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Certified reference materials for the measurement of gaseous pollutants in ambient air

Objective

In this project the feasibility will be studied of preparing and certifying reference materials appropriate to the measurement of sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide and benzene in ambient air. The project will address reference materials for 'reference methods' specified in EC directives as well as for methods based on diffusive sampling. The levels of the compounds will be appropriate to the limit values set in the directives. The project will consist of a desk study to identify optimum technologies for preparation and certification, the preparation and testing for homogeneity and stability of small batches of reference materials, and their external verification by a limited number of laboratories. The project will result in protocols becoming available for the preparation and certification of these reference materials.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts
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Coordinator

NMI B.V., INSTITUTE FOR METROLOGY AND TECHNOLOGY
Address
97,Schoenmakerstraat 97
2600 AR Delft
Netherlands

Participants (6)

CZECH HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Czechia
Address
Kolarojova 942
14 300 Praha
Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
United Kingdom
Address
Broad Lane
S3 7HQ Sheffield
INSTITUTO PORTUGUES DA QUALIDADE
Portugal
Address
Avenida Dos Tres Vales
1199 Lisboa
KERIS LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Winchfield Lodge Heckfield Hook
RG27 0JY Hook Eversley,hants
National Physical Laboratory (NPL)
United Kingdom
Address
Queen's Road
TW11 0LW Teddington
UNIVERSITY OF VESZPREM
Hungary
Address
Egyetem U. 10
H-2801 Veszprem