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The Italian National Programme for Research in Antarctica has recently launched a project for the preparation of new multielemental certified reference materials (CRM) to be used for quality control (QC) of analyses performed on environmentally significant materials. The suitability of CRMs to verify the accuracy of experimental measurements depends on the degree of similarity of their matrix composition and analyte levels to those expected for real samples. Three CRMs to be certified for elements are planned: marine sediment, ocean water and krill. Material is ready for distribution to interested laboratories involved in chemical measurements of antarctic matrices, whereas ocean water and krill will follow at a later stage. Finally, the certification of organochlorine compounds in the same materials will be attempted.

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Authors: CAROLI S, Istituto Superiore di Samità, Rome (IT);SENOFONTE O, Istituto Superiore di Samità, Rome (IT);CAIMI S, Istituto Superiore di Samità, Rome (IT);PAUWELS J, Istituto Superiore di Samità, Rome (IT);KRAMER G N, Istituto Superiore di Samità, Rome (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Mikrochimica Acta (1996)
Record Number: 199610375 / Last updated on: 1996-04-15
Original language: en
Available languages: en