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This report describes the preparation of an estuarine sediment reference material containing total mercury and methyl mercury. The homogeneity and stability studies and the analytical work performed for the certification of the contents of total and methyl mercury as described. The report contains all the results and gives the methods used to certify the mass fractions of total mercury ((132 +/- 3) mg/kg on a dry mass basis) and methyl mercury ((75.5 +/- 3.7) ug/kg as CH(3)Hg(+) on a dry mass basis).

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Authors: QUEVAUVILLER P, CEC Bruxelles (BE);FORTUNATI G U, Studio di Ingegneria Ambientale, Milano (IT);FILIPPELLI M, Laboratorio Chimico, Presidio Multizonale di Prevenzione, La Spezia (IT);MUNTAU H, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17658 EN (1997) 33pp., FS, free of charge
Availability: Availabel from the DG XII Documentation Centre, European Commission, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE), Fax: +32-2-2969823
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-0584-0
Record Number: 199711030 / Last updated on: 1997-09-16
Original language: en
Available languages: en