Measurement Uncertainty in Chemical Analysis

  • Paul De Bièvre
  • Helmut Günzler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Jean Pauwels, Adriaan van der Veen, Andrée Lamberty, Heinz Schimmel
    Pages 29-33
  3. Alicia Maroto, Ricard Boqué, Jordi Riu, F. Xavier Rius
    Pages 34-38
  4. Pavol Tarapčík, Ján Labuda, Blandine Fourest, Viliam Pätoprstý
    Pages 44-51
  5. Kaj Heydorn, Thomas Anglov
    Pages 64-69
  6. Riitta Maarit Niemi, Seppo I. Niemelä
    Pages 70-73
  7. Adriaan M. H. van der Veen, Thomas P. Linsinger, Jean Pauwels
    Pages 94-98
  8. Adriaan M. H. van der Veen, Thomas P. J. Linsinger, Andree Lamberty, Jean Pauwels
    Pages 99-105
  9. Paolo de Zorzi, Maria Belli, Sabrina Barbizzi, Sandro Menegon, Andrea Deluisa
    Pages 131-137
  10. Angel Ríos, Miguel Valcárcel
    Pages 152-157
  11. Michael Thompson
    Pages 158-162
  12. John R. Cowles, Simon Daily, Stephen L. R. Ellison, William A. Hardcastle, Carole Williams
    Pages 170-173
  13. Vicki J. Barwick, Stephen L. R. Ellison
    Pages 180-186
  14. Vicki J. Barwick, Stephen L. R. Ellison, Mark J. Q. Rafferty, Rattanjit S. Gill
    Pages 187-196
  15. Ricardo J. N. Bettencourt da Silva, M. Filomena G. F. C. Camões, João Seabra e Barros
    Pages 201-206
  16. Yunqiao Li, Guanghui Tian, Naijie Shi, Xiaohua Lu
    Pages 257-262
  17. Ilya Kuselman, Elena Kardash-Strochkova, Yakov I. Tur’yan
    Pages 267-272
  18. Thomas Anglov, Inge M. Petersen, Jesper Kristiansen
    Pages 273-279

About this book


It is now becoming recognized in the measurement community that it is as important to communicate the uncertainty related to a specific measurement as it is to report the measurement itself. Without knowing the uncertainty, it is impossible for the users of the result to know what confidence can be placed in it; it is also impossible to assess the comparability of different measurements of the same parameter. This volume collects 20 outstanding papers on the topic, mostly published from 1999-2002 in the journal "Accreditation and Quality Assurance." They provide the rationale for why it is important to evaluate and report the uncertainty of a result in a consistent manner. They also describe the concept of uncertainty, the methodology for evaluating uncertainty, and the advantages of using suitable reference materials. Finally, the benefits to both the analytical laboratory and the user of the results are considered.


Accreditation Accreditierung Analytical Chemistry Certification DIN EN IEC 17025 ISO 9000 Klassifizierung Quality Qualität distribution

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul De Bièvre
    • 1
  • Helmut Günzler
    • 2
  1. 1.KasterleeBelgium
  2. 2.WeinheimGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07884-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-05173-3
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