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An overview is given of the harmonization work led by the European Union Reference Laboratory of Air Pollution (ERLAP) in the field of air quality measurements. Work for future directives requires several actions in the matter of harmonization of measurement techniques. The activity of ERLAP is presented by giving a few examples of recent achievements. For the harmonization of the directive on air pollution by nitrogen dioxide the two quality assurance programmes (QAP) are presented. QAP 1 concerned calibration procedures used in national laboratories and QAP 2 looked at quality control in the networks of the Member States. A similar QAP 1 for the control of ozone callibration procedures has been carried out. In connection with the preparation of a future regulation concerning volatile organic compounds (VOC), the results of a round robin intercomparison with 21 participating European laboratories are presented.

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Authors: BOROWIAK A, JRC Ispra (IT);DE SAEGER E, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: AIRMON '96, Sälen (SE), February 5-8, 1996
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 40169 ORA
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