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|Title:||The SWIFT-WFD Proficiency Testing Campaigns in Support of Implementing the EU Water Framework Directive|
|Authors:||BRUNORI C.; IPOLYI ILDI; PELLEGRINO CATERINA; RICCI MARINA; BERCARU OFELIA; ULBERTH FRANZ; SAHUQUILLO ANGELS; ROSENBERG Erwin; MADRID Y.; MORABITO R.|
|Citation:||TRAC-TRENDS IN ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY vol. 26 no. 10 p. 993-1004|
|Publisher:||ELSEVIER SCIENCE LONDON|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||The main objective of the project Screening methods for Water data Information in support of the implementation of the Water Framework Directive (SWIFT-WFD), funded by the European Commission (Contract no: SSPI-CT-2003-502492), was to support the successful implementation of the Water Framework Directive, which strongly depends on the quality and comparability of monitoring data from river basin to river basin. In order to evaluate the performance of the laboratories using both classical and screening/emerging methods involved in the analysis of primary pollutants listed in the Directive, Workpackage 3 of the project included the organisation of three Proficiency Testing (PT) schemes at European Level for the determination of trace elements, major components, PAHs and pesticides in water matrices, using the quality control materials prepared under Workpackage 2. The results of the three PTS were evaluated to provide a basis of information about the performance and thus the capacities of European analytical laboratories to comply with the requirements set out in the WFD.|
|JRC Institute:||Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements|
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