, 1999.


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Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 558 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Techniques and instrumentation in analytical chemistry ; v. 22
Techniques and instrumentation in analytical chemistry ; v. 22.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Quality in chemical and biological analysis -- Use of certified reference materials -- Production of matrix CRMs -- Procedures to certify reference materials -- CRMs for plant analysis -- CRMs for biological material analysis -- CRMs for water analysis -- CRMs for sediment analysis -- CRMs for soil and sludge analysis -- Other types of CRMs -- Interlaboratory studies.
Summary The participation in interlaboratory studies and the use of Certified Reference Materials (CRMs) are widely recognised tools for the verification of the accuracy of analytical measurements and they form an integral part of quality control systems used by many laboratories, e.g. in accreditation schemes. As a response to the need to improve the quality of environmental analysis, the European Commission has been active in the past fifteen years, through BCR activity (now renamed Standards, Measurements and Testing Programme) in the organisation of series of interlaboratory studies involving expert laboratories in various analytical fields (inorganic, trace organic and speciation analysis applied to a wide variety of environmental matrices). The BCR and its successor have the task of helping European laboratories to improve the quality of measurements in analytical sectors which are vital for the European Union (biomedical, agriculture, food, environment and industry); these are most often carried out in support of EC regulations, industrial needs, trade, monitoring activities (including environment, agriculture, health and safety) and, more generally, when technical difficulties hamper a good comparability of data among EC laboratories. The collaborative projects carried out so far have placed the BCR in the position of second world CRM producer (after NIST in the USA). <IT>Interlaboratory Studies and Certification of Reference Materials for Environmental Analysis</IT> gives an account of the importance of reference materials for the quality control of environmental analysis and describes in detail the procedures followed by BCR to prepare environmental reference materials, including aspects related to sampling, stabilization, homogenisation, homogeneity and stability testing, establishment of reference (or certified) values, and use of reference materials. Examples of environmental CRMs produced by BCR within the last 15 years are given, which represent more than 70 CRMs covering different types of materials (plants, biological materials, waters, sediments, soils and sludges, coals, ash and dust materials) certified for a range of chemical parameters (major and trace elements, chemical species, PAHs, PCBs, pesticides and dioxins). The final section of the book describes how to organise improvement schemes for the evaluation method and/or laboratory performance. Examples of interlaboratory studies (learning scheme, proficiency testing and intercomparison in support to prenormative research) are also given.
Note Print version record.
Subject Analytical chemistry -- Quality control.
Analytical chemistry -- Standards.
Chimie analytique -- Qualité -- Contrôle.
Chimie analytique -- Normes.
SCIENCE -- Chemistry -- Analytic.
Analytical chemistry -- Quality control
Analytical chemistry -- Standards
Added Author Maier, E. A.
Other Form: Print version: Quevauviller, Ph. Interlaboratory studies and certified reference materials for environmental analysis. Amsterdam ; New York : Elsevier, 1999 0444823891 9780444823892 (DLC) 00021612 (OCoLC)43317692
ISBN 9780444823892
0080534880 (electronic bk.)
9780080534886 (electronic bk.)
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DEBBG BV039828624
DEBBG BV042313850
DEBSZ 367768623
DEBSZ 48235335X
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NZ1 15188842

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