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The quality of data in air pollution measurement networks is discussed and a distinction is made between quality control and quality assurance. The parameters which affect the quality of measurements are mentioned including those which affect sampling and analysis errors, particularly through calibration of the means of measurement. The general principles associated with calibration standard management in surveillance networks are stated and a description is given of three quality assurance methods used to assess this, taking the implementation of the EEC ozone directive, EEC NO(2) directive, and EEC SO(2) and particles in suspension directives, as examples.

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Authors: PAYRISSAT M, JRC Ispra (IT);DE SAEGER E, JRC Ispra (IT);RAU H, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Il controllo della qualità dell'aria, Roma (IT), May 19, 1994
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper IT 38359 ORA
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