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Abstract

This document reports on analytical work carried out in cooperation among three European laboratories. The purpose of this work was to carry out a first assessment on the performances of passive samplers for organic vapours when used in indoor air pollution monitoring and simultaneously to evaluate the interlaboratory agreement on low concentration analysis of a variety of volatile organic compounds. Two types of passive samplers were thus exposed in the different facilities and replicate specimens were analyzed at each of the three laboratories. The most important finding was that differences seem to exist between different specimens of the same sampler type. Overall reproducibility and accuracy has been within 40 %, but reproducibility was better than 20 % if a correction for the effect of systematic differences between samplers was introduced.

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Authors: DE BORTOLI M, JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);UNIVERSITY OF AARHUS (DENMARK);INSTITUTE FOR WATER, SOIL AND AIR HYGIENE, BERLIN (GERMANY);KNOEPPEL H, JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);UNIVERSITY OF AARHUS (DENMARK);INSTITUTE FOR WATER, SOIL AND AIR HYGIENE, BERLIN (GERMANY);MOLHAVE L, JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);UNIVERSITY OF AARHUS (DENMARK);INSTITUTE FOR WATER, SOIL AND AIR HYGIENE, BERLIN (GERMANY);SEIFERT B, JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);UNIVERSITY OF AARHUS (DENMARK);INSTITUTE FOR WATER, SOIL AND AIR HYGIENE, BERLIN (GERMANY);ULLRICH D JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY), JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);UNIVERSITY OF AARHUS (DENMARK);INSTITUTE FOR WATER, SOIL AND AIR HYGIENE, BERLIN (GERMANY);UNIVERSITY OF AARHUS (DENMARK), JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);UNIVERSITY OF AARHUS (DENMARK);INSTITUTE FOR WATER, SOIL AND AIR HYGIENE, BERLIN (GERMANY);INSTITUTE FOR WATER, SOIL AND AIR HYGIENE, BERLIN (GERMANY), JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);UNIVERSITY OF AARHUS (DENMARK);INSTITUTE FOR WATER, SOIL AND AIR HYGIENE, BERLIN (GERMANY)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 9450 EN (1984) MF, 70 P., BFR 120, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 350, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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Record Number: 1989123016400 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en