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NIST Intercomparison Exercise Program for Organic Contaminants in the Marine Environment: Description and Results of 2007 Organic Intercomparison Exercises

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Author(s)

Michele M. Schantz, Reenie M. Parris, Stephen A. Wise

Abstract

In support of marine monitoring measurement programs, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) conducts interlaboratory comparison exercises. The intercomparibility of data after participation in these exercises provides one mechanism for participating laboratories and/or 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 2007 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, chlorinated pesticides, and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) congeners were determined in Mussel Tissue XIII and Marine Sediment XIV exercise materials. The analytical methods used by each participating laboratory in this performance-based program are also summarized.
Citation
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7501
Report Number
7501

Keywords

interlaboratory comparison, mussel, PAHs, PBDEs, PCBs, pesticides, sediment

Citation

Schantz, M. , Parris, R. and Wise, S. (2008), NIST Intercomparison Exercise Program for Organic Contaminants in the Marine Environment: Description and Results of 2007 Organic Intercomparison Exercises, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed February 27, 2024)
Created June 1, 2008, Updated June 10, 2009