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REFERENCE MATERIALS FOR THE ANALYSIS OF FRESHWATER

Objective



The quality of surface and drinking water depends amongst other parameters also on its content of major components. Many European laboratories therefore routinely monitor such components in rain, surface-, tap-, and drinking water. The need for improvement of the quality of the determinations has led the BCR to produce as a part of a larger project (i.e. project RM 250) two certified reference materials of freshwater with a low mineral content (CRM 398) and a high mineral content (CRM 399). These materials were certified for their contents of Al, Ca, Cl, Fe, Mg, Mn, P, K, Na and S. This project is being continued by the organization of a certification campaign of nitrate in three artificial freshwaters (low, medium and high nitrate contents).

STATUS

Certification of major elements in freshwater concluded (CRM 398 and 399) (EUR Report 14062, 1992). First intercomparison on nitrate in freshwater concluded in 1991. Certification to be concluded by the end of 1993 (candidate CRMs 479, 480 and 481).

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Anglian Water Authority
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Participants (24)

Aristotelian Univ.
Greece
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Thessaloniki

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Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
France
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Centre d'Estudis de Blanes
Spain
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Compagnie Générale des Eaux
France
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Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)
Italy
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ECN-Research Centre
Netherlands
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EPAL
Portugal
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Lisboa

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Fondazione Clinica del Lavoro
Italy
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271 Pavia

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GSF - FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUER UMWELT UND GESUNDHEIT GMBH
Germany
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Ingolstaedter Landstrasse 1
85764 Neuherberg

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Inst. Hidrografico
Portugal
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Istituto Ricerche Acque
Italy
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KIWA
Netherlands
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Nieuwegein

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Kemiteknik
Denmark
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Aarhus

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Minist. Affaires Economiques
Belgium
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Brussels

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NERC Institute of Freshwater Ecology
United Kingdom
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Presidio Multizonale di Prevenzione
Italy
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Campo Della Lana 601
30125 Venezia

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RUG
Belgium
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Risoe Nat.Laboratory
Denmark
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Swedish EPA
Sweden
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UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH
United Kingdom
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Drake Circus
Plymouth

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Univ. de Cordoba
Spain
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Universidad Complutense
Spain
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University of Portsmouth
United Kingdom
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Anglesea Road
PO1 3DJ Portsmouth

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WATER QUALITY INSTITUTE
Denmark
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