TITLE

New NIST sediment SRM for inorganic analysis

AUTHOR(S)
Zeisler, Rolf
PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;Mar2004, Vol. 378 Issue 5, p1277
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
NIST maintains a portfolio of more than 1300 standard reference materials (SRM), more than a third of these relating to measurements in the biological and environmental fields. As part of the continuous renewal and replacement efforts, a set of new marine sediments has been recently developed covering organic and inorganic determinations. This paper describes the steps taken in sample preparation, homogeneity assay, and analytical characterization and certification with specific emphasis on SRM 2702 inorganics in marine sediment. Neutron activation analysis showed the SRM to be highly homogeneous, opening the possibility for use with solid sampling techniques. The certificate provides certified mass fraction values for 25 elements, reference values for eight elements, and information values for 11 elements, covering most of the priority pollutants with small uncertainties of only several percent relative. The values were obtained by combining results from different laboratories and techniques using a Bayesian statistical model. An intercomparison carried out in field laboratories with the material before certification illustrates a high commutability of this SRM.
ACCESSION #
15124894

 

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