TITLE

Determination of Volatile Organic Compounds in Air by GC/MS: Italian Proficiency Tests

AUTHOR(S)
FORMENTON, GIANNI; BASSETTO, ANNA; DE LORENZO, ROBERTA
PUB. DATE
January 2013
SOURCE
Journal of AOAC International;Jan/Feb2013, Vol. 96 Issue 1, p178
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the protocols and measurement results of proficiency tests organized by the Environmental Regional Agency of Veneto (ARPAV) laboratories of Mestre and Padova in Italy. It stresses the importance of proficiency tests in determining and monitoring laboratory performance. It states that laboratories using dynamic dilution tend to report better performances. It notes that the tests help in the evaluation of method reproducibility and in the calculation of uncertainties.
ACCESSION #
85673858

 

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