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REFERENCE MATERIALS FOR THE ANALYSIS OF SEA WATER AND ESTUARINE WATER

Objective



Marine pollution is of prime concern to the Community (e.g. 75/437/EEC, COM(80) 361, COM(76) 688, 75/438/EEC)
Important indicator elements (conc. down to 0.1 ug/kg) in monitoring sea and estuarine water pollution are: Cd, Hg, As, Pb, Se, Cu, Zn and Cr. Besides the analytical difficulties e.g. caused by the low concentrations (sea water) or the presence of colloids (estuarine water), the major difficulties in certification are caused by stability and flocculation problems of the samples. Hence feasibility studies for the preparation and the verification of the stability formed a major part of the project.

STATUS

Certification of trace elements in seawater concluded (CRM 403) (EUR report 14061, 1992). First intercomparison of trace elements in estuarine water concluded in 1991. Certification of estuarine water in progress.

Coordinator

Aristotelian Univ.
Address

Thessaloniki
Greece

Participants (26)

BALTIC SEA RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Germany
Address
15,Seestrasse 15
18119 Rostock /Warnemunde
Bundesamt für Seeschiffahrt und Hydrographie
Germany
Address
Bernhard-nocht-straße 78
20305 Hamburg
Bundesministeriums fur Bildung,Wissenschaft,Forschung und Technologie
Germany
Address
Notkestrasse 31
22607 Hamburg
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
France
ECN-Research Centre
Netherlands
Address

Petten
Estacao Agronomica Nacional
Portugal
Address

Oeiras
Inst. Hidrografico
Portugal
KEMA
Netherlands
Address

Arnhem
Kemira Denmark
Denmark
Lab. Contox
Spain
Address

Madrid
Labor für Spurenanalytik
Germany
Address
Altenahrer Straße 9
53501 Grafschaft
MAFF Fisheries Laboratory
United Kingdom
NIOZ
Netherlands
Address

Texel
New Univ. Lisbon
Portugal
Rijksuniversiteit Gent
Belgium
Rijkswaterstaat
Netherlands
SCK
Belgium
Address

Mol
TNO
Netherlands
Address

Delft
TNO Applied Marine Res. Lab.
Netherlands
Address

Den Helder
UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
Address

Liverpool
Univ. Antwerp
Belgium
Univ. Goeteborg
Sweden
Università degli Studi di Pisa
Italy
Address

56100 Pisa
Università degli Studi di Venezia
Italy
Address

301 Venezia
Vandkvalitetsinst. Hoersholm
Denmark
Water Research Centre plc
United Kingdom
Address
Medmenham Laboratory Henley Road Medmenham
SL7 2HD Marlow