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Certification of soil-pH (suspensions of water and CaCl(2)) and adsorption coefficients for atrazine, 2,4-D and lindane in six different reference soils (EUROSOILS). IRMM-443

Project ID: 1970
Funded under: FP5-JRC

Abstract

The Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements has characterised and certified a set of six European reference soils, the so-called EUROSOILS, under the number IRMM-443. This unique set of reference soils has been originally designed by the former JRC Environment Institute (now the Institute for Environment and Sustainability - IES). After a successful validation and trial period it was decided to transfer the project to IRMM in order to produce a new type of certified reference materials.

The report describes the certification of pH in suspensions of pure water and 0.01 M CaCl(2) as well as of the adsorption coefficients for atrazine, 2,4-D and lindane in these soils. Additionally, indicative values for the pedological parameters C(tot), C(org) and N(tot) are given. The adsorption coefficients were obtained according to the prescriptions made in the OECD Testguideline 106 whereas for the pedological parameters the respective ISO standards were followed.

Additional information

Authors: GAWLIK B M, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM), Geel (BE);LAMBERTY A, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM), Geel (BE);PAUWELS J, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM), Geel (BE);MUNTAU H, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Environment Institute, Ispra (IT);EUROSOIL project participants, Various affiliations, specified in the report
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20152 EN (2001), pp.82. Free of charge EUR-OP reference: LA-NA-20152-EN-C
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9843 or +39 033278 9864 Fax: +39 033278 9623 E-mail: jrc-publications-office@ec.europa.eu
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-3337-X
Record Number: 200315717 / Last updated on: 2003-01-10
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en