Traceability of Environmental Chemical Analyses: Can Fundamental Metrological Principles Meet Routine Practice? Example of Chemical Monitoring Under the Water Framework Directive

  1. French College of Metrology
  1. Ph. Quevauviller

Published Online: 3 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470611371.ch24

Transverse Disciplines in Metrology

Transverse Disciplines in Metrology

How to Cite

French College of Metrology (2009) Traceability of Environmental Chemical Analyses: Can Fundamental Metrological Principles Meet Routine Practice? Example of Chemical Monitoring Under the Water Framework Directive, in Transverse Disciplines in Metrology, ISTE, London, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470611371.ch24

Author Information

  1. European Commission Rue de la Loi 200, B-1049 Brussels, Belgium

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 FEB 2010
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781848210486

Online ISBN: 9780470611371

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Keywords:

  • binding recommendations;
  • matrix composition;
  • laboratory accreditation;
  • further binding rules;
  • proficiency testing schemes

Summary

The direct application of the metrological principles including traceability are hardly adapted to a wide range of environmental measurements owing to major differences among the physical and chemical measurement processes which are generally dependent upon the sample composition. Another difficulty lies in the lack of awareness of the analytical community about fundamental metrological principles, in particular when routine analyses are concerned. This presentation looks at the traceability application to a specific case, the chemical monitoring program under the Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC) and discusses fundamental metrological limitations.