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Development of particulate matter certified reference materials (PM10 CRMs)

Funded under: FP7-JRC

Abstract

The present report summarises the work carried out within the feasibility study devoted to the development of particulate matter certified reference materials (PM10 CRM) at the RM Unit of IRMM. At present there is no suitable PM10 RM certified for elements and/or PAHs. Therefore, this project was aimed at developing a CRM, which will play an active tool in the implementation of the Air Quality Framework Directive and its 1st and 4th Daughter Directives. In order to establish the target characteristics for the future PM10 CRM, a meeting with experts in the field of air quality was organised. This report includes decisions made during that meeting. Five candidate materials have been selected for the feasibility study on air quality CRM development. These are two existing CRMs, BCR-605 (urban dust certified for trimethyllead) and BCR-723 (a road dust certified for Pd, Pt and Rh), and three materials specifically collected for this purpose, a tunnel dust, a winter filter dust and a summer filter dust. An evaluation of the suitability of these materials for the future air quality CRM was performed.

Additional information

Authors: PEREZ PRZYK E, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Geel (BE);HELD A, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Geel (BE);CHAROUD-GOT, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Geel (BE);J, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Geel (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 23244 EN (2008), 98 pp. Free of Charge
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ISBN: ISBN: 978-92-79-08347-1
Record Number: 200819925 / Last updated on: 2008-07-28
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en