Quality Assurance for Water Analysis

  1. Pertti Heinonen1,
  2. Giuliano Ziglio2 and
  3. André Van Der Beken3
  1. Pentti Minkkinen

Published Online: 22 MAR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470511121.ch22

Water Quality Measurements Series: Hydrological and Limnological Aspects of Lake Monitoring

Water Quality Measurements Series: Hydrological and Limnological Aspects of Lake Monitoring

How to Cite

Minkkinen, P. (2000) Quality Assurance for Water Analysis, in Water Quality Measurements Series: Hydrological and Limnological Aspects of Lake Monitoring (eds P. Heinonen, G. Ziglio and A. Van Der Beken), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470511121.ch22

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Finnish Environment Institute, Belsinki, Finland

  2. 2

    Universita di Trento, Italy

  3. 3

    Techware, Brussels, Belgium

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 MAR 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 APR 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471899884

Online ISBN: 9780470511121

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Keywords:

  • quality assurance;
  • integration errors;
  • random error control;
  • systematic errors control;
  • interlaboratory comparisons

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Estimation and control of errors related to sampling

  • Components of the sampling error

  • Weighting error

  • Increment delimitation and extraction errors

  • Short-term integration error

  • Long-range and periodic components of the integration errors

  • Control of random errors

  • Use of replicates to estimate random errors

  • Control of systematic errors

  • Comparison to reference values

  • Interlaboratory comparisons

  • Conclusions