By K. Clive Thompson, Paul Nathanail
Reference at the chemical research of probably infected land. Addresses all elements of the research, from supply of the samples to the laboratory to the presentation of the consequences to the consumers. For practitioners.
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2 Current regimes The majority of contaminated land analyses depend upon site-specific requirements. Only when the history of the use of individual sites has been determined can the analytical requirements be seriously considered. Since no two sites are exactly the same, and because all have individual aspects that need individual considerations, it is unlikely that analytical requirements will be identical. In addition, the matrix of samples taken from a particular site may be different for different samples, as well as for different sites.
ISBN 0–85404– 482–5. V. L. ) (1989) A manual on analytical quality control for the water industry. NS 30. Water Research Centre. DoE (1994) Contaminated Land Research Report 4, Sampling Strategies for Contaminated Land, DoE (London). EN ISO/IEC 17025 (2000) General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories. Environment Agency (2000a) Technical Aspects of Site Investigation Volume I (of II) Overview R&D Technical Report P5-065/TR. ISBN 1 85705 544 6. Environment Agency (2000b) Technical Aspects of Site Investigation Volume II (of II) Text Supplements R&D Technical Report P5-065/TR.
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