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The harmonisation of analytical values between laboratories and across European borders has been one of the principal objectives of the European Community Bureau of Reference (BCR) of the Commission of the European Communities. This has been pursued in a variety of ways including interlaboratory comparisons, the establishment of analytical protocols and the preparation and certification of reference materials. Speciation studies play an increasingly important role in many aspects of soil, sediment and pollution science. They offer an aid to understanding the mechanisms of transport, mobilisation, trapping and transformation of trace elements in soils, sediments and sludges. In this report preliminary studies by BCR in this area are described, as are subsequent soil and sediment speciation intercomparisons and the trial of a scheme for interlaboratory soil and sediment speciation. The results of this work are presented and discussed and current work in the area is described.

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Authors: URE A, CEC Bruxelles (BE);QUEVAUVILLER P H, CEC Bruxelles (BE);GRIEPINK B, CEC Bruxelles (BE);MUNTAU H, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14763 EN (1993) 88 pp., MF, ECU 4
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Record Number: 199310559 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en