Environmental analysis : Is accuracy possible without certified reference materials?Funded under: FP2-BCR 4
Modern automated equipment allows very high throughput per analyst. Good reproducibility in time is usually regarded as sufficient to follow trends or to demonstrate the effects of actions carried out to improve the quality of the environment or food. However, in order to draw conclusions from the results of a monitoring campaign covering several EC member states, results must be comparable between different laboratories. The use of certified reference materials as part of the system of quality control demonstrates the accuracy of the methods used and validates intercomparisons with results from other laboratories.
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Annual Chemical Congress, Belfast (GB), April 9-12, 1990
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 35406 ORA
Record Number: 199010886 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
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