Project: Matrix reference materials for environmental analysis

Drinking water, agricultural soil, and plant and animal habitats are all at risk of environmental pollution. Increased industrialisation, the use of chemicals in agriculture and the consumption of fossil fuels drive a greater need for monitoring such pollution. However, reliable analysis of water, sediment and soil samples for the purpose of environmental pollution assessment is a significant challenge due to the complexity of samples and the low concentrations of pollutants. Laboratories performing sampling need certified reference materials (CRMs), representative of real samples, to demonstrate traceability of measurements and ensure a quality-controlled process. This project aims to develop the capacity to produce CRMs for environmental analysis by transferring the theoretical and practical know-how between project partners and combining their skills. This will have an impact on environmental monitoring in participating countries and on the broader scientific community.

Acronym 14RPT03 ENVCRM (Reference Number: 14RPT03)
Duration 01/06/2015 - 31/05/2018
Project Topic Metrology
Project Results
(after finalisation)
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Network EMPIR
Call EMPIR CALL 2014

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Turkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Arastirma Kurumu Coordinator Turkey
2 Bundesanstalt fuer Materialforschung und -pruefung Partner Germany
3 Central Office of Measures Partner Poland
4 Institut Jožef Stefan Partner Slovenia
5 Institut za mjeriteljstvo Bosne i Hercegovine Partner Bosnia and Herzegovina
6 Ministry of Economy Partner Serbia
7 Suomen ymparistokeskus Partner Finland
8 National Technical University of Athens - NTUA Partner Greece
9 Uniwersytet Warszawski Partner Poland