Joint Research Project env08 “Traceable measurements for monitoring critical pollutants under the European Water Framework Directive (WFD) 2000/60/EC”
1 Laboratoire National de Métrologie et d’Essais (LNE), 1 rue Gaston Boissier, 75724 Paris cedex 15 France
2 Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM), Richard-Willstaetter-Str. 11, 12489 Berlin, Germany
3 Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale (ISPRA), Via Enrico Fermi 2749, 21027 Ispra ( VA ) Italy
4 TUBITAK Ulusal Metroloji Enstitusu (TUBITAK), PK54 41470 Gebze Kocaeli Turkey
5 Biroul Roman de Metrologie Legala (BRML), Sos. Vitan Barzesti 11 Sector 4, 042122, Bucuresti, Romania
The Joint Research Project ENV08 “Traceable measurements for monitoring critical pollutants under the European Water Framework Directive (WFD) 2000/60/EC” is a multi-partner trans-national project within the targeted call “Environment” of the European Metrology Research Programme (EMRP). The EMRP represents a metrology-focused European programme of coordinated research and development that facilitates closer integration of national research programmes. ENV08 deals with the grand challenges for multidisciplinary metrology in environment meeting “the most urgent industrial and societal needs” as stated in the EMRP Outline 2008. The project aims to provide reference methods capable of analysing priority hazardous substances specified in the WFD at the proposed low environmental quality standard concentrations in the body of ground, surface and coastal waters. In addition, ENV08 will answer the need for accuracy and comparability of measurements for the end users capabilities assessment by developing concepts for reference materials. ENV08 is coordinated by BAM (Germany) and involves 14 European institutes. Five institutes work on the development of a validated measurement procedure for Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) in whole water samples at a concentration level required by the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD).
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