A standard method for the measurement of mercury in deposition is currently being finalised by Working Group 25 of the European Committee for Standardisation’s Technical Committee 264 ‘Air Quality’, in response to the requirements of the European Union’s Fourth Air Quality Daughter Directive. This paper reports the results of a field measurement programme which was undertaken to assess the uncertainty of the proposed standard method, define its working range and determine its compliance with the required data quality objectives of the Fourth Air Quality Daughter Directive.
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The funding of CEN/TC 264/WG 25s field trial by the European Commission’s Environment Directorate-General (under Grant Agreement SA/CEN/ENV/000/2005-37), and the contribution and discussions of the members of CEN TC264 WG25, is gratefully acknowledged. The technical assistance of Vesna Fajon is also acknowledged.
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Brown, R.J.C., Pirrone, N., van Hoek, C. et al. Standardisation of a European measurement method for the determination of mercury in deposition: results of the field trial campaign and determination of a measurement uncertainty and working range. Accred Qual Assur 15, 359–366 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00769-010-0636-2
- Air quality
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