Title: Homogeneity and Stability Study of the Candidate reference Material Adamussium Colbeki for Trace Elements
Authors: CIARDULLO S.HELD ANDREAD'AMATO M.EMONS HENDRIKCARIOLI S.
Citation: JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING (JEM) vol. 7 p. 1295-1298
Publisher: ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY
Publication Year: 2005
JRC N°: JRC30067
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC30067
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: The preparation of a new candidate Certified Reference Material (CRM) for trace elements based on the antarctic bivalve Adamussium colbecki (IRMM 813) was carried out by the Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS, Rome, Italy) in cooperation with the Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (EC-JRC-IRMM), in the frame of the Italian National Programme of Research in Antarctica (Programma Nazionale di Ricerca in Antartide, PNRA). Samples were collected at Terra Nova Bay (Ross Sea) during the 2000-2001 expedition in Antarctica. The preparation of a material suitable for certification was performed by the EC-JRC-IRMM. Measurements for homogeneity and short-term stability tests were carried out by ISS. The elements selected for the certification project were As, Cd, Cu, Cr, Fe, Mn, Ni and Zn. For the above-mentioned tests, the determination of the elements of interest was performed on samples mineralised by microwave-assisted acid digestion. The analytical techniques employed to this end were Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry (ICP-AES) and Inductively Coupled Plasma Dynamic Reaction Cell Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry (ICP-DRC-Q-MS). The candidate material was shown to be fit for purpose with regard to homogeneity and short-term stability, thus allowing the following phases of the certification project to be undertaken, in the first place the selection of expert laboratories for the accomplishment of the certification campaign.
JRC Institute:Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements

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