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Water is a matrix of both environmental and political importance. Good analytical measurement capability for water analysis is therefore necessary, as these measurements will determine the official quality and use of the water. IMEP (International Measurement Evaluation Programme) is aimed at the establishment of the real state of the practice (SOP) in measurements of toxic and life-essential elements. The results of IMEP-3 on trace elements in a synthetic and a natural water are presented. 70 laboratories participated in the study, in which 10 different elements (B, Ca, Cd, Cu, Fe, K, Li, Pb, Rb, Zn) were analysed in a synthetic and a natural water. These results, with special emphasis on the element cadmium, are discussed.

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Authors: LAMBERTY A, JRC Geel (BE);VAN NEVEL L, JRC Geel (BE);GÖTZ A, JRC Geel (BE);DE BIEVRE P, JRC Geel (BE);LAPITAJS G, University of Saarbrücken (DE);MOODY J R, NIST (US);ERDMANN D E, USGS (US)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: NAMLS, Prague (CS), September 13-17, 1993
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 37660 ORA
Record Number: 199311312 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en