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NIST Intercomparison Exercise Program for Organic Contaminants in the Marine Environment: Description and Results of 2003 Organic Intercomparison Exercises; Exercise Materials: Mussel Tissue XI (QA03TIS1) and Marine Sediment XII (QA03SED12)

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Author(s)

Michele M. Schantz, John R. Kucklick, Reenie M. Parris, Dianne L. Poster, Stephen A. Wise

Abstract

In support of marine monitoring measurement programs, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) conducts yearly interlaboratory comparison exercises to provide one mechanism for participating laboratories/monitoring programs to evaluate the quality and comparability of their performance in measuring selected organic contaminants in environmental samples. In this report, results of the 2003 exercises of the NIST Intercomparison Exercise Program for Organic Contaminants in the Marine Environment are described in which selected polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) congeners, and chlorinated pesticides were determined in Mussel Tissue XI and Marine Sediment XII exercise materials. The analytical methods used by each participating laboratory in this performance-based program are also summarized.
Citation
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7230
Report Number
7230

Keywords

bivalves, interlaboratory exercise, PAHs, PCBs, pesticides, sediment

Citation

Schantz, M. , Kucklick, J. , Parris, R. , Poster, D. and Wise, S. (2005), NIST Intercomparison Exercise Program for Organic Contaminants in the Marine Environment: Description and Results of 2003 Organic Intercomparison Exercises; Exercise Materials: Mussel Tissue XI (QA03TIS1) and Marine Sediment XII (QA03SED12), NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed February 28, 2024)
Created June 1, 2005, Updated June 11, 2009